Traveling with kids can be almost as complicated and painful as labor and delivery. One new car seat takes a bit of the sting out of the experience, however. The IMMI Go travel car seat is lighter and more compact than a traditional convertible or forward-facing car seat, making it easier to transport on vacation.
The forward-facing car seat folds into itself and features a built-in carrying case with a handle, so dragging it around an airport is less of a chore. What’s more: It’s designed to fit a variety of heights and weights, and it has easily adjustable straps that are a cinch to use.
Who’s It For?
The IMMI Go has a five-point harness setup, and it’s designed for children between 31 and 52 inches tall and weighing between 22 and 55 pounds; children must also be at least 2 years old to sit facing forward. The seat is not safe to use outside of those parameters. It also must be in the forward-only position; it can’t be used as a rear-facing car seat, unlike a traditional convertible seat.
Once your child outgrows the need for a five-point harness, the seat can also be used as a backless, belt-positioning booster for kids between 43 and 57 inches tall and weighing between 40 and 100 pounds.
According to the company, it was designed and certified to meet U.S. car seat safety standards.
How Do You Use It?
Last summer, my family and I set off on vacation — a process that involves a lot of stuff, as well as trains, planes and automobiles. My three kids (ages 4, 4 and 8), my husband and I took a city train to the airport, flew to Tennessee and then rented a car for our Smokey Mountains hiking trip.
Normally, my husband and I each strap a car seat to our backs Sherpa-style and slowly trek to the train and through the airport. This time, we swapped one of the convertibles out for the IMMI Go; it immediately lightened the load and was less awkward to carry.