As you all know my parents live in Spain, unfortunately we can’t be with them this Christmas but every time we’ve flown in the past I’ve been stressed out about one particular thing – the car seat! If we’ve hired a seat with the car hire company, it’s been a pain to figure out how to fit it, and we have no idea who has used it, has it been in an accident. The last time we flew, we took our own seat. This just resulted in me stressing on both flights – is it still in one piece, will it be there with our luggage. To be honest it’s one stress I could do without. The lovely team at Trunki heard my plight and sent my their BoostApak and Yondi. No more stress for me.
We received the BoostApak in Green and there was only one choice for the Yondi really – we had to have a Monkey didn’t we!
The Trunki BoostApak is designed for children aged between 4-12 years (15-36kgs) and is a great travel Booster seat. We’ve been putting it through its paces over the last couple of weeks. It is super easy to install and fits as well in Daddy P’s Landrover as it does in my little Peugeot.
As you can see, you can use it as a back pack, it’s too big for Monkey to wear at the moment, but with the rate he’s growing it won’t be long before he can fully take ownership of his BoostApak! The front straps have reflective strips which is a nice safety feature at this time of year especially.
It’s compact and comfy and we will be able to take it as hand luggage on future flights. It even has a storage area under the seat for toys, books, pencils, snacks and the like.
Now, how about using it as a booster seat? Well it’s easy, put the BoostApak on your car sea, undo the booster seat back (held down with velcro), lift the two green arm rests and push back until they click, fit the shoulder support strap (adjustable) to your seat belt and you are ready to roll. It takes a minute.
Monkey loves his BoostApak; especially when he’s used it in my car as the base is higher than his normal car seat, so he gets a better view as we’re travelling.
The really great thing about this product is that we Monkey can have sleepovers at friends and they and stay here. No need for anyone to transfer big, bulky booster seats from one car to another. We’ll just use the BoostApak which Monkey will have filled with his favourite toys, pj’s and wash bag. Sorted! He is desperate for his best friend to stay with us, and then for us to take them both out for the day. Now, it’s not a problem at all.
The BoostApak can even be used at the dinner table, so no more sitting on cushions at friends houses or struggling in restaurants. It’s a great product and I’m really impressed. The Green and Pink BoostApak options are available for £44.99 and there are also Lotus F1 and Hello Kitty versions available for £49.99.
We also received the Trunki Yondi which is a Head and Neck Support for children over the age of 2 years.
I wish we’d discovered these a couple of years ago as I always used to fret when I saw Monkey falling asleep and then forward in his car seat. How on earth he didn’t get a sore neck I will never know!
We opted for the Monkey Yondi, but there are seven different character options available in all sorts of colours.
Monkey couldn’t even wait until we got in the car to start using his Monkey Yondi!
Strange child! The plush material is really soft and you can see how well it supports him. The Yondi connects under the chin with two hidden magnets, and Monkey felt comfortable wearing it.
I haven’t been able to catch him snoozing with his Yondi but he’ll happily wear it anyway.
The Yondi comes with a Trunki Grip, which would be great for younger children if they like to snuggle up with a favourite blanket whilst travelling. I can see us using the Yondi on flights too, Monkey can sleep in a little more comfort. The Yondi is priced at £12.99.
The Trunki BoostApak and Yondi are great additions to our travel accessories and I can recommend both products.
disclaimer: we were sent these items in exchange for an honest review.
I’m really pleased to be able to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a Trunki BoostApak for themselves (Green or Pink option). Just complete the Gleam form below for your chance to win – good luck!
Terms and conditions:
(Please note that all entries will be checked against comments for validation).
Only the first step of this form is mandatory, all other steps are optional. Only one entry per person is allowed.
This giveaway is for UK residents only. The prize is either the BoostApak Green or BoostApak Pink.
Once a winner is randomly picked, I will check if the winner has done what was requested and I will contact them, if they do not reply within one week, the prize will be allocated to another person.
The giveaway will close on 15th January 2015 at midnight.