If you’ve ever had to queue at the car rental in a European airport keeping your fingers crossed they’ll have a grubby car seat left by the time you reach the counter, you’ll appreciate the wondrousness of the Trunki BoostApak. It’s a portable booster seat, suitable for ages from 4 to 11, that doubles as a rucksack for activity books, crayons, Lego and all those other little things that children can’t travel without. The storage section is the actual seat andÂ has a hard shell to prevent the contents getting squished while the seat is in use. Seatbelt guides pop out and the whole shebang is handily wipe clean, but the cover can be removed in case of washing emergencies.
We’ve been testing the stylish monochrome Star design and bothÂ children love it, proclaiming it ‘really comfy’ – Alfie, in particular, has also enjoyed carting it around on his back, which bodes well for our trip to Italy in the summer! Like most Trunki products, it’s the perfect solution to a perennial parenting problem and, at Â£49.99, costs as much to buy as you pay to hire a car seat for a single trip. We’ll definitely be investing in another for Kitty.
PS: I’ll try to add a pic of them using it soon – attempts thus far have been mainly ‘silly faced’!