We're heading to Majorca for half term and as usual have left everything to last minute. Booking hire car but am shocked at charges for car seats €60-80 per seat fir a week. We are travelling with DS 5&3. We are travelling easy jet. Should I buy cheap booster seats and take wit us or I've seen trunki boostapak seats and bubblegum? Anyone have experience with either of these. Can I use for 3 year old. He is nearly 100cm and approx. 16 kg (a big boy!). Thanks in advance...
We got a trunki Boostapak and love it. It is too awkward for DD, 6, to wear it as a backpack but it is handy as handluggage. Not a lot of space but better than just a booster seat.
We got it when DD was 4. I would be reluctant to use a booster for a 3 year old. DD is above average for height but it is not the most comfortable seat and she loved to nap in the car and it really looks uncomfortable.
I think the weight limit is 15kg but as long as a child fits in the lower car seat range they should stay in it. For your 5 year old it is absolutely fine.
I don't know about easyjet rules, but would recommend taking your own seats. Some of the hire ones we have rented there have been very dangerous and dirty. We have an average size 4.5yr old and only just feel comfortable with a booster seat - I would keep the full size for now.
It is such a pain to haul them about, but worth the piece of mind in the end.
Car hire tip... they have desks on the luggage side too so when you land, get one of you to leg it to the desk while the other one waits for the luggage. You'll still have to wait but you'll have less of a queue behind you.