We just came across great review of BubbleBum on www.first4dads.co.uk; a really interesting site and full of great ideas but of course we are really pleased and thankful for the review:
BubbleBum Inflatable Car Booster Seat
PRODUCT: BubbleBum Inflatable Car Booster Seat (www.bubblebum.co)
DESCRIPTION: A lightweight and portable inflatable car booster seat for children ged between 4-11 years old, weight range 15-36kg, child’s height up to 135cm. Includes shoulder belt positioning strap and stretchy carry bag. Available in either purple/lime or blacl/silver colour schemes. seat dimensions are approx. H13 x W34 x L32cm.
GOOD POINTS: The BubbleBum Car Booster Seat is a truly brilliant travel invention which makes a quick, easy and very convenient solution for transporting children in the car….and at a very reasonable price!
Designed for on-the-spot use wherever and whenever, the seat is very lightweight (less than 0.5kg) and comes compactly folded in its own drawstring carry bag – with two very cool colour schemes to choose from! Compared to traditional booster seats, this offers a fantastically small sized and relatively discrete item for carrying in handbags, rucksacks, schoolbags or any small pocket or compartment of a car for easy access as required.
The seat is inflatable to create a well cushioned, stable and very comfortable support that raises your child (up to the age of approximately 11 years) to the correct height to enable them to travel using a standard three-point car seat belt.
There is no plastic frame to mark your upholstery, and the BubbleBum’s narrow, compact and convenient design not only enables three children to sit adequately in the back, but also offers superb multifunction, for use in taxis or holiday rental cars, on school trips involving coaches or minibuses, or just for spontaneous or planned journeys with friends or family. It can even offer young children some additional height in cinemas, theatres or restaurants and other venues.
The seat is very easy to inflate (by mouth) in seconds via a twistable air valve (deflating is also very quick), and it has a good-quality durable wipe-clean polyester cover, complete with memory foam seat pad, raised edging, and lovely embroidered ‘Bubble Bum’ logo.
In addition, the seat comes with belt-positioning strap and side belt restraint clips which enable the car’s seat belt to be positioned safely and securely around your child without cutting into their neck, while at the same time helping to prevent the seat from sliding underneath them.
In our opinion, the BubbleBum booster seat is practical, safe, and invaluable for regular or unplanned short trips and journeys with your child.
BAD POINTS: Good for short trips and emergencies, but perhaps does not offer the level of support required for regular long journeys.