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Oct 2014

The BubbleBum Team and our mini models took a trip to our local car garage  for our latest BubbleBum photo shoot.

Our fantastic photographer, Bernard Ward, from Derry Photos took creative control to get some beautiful in-car images and a few (top secret) new product shots. The images turned out absolutely amazing, as I am sure you would agree!

A great day was had by everyone; playing dress up in our winter snow gear, eating LOTS of candy and making a few new friends.

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the images captured on the day:


BubbleBum Car Booster Seat Neon Pink


BubbleBum Car Booster Seat Shoulder Clip


BubbleBum Car Booster Seat in Black & Silver


3 in a row


Perfect for carpooling
Oct 2014

BubbleBum’s Horrible Halloween Histories

In blog | posted by: Declan McGuinness

BubbleBum’s Horrible Halloween Histories


Halloween is one of the most celebrated nights of the year, with people all around the world taking part in this spooky night. These days Halloween conjures up images of Kids trick or treating dressed up as little witches, vampires or werewolves. But Halloween has much more to it than that, so we’ve decided to give you our own Horrible History of Halloween…
• It is believed that Halloween comes from the Celtic harvest festivals and was mixed in with the Christian festival of “All Hallows Eve”.
• The term for those who have a fear of Halloween is known as Samhainophobia. It is the only holiday phobia in medical Literature and is believed to be named after the Gaelic Festival of Samhain which marked the end of the harvest season.
• The colours of Halloween are Black and Orange. Black represents death while Orange represents the harvest.
• The fear of black cats bringing bad luck comes from the belief that witches could turn themselves into black cats. So by seeing one she could put a spell on you…
• The Halloween Costume started out as a way to mimic the evil spirits who were said to roam the streets on All Hallows Eve.
• For those of you who want to meet a witch legends say that all you have to do is wear your clothes inside out and walk backwards on Halloween night…
• Jack-O-Lantern is the term for a carved out Pumpkin or Turnip which holds a candle or light. It was named after the strange phenomenon of lights flickering over peat bogs called will-o-the-wisp or Jack-o-Lanterns.

Oct 2014

Luxe Recess rates Bubblebum

In blog | posted by: Declan McGuinness

The great guys over at Luxe Recess have included Bubblebum in their list of the best car seats for travel.  Have a look below to see what they had to say, or check out the link :



And if your child uses a simple booster seat at home with regular seat belt, we love the BubbleBum for 4 year olds at least 40 pounds. It inflates in seconds and takes up little space in your luggage when flying.

Because some of the most popular car seats with the highest safety ratings are often quite heavy, we really encourage you to invest in airplane options that can ease some of the more logistically challenging details of your trip.

Oct 2014

One Mum’s way to make Lunches fun.

In blog | posted by: Declan McGuinness

Here at Bubblebum we’ve been scouring the net for great ideas for parents. We were luck enough to come across this great idea. One Mum has found a creative way to make lunches fun for her kids. By drawing some cool animal pictures and captioning them with some puns, this Mum has made lunches super cool and is able to provide encouragement to her kids!














We think these are great and a wonderful way to brighten up your kids Lunches. So why not give them a try. Here are some more suggestions for ones you can try yourself:

  • A Cat having a purrrrfect day
  • An Elephant having some Trunk trouble
  • A Cheetah getting some “fast food”
  •  A Koala graduating with the necessary “Koalafications”









Oct 2014

National Cake Decorating Day

In blog | posted by: Declan McGuinness

Today is National Cake decorating day and since Halloween is coming up here at Bubblebum we thought that we would try and find some great Halloween themed cakes and recipes that you could try now so you can perfect them in time for Halloween. So we’ve got some great images here to inspire you and below a recipe or two that you can use to make your own spooky treats.

This spooky Cauldron Cake is a sure fire way to cook up something wicked for Halloween. Caldroncake


Or why not give these Batty rolls a go, theyre sure to fly of the plate!



Chocolate Cake Recipe:

For the cake
225g/8oz plain flour
350g/12½oz caster sugar
85g/3oz cocoa powder
1½ tsp baking powder
1½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 free-range eggs
250ml/9fl oz milk
125ml/4½fl oz vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
250ml/9fl oz boiling water
For the chocolate icing
200g/7oz plain chocolate
200ml/7fl oz double cream
Preparation method
Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Grease and line two 20cm/8in sandwich tins.

For the cake, place all of the cake ingredients, except the boiling water, into a large mixing bowl. Using a wooden spoon, or electric whisk, beat the mixture until smooth and well combined.

Add the boiling water to the mixture, a little at a time, until smooth. (The cake mixture will now be very liquid.)

Divide the cake batter between the sandwich tins and bake in the oven for 25-35 minutes, or until the top is firm to the touch and a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.

Remove the cakes from the oven and allow to cool completely, still in their tins, before icing.

For the chocolate icing, heat the chocolate and cream in a saucepan over a low heat until the chocolate melts. Remove the pan from the heat and whisk the mixture until smooth, glossy and thickened. Set aside to cool for 1-2 hours, or until thick enough to spread over the cake.

To assemble the cake, run a round-bladed knife around the inside of the cake tins to loosen the cakes. Carefully remove the cakes from the tins.
Spread a little chocolate icing over the top of one of the chocolate cakes, then carefully top with the other cake.

Transfer the cake to a serving plate and ice the cake all over with the chocolate icing, using a palette knife.



Oct 2014

Mommie Divas has included us in their list of three products to never leave home without. Check out what they had to say about the BubbleBum Inflatable Car Booster Seat below.

It is Labor Day Weekend and that means it is Road Trip Time!

Living in the vast state New Mexico, it takes a while to get…anywhere. As a family, we spend a lot of weekends exploring and enjoying sights that are within a ½ day’s drive from us, such as Santa Fe, NM; Big Bend National Park in Texas, and Tucson, AZ.

Taking a road trip with children can be overwhelming at first. All that time in that small, enclosed space with nowhere to run and play, being part navigator, part entertainer—not to mention the mountain of items you need to bring with you.

After a couple of dozen trips ranging from an hour to 12-hours, we have our routine down pretty pat. The key is items that can be minimize the amount of space they take, that saves us time, and that keeps us organized.

Let’s face it: it is hard to leave the house with a young child and not bring an army’s worth of supplies with you. If you can produce a child-orientated product in a way that reduces the size by half or more, you have my attention.

Here are the items we don’t leave home without now:

BubbleBum Inflatable Booster Seat.

Bubble-Bum-Mommie-Divas-ReviewWhat it is: Like the name suggests, an inflatable booster seat that can be used at restaurants or even for car trips.

Why we love it: Now this one pertains to road trips with rental cars. Renting a booster seat from companies like Budget or Hertz can easily run $11 or more a day. Bringing your own booster seat ensures you have the equipment you need, its been properly sanitized, and saves you money. However, carrying a booster seat on an airplane is no less annoying that a car seat. Because BubbleBum Inflatable Booster Seat folds up flat, all you need to do it slip it into your bag until you reach your destination. Loosing the cumbersome seat is a win in my book. Then, for any restaurants on the road, you can use it again to help your kiddos reach the table — without someone else’s lunch stuck to their seat.




Oct 2014

Things that make people go aww have written a wonderful reveiw of our BubbleBum Car Booster Seat check out their review below:

Bubble bum booster seat. I had received the booster seat the other day. My son is eight years old and as much as he wants to not use a booster seat , there are times he needs one. He is old enough and tall enough not to use on but he guidelines. I like him still to use the booster seat.  But, sometimes, he likes to use one. Especially, when he is tired. When he falls asleep in the car without a seat he is very uncomfortable. When we put the bubble bum car seat in he was more comfortable and was able to fall asleep.
The bubble bum car seat comes in different colors. It is rated for ages 4- 11 and from 40 pounds to 100 pounds. The seat meets all us federal motor vehicle safety standards as required by nhtsa. The seat I easy and compact to store. It inflates an deflates easily. It is very easy to clean.
I like the fact that if you have 3 children in one row in the car all with seats. They will fit. The seat comes with a bag to be stored and carried in. No more bulky booster seats. This seat would come in handy when I go on my next cruise. When we get in the taxi or in a rent a car we will have the booster seat. No more worrying about him not having a booster seat. This seat is also great for people who have kids but also use their cars for business to drive to lunch or meetings. Just deflate the booster and store it in the back window. No more bulky seats being put in the trunk. The whole seat weighs approximately 1 pound.
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serious about safety

BubbleBum meets and exceeds all US Federal Motor Vehicle Standards FMVSS213 and the European Regulations EU R44/o4

Every parent wants their child to be safe. Here are some reasons why you should use a booster seat on EVERY journey with your child:

BubbleBum is a Belt Positioning Booster seat for children who meet all of the following criteria:

Children between 40lbs and 100lbs in weight
Children are over the age of 4,
Children can sit for the entire journey without sitting on their knees
A booster seat must ONLY be used with a 3 point seat belt, this is a seat belt which goes across the lap and diagonally across the chest.

It has been proven that children in booster seats have approximately half the injury risk of children without the use of a booster seat, and in seatbelts alone. While head injuries are the most commonly injured body region for all restrained children, abdominal injuries are the second most common injury for belted children as a result of “seat-belt syndrome” injuries. Children who were restrained by booster seats showed a notable absence of abdominal injuries.

Please see our FAQ page for more specific questions. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to email us on

Remember, your child’s safety is of paramount importance to us. No question is too silly. Our goal is to have ALL children protected!





Oct 2014

BubbleBum Car Booster Seat has been added to the Celebrity Baby Scoops list of Child Passenger Safety Must Haves.


Child Passenger Safety Week is September 14-20! If you’re wondering how to ensure a safer car commute with your little ones, look no further. BubbleBum: the first ever inflatable car booster seat and car travel must-haves from Prince Lionheart, Difrax, BooginHead, and Pish Posh Baby will better protect your most precious cargo during all car trips. Equip your vehicle with these top-rated safety picks to keep the kiddos safer during all car travels.

BubbleBum Inflatable Car Booster Seats Ensure Safe & Stylish Carpools for the Kiddos

Make sure your little ones aged 4-11 ride along in safe and stylish fashion with the award-winning BubbleBum ($29.99) inflatable car booster seat. A fantastic alternative to the standard plastic booster seat, BubbleBum is perfect for everyday carpooling, school drop offs and pick ups, road trips, fly ins with car rentals, taxi cabs, and more. Not only does it weigh in at less than one pound and deflate in minutes for enhanced portability, but it also includes belt positioning clips in place of arm rests so that three boosters can fit across the back seat of a car, minivan, or SUV. The stylish purple, black, neon pink, and neon yellow designs are also helping to make car safety cool and more appealing to kiddos everywhere!1aThere’s no other comparison to BubbleBum when it comes to safety. Not only was BubbleBum announced the IIHS (Insurance Institute of Highway Safety) “Best Bet” in their booster seat evaluation report, where they branded BubbleBum as one of the best for safety, but the inflatable car booster seats also won GOLD in the 2014 National Parenting Publications Awards. BubbleBum is also is proud to join the exclusive winners circle selected by the PTPA (Parent Tested Parent Approved) Media Awards.


Oct 2014

Business Opportunities Weblog has been kind enough to feature us in their  Business Idea in the News section. Here’s what they had to say:

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If you’ve ever tried to take a vacation with children that required the use of both an airplane and a rental car, you know the pain. What do you do about car seats and boosters? Do you take them with you? Have you ever seen how airline employees treat checked baggage?

All of the major car seat manufacturers recommend replacing them after a crash. What’s worse on the plastic structure of the seat, a fender bender, or a five foot drop onto hard cement by an airline baggage handler? Whether or not you really need to replace your seats after something like that is irrelevant, because who’s going to not blame themselves if they’re too cheap to replace the seats and then something, tragic and horrible, happens to their child? That’s just not a risk that most people are willing to take. So you can’t check the car seat.

That means that you’re going to carry-on the car seat. Think everyone looks at you angrily when you try to jam your carry-on, backpack (or purse) and laptop bag into the overhead compartment? Just wait until they see that you’ve also brought a car seat. There has to be a better way!

Thankfully, there is.

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BubbleBum is the world’s first inflatable booster seat. It is perfect for cab rides, the bus, flights or rental cars. Grainne Kelly, the creator BubbleBum invented the device after trying to desperately to get rental car companies to supply her with car seats for her children.

Weighing in at less than one pound, BubbleBum can deflate in minutes making it simple to throw in a backpack or large purse. BubbleBum includes shoulder belt positioning clips in place of arm rests so it’s possible to fit three boosters across the back seat of a car, minivan or SUV.

How well does the booster work, you ask? Well, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave BubbleBum their Best Bet Booster Award in 2011. That should tell you something.





Oct 2014

Karen’s got mail has reviewed our BubbleBum Inflatable Car Booster Seat and we’re glad to say that she loved it! Have a look at her review below, or visit her site here

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Bubble Bum sent me one of their award winning inflatable car booster seats for review. The Bubble Bum is a portable, lightweight booster seat that is easy to install and very convenient to own. This is for children ages four to eleven so you will get a lot of use out of this booster seat.

Here are some of the great features of the Bubble Bum inflatable car booster seat -

- This seat is very lightweight (weighs half a kilogram) so you can take it with you anywhere.

- It deflates and folds so you can carry it in your bag.

- It takes less than 20 seconds to inflate!

- Includes an added belt positioning clip for extra comfort.

- This seat is also very comfortable.

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I had my husband inflate this and it does take less than 20 seconds! It installs very easily also. It took my husband less than a minute to install the seat belts in the seat. My favorite feature of this booster seat is that it is narrower than regular booster seats so it can fit as third seat in your car. My husband only has two car seats in his car so when he is picking up the children, he makes sure to take the Bubble Bum inflatable car booster seat.

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You can purchase the Bubble Bum on their website  for $29.99. It is available in four different colors: black, purple, neon pink and neon yellow. Also, make sure to follow Bubble Bum on Facebook and Twitter to hear all their latest updates!




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