Hi folks, here at BubbleBum HQ we get lots of questions about our car Booster seat. We have put together some short FAQ’s based on these questions and customer feedback. If you have any questions which aren’t answered or you would like to know more, why don’t you Tweet us here, or get us on our Facebook here.
• Can you fit 3 child seats in back of Volkswagen golf?
With BubbleBum, you can easily fit three car seats across the back seat provided that there are 3, 3 point seat belts to restrain the children. You can also fit 2 larger harnessed car seats and a BubbleBum across the back of most cars.
• At what age would you recommend a child using car booster seats?
For a child to use any car booster seat, we suggest that the child must meet both the correct weight and height requirements. The recommended age range for using BubbleBum is between 4 and 11 years old, weighing from 15-36kg and up to 135cms in height. We would recommend that you keep your child in the lowest group car seat until the maximum weight allowances for that restraint before moving up to the next group.
• Are BubbleBum boosters legal in Canada/France/Australia/new Zealand?
BubbleBum is not yet approved for use in either Canada or Australia… However, BubbleBum has been approved for use in all of the EU, Switzerland and New Zealand.
• Are inflatable booster seats legal in the UK?
Yes. BubbleBum has been approved for use in the UK and EU. BubbleBum meets and exceeds the United Nations ECE R44.04 regulation and has been crashed tested in the deflated state.
• Are portable car seats safe?
BubbleBum has been tested and approved to the ECE R44.04 standard in the inflated and deflated state, and crash tested to meet the USA FMVSS213 federal safety standards. As with all car seats, read the instructions carefully and email us, call us or find us on Facebook or Twitter if you have any concerns!
•How do you inflate a BubbleBum booster seat?
The BubbleBum inflates in less than 30 seconds by blowing into the valve at the rear of the seat. When the seat has been inflated more than twice, it is even easier as the seat tries to self-inflate. Be sure to close the valve when you have fully inflated the seat. To deflate the seat, simple open the valve, set the seat on a hard surface and push down on it with your hands and then roll the seat to get all the air out. Once you have rolled the seat, close the valve and pop the seat into its carry bag.
• What is better BubbleBum Booster Seats or Boostapak booster seats?
The BubbleBum inflatable car booster seat is designed to fit into your busy family life and can go with your family wherever they go. Weighing just half a kilogram it’s easy to carry and lighter than most rigid car seats. In the narrowest car booster seat on the market, 33cm x 33cm x 11cm when inflated, you can easily fit three car seats across the rear seat. Its small fold-able and packable design means that BubbleBum fits perfectly into your kids rucksacks without taking up much space and giving them control and responsibility for their booster seat. BubbleBum can also be carried in mum’s handbag or a travel bag.
• Can you use BubbleBum car seats daily (i.e. on a permanent basis)?
Yes, BubbleBum can be used as your permanent, everyday car booster seat as it meets and exceeds all safety regulations for booster seat use. However, we would recommend that regular checks are done on the car seat to ensure that it is not only inflated correctly but also that it is installed correctly in the car.
• How the BubbleBum business got to where it is today?
BubbleBum was founded in 2009 by inventor and CEO, Grainne Kelly, who came up with the idea for BubbleBum after becoming frustrated and concerned for her own children’s safety while travelling. Grainne decided that she needed to come up with a solution to this problem and create a car booster seat which was portable and there for inflatable and deflatable, so it could be stored easily in a handbag or rucksack. Grainne took her idea from concept to shelf in just 9 months, entering 24 different countries in the space of 24 months! Now we are continuing to expand by taking on new staff and producing new products which we hope to announce shortly!
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