Designed to fit into your busy family life, the BubbleBum can go with them, wherever they go. Weighing less than half a pound, the light, compact design means that when deflated and folded, it can fit comfortably into schoolbags, handbags, rucksacks or even the glove compartment of your car, ready to inflate quickly and easily. The kids never have to be without a booster seat again. When traveling, it’s the perfect companion.
- portable & lightweight
- inflatable & re-useable
- inflates by mouth – taking less than 20 seconds to inflate
- folds flat
- packs away into its very own stretchy bag
- comfortable & colorful
- with added belt positioning clip for extra comfort
|kids||age: 4 -11 years|
|weight: 40 - 100 lbs|
|height: up to 57"|
|dimensions||13 x 13 x 4.5in when inflated|
|tip: ideal as you can now fit three across the back|
|colors||purple & lime|
|black & silver|
|neon pink & yellow|
|suitable vehicles||all vehicles fitted with a three point seat belt|
|material||durable material similar to that of life vests and other life saving products:|
|insude the air chamber cushion memory foam, which adds stability and comfort|
|cover around the air cushion webbing, the belt positioning clips and energy absorbing material|
|belt positioning clip high metal press|
how to use
- Suitable for Group 2-3 (40-100 lbs).
- Suitable ONLY for use with a 3-point adult seatbelt approved to FMVSS213 or equivalent standard.
- ECE Regulation 16 approved.
- BubbleBum should be replaced if damaged or involved in a crash.
- Do not make any alterations or attachments to your BubbleBum and follow installation instructions carefully.
- Never leave your child unattended in any child restraint.
- It is recommended that luggage be stowed appropriately in order to avoid injury.
- The cover on the BubbleBum constitutes an integral part of the restraint performance, therefore, the seat must not be used without the cover.
- Surface washable.
- These instructions sit snugly between the cover and the inflatable cushion for you to retain.
|Remove BubbleBum from bag.||Locate air valve at rear of BubbleBum||Twist open air valve,blow up to maximum capacity, twist to close.||Position BubbleBum on rear car seat.|
|Position child on BubbleBum. Buckle vehicle seat belt. Pass the lap section of the seat belt through the seat belt restraint located on both sides of the Bubblebum.||Lap Strap should sit firmly against the child and the lap straps should be worn low down across child’s lap. Ensure straps are not twisted.||To expel air for compact storage, the product must be rolled.|
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.
Remember, your child’s safety is of paramount importance to us. No question is too silly. Our goal is to have ALL children protected!
** Always keep your child in their 5 point harness seat until the upper weight limit.
*** Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Oct2009
BubbleBum can fit easily with any combination of cars seat as long as there are enough 3 point seat belts to restrain each and every child.
Some family cars have a 60/40 split in the rear seat which makes it very difficult to fit a conventional, bulky, rigid booster seat. BubbleBum solves this problem.
delivery & returns
If you are not satisfied with your Bubblebum purchase, return it with the original receipt and original packaging within fourteen (14) calendar days of the date of purchase. If the item is returned unopened and un-inflated, in the original box, we will exchange it or offer a refund based only on the original payment method. Bubblebum USA LLC will mail a check within ten (10) business days for cash, cash equivalent, and check transactions over $250. Please note the following:
- Opened product cannot be returned for a refund unless defective at the time of purchase.
- Products can be returned only in the country in which they were originally purchased.
Should Bubblebum USA LLC permanently reduce its price on any Bubblebum-branded product within fourteen (14) calendar days of the date of purchase, you may request a refund of the difference between the price paid and the current selling price. An original purchase receipt is required, and you must request your refund within fourteen (14) calendar days of the price reduction. Please note that this policy does not apply to temporary price drops or special offers, such as price reductions that occur during holiday sales events (e.g., “Black Friday”).
Bubblebum USA LLC products are subject to United States and foreign export control laws and regulations and must be purchased, sold, exported, reexported, transferred, or used in compliance with such export laws and regulations.
Product Availability and Limitations
Given the popularity and/or supply constraints of some of our products, Bubblebum USA LLC reserves the right, in its sole discretion and at various times, to limit the quantity of products available for purchase by its customers. As such, Bubblebum USA LLC may require additional qualifying information prior to accepting or processing any order
All products will be dispatched on the following working day after order is placed. Delivery takes 5-7 days standard. As our shipments are delivered by Amazon, you will be able to request expedited delivery if required.
(Exceptions apply during holiday periods)
frequently asked questions
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BubbleBum has been tested and approved to both the ECE R44.04 standard and crash tested to meet the USA FMVSS213 standards. As with all car seats, read the instructions carefully and email us or call us if you have any concerns!
You do not need to buy a new car now when you have 3 children. BubbleBum fits neatly even in the smallest of seats if there is room for a child and a 3 point seat belt.
- BubbleBum is lightweight, portable and durable so you can take it with you everywhere, including taxi rides and carpooling.
- BubbleBum is cost effective.
- BubbleBum is more comfortable as it is softer to sit on.
- BubbleBum is colorful, funky and cool, it doesn’t look like a ‘baby seat’.
- BubbleBum encourages independence in children to buckle up as they can reach the belt positioners.
- BubbleBum encourages children to have a positive attitude toward car safety.
- BubbleBum is a name that all kids love.
- BubbleBum is more hygienic than using rented seats.
We have one color scheme at present which has been tested by 100 children. 98% of the children (equally mixed boys and girls) chose the color scheme. BubbleBum is now available in: purple and lime, black and silver, neon pink and neon yellow!
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 inflated and also when deflated.
It is not recommended that a child be held responsible for their own passenger safety. While a child would have the ability to inflate the seat, an adult should always ensure that the BubbleBum is fully inflated and that the valve is closed.
BubbleBum has used technology to create stability in the inflatable section. The inflatable bladder is made of a similar durable material as life rafts (not like a beachball) and the seat cover and webbing form an integral part of the structural integrity of the product.
Any car seat that has been damaged or involved in a crash should be replaced as there could be damage to the seat which would affect the performance of the seat in a crash. We have gained our approval R44.04 in the deflated state for piece of mind, but the seat should not be used if punctured.
Only if you know the history of the seat and are confident that the seat has not been abused or involved in a crash. The expiration date for any car seat is maximum 6 years therefore check the age of the seat before use.
Your BubbleBum should not deflate during use. We have not found that change in temperature affects the pressure but we do not recommend that you expose any booster seat to extreme conditions for prolonged periods of time.
We test the product with 100lb weights for long periods of time to ensure that the BubbleBum has stamina and endurance!
A child should meet ALL of the following requirements in order to use ANY booster seat:
- Aged between 4 and 11 Weigh between 40-100lbs Height up to 57inches or when child’s ears are above the back of the vehicle seat.
- It is recommended that you keep your child in the lowest Group car seat until the maximum weight allowance for that restraint before moving up to the next Group.
It is recommended that children remain in the rear seating position until at least the age of 13 years old. A child is twice as likely to be injured in a frontal crash when seated in the front row seating.
BubbleBum is designed to position the seatbelt correctly in the event of a crash and prevent submarining of the child. A cushion will slip out from under the child potentially causing greater injury to the child by submarining. A BubbleBum holds the seatbelt in position using positioning clips and has been crash tested for this purpose.
You will be pleased to know that BubbleBum has been crash tested in its deflated state. The BubbleBum should always be inflated for use and if it is soft, simply top up with air. Never use a damaged booster seat. If you have concerns please email us on [email protected]
I am 13 X 13 X 4.5 ins when inflated.
My child is very tall and their ears are above the back of the seat but the lap belt does not fit. I have no headrest in the car, can I use Bubblebum even if it is deflated?
It is not recommended or suggested that the Bubblebum be used in the deflated state. The testing in the deflated state is to prove that the seat would perform if punctured during a crash, not to suggest using when deflated.
When riding in a backless booster, like the Bubble Bum, it is important that the vehicle seat – either the seat back or the head rest – comes up to at least the top of the child’s ears in order to protect against whiplash. When the vehicle seat does not come up high enough to protect the child from whiplash, the child can not safely use a backless booster and must use a high back booster.
While we recommend that your child uses a five point harness car seat until the upper weight limit of the seat, your child is within the weight range to use a BubbleBum. It is much safer for your child to ride on a BubbleBum than in a seatbelt alone.
Your child must be at least 40lbs before using a booster seat. Please do not hurry to move up to the next group of car seats for your child.
We feel that the ideal age to start using a BubbleBum is 4 years upwards. This is because children under this age are more likely to be under the 40lbs weight requirement. However, a 3 year old will be safer on a BubbleBum than in a seatbelt alone.
Someone told me that it is just as safe to use a seat belt alone as to use a booster seat….is this true?
No. A backless booster is designed to spread the forces of a crash over the strongest parts of the child’s body using the car seat belt. The seat belt in a car is designed to be used for adults and a child is not a small adult. Their weight is proportioned differently and their internal organs risk serious injury if the seatbelt is incorrectly positioned across the soft abdominal area. They also risk submarining if not securely positioned in the car seat belt. The greatest incidence of abdominal injury is among children 4 to 8 years old. According to researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, for children 4 to 7 years, booster seats reduce injury risk by 59% compared to seat belts alone.
No booster seat can be used with a lap belt therefore they cannot be used in an airplane. However, BubbleBum can be carried on board as hand luggage as it has no sharp edges and poses no risk to other passengers.
Having your BubbleBum in your carry-on luggage comes in handy for the rental car or taxi ride once you have landed.
Under NO circumstances is it safe to place the seat belt under the child’s arm or behind the child. If the seat belt does not fit snugly, your child is not old enough yet to use a backless booster seat.
While your BubbleBum can withstand high temperatures, we recommend that it is not left in extreme temperatures for prolonged periods of time.
A helpful tip is to position the BubbleBum on a flat, firm surface taking care to remove any sharp objects. Open the valve and roll the BubbleBum to expel air. When you are happy that you can fit it back into the bag, close the valve and it is ready for storage.
The cover should not be removed as it forms an integral part of the performance of the seat. It can be surface washed with a mild detergent and air dried. Do not iron the cover. Do not tumble dry.
The safest place depends on each car. Frontal airbags should not be used even with a booster seat as they can deploy at a speed of 200mph. Lap belts should not be used with booster seats. The rear seat, centre should be the safest place, but it depends on the type of seat and the car itself. Booster seats should never be used in a rear facing vehicle seat, side facing vehicle seat or a jump seat.
- Sit with hips back against the vehicle seat with knees bending comfortably at the front edge of the seat.
- Keep the lap belt low and tight on hips.
- Place shoulder belt across the mid-chest and shoulder.
- Ensure that a booster seat is secured in the vehicle when not in use as it can become a missile in a crash and cause injury to the other occupants.
When children outgrow their forward facing seat (usually around 40-100lbs) they should ride in booster seats in the back seat until the vehicle seat belt fits properly (lap belt should lie across the bony part of the pelvis/hips and the shoulder belt across the chest, never the face or throat). According to CHOP (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia) data, belt positioning booster seats are more than twice as effective in reducing risk of injury when compared with seat belt alone.
Children should use a booster seat until the vehicle seat belt fits correctly, which is usually when they reach 4 feet 9 inches.