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We were featured on the familyvacationcritic.com‘s “12 Days of Family Travel Giveaway 2013″.
Light-weight, foldable and inflatable, the BubbleBum Booster Seat is perfect for any traveling family. Don’t worry about packing a car seat or booster seat, or needing more space in the car on that road trip. The BubbleBum is the perfect, on-the-go seat for anyone with children. Pack it in the suitcase or toss it in your tote, use it in your rental car or taxi: the BubbleBum can go anywhere. And because it meets all U.S. safety and car seat requirements, you’ll want to use it everyday!
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Check out this awesome review by our friends over at Save and Savy!
I love traveling with my kids, but what I don’t love is having to lug a booster seat whenever we travel.
But thanks to the BubbleBum (SRP $39.99), traveling with kids is a lot easier!
The BubbleBum is an inflatable booster designed for kids ages 4-11, who weigh between 40 to 100 pounds and are between 40 and 52 inches in height.
It is very lightweight and easily fits in my child’s backpack.
Inflating is a cinch, and using it is quick and easy as well.
After placing the BubbleBum on the car seat, my child simply sat down, and I threaded the seatbelt through the seat belt positioning clips (a shoulder belt positioning clip is also included for those who need to use it per the instructions).
That was it!
Getting out of the car was a little tricky for my son to do on his own though. Since the seat belt was threaded through the positioning clips, I always had to help him get the belt out of the clip in order for him to get out of the car.
Also, the BubbleBum never seemed to deflate all the way when I was ready to store it, but that was never a real issue, as it could still easily fit in my son’s backpack.
Some people may think “is an inflatable booster safe?” – just as my friends did when I told them we used an inflatable booster on our trip, and it is indeed safe. The BubbleBum is made out of a thick, durable material, and is approved to both the ECE R44.04 standard and crash tested to meet the USA FMVSS213 standards.
The BubbleBum is not only great for travel, but it’s also great if you need to fit 3 kids in the second row of your vehicle. Many vehicles may be unable to fit 3 “regular” boosters, but the BubbleBum makes it easy to seat 3 kids on boosters in the second row.
I LOVE the BubbleBum – so much so that I already bought another for my middle son!
As long as my children need to use a booster seat, I’ll always travel with the BubbleBum!
Check us out in Frommer’s Best Travel Gift’s!
BubbleBum Inflatable Car Booster Seat
From the manufacturer: “Made specifically for children ages 4-11, this booster easily deflates and folds into a portable pouch so parents (or kids) can take it with them on the go!” The maker also reports it meets all U.S. Federal motor vehicle safety standards as long as you use a lap/shoulder seat belt.
Hi BubbleBum Buddies,
Check out a recent review we came across in the Wilmington Parent
Planning for travel can be stressful, especially when you do so with a small child. Babies require a lot of gear so some families travel with strollers, car seats, etc. I am happy that my husband and I decided to wait until my daughter was a bit older to travel on an airplane. She’s is five now and we just returned from a wonderful trip to Disney.
Even though my daughter has no need for a stroller or car seat any longer, she still has to use a booster seat. In planning out trip, we decided to fly and then rent a car while in Florida. So, I wondered what the best option was for a booster seat. We could rent one from the car company and pay up to $10 per day or we could bring our own from home and carry it on the airplane. Not wanting to endure the expense of renting a booster seat and also dreading the idea of carrying our own around, I searched for another option.
Through my internet search, I was happy to discover a product called Bubble Bum, an inflatable booster seat that could tuck easily into carry-on luggage. I decided to check it out and bring it along on our trip. I was delighted to find when the Bubble Bum arrived in the mail that it is light weight, reasonably compact and made of durable material. The product was also easy to inflate and my daughter was super excited to sit on the special seat.
The seat is specially designed with belt positioning devices sewn into the sides so that it is easy to use in any car that has a three-point seat belt. It is for children ages 4 and up between 40 and 100 pounds in weight. Bubble Bum comes in black and purple and is priced well at $39.99 making it a great gift for families that like to travel. It is quite sturdy but also smaller and more flexible than traditional booster seats. Therefore the Bubble Bum can be squeezed between two larger boosters in the back seat allowing 3 children to ride in a row.
We are delighted to announce that we WON our category in the SheKnows Parenting Awards 2013!
Thank you to all who voted for us in the “Car Booster Seat Category”, we are truly thrilled.
For a full list of all the winning products click on this link to view: http://www.sheknows.com/parenting/awards/parenting-awards-2013/category/car-seats
Trying to keep the kids occupied when they are off during mid-term or Halloween break can be a challenging time for parents!
We have put together a list of fun things to do with the kids when they are off which will certainly keep them busy! Have fun!
- Board games morning – Bring out some old board games e.g. Junior Word Search, Scrabble, Hungry Hippos, Twister etc… And let the fun, laughter and healthy competition begin.
- Dress Up – Every child (and adult) loves to dress up! This is a great form of role play fun and provides hours upon hours of enjoyment! Also, why not make a home-made spooky costume out of old clothes, bin bags and face paints, just in time for Halloween trick or treating!
- Tidying competition – This is a great exercise to help teach children how to tidy (and keep tidy) their own bedrooms and toys. Set a timer and the child who puts their toys away in the quickest time will win a prize! You can even take this outside and get the children to help pick up the leaves in the garden!
- Movie afternoon – Everyone loves a lazy, movie afternoon (even mums and dads). As a treat, ask each child to choose their favorite movie and take turns in watching them. To make it more authentic why not make some home-made popcorn and arrange the sitting room like a cinema theatre?
- Escape to the great outdoors – There is nothing as refreshing as spending some quality time with the family in the great outdoors! Take the whole family (and the dog) for a long walk in the countryside, beach or national/local park area! Remember to pack some healthy snacks and water if you will be a few hours!
- Put on a show! – Ask the kids to put on a play, dance or sing-song with costumes and props! Invite granny and granda, aunties and uncles and the kids friends for the special showing and capture it on film so they can look back in years to come!
- Reading club – Ask the kids to choose their favorite book and have a morning or afternoon of reading club, whether it be to the children or with them. This is a great way to keep things educational and their minds active.
- Have a disco! – Close the curtains in the living room, bring out the disco ball, glow sticks and have a dance-filled afternoon! Let the children take it in turns to be DJ and dress up in their craziest outfits. This is a great way to keep active (especially on a rainy evening) and have lots of silly fun.
- Pumpkin carving – As it is only a few days to Halloween, why not get the kids to carve their own Halloween pumpkins! This will require a helping hand from mum and dad, and a pumpkin carving kit.
- Get creative! – Whether it be drawing, writing or painting have an arty day where the children have to do something creative! Give them a topic or ask them to choose something they love and get them to translate this artistically.