A Note From Our Founder On Booster Seat Safety
The founder of BubbleBum, Grainne Kelly, opens up about the importance of car safety and parents educating themselves and their children on the topic. With so many states bumping the ages of booster seat riders up and up, kids are having to adjust to booster seat travel even longer. Children don’t understand the reasons behind the changes, and parents don’t always have the answers.
Grainne Kelly comments on the topic, “One of the main barriers to booster seat use is the resistance of children. This is totally understandable as on one hand we are trying to encourage our children to be more independent, and on the other we are saying, ‘Sit in that baby seat.’
Children do not understand the reasons why they should use a booster seat, this is certain as many of their parents do not know the reasons why they should use a booster seat either. We asked school children why they should ride on a booster seat and the most common answer was ‘so that we don’t get into trouble with the police.’ None of the children had any idea of how their seat belt should be positioned. (Positioning Information Here) It is so important the children know where their seat belt should be positioned and why. They are at an age where they are able to decide if they feel the seat belt is sitting comfortably.
BubbleBum was invented for these very reasons. We needed to address the issues that children and parents were faced with. We need to build the self esteem of our children and make booster seats desirable products.”
BubbleBum was designed to be cool, and the name and colors were voted by the majority of kid testers! Having a booster seat that kids like helps increase their favorability of riding in booster seats all together.
Also, parents should explain to children the reasons behind these safety measures so that they fully understand that booster seats are not a punishment, but a security!
The BubbleBum Team