Making the most of your outdoor space with kids on a budget

With the summer here and the hope that the sun will be shining for the next few months, we want our outdoor living space to be a great family hub in which to spend the long summer evenings. Gardening and landscaping can be expensive and some of our outdoor spaces are not very big or child friendly.  Here are BubbleBum …

Fun in the sun and staying safe

When the sun finally arrives in the UK and Ireland many families flock outside from country to coast to get their yearly dose of vitamin D. Because the sun is such an infrequent visitor to our shores it’s difficult to remember the best ways to stay safe in the sun, whether this is at home or on holidays. Don’t forget …

BubbleBum’s Top Father’s Day Gifts

Father’s Day this year is on 17th June. Many children and mothers struggle when trying to come up with ideas for a gift to buy Daddy or Grandpa on this special day. BubbleBum’s own mum blogger Laura, shares her top ten Father’s Day Gifts, with prices ranging from a few pounds to a few hundred pounds… but whatever the price, …

Happy childhood memories begin with safer journeys.

At the age of 28, I feel a bit underqualified to be wistfully reminiscing about the way life was back in my day.   This was only the 90’s afterall;  The Simpsons was entering its heyday, FRIENDS hadn’t even been heard of yet, and the kids were doing a new dance called the macarena. (Bonus points if you can remember …

Does your child wear a coat while travelling in the car?

Baby In A Car Seat Wearing A Coat

This question has been in the headlines recently as it seems more and more people are putting their children in car seats wearing padded or puffy winter coats. With winter still biting at our heels and a chill in the air, many parents are unaware of the hidden dangers of securing your child in their car seat while wearing a …

5 Pledges for Children’s Car Safety in 2018

5 Pledges for Children’s Car Safety in 2018 As cliché as the sentiment might be, a new year gives everyone a moment of calm to reflect on the things that really matter in life, and how we might strive to make the coming year as happy and healthy as possible for those we love. The children in your life will …

The Top Five Family Road Trips

Family Group In An Open Top Car

BubbleBum Travel Car Booster Seat have teamed up with Take the Family to bring you Take the Families top five road trips! Travelling by road can be a fantastic adventure if you approach it in the right way – an experience that you will all remember and talk about for years to come. Indeed, a car, motorhome or other set …

Pack the perfect Picnic this Bank Holiday weekend

The May bank holiday weekend is a working family’s introduction to the summer, with a few days off work it’s time to pack the kids up in the family car and spend some quality time together. There is no better way to have fun, save money and spend time together than a family picnic! Here are BubbleBum Travel Car Booster …

When can my child start using a car booster seat?

3 children sat on BubbleBum booster seats across the back seat of a car - USA design

In the UK the law states that your child must be seated in an approved children’s car seat  until the age of twelve, or they reach a height of 135cms, whichever comes first.  This is when your child’s proportions begin to closely resemble those of a small adult, meaning that the vehicle seat belt will be more likely to sit …

WIN a Family Get Away to the lovely Derry City home to Channel 4’s Derry Girls

BubbleBum Hometown Holiday Flyer

BubbleBum Travel Car Booster Seats have teamed up with amazing businesses in our hometown of Derry to create the ultimate getaway for a lucky family of four. With the huge success of Channel 4’s Derry Girls and local talent putting Derry firmly on the map, we are running a giveaway on the BubbleBum UK Facebook page from 26th March to …

BubbleBum has the luck of the Irish

Irish Shamrocks Design Bubblebum with Irish Flag background

With Saint Patrick’s Day just over, we would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the Derry Girl behind the worlds first inflatable car booster seat. along with her team of lucky charms! Grainne Kelly, Inventor and CEO of BubbleBum has propelled the company to become one of the most recognised and reliable car booster seats on the …

Mum bloggers, every parent’s go-to guru!

Mother And Daughter Planning A Road Trip

With more and more parents taking to the internet for guidance and advice, it’s as if grandparents have been replaced by mum bloggers as one of the most trusted go-to sources of parental support in the world. Mummy bloggers and forums not only help the modern-day mom with helpful tips, product reviews, recipes and advice, they offer a sense of …

Cute Valentines Crafts for kids

Valentine’s Day has got a bad rap over the years but can be a great day to help your kids celebrate friendship, love, caring and being kind to one another. From baking and making cards to other arts and crafts, your kids can make something special for all the ones they love in their lives. Here are BubbleBum’s top cute …

Winter is the perfect time to book your Summer Holiday

family holiday booking

The winter can be long, very very long, especially if you’re at home with little balls of baby energy climbing the walls. The sky outside is grey and the snow is finally melting. With the blues of January fresh in your mind, now is the perfect time to book your summer family holiday! BubbleBum Travel Car Booster Seat recently ran …

Do you trust a stranger with your child’s life?

With a new year now upon us, many people are completing their new year resolutions. How many of us promised to NEVER touch our mobile phone when driving? Is this a resolution that many of us have even considered? Are you guilty of distracted driving? 500 children are killed on the world’s roads daily, that is 500 families per DAY …

Millenial Mum’s New Age Resolutions

With the new year approaching many of us will be setting new year’s resolutions and creating new goals to help improve our lives. The millennial mum is someone who will be doing this and taking their resolutions very seriously. Many people pledge to join the gym, to eat healthy or to spend more time with family but the millennial mum …

Would you trade your turkey dinner for a sandwich this Christmas Day?

With the season of ‘good will’ and ‘jingle bells’ now upon us it is easy to get lost in tinsel and wrapping paper. Christmas in the UK is usually an extravagant affair which takes weeks of preparation and planning to execute the perfect Christmas Day for you and your family. The Sun newspaper published a news article about the crazy …

Is a rear facing car seat so bad?

This week is road safety week and we thought it would be a great opportunity to discuss the importance of general child in-car safety as Booster Seats are not the only car seat group that have been the subject of misconception and confusion. Many parents in the UK follow the Law regarding car seats but are unaware of the best …

Autumn leaves, glue and glitter: your kids indoors survival guide

With Autumn now adding a chill to the air and leaves falling from the trees, it is hibernation season for many animals, but this also applies to many families in the UK. With Halloween now over we are preparing for Christmas and the winter months. When the rain starts to pour, and the wind is battering our chimney tops we …

Would you trade your grubby chubby child for a posh tot?

Tatler have produced a “toddler etiquette” guide on how to raise a posh baby. BubbleBum are wondering if these parents have ever had their child be sick on their shirt before you leave for work or had to change their clothes because their posh baby wee’d on them. But I am guessing their babies’ nappies full of rose petals! We …

Does your child matter? Distracted driving and social shaming

#ILoveYouEnough

Distracted Driving and Social Shaming As a parent many things worry me and many parents live in a constant state of anxiety, thinking at least 100 times a day about their children. From your child’s well being like are they healthy, to their diet are they getting their 5 a day? To their emotional state, is my child happy? To …

BubbleBum’s Top Tasty Takeaway Tips

Many families throughout the UK are now celebrating, making it through the first week of back to school in one piece, with a Friday night take away. A tradition that is passed on from generation to generation and it would be awful if we did not keep the Friday Night Takeaway Tradition alive! Back to school can be a hectic …