Winter Family Holiday. Am I Crazy?

Winter holiday with my family

Winter Family Holiday.  Am I crazy? Laura is a marketing executive at BubbleBum, makers of the world’s first inflatable travel car booster seat.  “Travelling with kids can be amazing, but also quite challenging; a lesson I learned harshly while on our first trip as a family of four, rather than 3! In September my family and I visited Portugal for …

Being a Mum is Awesome

Being a mom is awesome

Being a mum is awesome, and hard work! It comes with a world of responsibility and you are on-call 24-7. Some days you don’t have it together, some days you do, some days you feel guilty for hiding the good chocolate until your kids are in bed and some days the endless cycle of washing gobbles you up. Sometimes it’s …

Working Mother Guilt, They Should Create a Vaccine

Working mother guilt

If there is a vaccination for working mother guilt, they need to roll it out! Being a mum is hard, but what makes being a mum a little easier is the love of your littles, and knowing that most other mothers are in exactly the same boat as you. Being a working mum is challenging at the best of times, …

My Back to School Routine

Our back to school routine

The Back to school routine is actual madness after the blissful relaxation of the summer and the lack of routine. Can we claw things back to pre summer and get the routine back quickly without everyone losing their marbles? Just chilling-out and leaving things up to fate does not work with back to school.  It is a military routine that …

How to save money on your car rental

How to save money when renting a car

How to save money on your car rental The first time you rent a car, you quickly realise that it will not be the hassle-free, reasonably priced experience you had expected. Car rental companies draw you in with alluring claims like “From just £6 per day”, and you think to yourself… how can I afford NOT to rent a car?  …

Teaching My Child About Stranger Danger

How to teach your child about stranger danger

Teaching my child about stranger danger With the summer upon us, we cast our child’s tablets and devices to one side and throw them outside to embrace nature, to play and have fun while the weather is a little better. For parents, its a time when our concerns about stranger danger reach their peak! My four year old daughter usually …

Hotel or Villa for a Family Holiday?

Hotel or Villa for a Family Holiday?

When you have children, your annual holiday changes forever… well until they are old enough go away on their own! The days of getting massaged by the pool sipping a cocktail in a couples-only luxury resort, are but a beautiful faded memory. One of the main questions you might ask yourself is hotel or villa?  With a four year old …

Travelling without a booster seat, is your child ready?

Is your child ready to travel in a car without a booster seat?

How do you know when your child is ready to ride in the car without a booster seat ? Firstly, we need to understand what the purpose of a booster seat is. A booster seat, like the BubbleBum Travel Booster Seat,  is used to position the vehicle seat belt correctly on the child’s body. This means that the lap belt …

Practise makes perfect, my parenting fails and hails

Parenting Challenges With Young Children

Being a parent is a blessing, but it’s also a rollercoaster of emotion. One minute you are laughing at your little angel, the next you are marching the little devil to the naughty step.  Life is full of parenting fails and hails. As a parent of two children under three, I have learned a lot about little humans the last …

Watch out Easter Bunny, the Fairies are coming

Move over Easter Bunny, The Fairies are coming

The Easter Bunny has been used to bribe my three-year-old with increasing frequency since Christmas. I know I’m not the only parent who does this. I find myself saying things like ‘put on your clothes or the Easter Bunny won’t come’ or ‘lay down and go to sleep, the Easter Bunny is watching you!’. When I first began to say …

The Sleepless Life of a Mother

The sleepless life of a Mother Being a mother is one of the most amazing, beautiful, rewarding and challenging things a woman will ever experience in her life. Once you become a parent you will forever be a mother, whether your child is with you or not. Being a mother is more than bringing a child into the world and …

What Makes the BubbleBum Inflatable Booster Seat Safe?

What make sthe BubbleBum Inflatable Booster Seat Safe?

What makes the BubbleBum inflatable booster seat safe? BubbleBum booster seats have been on the market for over 9 years, with millions of parents using them to safely transport their little ones from A to B. Many other parents are considering whether to purchase a BubbleBum, and they will likely have some common questions.  Within this blog we will explain …

By law, does a child need to sit in the back or front?

Child in the boot of the car with the hatchback open

Let’s take a look at where children should be sitting when travelling in a car. We know as parents and careers, we all want the best for our children and that means ensuring they are as safe as possible when travelling. Here we will give you and answer to the question “by law, does a child need to be in …

Are Blow Up Car Booster Seats Safe?

Emma from Team BubbleBum, blowing up our black car booster seat.

Are blow up car booster seats safe for children?  In today’s blog post we shall be discussing the safety of blow up / inflatable car booster seats. As parents and carers, it’s only natural to want the best for our loved ones, so when it comes to something as important as a car booster seat, we need to be certain …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …