Packing for vacation – is there such a thing as an easy to pack booster?

With the summer now upon us many parents are planning what they will pack in their suitcase for their annual family summer vacation. Everything they will bring, must be easy to pack.  If you have a baby or toddler you pack everything but the kitchen sink: who knew such a tiny human could use so much in one week? If …

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

With the summer now here and the hope that the sun will be shining for a few months, we want our outdoor living space to be a great family hub 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.  At this time of year, …

Fun in the sun and staying safe with BubbleBum’s Top Sun Screen

With the summer and vacation time now here, many families flock from the city to the country in search of a little relaxation and a vitamin D top-up.  It’s difficult to remember the best ways to stay safe in the sun whether at home or on vacation!    Many parents are also unsure about the jargon attached to sun screens …

BubbleBum’s Top Father’s Day Gifts

Don’t forget 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 Dad or Grandpa on Father’s Day. BubbleBum’s own mom blogger Laura has some great gift ideas for the Dad in your life.  From a couple of bucks, to a couple of hundred bucks, …

This Mother’s Day, Give the Gift of Time

This Mother’s Day give your mother the gift of time. Mother’s Day in the USA is on 13th May, mothers throughout the country can relax! It is a lovely day to celebrate mothers and the amazing things they do everyday! Many mothers on Mother’s Day will receive presents from their partners and children, many mothers will get breakfast in bed, …

Safer car journeys make for happier childhood memories

At the age of 28, I feel unqualified to be wistfully reminiscing about the way life was back in my day.   This was just the 90’s afterall;  The Simpsons was entering its hay day, Kel was still lovin’ orange soda on a weekly basis, and the kids were doing a new dance called the macarena. (Bonus points if you …

Mom bloggers, every Mom’s go-to guru

With more and more parents taking to the internet for guidance and advice, it’s as if grandparents have been replaced by mom bloggers as one of the most trusted go-to sources of parental support in the world.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

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

This question has been in the headlines recently as it seems more and more people are putting their children in a padded or puffy winter coat while travelling. 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 …

BubbleBum Launches New Rakuten US Store

It’s quite an exciting time here at BubbleBum HQ Just days after we announced a new partnership with UK distributor bébélephant, we’ve got yet more happy news to share about our growing relationship with Rakuten! We’ve just launched a new online store in the US with e-commerce giant Rakuten, giving even more people across the country an opportunity to get …

Keeping the kids happy on long car journeys

Thanks to all our wonderful modern gadgetry, there are any number of ways to keep yourself and your kids entertained on long journeys; play a game on your phone, watch a movie on your tablet, and even if you’re driving you can still indulge in a little literary therapy, courtesy of an audiobook. Indeed, for many adults a long journey …

Advice for checking a car booster seat at the airport

Advice for checking a booster seat at the airport   We all know that flying with kids is never going to be the best part of getting away. As much as we look forward to all the fun of a family vacation, there’s always a little apprehension about the journey, especially getting through the airport. There are so many things …

How to survive a road trip with your kids

Let us set the scene…..You spent days packing up your mini van for your first summer road trip with your littles and it was not a walk in the park. With tents, sleeping bags and fishing rods in the roof box and everything else squeezed into every nook and cranny of your car, it’s now time to load your kids …

BubbleBum has the luck of the Irish this Saint Patricks Day

With Saint Patricks Day approaching many families in the USA celebrate their Irish heritage and traditions on 17th March and it is a celebration of Irish-American Culture. Irish or not this is a fun family day out with the kids and many cities host amazing Saint Patricks Day festivities. From the world-famous New York parade to the green river of Chichago, …

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 …

This Thanksgiving I am thankful my toddler is sleeping through the night!

BubbleBum Thanksgiving sleeping through the night

The favourite holiday in the US has arrived and every year at Thanksgiving we consider all the things in our lives that we should be thankful for. Thanksgiving means different things to different people. Some look forward to the parades, for others it is about family and spending time with loved ones, but for many it is about giving thanks. …

Homemade pie, packed cases, Thanksgiving Travel and the mighty BubbleBum

BubbleBum Travel Car Seat

Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, fun, reflection and giving thanks. Many families embark on travel this time of year to visit those nearest and dearest to them and as we all know the Thanksgiving Holiday is the busiest travel period of the year. With the trunk crammed with sparkling gifts, overpacked luggage, home baked pies and sweet potato …

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 …

Tapp by Oblumi has been shortlisted for the Boots Maternity and Infant Awards 2017

BubbleBum are proud to announce that the Tapp by Oblumi, Family Health Tracking Device has been shortlisted for not only one but two Boots Maternity and Infant Awards 2017. The Tapp, family health tracking device has been shortlisted for the Best Thermometer Category and also the Innovative Product of the Year, in the Boots Maternity and infant awards 2017. You …

Why BubbleBum Perfect for School Runs and School Trips

It’s back to school time and you should  think about keeping your littles and their friends safe on every journey with a BubbleBum Booster Seat, perfect for back to school kits. Going back to school can be an expensive time for parents, with uniforms, shoes and supplies pulling at your purse strings, it is sometimes easy to forgot the must …

Join Bubblebum Creator and Founder on Facebook LIVE

BubbleBum inventor and business women Grainne Kelly will be live on BubbleBum UK Facebook Page on Tuesday 15th August at 3.00 pm – 3.30 pm Northern Irish Mother of two Grainne Kelly invented the BubbleBum in 2009 and it took her only 9 months to bring her fantastic idea of the world’s first inflatable and deflatable car seat to life, …

BubbleBum’s Top Tips for Car Rental

There are several things that you should remember when you are renting a car while on holidays or during a visit to a different country. Here is BubbleBum’s Top Tips for Car Rental in Ireland and UK. You should consider how many passengers and how much luggage you have. You should rent a car that will comfortably accommodate your passengers …