Why Being a Mom Is Awesome

being a mom is awesome

Being a mom 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. But when …

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With more and more parents taking to the internet for guidance and advice, it’s as if grandparents have been replaced by mom bloggers as one of the most trusted go-to sources of parental support in the world.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 …

Working Mother Guilt- We need a vaccination.

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

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 …

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 …

Dads, The Unsung Heroes of the Parenting World

Dads, the unsung heroes of the parenting world

Dads the unsung heroes of the parenting world The internet has been set alight by mothers! Mothers make the world go around… well your little persons world at least! But in recent years, with the rise of the ‘mum’ influencer highlighting the mother’s world and lifestyle, dear old dad has taken the backseat. Much like the BubbleBum Booster Seat, Dad …

Travelling without a booster seat, is your child ready?

Is your child ready to travel in the 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, parenting fails and hails

Parenting Hails and Fails

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. As a parent of two children under three, I have learned a lot about little humans the last few years …

I am a gentle, free-range, hovering, tiger Mom and proud

My parenting style is a mix of all parenting styles

Like everything else parenting styles have come under the microscope in recent years and the way we raise our children has been analyzed with different ‘parenting methods’ being given their own special labels. As a parent, this does not bother me; the people who created these labels must not have been parents themselves. My colleagues at BubbleBum Booster Seats who …

By Law, Should Your Child Sit in the Back Seat?

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.  But should your child sit in the back seat by law, and where do experts say they will be safest …

Are Blow Up Car Booster Seats Safe?

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …