Busy moms need simple solutions to make their lives easier. If your family travels frequently checking in a bulky car seat at the air port is a hassle and can also be expensive. It would be nice if there was a car seat that you could just fold up and toss into your carry-on. Now there is!
Introducing BubbleBum the Award Wining Foldable, Ultra Portable Inflatable Car Booster Seat
BubbleBum is an award winning foldable, ultra portable inflatable car booster seat (for ages 4-11) invented by Irish mom Grainne Kelly. She was frustrated and concerned for her children’s safety while traveling and decided to do something about it. This car seat is ideal for daily use, road trips, car rentals, Uber and Lyft rides, carpooling and more.
BubbleBum Inflates and Deflates for Easy Storage
The best part about BubbleBum is that it inflates and deflates and easily fits into a backpack, large purse or tote bag. Inflating it can be a challenge. If you do not do it properly the car seat will lose its air quickly. It took me a couple of tries to figure out how to inflate it. Deflating the BubbleBum car seat was a lot easier. All you need to do is twist the air valve to begin letting out the air and then roll it up. It comes with a draw string tote for storage while deflated.
BubbleBum is not inflatable in the same way as a beach ball, it is actually more complicated than that. It is filled with memory foam technology, which provides structural integrity, and in the event of a crash stabilizes the flow of air within the inflatable chamber. Thanks in-part to this memory foam, the BubbleBum has been crash tested and approved even when it is not inflated. That means that if the seat gets punctured in the event of a crash, it will still protect your child as you would expect a booster seat to.
Child Safety Seat Recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics
Infants and toddlers should ride in a rear-facing car safety seat as long as possible, until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their seat. Most convertible seats have limits that will allow children to ride rear-facing for 2 years or more.
Once they are facing forward, children should use a forward-facing car safety seat with a harness for as long as possible, until they reach the height and weight limits for their seats. Many seats can accommodate children up to 65 pounds or more.
When children exceed these limits, they should use a belt-positioning booster seat until the vehicle’s lap and shoulder seat belt fits properly. This is often when they have reached at least 4 feet 9 inches in height and are 8 to 12 years old.
When children are old enough and large enough to use the vehicle seat belt alone, they should always use lap and shoulder seat belts for optimal protection.
All children younger than 13 years should be restrained in the rear seats of vehicles for optimal protection.”
Always make sure your children are using the proper car safety seat for their age and size.
Other BubbleBum Safety Features
BubbleBum’s internal webbing harness runs all the way around the front of the seat, under the cover. This webbing, holds the inflatable section of the seat in position. It is attached to the 2 red side clips, and so in the event of a crash, it causes the clips to pull the lap belt down on the strongest part of the child’s body.
BubbleBum is not just an “occasional booster seat”. In truth, there is no such thing as an “occasional booster seat”. BubbleBum is perfectly safe to use on a daily basis for all your family travel needs whether it’s a long road trip, or daily school drop offs, errands, play dates, etc.
While there are other portable devices on the market, BubbleBum offers the crucial ‘boost’ provided by a true booster seat which is important because it provides height, which raises the child up, so that their legs fall comfortably downwards towards the floor. Without the boost, if the child is positioned correctly, with their back firmly against the back of their seat, their legs would be at a right angle to their body. A child in this position will quickly become uncomfortable, and to compensate they will slouch in the seat introducing slack into the vehicle seat belt. In the event of a crash this slack can cause the lap belt to ride up into the soft tissues of the child’s abdomen causing life threatening injuries.
BubbleBum offers Comfort, and Convenience, without Compromise, keeping EVERY child safe on EVERY journey.
BubbleBum comes in black, chevron pink, and three international designs: Stars and Stripes, Union Jack and Irish Shamrocks. You can purchase BubbleBum on Amazon for $29.99.