Baby April 10, 2020
Kids are great and all but the cold hard truth is they are just too small, I mean they don’t even fit in car seats, meaning you have to cart around a cumbersome car seat on top of all the other stuff they require.
Joking aside (not joking), it is essential that children have the right car seat to ensure their safety whilst they yell at you from the back seat that they are hungry/bored/want to drive etc, the BubbleBum Inflatable Car Booster Seat is an award winning child seat that can take some of the stress out of travelling.
The BubbleBum comes in five designs, can be bought in a single or twin set and we received the Black and Pink Chevron set to test out, this inflatable and portable booster seat is suitable for children aged from four up until 11years old and 15 to 36kg (with the provision of a vehicle headrest). It meets the EU Safety Standard R44.04 for both Groups 2 and 3 and was founded by UK mum Grainne Kelly, after she had grown frustrated and concerned for her children’s safety when travelling.
The narrow design means you can fit three across the back seat if needed and weighing just 500g it doesn’t add too much weight to the rest of your gear. The seat is inflated when you need it (yes this involves you blowing it up unless you can persuade the child but it only takes a few puffs) this makes it reasonably compact when deflated, however the padding and straps means it will still take up a good amount of room in a standard sized backpack or school bag.
Constructed from a durable material, similar to that of life vests, the seat has memory foam for comfort and a strong webbing harness for protection, the side positioning clips position the vehicle seat belt over the bony pelvis area, away from the soft tissue of the abdomen, which is the optimum positioning for the safety of the child. The Booster Seat comes with its own stretchy bag for easy transportation, ideal for taxi rides, trips with grandparents or car rentals, it takes less than 20 seconds to blow up and is easy to strap them in, a good choice to ensure your child always has a booster seat when needed. RRP £59.98
- Easy to inflate and install
- Fits three across
- Carry bag quality could be better
- A little bulky (but still more compact than most)