BubbleBum Booster Seat – **REVIEW**

BubbleBum Booster Seat – **REVIEW**

One of the things that always confuses me as a parent is car seats. The regulations and certainly what to do when I am going on holiday with the kids and likely to be using taxis or alternative transport. A few times I have had my eldest buckled into a normal seat and my baby on my knee abroad! Never very good really. This is where the BubbleBum Booster Seat is a game changer!

 

What is the BubbleBum Booster Seat?

Well it kind of is what it sounds like actually! BubbleBum is a portable, inflatable booster seat designed for children aged between 4 – 11 years, with a weight between 15-36kg. It is perfect for holidays, rental cars, taxis, school trips and a perfect product for grandparents or childminders in the event of unexpected or occasional journeys.

I bet you are thinking wait a minute….is this safe? The answer is yes. It is ECE Regulation R44/04 approved (if you are keen to look this up) but only suitable with a 3 point seat belt with is also ECE Regulation 16 or equivalent standard.

The BubbleBum  is a portable, lightweight (0.5kg when deflated), brightly coloured, inflatable car booster seat for children. It folds flat so that kids or mums can carry it in a rucksack or handbag. Really easy!

On the diagram below taken from the BubbleBum website, it shows you how they work:

These retail on the online shop as £29.99 for one and £59.98 for a twin pack. There are a variety of designs to choose from.

Using the BubbleBum Booster Seat

We took our BubbleBum on holiday but it turned out that the one time we got a cab, they actually had a car seat!!! I couldn’t believe it.

So we ended up testing driving it at home and will use in future.

It was quite easy to set the seat up. You remove it from the packing as below.

There is an air valve at the back of the seat which you blow into to reach it’s full size.

You then have to position the child in the car and there are red clips on either side of the booster seat, that you have to slide the vehicle seat belt into. You can see I have done this below, before attaching the final clip.

child sitting on bubblebum booster seat

You then attach the crossover part of the seat belt to a a red clip at the back to keep it all secure and you can do the seatbelt properly.

child using bubblebum booster seat

What Did We Think?

I thought the BubbleBum seat was perfect for those impromptu trips and amazing for holidays. I found it really easy to set up and get sorted in the car. I usually take ages to read instructions and fit things together but I had no problems at all.

It was also really easy to deflate and pack back into the box and store away. It is also really light so perfect for packing in your suitcase.

My eldest seemed comfortable on the seat and looked it. I was keen to ensure it met regulations and was safe, so was pleased to read it did, as I must admit, I wondered at first.

I know I will be taking this when we head to Spain in the next few weeks, as know we will not have enough car seats and I want that reassurance.

Big thumbs up!

Would You Like to Win a BubbleBum Booster Seat?

If so please enter via Rafflecopter below.

Terms and conditions can be found here.

Good Luck!

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Disclosure – we were provided with this product free of charge in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.

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44 Comments

  1. Tracy Nixon
    July 10, 2018 / 7:16 am

    These look great for taking away on holiday too!

  2. July 10, 2018 / 7:59 am

    I have seen reviews for these before but none have mentioned the clips that make it more secure so thanks for that. I think I might get the girls one for trips on Nanny’s car or when we take friends home.

  3. Emma C
    July 10, 2018 / 9:47 am

    Great review and fab that they don’t take up much space!

  4. Vikki Sanderson
    July 10, 2018 / 11:52 am

    I wondered about the safety of these, it’s good to read reassurance though.

  5. Rich Tyler
    July 10, 2018 / 11:54 am

    Would love 1 of these for little 1

  6. July 10, 2018 / 12:48 pm

    Would love to win for my grandson

  7. iain maciver
    July 10, 2018 / 12:56 pm

    perfect for my niece

  8. Susan B
    July 10, 2018 / 1:49 pm

    The children like these when they think they are too grown up for a child car seat.

  9. Emma Ferguson
    July 10, 2018 / 4:20 pm

    Love the design. Would be perfect for my nephew!

  10. Solange
    July 10, 2018 / 10:36 pm

    This would be perfect for long journeys.

  11. john prendergast
    July 10, 2018 / 10:43 pm

    would be great for my niece

  12. Karen Barrett
    July 11, 2018 / 10:35 am

    Great idea, perfect for my grandchildren

  13. July 11, 2018 / 1:18 pm

    I love that it folds flat. This would be perfect for my goddaughter.

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  14. Chris Andrews
    July 11, 2018 / 1:35 pm

    this would be great for when m grandson comes over . . . l won’t need to borrow his dad’s all the time

  15. Kim M
    July 11, 2018 / 4:28 pm

    A great giveaway – would love to win for my daughter x

  16. Jo Carroll
    July 11, 2018 / 5:39 pm

    I agree with other comments – brilliant for grandparents cars 🙂

  17. July 11, 2018 / 6:31 pm

    We have one! They are great, been using alot on school runs when Alfie has play dates 🙂 #BloggersBests

  18. Laura Pritchard
    July 11, 2018 / 8:58 pm

    Very handy for my 7 year old and his friends!

  19. July 12, 2018 / 8:29 pm

    I have a bubble seat for when ny son’s friend travels on the car with us. No problems and really good product X #bloggersbest

  20. July 12, 2018 / 10:17 pm

    Brilliant invention and I so love the name. It makes me smile #BloggersBest

  21. Caroline Cotton
    July 13, 2018 / 10:18 am

    Would be a great help for me as have 4 great-grandchildren!

  22. Ema J Lowe
    July 16, 2018 / 3:47 pm

    this would be great for when we need to use a taxi from the airport to our hotel.

  23. Rebecca Sutton
    July 16, 2018 / 9:15 pm

    this would be handy to swap for the cars and when family have the littlun

  24. Gary Topley
    July 16, 2018 / 10:30 pm

    Great addition to the car, thankyou for the competition x

  25. Rachael Sexey
    July 17, 2018 / 8:05 am

    Thank you for the chance to win. This looks amazing

  26. Claire Nutman
    July 19, 2018 / 9:23 am

    Great little funky seat, would be fab for my grandaughter, many thanks….

  27. Kim Neville
    July 20, 2018 / 11:50 am

    These look great as light to carry and switch to different cars

  28. Kim Styles
    July 21, 2018 / 10:24 am

    these are great for leaving at aunties and grannies as a spare for them as they do not take up any room – very innovative

  29. Sally Collingwood
    July 29, 2018 / 8:38 pm

    This booster seat looks great and handy for my grandchildren

  30. Christina Palmer
    July 31, 2018 / 4:11 pm

    I regularly have one of my seven grandchildren come to stay so this would be handy to carry around in the boot of the car, especially handy for those unexpected calls from school to pick them up due to illness when the parents are at work

  31. ADEINNE TONNER
    August 2, 2018 / 10:26 pm

    Thank you so much for this fantastic giveaway your having

  32. paula cheadle
    August 3, 2018 / 11:35 pm

    would love one of these for the surprise visits from my niece’s

  33. Debbie Finnerty
    August 7, 2018 / 9:57 pm

    These look great they don’t look too bulky and look like they are easy to store

  34. DENISE WILDEN
    August 8, 2018 / 11:31 pm

    These are very handy emergency pick ups not too heavy and easy to store in the boot of the car

  35. Lindsey Martin
    August 9, 2018 / 7:25 am

    This would be so handy for my mums car, when she has my daughter we are constantly moving my big car seat into her car… What a lovely little seat for short trips to the park etc.

  36. catherine
    August 9, 2018 / 10:18 am

    this looks amazing

  37. Jeanette Leighton
    August 9, 2018 / 12:29 pm

    Would love to win for either my daughter Sheriah or son charlie

  38. Laura Lee
    August 9, 2018 / 3:36 pm

    I would love to win one of these for one of my sons, I have got my fingers and toes crossed

  39. natalie crossan
    August 9, 2018 / 5:09 pm

    I’m desperate for one of these for when we go travelling x

  40. Simone Griffin
    August 9, 2018 / 6:21 pm

    This would be perfect for my son

  41. Danielle Dudley
    August 9, 2018 / 7:11 pm

    Looks amazing! Fingers crossed! Would love this for my daughter.

  42. Paula Phillips
    August 9, 2018 / 8:02 pm

    These look really handy, it would be great for keeping in the car.

  43. August 9, 2018 / 11:57 pm

    I have see. These before and thought how very useful they are for grandchildren trips and holidays