I recently went to a car seat safety workshop where I learned some amazing tips on how to keep my four kiddos buckled right and in the correct car seats for their size/age. However, the jaw dropper I walked away with was this invention, the Bubblebum, an inflatable car booster seat seat that meets and exceeds all Europe and U.S. safety regulations, even in the deflated state!
There are SO many times a friend texts me last minute, or probably more like I text them, to pick up a child. Most people don’t have extra car seats in their car just waiting for that “just in case” moment! NOW, I do! The Bubblebum is compact, easy to inflate, and totally comfortable and safe for the child using it! Truly, BubbleBum’s air-filled design provides extra comfort than flat car booster seat alternatives.
How do these awesome seats work? BubbleBum car booster seats use memory foam technology to help create stability and structural integrity in the seat and have side positioners to correctly position the lap belt. BubbleBum provides the perfect “boost” to keep kiddos from slouching to bend their legs over the edge of the car seat. Slumping, which is more likely to happen with flat car booster seats, introduces slack into the belt path and can lead to submarining (where the seat belt slides above the pelvis and into the abdominal area). This is extremely dangerous, as it can cause abdominal injury in the event of an accident.
Instance number 2 when this seat is going to rock my world…. TRAVEL! Last spring we went on a plane with the family and then got a rental car. I wasn’t willing to drop $10 a day on a rented car seat, so I insanely elected to travel with 2 boosters , 1 convertible car seat and 1 infant carrier. Who the heck tortures themselves like that? Next time, I’ll be stowing Bubblebum car seats and then paying to rent the other smaller children’s seat. It was the silliest thing I’ve ever done, imagine it…. double wide stroller, wearing a baby on my back, lugging 4 car seats and luggage. My husband and I were a traveling freak show. Never.Again.
Reason number 3 that I love this seat…. BubbleBum was created by an Irish mom-of-two, Grainne Kelly, as a solution to her own struggles while lugging heavy booster seats during her travels with her kids. Because let’s be real, only a mom would think of this, right? (wink wink) And the fourth reason I am in love with this seat is that you can easily purchase this fantastic seat at Target and Walmart, and www.BubbleBum.us
Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post, only a seat to try out for myself. All opinions are my own!