BubbleBum Inflatable Car Seat

Posted on Sep 19 2013 - 11:22pm by Karen

IMG_3865I received a BubbleBum in order to facilitate an honest review.  Bubble Bum is “the car booster seat in a bag”.  This unique product is portable, foldable, and inflatable.  It does meet all US Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards as required by NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration).  Bubble Bum booster seat is recommended for children 4-11 years of age, 40-100 lbs, up to 57″, and only with a 3 point car seat belt.

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BubbleBum booster seat includes:

  • Bubble Bum car booster seat
  • Instructions
  • Shoulder belt positioning clip
  • Stretch carry bag
  • Free mobile games app

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This is what you will find inside the packaging.  BubbleBum weighs approximately 1 lb.  Think of how convenient this would be if you are traveling or not always toting around a booster seat in the backseat or trunk of your vehicle when not in use.  Or even making it easier to fit three kids with boosters across the back seat!  Woo hoo!

IMG_3488 BubbleBum is available in black and silver or purple and lime.  It is surface washable.

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This product is made of material similar to what you may have seen in life vests and other life saving products.  There is memory foam in the seat for additional stability and comfort.

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Here is a view of BubbleBum’s underside.  The longest horizontal strap is what the shoulder positioning clip would be attached to.

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Sorry this is blurry, but here is the air valve.  Just twist to open and close the valve.  To deflate, open the valve and roll up the BubbleBum to expel the air for storage.  You must inflate with your mouth and not use any other device.  Inflate to full capacity or until not possible to inflate any further via mouth.

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There is a red clips located on both sides of BubbleBum.  They are seat belt restraints and are very important.  Seat belt restraints hold the seat belt low on your child’s lap and down from vital organs in the body, yet saving lives if ever in a crash.  

My six-year-old can most of the time put the seat belt through the seat belt restraints, so some children who were on their own for buckling may need assistance with BubbleBum.  The seat belt restraint on the inside of the seat seems harder to go through than the outer one due to its location.  

When we need to use BubbleBum, my daughters have to be assigned times when they get to use it so there is no fighting.  I don’t remember this when they both got into standard booster seats with arm rests!  I thought the smaller size would be a disadvantage, but they don’t seem to think so.

BubbleBum is perfect for three kids in a row, taxis, vacation, rental cars, or school cars.  It has a suggested retail of $39.99 each.  To learn more about BubbleBum, please visit their website.

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