BubbleBum inflatable booster seat: Why didn’t I think of this?
Has this happened to you? There have been so many times that my mom friends have asked around for a spare car seat for their visiting relative’s or friend’s child. Unfortunately, I don’t keep a spare (and my sedan isn’t big enough to carry more children than what I’ve got!).
So I wish I had come up with this brilliant idea: BubbleBum is an inflatable booster seat (for kids 40-100 pounds). An inflatable seat that you can later roll up and place in the handy storage pouch makes it so easy to travel in a relative’s car, taxi or carpool. Kids going home with a friend can put BubbleBum in their backpack!
BubbleBum was developed by a mom (no surprise there) in Northern Ireland and has already won several awards. And yes, it’s safe — it has been crash tested and approved.
Once I read the instructions (important!), I found the BubbleBum easy to set up. I did have trouble figuring out how to inflate it — all you need to do is blow — but when I reached my frustration threshold, my husband figured it out for me.
(Yes, I know how that sounds. Moving on….)
The BubbleBum’s seat straps onto the shoulder belt and also the lap belt to make it secure. (This part was easy for me.)
BubbleBum costs around $40 and is available at Target stores — see below for a Florida list. If you’re outside of Florida, please find a store locator here.
Florida Target stores that carry BubbleBum inflatable booster seats
12801 W Sunrise Blvd
5800 20th St
Vero Beach, FL
325 N Alafaya Trl
7730 W Commercial Blvd
2155 Town Center Blvd
1200 Edwards Ferry Rd
4795 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy
10155 Okeechobee Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
5800 S University Dr
10150 Bloomingdale Ave
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BubbleBum provided a seat for me to review. Opinions and silliness are my own.