When it comes to traveling with children, us mums have to think about everything. Everyone with kids knows how much stuff you need. You’re still trying to pack as little as you can. But I have seen parents with actual car seats that can be pushed at airports simply because they need it for their rental car for example. There is actually an easier way now.
We have only ever been on a family holiday abroad once so far. This was to Spain last summer. It did come into my mind “how are we getting the kids safe from the airpirt to the hotel”. We booked a private transfer back then and the driver did have two car seats in it but not too age appropriate to be honest.
When Bubble Bum got in touch to try out their new inflatable car seat, I was very curious to give it a go.
I actually couldn’t believe that such a thing existed. This certainly would make traveling a lot easier next time we are going abroad again.
But not only can you use it when you are on holidays. For many cars it is nearly impossible to fit three car seats beside each other. This is where Bubble Bum comes in handy. I could see Matthew’s creche using these for school pick ups. It means there are two or so more spaces left to fill.
What do you do in a situation when you have to order a taxi? Generally taxis don’t have car seats and they ask you to have your child sat on your lap until the journey is complete. Take Bubble Bum with you. The seat comes with a small storage bag where you can keep your seat folded nice and handy.
The process of setting it up is very simple. At the back of the inflatable seat you will find a valve. Twist this a bit until you get air into it. Then blow into it until the seat is fully formed and close the valve again. There is also an additional shoulder belt positioner clip for extra support. You need to feed this through the bottom of the seat and then put the clip through the loop and tighten it.
Now it’s time to put the seat in your car. We had this done in no time. On each side of the seat is a clip. Once you have placed the seat in the car, let your child sit down on it and put the seat belt on. As doing so, make sure the bottom of the seat belt fits through the opening so the seat is secure. Bring up the seat belt positioner from the back of your child and secure the clip with the top part of the seat belt. All done.
The Bubble Bum booster seat is recommended for children from the age of 4 to 11 years. (15 to 36 kg) However it is advised not to use a booster seat without a back until your child reaches 22kg. You can currently purchase the booster seat from any Lidl store in Ireland and Northern Ireland for £21.99/€24.99.
Disclaimer: I was sent this product for the purpose of this review. As always this is 100% my own opinion and I take ownership of photos taken above.