With travel season upon us, many families are searching for a portable and inflatable booster seat they can use regardless of whether they choose to fly or drive.
Did you know your child is 59% safer when riding on a booster opposed to using a vehicle seat belt alone? So what would prevent a parent from using a booster seat?
Some of the common complaints about booster seats include:
- We can't fit as many kids in the backseat with booster seats
- I don't have multiple booster seats to use during carpool
- When traveling, we don't have room to travel with a booster seat
- It's not financially possible to purchase more than one booster seat
While we may not be able to solve every problem and concern when it comes to backless booster seats, we think we may have discovered one option that satisfies and solves the most common conundrums: the BubbleBum inflatable travel booster seat.
Today, we'll review the BubbleBum travel booster seat to determine whether this backless booster seat is the best option for your child.
BubbleBum Travel Booster Seat Review
For this BubbleBum travel booster seat review, the following factors will be considered:
- Age Range
- Height Range
- Suggested Weight
- Seat Measurements
- Design Choices
- Awards Received
- Suggested Uses
- How to Stow/Carry
Age Range for the BubbleBum Travel Booster Seat
The BubbleBum travel booster seat is recommended for children between the ages of 4-11. In fact, best practices state that it's best for children to continue to use a booster seat until the age of eleven (or until they at least reach the height of 4'9"/150 cm).
Height Range for the BubbleBum Travel Booster Seat
As just mentioned above, your child should remain in a booster seat until they measure at least four feet nine inches (150 cm), even if that surpasses the age of eleven.
Suggested Weight for the BubbleBum Travel Booster Seat
The suggested weight range for kids using the BubbleBum travel booster seat is 40-100 pounds (or 18-45 kilos).
BubbleBum Travel Booster Seat Measurements/Specifications
When inflated the BubbleBum booster seat measures 11 x11 x 4.5 Inches. When deflated the seat measures 11.8 x 5.9 x 3.9 Inches. It comes with a convenient carrying bag, as well as a shoulder belt positioning clip.
This travel booster seat can be inflated with just a couple puffs of air from your mouth (less than 30 seconds to inflate) and can be deflated just as quickly and easily.
BubbleBum Travel Booster Seat Design Choices
The BubbleBum booster seat comes in the following designs:
- Stars & Stripes
- Union Jack
- Pink Chevron
- Black & Pink Chevron Bundle
- Twins Stars & Stripes Bundle
- Twin Union Jack Bundle
- Twin Pink Chevron Bundle
- Twin Black Bundle
Keep in mind that you'll save about $10 with a bundle over buying a single BubbleBum.
BubbleBum Booster Seat Awards
The award-winning BubbleBum is the world's first inflatable, foldable and portable car booster seat. Rated a "Best Bet" Booster by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for the past six years, it's also the winner of many awards including the National Parenting Center of Approval.
BubbleBum meets and exceeds all US Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS213). BubbleBum is also crash test approved and meets and exceeds the EU ECE R44.04 and the US FMVSS 213 safety regulations (these entail both crash testing and materials testing).
Suggested Uses for the BubbleBum Travel Booster Seat
Weighing just over a pound, the size, weight, and affordability of the BubbleBum booster seat make it a great choice for a secondary booster seat or a travel companion. I remember carpooling when my kids were in elementary school and I used to have to unbuckle and drop their booster seat off at the office each morning (which even lead to it being stolen on one occasion).
With the BubbleBum, parents now have an affordable option for a secondary booster seat that their kids can keep strapped to their backpack so they're ready to go home with friends or another caregiver at a moment's notice.
Because it's inflatable, foldable and portable, the BubbleBum is an especially natural choice when it comes to travel, car rentals, and taxis.
How to Stow & Carry the BubbleBum Travel Booster Seat
The BubbleBum Inflatable Booster Seat comes with a convenient carrying bag that it can fit into when deflated and rolled, but some may opt to simply deflate and leave flat for ease in packing, especially if packing in a suitcase for a longer trip.
When rolled and stored in the accompanying carrying case, not only can your kids carry the booster seat themselves, it can also easily be clipped onto your child's backpack, your purse or any other tote of your choice.
Be advised: the BubbleBum should not deflate on its own. If you notice your booster seat deflating, check to make sure there are no holes where air could be escaping. When in doubt, contact the manufacturer or where you purchased the booster seat before using again.
BubbleBum Booster Seat Video
BubbleBum Travel Booster Seat Review Summary
In summary, the Bubblebum inflatable travel booster seat is one of the most flexible car seat options for families on the go. Where many parents used to assume there are no viable options to help their kids sit more safely with a seatbelt when they are traveling without a car seat, now they can pick up this inflatable booster seat to have on hand for trips big and small alike.
Better yet, because the innovative BubbleBum design is so portable, this product fills the needs beautifully for families with multiple children between the 4-11 age range.
If you're ready to buy your BubbleBum, choose your favorite BubbleBum Travel Booster Seat design.