BubbleBum Booster Seat Review 2019

The BubbleBum Inflatable Backless Booster is an award-winning car seat booster, and consequently, for 8 years, it has been rated as the “Best Bet” by the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety). It not only meets but exceeds standards set by the Federal Motor Safety Standard for USA (FMSS213) for safety requirements.  Without a doubt, it is the best in the market when it comes to your child’s safety and comfort.

About the Brand

BubbleBum was founded by Grainne Kelly in 2009. Her kids have been her companion in all her travels, and she was concerned for their safety. Her children inspired her to create brand new boosters with innovative ideas. Headquarters of BubbleBum is in Derry. The BubbleBum boosters are distributed all over the world from Derry, Ireland. BubbleBum boosters are quite popular among older kids. BubbleBum Backless Booster review

 Construction

The booster is padded with memory foam and webbing harness. Safety is critical for the makers of BubbleBum booster. They have ensured to keep your child safe and secure if you happen to be in a crash. The foam technology used reduces impact and creates stability and keeps your child safe. It is constructed with simple design and light weight of just weighing around 500g.

Ease of Use

It is so small and narrow that you can use 3 boosters at the same time. Since it is only 33 cms wide, 3 kids can easily fit, and all 3 of them can use the Bubblebum booster. You can deflate the booster when it is not used and can store it easily without using up a lot of space. It can easily fit in a tote bag, backpack, or glove box, and you can carry it around wherever you’re traveling, and just inflate it when you want to use it. You can inflate the booster by blowing in air through your mouth in around 20 seconds. It’s that simple!

Who is it best for

This booster is ideal to take on a family vacation or even if you’re car-pooling. It is comfortable and has pretty cool designs that your child will absolutely love the feel and color of the booster.

Material

The booster is made from the same material that is used in a lifebelt. This makes it very safe as well as durable. To increase structural integrity as well as comfort, the bladder is filled with memory foam. The seat belt usage is like all other boosters. The adult seat belt is used with this booster as per the ECE regulation 15. The backless booster has a shoulder belt clip that provides safety as well as comfort when the kid is using the booster. The position belt adds boost and avoids kids from slouching. BubbleBum Backless Booster review 2019

 

Specifications

This award-winning BubbleBum booster is priced at a very low price. This black color booster is durable and is loved by kids. The dimension of the product is 11.8 x 5.9 x 3.9 inches. The weight of the item is 1.2 lbs. It comes with a convenient stretchy bag to fold and place the booster in the bag for easy storing. It is also convenient to carry the booster anywhere in a bag. You can travel with your kid and use the booster anywhere, anytime. It is best for kids who are quite mature to sit upright in a car without slouching. Do not use it for toddlers as they cannot sit upright throughout the journey. A toddler is safe in a 5 harness booster. The simple design is quite appealing for older kids. It is perfect for a kid who is growing and is embarrassed to travel using a booster. However, traveling without a booster is still dangerous for them. Hence, this booster will prepare them to adjust and get familiar with the use of adult seat belts. It is not suitable to be used for flight travel. It is designed for road travel. Always read the manual before you start installing the booster. To maintain safety, place the booster front facing and never place the seat backward.

Warranty

BubbleBum provides a warranty of one year from the date of purchase. The product will be replaced or repaired for free in case a defect has been identified. The proof of purchase has to be produced to identify the date of purchase. If the defect is due to product misuse or not following the manual instructions, it will not be covered under limited warranty.

Pros

Cons

  • Easy to carry anywhere as it is foldable and can be carried in a bag
  • It is easy to store as it can be inflated when required and deflated to store away
  • It’s very easy and quick to install
  • The booster is padded with memory foam to protect the child from any impact
  • It is extremely light-weight and durable
  • The design is quite simple, and it’s not flashy at all, that it would look like sitting on a car seat instead of a booster
  • It is a good fit in almost all cars
  • 3 kids can fit at the same time using the BubbleBum booster as it is not too wide or large.
  • A limited warranty of one year is provided for this booster.
  • It’s a backless booster and is loved by older kids.
  • It has less leg room. The leg space is fit for smaller children than older kids
  • Difficult to navigate to the belt guide situated in the lap side

 

Conclusion

All parents must ensure that you use a booster suitable for your kid. When you buy a booster, always check the height and weight limit. Also, consider their age to find the appropriate booster for them. Once they grow into a big kid, they would not appreciate using a booster. They will feel embarrassed. Always, know your child’s comfort as well as their safety when buying a booster. Do thorough research and read through the product features of various boosters and their reviews before you make a decision to buy a booster. After buying a booster, you should not be in a position where you have to return it because your kid wasn’t comfortable with the booster. Go shopping with your child and know their needs and buy what they feel comfortable and safe.

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