I received this free of charge for the purpose of review via my Mumsnet Local Editor Cambridge
This seat is great for us. It's going to live in the car for impromptu play dates. It's also going to save us a fortune hiring car seats along with hire cars when we go on holiday with our DCs.
Compact, easy & apparently comfy.Read moreLess
"Handy spare seat or for grandparents car…"
I received this free of charge for the purpose of review via my Mumsnet Local Editor Cambridgeshire. I probably wouldn't have looked at buying a product like this but actually it was really useful. My 6.5 year old was very excited to try it out and it was very comfortable apparently, although she got a bit fidgety on a journey over an hour, I think she managed to wiggle it a bit, she initially found the red clips tricky but soon figured them out. It was much firmer than I expected and didn't need reinflating at all during the test period despite a temperature drop and being left in the car. I liked the clip to stop the seat belt cutting across their face and once I worked out how to fix it ( thank you u tube) it was easy!
I think it would be really useful as a spare for ferrying friends around for grandparents cars, certainly handy to just leave in the boot and quick to inflate ready for use.
It would also be good for coach journey's or holidays where you haven't taken a car. I would probably not use is as a day to day seat as her original booster was slightly larger and more comfortable for longer journeys.Read moreLess
"Small & simple…"
I received this free of charge for the purpose of review via my Mumsnet Local Editor Cambridgeshire.
I love this seat, its so portable. Granny was pretty impressed with it too, I have to admit I did wonder how she would cope with sliding the seat belt through the loop but she didn’t have a problem.
I had no problem blowing it up & attaching the shoulder belt positioning clip.
We were testing the new Neon Yellow & It looks good & would hide drink & food stains nicely.
The seat had no problem fitting in both back & front seats of my VW & once the child has been positioned & clipped in here is no chance of it moving around. Its very small & deflates/inflates easily making it easy to hand over to other parents & grandparents & I suspect it could save some money if flying abroad & you didn’t want to hire a booster seat on the other side.
I asked the child if it felt comfy & safe, ‘Yes’, Do you like the colour, ‘Yes’ Is it heavy, ‘No’.
I did find it bit tricky feeding the seat belt through the loop on the far side but I think a bit of practice might improve things. Overall a lovely, handy product that I shall keep using (& most likely sharing) – thanksRead moreLess
"Bubble Bum Inflatable Foldable and Portable - just like the ad...…"
I received this free of charge for the purpose of review via my position as Mumsnet Local Editor'
Bubble Bum were kind enough to send Mumsnet Local Cambridgeshire some inflatable booster seats to test and review.
They include a handy guide for quick & easy set up, which took seconds..
a) attach seat belt clip b) blow up.
Before inflation the seat is small, light & would certainly fit in a rucksack or school bag, handy if you were sending your child home with another parent. Once blown up the seat felt sturdy & not as bouncy as expected, its an attractive looking seat that shouldn’t cause arguments about being ‘too girly’ or ‘that’s a boys seat’
I had been looking for a while to find a narrow booster seat to fit between my existing two car seats, this inflatable seat is an ingenious idea. It fits easily between the two seats, admittedly the gap is tight but the main thing is I can safely squeeze an additional child in the car.
It looks small compared to the more traditional booster seat but the 7yr old who has been testing it all week assured me that it was very comfortable. It’s very simple and quick to fit, something to note if your child normally fastens their own seat belt – check that the belt has been fed through both of the red loops.
The seat gave the 7yr old the required height & the seat belt clip makes sure there is no seat-belt cutting across the neck. After a week of daily use the seat did not deflate and remained very comfy for the 7yr olds derriere.
The seat is fabulously small and compact and easy to keep in the car, & because it dosen’t take much room up in the boot it means the 18mth old & the 7yr old will be getting extra presents from Santa this year….Read moreLess
"This is a brilliant little invention - so much better…"
This is a brilliant little invention - so much better than those traditional hard booster seats. We have two - they are great for taking on holidays as they squash right down and you can put them in your luggage, or even in the hand luggage.
When you get there they inflate really quickly with a little bit of blowing into the valve and you have safe car seats for the hire car or taxi. Much better than relying on hire car seats which are often grotty and expensive. If you're on holiday for 2 weeks with a hire car they've paid for themselves by the time you get back. With a BubbleBum you can use them at home too - we use them as spare car seats for play dates and extra children at school pick ups.
As my children are still quite young (6 and 3) I still use high backed booster seats as their everyday seats but the kids really like the Bubblebum and say it's more comfy than their usual seats. I also have a friend who puts the Bubblebum in the middle seat at the back for her oldest child as she can't fit any other car seat in the middle so it's good for that too.
They're very easy to fit - just use the red seatbelt guides - a little bit fiddly to start with but easy once you get used to them and they keep the seatbelt in a better position than a lot of traditional seats (that is over the hips not the tummy). They have passed all the relevant safety tests and regulations and are completely safe - oh and they are tougher than you think when you imagine an inflatable seat!
We love them!Read moreLess
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"I think BubbleBums are excellent. We took two on our…"
I think BubbleBums are excellent. We took two on our recent holiday to Puerto Pollensa and it saved me a lot of hassle plus I reckon close toRead moreLess