The BubbleBum booster seat has been a huge hit over in the UK and is finally making a splash in the U.S. It was created by a mom who was frustrated over what was available on the market for traveling families who just can’t stand to lug around the bulky and heavy average child booster seat.
BubbleBum is perfect for the parents AND kids always on-the-go. It is designed for kids between ages 4 & 11 who weigh between 40-80 lbs. It is an affordable, light-weight car booster seat that comes with seat belt positioning clips in place of arm rests and fits in small spaces, making it possible to fit three kids in car seats across the back seat. It easily deflates after use allowing it to be stored in a backpack, flight bag, trunk or even a large purse. It weighs approximately 1lb, and because it is inflatable and soft-sided it is much more comfortable than a regular booster seat.
When I first read about the new BubbleBum booster seat and saw the words “inflatable booster seat”, I immediately thought there had to be some mistake. How could a booster seat be ‘portable and inflatable’ and still be safe? Of course, I’m envisioning something along the lines of a pool toy – and that simply couldn’t be further from the truth. The seat is made up of material similar to a life vest and memory foam, so in the event of a puncture during a crash, the BubbleBum will remain structurally sound. Also, booster seats are supposed to be ‘covered’ in energy absorbing material, but the BubbleBum is made entirely of it. BubbleBum meets all US Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
This revolutionary new booster seat is available for only $39.99 (+S&H).
Another new travel product to hit the shelves is the SnoozeShade. SnoozeShade was also created by a mom who wanted a better way to keep her baby covered and protected from the sun while he/she slept in their stroller on long walks and other outings. Made from a double layer of soft dark breathable fabric, SnoozeShade Original provides a shady and well-ventilated sleep environment by blocking 94% of light.
- Elasticated top and sides with easy-to-attach Velcro straps ensure fits easily to most strollers.
- Bright colored trim and straps are useful to give some extra visibility for you and your stroller.
- Protects babies from the sun with the highest level of sun protection – UPF50+.
- Tested to all current British, European and US safety standards.
- Comes with a free storage bag
It even comes with a handy “sneak a peek” zipper at the front so you can check in and see that your little one is still snoozing comfortably.
The SnoozeShade is available at select retailers in California as well as on Amazon.com. The BubbleBum can also be purchased on Amazon.
*company provided product samples for review purposes
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