An inflatable car seat? You what?

bubblebum 1When we were approached to review the BubbleBum I have to say I was a little dubious initially! “An inflatable car seat? You what?” I thought “That can’t possibly be safe!”

But I did a bit of reading and discovered it is in fact safe. BubbleBum have passed all the relevant safety tests and regulations and are deemed as completely safe.

So we decided that yes, we would test it out.

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BubbleBum is the world’s first inflatable and deflatable, portable and packable car booster seat for kids aged 4-11 and weighing 15-36 kgs.

It’s billed as being perfect for everyday use, carpooling, holidays, rental cars and taxis. BubbleBum’s narrow design also makes getting three car seats across the backseat easy. Just as safe as any rigid car seat, BubbleBum has been approved under the United Nations ECE Regulation R44/04 for safety for both Groups 2 and 3 and is designed for use with a standard 3 point adult seat belt. It weighs approximately 0.5 kilograms and comes with a convenient carrying bag and shoulder belt positioning clip.

This clever car booster seat inflates in seconds with a few puffs of air and deflates/packs down just as quickly. When deflated, it is lightweight and small enough to fit in hand luggage, a child’s rucksack or in mum’s handbag. BubbleBum’s cool and funky design appeals to kids while parents love the convenience and ease of use.

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So, is it all it’s cracked up to be? Well yes, we found it really, REALLY easy to use. We took Littlebit’s regular high back booster car seat out and replaced it with the BubbleBum for the day.

She says: “It’s comfy Mummy and I like the colour!”

I say: I’m not sure we’d use this as a day to day booster seat, mainly because it’s not high back and that’s what is appropriate for Littlebit right now and we have room in our car for it so why change anything.

However, for throwing into the bag when we go on holiday, for days out when we won’t be in our own car, i.e. in taxis, on coaches, in other peoples cars, places where she wouldn’t necessarily have a booster at all, it’s a must have. It will make those journeys so much safer.

We also tested it out with 3 kids in the back of the car, something we haven’t been able to do before as we can’t fit 3 full size boosters across the back seat. This worked brilliantly with the BubbleBum in the middle, so we can have play dates with 4 kids now (1 in the front and 3 in the back) – I’m not so sure I like this idea though, what am I letting myself in for!? Our BubbleBum will now live in the boot of the car for such circumstances.

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Oh and the BubbleBum is tougher than you might think for an inflatable seat! We tested this out by having a bit of a jump on it on the drive, just to see. That was a lot of fun!

Watch the BubbleBum advert here (sorry it is American but you can still see what it’s about):

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BubbleBum retails at £29.99 and is available at: Halfords, John Lewis, Tesco, Boots, Argos, Heatons, Kiddicare and Amazon.

You can find BubbleBum on FacebookTwitter, Pinterest and Instagram too.

This is a review post. We were provided with a Neon BubbleBum for review. All opinions are my own. 

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Muddy Puddles Lottie – Review & Giveaway!

As a Lottie Doll Brand Ambassador we’ve been sent the gorgeous Muddy Puddles Lottie to have a play with. Well, we love all of our Lottie’s but we especially love this one as she’s wearing wellies.

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We’ve had fab fun playing with her in our flower and veg beds.

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When it’s raining outside, Lottie is quick to pull on her raincoat and boots and go on a muddy adventure. Walking through Branksea’s Daffodil Fields, Lottie spots a family of ducks swimming in a murky mud puddle. She loves the sound of the squelch of her boots in the mud, and it is great fun to find the deepest, muddiest puddle and jump up and down in it. Lottie also likes puddle jumping with her friends and having a competition to see who can make the biggest splash.

Includes:

  • Yellow hooded raincoat with blue striped lining
  • Rain boots
  • A long sleeved t-shirt
  • Corduroy shorts
  • Striped leggings

Recommended age is 3+.

The Muddy Puddles Lottie retails at RRP £16.99 on the Lottie website or if you live locally Hubbard’s Toy Cupboard also stock a range of Lottie Dolls.

And you have the opportunity to win your very own Muddy Puddles Lottie. It’s just the right time of year for her too with all of the April showers I’m sure we’ll be getting! Just enter using the Rafflecopter below.

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There’s also a second opportunity to win a Muddy Puddles Lottie by designing some wellies over on the Lottie Website. Just click the picture below to find out more.

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Lastly, don’t forget to tell me if you and your little ones like to splash and squelch in muddy puddles? Lottie loves to go on adventures in her colourful wellington boots, why do you like getting muddy? Tweet me @pinkwellies79 and use #getmuddy

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This is a review post. We are Lottie brand ambassadors and are provided with their lovely dolls for review. All opinions are my own.

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