If you’ve ever found yourself lugging a booster seat out of your car and into somebody else’s (or worse – into a plane!) I can almost guarantee that in the process you banged it on various parts of the car and yourself, and perhaps even uttered some language you weren’t entirely proud of. Why are they so enormous? Well, as it turns out, not all of them are…
Feast your eyes on the UK-designed BubbleBum booster seat. Whereas most similar booster seats are made of uncomfortable rigid plastic (I still remember my bumpy rides sitting on one as a child!), the BubbleBum is inflatable, colourful and flexible. It’s aimed at children between the ages of three and eleven, and designed for use with a standard adult shoulder belt. Approved under United Nations safety regulations, it weighs less than half a kilo, and deflates and folds into a package small enough to fit in a handbag or backpack. My mind is spinning imagining all the ways that a portable, lightweight booster seat would simplify car pooling, taxi rides and plane trips, let alone day to day travel. And it’s cheap – you can pick one up directly from BubbleBum for £24.99!
Since you are probably now thinking about going on holidays with the wonderful BubbleBum seat, take the opportunity as well to check out their holiday activity page, with downloadable colouring-in, puzzles and travel games.
Please note that residents of some states, including NSW and Victoria, may find that recent changes to laws regarding child restraints mean the BubbleBum may not be a workable option for you – check with the RTA, VicRoads, or the road authority in your area for more details.