Bubblebum inflatable car seat -review

The BubbleBum inflatable car seat was sent to me with the purpose of writing an honest review in exchange for the item. All images and opinions are my own.


It was a horrible rainy wet Friday afternoon, and I was dreading the school run. Just the thought of having to wrap M up in all his layers and then haul the buggy to pick E made me fill with dread. Usually, I wouldn’t think twice about taking the car, but that Friday E had a friend over after school whom I was also picking up. Taking the car wouldn’t have been an option at all as we only have two car seats luckily I remembered that we were sent the BubbleBum car seat the week before to review so this was a perfect opportunity for me to test it out.


First impressions

The BubbleBum car seat is an inflatable and deflatable portable car booster seat for kids aged 4-11 weighing 15-36kgs designed for use with a standard 3 point adult seat belt.

When the BubbleBum car seat first arrived I thought it would take a while to blow it up, so I was delighted to find that it only took 2-3 puffs before it was fully inflated. The last time I had to transport three children in the back of my car, not only did I have to borrow an extra car seat I also struggled with locating the seatbelt points as the car seats were too wide. However, BubbleBums lightweight (only 0.5 kilograms) and compact size meant that you could easily have this stored in the back of your car as a spare and its narrow design allows you to easily fit three car seats in the back of your car.

Picking up E and his school friend from school
Narrow design allows you to easily fit in three car seats



I found the Bubblebum car seat handy and convenient to have as a spare, and I can see how great this would be for use on holiday. I love the fact that it is so easily inflatable and deflatable and doesn’t take up much space. It’s no surprise that they were recently awarded Gold at the National Parenting Publications. I know that I will be using this regularly to transport E’s school friends to and from playdates!

Where to buy

The BubbleBum car seat retails at £29.99 and is available to buy at Halfords, John Lewis, Tesco, Boots, Argos, Heatons, Kiddicare and Amazon.co.uk

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  1. Oh that is so handy to have, especially when travelling abroad! A certainly must-have! 😉 #TriedTested.

  2. That sounds fantastic! Very handy to have 🙂

  3. Love that it doesn’t take up load of room!
    Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested this week x

  4. The DADventurer

    Sounds a great idea and fantastic if it works – I’d be a little concerned about safety as they’re basically sat on air, but that might just be me 🙂

    • Hey – yes I see you what you mean. It’s very handy to have as a spare and for short journeys though but it definitely wouldn’t replace the usual car seat E has by any means. Thanks for commenting! x

  5. Oh this is such a good idea but it’s probably more appropriate for older children with a bit of weight on them to activate the car seatbelt. I’m always on the look out for good portable car seats esp when travelling as you can’t rely on taxis to arrive with a car seat that’s workable!

    • It’s so true about not being able to rely on taxis! On holiday a couple of years ago our driver turned up with a completely unsuitable car seat for E. Having the BubbleBum would rule that problem out. The car seat is suitable form 4 upwards so yes definitely more appropriate for older children x

  6. We have 2 Bubblebum car seats that allow us to move car seats around as necessary when the children are going to grandparents or having friends over for tea. They are so handy to have! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

  7. Susanne Remic

    We have a bubble bum too and we’ve used it for years- such a handy thing to have especially when they go to play at friends houses after school x

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