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Easy Little Rider: The BubbleBum Inflatable Booster Makes Commuting with Kids a Breeze


Parents of young children traveling by plane often have the dilemma of the pick-up.  Either chance a taxi ride with no child booster for the car seat — as in most states this is allowable by law for short hauls in hired vehicles, or trouble a relative or friend to arrange for a booster for when they pick you up.  You can now spare yourself the worry, thanks to the arrival of BubbleBum.

The BubbleBum inflatable booster seat is an affordable ($39.99), convenient  alternative to carting around a booster on a plane, and avoiding airline bag fees to check luggage.  It tucks compactly into its own stretch carry bag, and can be blow up and ready to use in seconds.  It is lightweight (1 lb.), yet when inflated it is sturdy and comfortable.  Designed for children aged 4-11 and weighting 40 to 100 pounds, it is a handy extra seat for kiddie carpools, and because of its narrow footprint, it can fit three-across in a back seat along with other boosters.

The BubbleBum meets all US motor vehicle safety standards as requtred by NHTSA (FMVSS213), so you can feel confident in using it as a daily booster as well as a booster-in-a-pinch.  As a testament to parent satisfaction the BubbleBum has been awarded a seal by Mom’s Best, including the 2012 Top Choice of the Year Award in Kids Travel by Creative Child Magazine, PTPA (Parent Tested Parent Approved) Media Awards and the JPMA Awards.  BubbleBum has been awarded the IIHS (Insurance Institute of Highway Safety) “Best Bet” in their booster seat evaluation report two years in a row, where they’ve branded BubbleBum as one of the best for safety. 

The BubbleBum is available at, select Target stores and