As we were preparing for our family’s recent fall “Road Trip to the Boonies” in the 2017 Toyota Sienna, I received an email from the folks at BubbleBum, asking me if I’d be interested in testing out their inflatable travel booster car seat. My response: “Sure, if you can send it to me before our family leaves for Boone, North Carolina next week…”
It arrived in time, which means I now get to present you with the most honest review on the Internet, for the BubbleBum travel booster car seat.
Here’s why I say that. I treated this like a somewhat secret scientific experiment with my 1st grader son, Jack. I wanted to stand back and just see how he naturally responded to the BubbleBum.
He had already established he wanted the 3rd row seat to himself. So the night before we left, I placed his regular booster seat in the left seat and the BubbleBum on the right seat.
When we loaded up in the Sienna the next morning, he immediately asked, “Daddy, can I sit in my new seat?”
So already, through the process of natural selection, he chose the BubbleBum.
For the 6 hour road trip from Spring Hill, Tennessee to Boone, North Carolina, Jack sat in the BubbleBum.
But for the trip back home, I had him sit in his regular booster seat.
Obviously, you see where I’m going with this…
Once we got home, I asked him, “So Jack, which seat did you like better?”
His simple, all-telling response: “The new one.”
I then asked for details. “Why did you like the new one better?”
His answer, “I don’t know. I just did.”
So there you go. My son can’t tell you why he liked the BubbleBum booster seat better. He just did.
And as I’ve already mentioned, he naturally choose to sit in it first.
He liked it. He really liked it.
If you’re interested in learning more about the BubbleBum travel booster seat, you can check out their website here.