Mums are great. Not only to they have a natural ability to do ten things at once, eyes in the backs of their heads and a built in radar that spots danger at ten paces. But when there isn’t a product on the market that does the job they want it to do for their little ones… they invent something that will!
Many of the best award-winning and most widely used products for babies have been invented by parents. We know what’s best for our baby, what we want products to do (and what we don’t want them to do!). So we take a peek at our favourite ingenious baby products, that came from the minds of Mums.
The Bubble Bum Booster Seat
The Bubble Bum Child Car Booster Seat is a cost effective, portable, lightweight and inflatable child car booster seat for children aged between 3-11 years.
The Car Booster Seat easily deflates and folds flat so that kids or Mums can carry it in rucksacks or handbags, making it perfect for holidays, coach journeys and school trips.
Grainne Kelly, mother of two boys had the idea for BubbleBum in 2009 while making frequent trips between Derry and England to visit a sick relative.
After being stranded at an airport without a car seat she proceeded to solve the problem not only for herself but for all other parents who are faced with the same issue.
Grainne developed an inflatable seat that could be packed and taken on holiday. Within 18 months the product was being sold in more than 20 countries.
“I created the BubbleBum out of sheer frustration with what was currently available on the market,’’ she said.
“Modern families do a lot of travelling in cars, coaches and taxis, and bulky, heavy booster seats just aren’t practical.