BLOGMAS #6 | Travel Safe


Me and John are both pretty fortunate that we learnt to drive, and have cars. It's incredibly rare we have to use public transport, in fact I don't remember the last time I got on a bus. But, that doesn't mean to say we wouldn't ever need to, Noah loves busses. Correction, Noah is infatuated with busses so I really do want to try to take a few more trips on them. However something that does worry me, especially after John has himself been involved in a car accident on a bus - driver had a heart attack at the wheel, scary stuff, is how do you keep your little one safe on board? They don't have seat belts, and if I'm honest very little in the way of safety procedures in place. As much as I'd like to think I would hold on, if you're in a serious collision, you have no control over anything. Given that if we got our local bus, it would travel on a 70mph A road, it's pretty darn scary to think you'd be letting your children ride that with absolutely no safety restraints. Then I think to taxis, we've often travelled abroad and as we weren't taking a car seat with us, found ourselves a little stuck as to how to get to the airport whilst also keeping Noah safe. Had we known about this wonder product then, it would have saved a lot of time and stress as I'd wouldn't of needed to worry.



When I stumbled across Belt Up Baby, immediately it caught my eye, a light, practical solution to keeping your little ones safe when you don't have a car seat. I was firstly, pretty damn amazed I never thought something like this could exist and secondly I had to try it out, so I was absolutely delighted when BUB got in touch and offered me to do just that. Belt up Baby is a child restraint system that is designed to be used, to keep little ones as safe as possible on public transport - perfect I thought, even more perfect when I read it has been extensively tested and proven to save the lives of children who may have previously been sat unrestrained on their parent's lap. I wonder to myself why these aren't compulsory in Taxis or Busses and why they don't have them on board, because now I know about BUB, I'd never not use it. Why risk a childs life for absolutely no reason other than convenience. Belt Up Baby was so easy to use, I could pop it on myself with no troubles in less than a minute. You simply place the board to your tummy and fasten the straps around you. Then when you're seated, let your little one sit on your lap and fasten them in, in exactly the same manner you would a car seat. You are effectively acting as your childs car seat. I felt incredibly at ease wearing BUB with Noah, as did John (my human guinea pig), as we knew if anything did go a little balls to the wall, you only have to worry about protecting yourself as one unit, you are as close to your child as possible - thus in my opinion making it much easier to take care of them.


*This product was sent for review,

8 comments :

  1. This looks like such a good product, and a must for city mums for buses and taxis. And you're right, holidays would be so much safer with this too!

    Rachel // http://illustratedteacup.com

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  2. Ooh this would be such a good product for those who don't drive - I still find it odd that on buses especially there are no seat belts, even as an option for children...

    Kirsty | www.lifewithboys.co.uk

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  3. Wow I didn't even know such thing existed. Such a good idea, especially for the bus! xx
    Glossy Boutique

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  4. This looks amazing. I was talking about this to my dad who was talking about holidays for next year and needing to rent a car as I saw your tweet and thought it was a great idea! It's great to hear it goes on easy and quick though do you think someone larger like myself could wear it? x

    Lucie xx | LucieLovesit.com

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  6. Ooh I had no idea there were products out there for those that didn't drive, I've always wondered what you do with the baby if you get a taxi somewhere.

    Lyndsay | Fizzy Peaches Travel & Lifestyle Blog

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  7. Oh wow, this is a revelation. I don't drive and therefore travel on the bus with my toddler at least a couple of times a week. I hate that there's no seatbelts and she's always getting thrown around on the bus. Such a clever product.

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

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  8. Wow!! This is an amazing idea.. I've always wondered what I'd do in a Taxi. Need. These!

    Amelia | www.mumsbeautycave.com

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