STAY SPARKY!™ That's the message that Bombol wants to share with parents. Bombol is inspiring parents to discover the world together with their children, and to enjoy new experiences.
Bombol has reinvented children's furniture by creating innovative products that have a practical design. Bombols products are light, flexible, innovative and fun to use. They make your life easier, both at home and when you’re out and about.
Bombol takes hygiene very seriously, so all its products are made with antibacterial materials. Bombol has already received several prominent design awards, such as the iF Design Award, Merit Award and European Design Award.
Bombol has launched the award-winning Bamboo 3Dknit™ Bouncer. Made using Altor 99.9% antibacterial yarn, ingenious woven 3D mesh and an ergonomic Dynamic Backrest™. Quite simply, it’s the most innovative recliner on the market for children from 0 to 5 years (or 100kg).
The Pop-Up™ Booster is the first booster seat to be super strong and fold up to the size of a tablet. The Pop-Up™ Booster is as light as a feather, clicks open and closed again in just seconds, and can bear up to 75kg in weight as a result of its innovative three-dimensional structure.
The Blast UV™ Disinfector kills 99.99% of viruses and bacteria. Thanks to its clever design, the Blast UV™can be folded to wallet-size in seconds. So this safe and compact handy steriliser is perfect for quickly making items up to the size of a baby bottle bacteria-free, at home or on-the-go.
Did your child drop his pacifier on the floor? With the Blast UV™ Disinfector, you can easily sterilise various items on the go in just 5 minutes! With its UV-C rays, the Blast UV™kills 99.99% of viruses (such as Covid-19 and equivalents) and 99.9998% of bacteria. This safe, compact and handy steriliser is perfect for quickly making items up to the size of a baby bottle bacteria-free.
More people now want to shop local, and that’s a good thing! It allows you to support the local economy, the hardworking entrepreneurs in your own town, city or neighbourhood. Going to local shops is always a good idea. If you are still in doubt, we can hopefully convince you, because when it comes to baby shopping, there are three reasons why shopping locally (or in the web shop of a local entrepreneur!) is better.
Christmas holidays and the time leading up to the end of the year can be tough on children... and if you have children! They eat food they’re not used to and end up sitting at the children's table with other little ones they might not know very well. And then they have to behave well, too! Here are a few tips and must-have items to make the party table the best place in the house.
UV-C light neutralises bacteria, fungi and viruses. UV-C rays are therefore an effective way of disinfecting all kinds of (baby) items. The Bombol Blast UV sterilises small items up to the size of a baby bottle in as little as 5 minutes. We’ve also put together a handy list of baby items that it’s a good idea to disinfect regularly.
At BABYmatters, you'll find innovative baby items that should definitely make it on to your baby registry or birth list. In 2021, we welcomed no less than five products that had an unusual design. These five baby items make life easier for moms, dads and babies.
Blast UV™ comes with a USB-C to USB-A cable and requires a USB-C power input of 5V/1A. Blast UV™ can be powered by a USB-A wall adapter, car charger, computer or any power bank, so it is easy to use anywhere, any time.
No. Many UV-C disinfectors or sanitizers like the wand models can accidentally expose the user to direct UV-C light. These cannot pass the safety regulations, and therefore cannot be certified.
Blast UV™ is safe and certified because it is designed to turn on ONLY when the 3 safety interlocks are all engaged so the disinfection chamber is completely sealed. If the box is accidentally opened when the UV-C LEDs are on, they will be instantly switched off. This safety mechanism is independently certified by UL. The UVC disinfection process will resume once the box is closed again.
In addition, the Porex Virtek® is one of the few high-tech UL-F2 certified materials, meaning it acts as a barrier to UV-C light.
These two features combined guarantee there is no risk to accidental high-energy UV-C light exposure.
While UV-C tube lamps are still used in many UV-C sanitizers today, it’s an old technology with many downsides. They are not power-efficient, contain lots of mercury, are fragile and can take up to 30 minutes warm up time resulting in long disinfection times. They can also produce heat and harmful ozone. They’re also short lived with a maximum operating life of around 1000 hours, meaning they are likely to stop working after only a few months of use. Lastly, they will be globally banned soon because of the mercury toxicity thanks to the Minamata Convention.
UV-C LEDs on the other side - like those used in Blast UV™ - have high efficiency and low power consumption, are mercury-free and shock-resistant, activate instantly and last up to 10,000 hours or approximately 10 years of normal daily use. This makes them the best choice for a portable UV-C disinfector.
UV-C light is harmful to all living organisms, including humans. So never check by looking at a working LED as UV-C light is invisible anyways.
That is why we designed a clever way to show you safely on the outside that the UV-C LEDs on the inside are working correctly. Each of the 3 LED’s has a corresponding black thermochromic dot on the outside of top lid. When the UV-C LEDs are switched on, they warm up, which in turn makes the thermochromic dots change from black to red. Once the cycle is finished, the LED’s cool instantly, and the thermochromic dots slowly turn back to black. It’s a simple yet reliable way for Blast UV™ to make the invisible visible, safely.
If it fits, you can disinfect it. Some of the most common items you can disinfect are pacifiers, baby bottles, cutlery, phones, face masks, keys, jewellery, watches, remote controls, eyeglasses, pens, wallets, credit cards, and makeup.
Blast UV™ can also fit the largest models of the most popular brands including Apple, Samsung, Huawei and Xiaomi as well as an 11 ounces baby milk bottle.
Yes. While it is true that prolonged exposure to UV rays can discolour certain materials,the level of UV-C exposure during a disinfection cycle is enough to destroy germs, bacteria and inactivate viruses but not nearly enough to damage your devices or objects in any way.
UV-C light is not it corrosive unlike many disinfecting chemicals, making UV-C disinfection by far a safer alternative for your objects.
Yes! Blast UV™ was tested by UL and SGS International to certify the compliance with:
• The safety international standards such as American UL499, Canadian CSA 22.2 n64, European EN 60335-1
• The electromagnetic standards EMC and FCC.
• The chemical substance regulations REACH and ROHS standards that means it is free of lead, phthalate, and other banned, harmful substances.
• Blast UV™ doesn’t create or release harmful ozone.
SGS Laboratories tested the efficacy against bacteria such as Staphylococcus Aureus and Escherichia Coli and virus such as Human Coronavirus 229E (ASTM and TGA Sars-Cov-2 recommended surrogate). Inactivation rate was more than 99.999% for bacteria and more than 99.99% for the virus tests.
Don't just take our word for it. Blast UV™ was tested by SGS International to certify the efficacy against bacteria and viruses. The test was not performed with the pathogens up close to the LEDs, but 75 mm distance which is the furthest point an object can be from the LEDs inside Blast UV™.
And even at that distance, Blast UV™ delivers a blistering UV-C Dose of 80mJ/cm2 that is 10 times the amount of energy you need to inactivate common bacteria.
First, the Porex Virtek® lining has a 360° Lambertian reflective effect. It means that it scatters the reflected UV-C light in all directions, reaching every corner inside Blast UV™. Second, your object sits suspended on a transparent surface, so the UV-C light can reach the underside of your object.
These two design features means that you don’t need to flip your object over for a second disinfection cycle.
It is common believe that mirror or metallic surfaces reflect all light, but the truth is they absorb quite a bit of the UV-C light. To make the most from the all the UV-C light from the powerful LED’s, Blast UV™ uses the high-tech Porex Virtek® lining that reflects more than 80% of the UV-C light, thus intensifying the UV-C dose at the surface of the object.
Unlike metallic or reflective surfaces, Porex Virtek® is also UL-F2 certified, meaning it cannot oxidize or be altered by UV-C light so it will remain efficient over time.
And last, the UL-F2 certification means that Porex Virtek® is a guaranteed barrier against the high energy UV-C radiation. A bit like lead for radioactive radiation. In other words, it makes sure no harmful UV-C light can escape.
Blast UV™ has a disinfection rate of 99.9998% for the tested bacteria Staphylococcus Aureus and Escherichia Coli (SGS Test Report n. GZF20-026061-01) and 99.9921% for the Human Coronavirus 229E (SGS Test Report n. XMF20-007600-01), compared to the average disinfection rate of 99.9% for bacteria of most UV-C disinfecting or sanitizing devices out there.
To compare, you should not look at the UV-C source power output, but the “UV-C dose”. It means that to be fully disinfected, an object needs to be exposed by strong enough UV-C radiation for a long enough period of time from all sides.
Thanks to the combination of the 3 ultra-powerful UV-C LEDs to make sure the UV-C radiation is still strong enough when it reaches the bottom of Blast UV™ and the ultra-reflective UV-C lining to make the most of the emitted UV-C light, Blast UV™ delivers a blistering UV-C dose of 80mJ/cm2 in 5 minutes. That’s almost 10 times what is needed to kill common bacteria in lab test conditions.
No, not all UV light is capable of sanitizing. UV light can be divided in 3 major categories: UV-A, UV-B, and UV-C based on their wavelengths.
• UV-A (315 nm to 400 nm) gives you that nice summer tan.
• UV-B (280 to 315 nm) is less friendly and responsible for sun burns.
• UV-C (100 nm to 280 nm) is the most dangerous because it is extremely effective at disrupting the genetic makeup of any living organism.
This is why only UV-C light is highly effective in killing bacteria and inactivating viruses.
UV-C light disinfection utilizes the shortest wavelength of the ultraviolet light. At these wavelengths, the high-energy light waves destroy the nucleic acids and break apart DNA and RNA of any living organism, preventing bacteria and viruses to reproduce.
UV-C light does not leave chemical residues behind, does not produce harmful smelly ozone and produces no waste. It kills the nasties without hurting the planet.
A quick wipe with sanitizing or disinfecting wipes does not disinfect an object. They only work on hard surfaces and not on soft ones like fabric.
Disinfecting wipes contain chemical solutions that need time to work, generally a few minutes. During this “contact time”, you should leave the disinfectant on the surface without drying or rinsing it. After the contact time is up, you can rinse off the chemical residue.>
These chemical solutions, including disinfecting alcohol, can also damage certain surfaces like touch screens. All mobile device companies prohibit the use of disinfectants on their screens. Some allow for a ‘gentle application’ of 70% isopropyl alcohol (70% IPA), but this concentration is not strong enough to kill all the germs.
We’ve taken several steps to reduce the environmental footprint of the Bamboo 3Dknit™ Bouncer.
First, we’ve extended the lifetime of the product as much as possible because what is not thrown away does not pollute. We encourage you to pass on the bouncer frame (after checking it’s still in good working order) and only change the fabric seat if needed.
Second, by counting on you to do part of assembling the frame, we reduce the packing size. Smaller packaging reduces shipping air, and thus reduces the carbon emission from transportation.
And third, what happens with Bombol when you don’t need it anymore? Bamboo is almost entirely made of recyclable materials. The materials are unified as much as possible to make differentiated recycling easy: the frame is almost entirely aluminium, the seat fabrics and 3D spacer are entirely polyester, and the supports are 100% PE, which can be recycled with your plastic bottles.
The fabric is easy to take off and should be machine-washed separately (30°C). Please remove the inserted rigid supports from their internal pockets before washing. We recommend a gentle, bleach-free detergent. Do not tumble dry. Do not iron. It would damage the 3D spacer.
The Bamboo 3Dknit™ Bouncer went through some serious testing before claiming to be the toughest of its kind. The EN 1728:2012 requires the bouncer to withstand 20,000 drop cycles of 100 kg on the seat and 30 kg on the backrest without any damage.
Don’t worry, the Bamboo 3Dknit™ Bouncer is fully certified. The reason for this odd difference lies within the nature of the certifications. The norm EN 12790:2009 (Child use and care articles, reclined cradles) is designed for traditional bouncers and only allows certification for 6 kg or 9kg, full stop. Part of the certification requirements is that the maximum weight is indicated permanently on the product. So Bombol has to carry the 9kg limit on the label. Bamboo’s innovation lies in the fact that it’s not only a plain baby bouncer but that it can be transformed into a sturdy chaise longue. So, Bamboo has a second certification - EN 1728:2012 - as furniture to “upgrade” its weight limit to 18kg.
Absolutely! The Bamboo 3Dknit™ Bouncer has been fully and exclusively tested by Intertek, the renowned and accredited external safety institute. The Bamboo 3Dknit™ Bouncer complies with the strict European safety norm EN 12790:2009 (Child use and care articles. Reclined cradles.) and North American ASTM F2167-19, and is probably the only bouncer that also complies with EN1728:2012-clause 6.17 for adult furniture, meaning it can be safely used by children up to five years old. Every single component is compliant with the CPSIA and REACH, one of the strictest norms to date regulating chemical substances.
Your child can sit in the Bamboo 3Dknit™ Bouncer as long as it feels comfortable for him or her. Rests are also fine as long as it is not for extended periods of time. Please remember, a baby bouncer does not substitute a bed. For this reason, we recommend keeping an eye on your child’s needs and regularly taking them out of the baby bouncer for sleep.
If you wish to store the Bamboo 3Dknit™ Bouncer you can quickly take the frame apart and pack it away. Please do not keep the Bamboo 3Dknit™ Bouncer forcefully deformed as it causes permanent deformation of the frame.
It’s virtually impossible for a child to break the frame because of the absence of a delicate regulating mechanism. When your child jumps onto the bouncer, it can fold in two without the risk of breaking. The 3D curve makes sure that the frame returns right back to the same position.
During our research, we considered bamboo as a material, which is widely used in Asia for its combination of low weight, strength, and flexibility. Although bamboo alone didn’t prove adequate for our bouncer’s construction, it became the reference point of what we wanted to achieve with our design.
The Bamboo 3Dknit™ Bouncer has no regulating mechanisms, buttons or electronic gadgets. It is designed to operate autonomously to give your child maximum comfort and give you peace of mind.
The only thing you can operate is the lock for the Dynamic Backrest (DBR). And should your baby want to rest while sitting up, all you have to do is unlock the DBR and bring your baby gently to the resting position without disturbing them.
A traditional bouncer traps your baby into one of 3 inclinations of the fixed sitting position you choose for her or him. The Bamboo 3Dknit™ Bouncer gives your baby freedom of movement thanks to the Dynamic Backrest (DBR). This patented feature works a bit like an articulated office chair that follows your movements while giving you good support. In other words, the chair adapts to the child, not vice versa. This very ergonomic solution helps your baby actively discover his or her body and develop muscles and movement coordination.
Aluminium is a very elastic and very resistant lightweight material. The thin design of the upper part allows the bouncer to translate even the smallest movements of the baby into gentle bouncing. The patented 3D curves make the thin aluminium bar mechanically sound and extremely resistant. The result of this delicate mix is a frame with amazing precision mechanics. Plus, because there’s no regulating mechanism, there are fewer parts to potentially break.
First, The Bamboo 3Dknit™ Bouncer is not just a traditional bouncer for babies. It transforms from a cradling hammock with bespoke support for newborns that prevents slumping, to a comfy chair that stimulates a baby's wriggling skills, to a lounger for 5-year-old toddlers, extending the bouncer’s lifetime by a couple of years.
Second, it does not just bounce gently to soothe your baby; the patented Dynamic Backrest (DBR) gives your baby the freedom to change position from playing to resting without your help.
Third, you can adjust the bouncer in an infinite amount of positions without removing your baby or disturbing their rest. And a nice bonus is the minimal and elegant design that blends seamlessly into any contemporary interior.
The Pop-Up™ Booster comes with a super-safe five-way harness. The shoulder straps are elastic to guarantee maximum comfort and you don’t need to adjust the shoulder straps when the booster is used by more children. When your child outgrows the shoulder straps, you can detach these straps from the central buckle and just use the 3-point harness.
If your child is already old enough to sit steadily by himself you can: extend the crotch strap to maximum length, therefore, lifting the entire set of harness to accommodate for your baby’s longer torso, or, actually detach the shoulder straps from the central buckle and use only the 3-point harness. The shoulder straps are meant for smaller babies for extra security, but not mandatory to use according to international safety standards.
Yes. The fabric has a non-toxic coating that resists water and even tomato sauce and olive oil. The seat and backrest are a continuous surface, so no food can get trapped in the seams.
Just a rinse and a wipe, and the booster is good as new. Mess tends to go everywhere, so we also made the belt entirely detachable so you can wash it in the washing machine.
On pretty much all chairs, yes. The large shoulder strap of the bag doubles up as large safety belts which run under and behind the chair. So as long as it’s not a closed-in sofa-like chair, the Pop-Up™ Booster can be safely mounted.
The age limits are prescribed by the safety norms that are applicable in your area. The Pop-Up™ booster is compliant with the EU booster safety norms which puts a limit of 3 years old or 15kg. The Pop-Up™ booster is equally compliant with the U.S. booster safety norms which put a limit of 5 years. They are different because the mechanical tests used to certify the product are different. The toughest one is the US where a booster needs to survive 500 poundings with 22.7kg (50 lbs). To be on the safe side, we tested the Pop-Up™ booster with 20.000 poundings of 75kg, in other words it was submitted to the same test as an adult chair. It passed.
Yes. The Pop-Up™ Booster complies with the international safety standard for boosters, EN 16120:2014 and ASTM F2640. It is also certified with the international safety standard for furniture, EN 1728:2012. We dropped 75kg onto Pop-Up for 20,000
and it didn’t break.
Besides this, it complies with REACH and CPSIA chemical standards: so no harmful substances for your baby.
The booster can hold up to 75kg without a problem, so the weight limit is not an issue. We dropped 75kg onto the Pop-Up Booster 20,000 times to comply with the international safety standard for furniture, EN 1728:2012. It didn't break.