Bumbo infant chair is definately a mommy must have. We were introduced to this fun chair with our #2 kid E. He LOVED it. And what loved it even more than him? US!
We are on kid #3. The Bumbo was one of the few baby items we had not given away between our last 2 kids. With our 3rd, Izaiah - we have used the Bumbo daily since he was 6 weeks old. The recommended ages for Bumbo are 3 months - 14 months.
Why We LOVE the Bumbo Infant Chair
Look Mom! I Can See the World
While we love the bouncy chair - the Bumbo allows our little Izaiah to check out the world around him. He is sitting up and supported, without having to be able to sit up.
Light-weight & Portable Infant Chair
The Bumbo is light-weight and portable. We've been taking it along with us each time we go out to eat. Izaiah outgrew his infant carrier and isn't sitting up yet, so what to do in a restaurant? Take the Bumbo!
My sister-in-law use to take the Bumbo with her to get her son's hair cut when he was a toddler. It fit right in the hairstylist chair. (see safety tips below)
Easy to Clean
Nothing like yucky baby toys that are slobbered and spit-up all over and you can't for the life of your figure out how to clean them. Fear not with Bumbo. We squish the Bumbo into our sink and squirt it down anytime it needs a cleaning.
High Chair Alternative
Yes, we suck. Our 5-month old who loves to eat still does not have a high chair. We haven't bought one because the Bumbo has been working just dandy (see word to the wise about safety). Note: DO NOT USE on a table or chair. We feed him sitting on the ground. As soon as he starts finger food, we'll have to sucker up for a high chair or booster chair.
There are some people who don't like it because of the lack of straps or security. Here's a word to the wise, DO NOT PUT THE BUMBO ON A RAISED SURFACE.
Technical Mumbo Jumbo for the Bumbo
Here's some Bumbo technical mumbo-jumbo if your in to that sort of thing...
From the ManufacturerBumbo Baby Sitter is manufactured to the highest safety standards from low-density foam material, which makes it lightweight and portable. It is soft, comfortable, safe, hygienic and non-toxic for the baby. The integral outer skin of the material is durable and easy to clean. The Bumbo baby sitter is versatile and can be used safely and conveniently anywhere on any level surface, and is definitely the extra set of hands you have always been looking for. It is the perfect gift for that special occasion.
The Bumbo Baby Sitter is a revolutionary new concept uniquely designed according to the baby's posture to seat babies independently in an upright sitting position, providing a snug and cozy environment, from as young as 3 months up to an age of approximately 14 months depending on individual development.The Bumbo is manufactured to the highest safety standards from low-density foam material, which makes it lightweight and portable. It is soft and comfortable, safe, hygienic, non-toxic, and easy to clean.
Warning: Never use on a raised surface. Never use as a car seat or bath seat. Designed for floor level use only. Never leave your baby unattended as the seat is not designed to be totally restrictive and may not prevent release of your baby in event of vigorous movement. Prevent Falls; Never use on any elevated surface.
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