"Handy as a portable highchair, when out at friends houses…"
Handy as a portable highchair, when out at friends houses and when starting to wean. My LO soon got bored of it though after about 5 mins and used to tip it back!! She was only 6 months too! Looks like a potty!! The tray's useless, LO could pull it off also within seconds!Read moreLess
"I'm afraid like a lot of the other mums have…"
I'm afraid like a lot of the other mums have said, I'd wish I saved my money as our baby liked this for a few weeks and then hated it!
And everyone kept asking why we were potty training her so early!!!
Just spend your money on something useful instead.Read moreLess
"DS liked this for about 1 week and then HATED…"
DS liked this for about 1 week and then HATED it with a passion and would scream and arch his back to get out so it is now under the bed. It is, however, a very cute design that I know many babies enjoy so I will be keeping it for the next baby and then introducing it a bit earlier.Read moreLess
"I brought this for DS when he was desperate to…"
I brought this for DS when he was desperate to sit + couldn't support himself = lots of frustration & I was fed up with being a human bumbo. We have had it for about 8 weeks and he still uses it every day.
As we live in the world's smallest flat it lives under the dining table and comes out as a mini high chair. It works very well as he is comfortable so able to concentrate on eating.
I have also been able to sling it in an old cotton bag and hang it off the suitcase when we jump on a train to go off to visit family (on a side note it was also quite useful for containing small toys at night so they weren't scattered everywhere).
The only down side is with babies that are still quite small (therefore have short arms). As it raises him up a little from the ground - if they drop toys it can be difficult for them to reach again.Read moreLess
"This chair was useful for my girls but only for…"
This chair was useful for my girls but only for a very short period of time - 2 months max. As soon as they were big/strong enough to sit up they no longer wanted to be squashed into the seat and would fight to get out.
The seats are indestructible and wipe-clean so if you are considering one I would recommend buying second hand off eBay. I spentRead moreLess
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"I wish I'd saved my money. There was a very…"
I wish I'd saved my money. There was a very brief time, of maybe 2 weeks!, when my baby would sit in the chair (she flopped around in it when she still needed support when sitting) but then it very quickly became obvious that she hated being in it and would try to escape. Never looked comfortable at all. We even bought the deluxe version with the tray and toy which clip on, but that just meant we wasted even more money on it!
Might be OK for those babies who are happy to be plonked down somewhere and not do anything, but if your baby is inquisitive and likes to play, she'll probably hate it too.Read moreLess
"Grr - I wish I hadn't bought this! My lil…"
Grr - I wish I hadn't bought this! My lil bub pretended he liked it in the shop then changed his mind when we got home. He looks very cute in it because he's so little and can't sit up yet, BUT: he cries because he's bored after dropping his toys (nowhere/nothing to secure anything to), and arches his back coming alarmingly close to getting out of the seat. He can also swivel around in it so that he hangs over the side. He is nearly 5 months and sized right on the median, so is within the right range to be using the thing. Another very strange effect that no one else has mentioned yet but that I know happens for many others is that it causes explosive poos that go right up baby's back and are a joy to sort out (er, not)!Read moreLess
"My daughter was always wanting to do things before she…"
My daughter was always wanting to do things before she was ready and just didn't like sitting in the Bumbo for more than 5 mins. They also advise you do not put it on a table so to use it as a highchair you would have to really fee on the floor which is not too comfortable. It never worked for me she managed to get out of it by arching her back and could almost topple it over. Only really good for a 2nd child to sit in and watch older siblings I feel, hopefully it will earn it's money with my 2nd.Read moreLess
"Fantastic for an immobile baby - it leaves you with…"
Fantastic for an immobile baby - it leaves you with your hands free to entertain or just get on with what you have to secure in the knowledge that baby is also secure. Do keep an eye out as they will suddenly surprise you that they are able to escape or in the case of my little one, just keep leaning forward trying to topple out!Read moreLess
"I loved the concept of this and it does what…"
I loved the concept of this and it does what it says on the box....but had a major stunmbling block........DS chunky legs did not fit!! Well they did but trying to get him out caused lots of tears so I sold it to my friend. Her DD loves it and has no passed it on to another friendRead moreLess
"Great idea. Enables non-sitting baby to sit up securely. Have…"
Great idea. Enables non-sitting baby to sit up securely. Have used ours to feed in and to anchor the baby when she can't be held. My teenagers want a student version!Read moreLess
"Both my 2 children LOVED this although think they are…"
Both my 2 children LOVED this although think they are a bit like marmite....some kids love em others hate em!! Mine used to sit in it in the kitchen whilst I was cooking, washing up etc and they used to just like sitting watching what I was doing. Had to turf my 2 year old out of it when dd was ready for it!!! Although not good for kids with chunky legs.Read moreLess
"I think it is ingenious, very sturdy, grips the child…"
I think it is ingenious, very sturdy, grips the child so they wont fall out but gives them freedom to move with No need for reins. Better than a bouncy chair,softer than a childs chair. Can be doubled up for feeding in. Not only all of the previous but it is wipe clean and easy to throw in the back of a car to take to relatives houses-to stop all the pass the parcel, when you no longer want to sit holding them, but would rather the child wasn't passed from pillar to post.
Available in a variety of colours and only £30 but it has a long life and can be used again and again....for all future children.Read moreLess
"Worth its weight in gold! It doesn't suit everyone &…"
Worth its weight in gold! It doesn't suit everyone & you have to keep a real good eye on your baby as they will eventually learn how to escape but we used ours for months.
I'd have her on the kitchen side playing with a wooden spoon while I prepared tea, or took her to the garden when hanging out washing.
I'd feed her and give her a change from lying or playing on the floor.Read moreLess
"A fantastic chair that keeps babies snug and safe and…"
A fantastic chair that keeps babies snug and safe and also a great seat for babies who are learning/just learnt how to sit.
The Bumbo is light and come in fabby colours. The rubber like material is very easy to clean.
The way the seat is designed, means that babies can be held in place by their own body weight/size and no harneses are needed.
Although it's advertised/promoted to be able to be used up high, I wouldn't feel safe - a baby may lean forward and the chair may fall off a surface.
I have had our Bumbo for nearly 4 years and both ds2(4) and ds3(23mths) have used it. So they are very hard wearing.Read moreLess
"What a waste of money! My poor baby had her…"
What a waste of money! My poor baby had her legs squashed into the leg bits and then proceeded to arch her back in a desperate bid to escape! I wish I hadn't bothered.Read moreLess