Made of a single piece of low-density foam, the Bumbo is essentially a baby seat, designed for little ones from ages 3 to 14 months, and up to 22 pounds. The seat helps babies who are not yet sitting up on their own to have a look around -- and as your child gets older, it can be used as a feeding chair and a booster seat. They're available in several colors, including blue and green (shown).
Some of the mamas on our message boards offered this input on the Bumbo:
We got ours a few weeks ago. Riley was a little floppy for it at first, so I propped a blanket up behind him and he loved it! - Allison
We tried him in the Bumbo yesterday and he really liked it. He was SO overtired and hot -- he was so funny! He was laughing and acting so silly, it was a riot! - Alana
Today I decided to try the Bumbo... She did well! She was not able to sit in it for long. I could tell she felt like one of the big kids, though. It was great! - Amy
I finally received my Bumbo! She likes sitting in it and playing. Her brothers and sisters LOVE her sitting in it and playing with them too! - JLMess2000
I use the Bumbo every day with my son. He eats in it and plays in it all day long. It is truly a product that, as a mom, I can't live without. - Sheree
Due to some accidents and injuries due to falls, parents are cautioned to use the Bumbo safely: Never use on any elevated surface, and never leave a baby unattended in one of these seats. See more details and warnings at the CPSC site.
If you like the idea but aren't sold, a few options to consider instead of a Bumbo include the Summer 3-Stage Super Seat and the Prince Lionheart bebePod Plus. Do know, however, that all baby seats need to be used with caution and common sense.
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