What Is the Bumbo?
Cost: $40 – $50 brand new, depending on where you purchase it from.
The Bumbo is brand of seats (floor seat, booster seat and multi seat) that also have a line of toys to accommodate the seat. Bumbo says:
“At Bumbo, we believe every child deserves a bright future. For more than a decade, we have made high quality infant and toddler products that help your little ones sit up on their own, step up to places they can’t yet reach, and build up their confidence as they gain independence. Our products solve every day parenting challenges, while encouraging parent and child interaction and quality family time.”
How did I come to use the Bumbo?
When my daughter was born, I got this little green, rubber/foam (that sounds like it would be uncomfortable but it’s not. I promise. I just don’t know what to call the material) feeling seat in the mail from a friend. So, naturally, I wanted to know how to use it.
Low and behold, children do not come out knowing how to sit up (I’m being sarcastic, of course). They have to be build those muscles and learn to balance their tiny heads.
Through my research, I found that that’s what the Bumbo was for.
My Experience with the Bumbo
As I said before, they have 3 different types of bumbo: the floor seat, the booster seat and the multi seat.
First, you’ll want to start your child off with the floor seat.
“The Bumbo Floor Seat should only be used when your baby can support his or her head. With the Bumbo Floor Seat, parents can engage with their child during key developmental milestones from playtime to feeding time and give baby a chance to see his or her surroundings from a new perspective.”
- Is soft, comfortable and easy to clean
- Fits baby’s posture with contoured seat
- Includes a three point harness
Check Out an Interactive Demo Here.
Once my daughter outgrew the floor seat, I graduated her to the Multi Seat (which is featured in the above video).
Now, the Bumbo Multi Seat was so cool!
It’s a 3-in-1 Seat that can be used on the floor, for feedings and as a booster! Plus, you can use the retractable straps to allow your little one to sit at the table. Saves so much room and is portable.
I use to take mine when we went on trips or even when we went to dinner my brother-in-law’s house. Doing this allowed me the ability to let her play on the floor with her toys and she could sit at the able when we all ate.
What I mean by sit on the floor with her toys is that you can attach some of the Bumbo Toys to the attachable tray. No mess and baby is happy! I was able to walk away and clean, cook, work, socialized, etc.
Now, my daughter just uses it as a booster for our home table. Since our table it counter top height, the chairs are bigger and the multi seat breaks down into a booster.
My Overall Opinion
Overall, my opinion is very high of these Bumbo seats. I highly recommend using them with your kids. It truly is a life saver. In fact, I endorse Bumbo so much, that I get all my “expecting” parents the floor seat.
I absolutely love Bumbo Products!