It is important to know that as of August 15th, 2012 Bumbo Chairs have been recalled. Please go here to find out what you need to do if you own a bumbo. This is no way affects my review of this product.
All parents find things that they love, and I mean LOVE! Well our bumbo chair was one of them. This is a recently retired item in our household since the chipmunks legs are getting to fat to fit into the chair. Without a doubt though this is one of those products that is functional and yet versatile.
The bumbo chair as mentioned above is quite possibly one of the best products a parent can own in the first year of your child. The chipmunk could sit in this chair and play for hours on end. We purchased the Seat Tray which was great for putting toys down for the chipmunk to play with. Once he was able to get moving we put the chair on a chair to act like a high chair. Now, don’t go calling SRS on me, since that is a big No-No. I believe it even says that on the chair itself to not put the bumbo on an elevated surface, but we all know as parents we don’t always listen to the rules. As long as you sit there with the baby in the bumbo you should be fine. With the seat tray we were even able to feed the chipmunk while he was in the bumbo. It was really nice being able to set him in it and give him his first haircut too!
The only downside to this was we had to retire it to early, because the slots for the legs became to small. Not that big of a deal but would have been nice to have been able to use it just a tad bit longer. Maybe we just fed the chipmunk to many donuts and it all went to his thighs.
About the Recall
Ok from a little bit of research, this chair was recalled in 2007. Reason, parents would put this chair on an elevated surface like a counter top and the baby would essentially flip backwards and fall off the counter top causing serious head injuries. THIS IS NOT A BABYSITTER! What ever you do don’t act like this is a babysitter, don’t set your baby in it and leave, and if you’re dumb enough to leave your child while it is in a chair or elevated somehow, don’t blame the company. You are a stupid parent and part of the reason why companies have to act like people are 3! Sorry I am off my rant now!
I give this the Rookie Dad seal of approval since it is so versatile. How many products out there can keep a baby occupied for hours (another one that kept ours happy coming soon though) and you can do so many things with it like feed him, give him a haircut, let him play, and do all of those things. This product is a must have for all parents.
I was not paid or compensated in any way for this review. It was my personal opinion and should be used as just that.