Posted by: diapersanddivas | July 11, 2009

Friday Fav : The Bumbo

WEB spends a total of about one hour a day in his Bumbo. This was one of the things that I didn’t want to go without and made sure we purchased before WEB was born. I wanted to try him in it little by little as he got stronger to get him used to it. Low and behold he loves this seat. It gives him a chance to be a little independent since he can hold his head up by himself, but can’t quite sit up by himself. Now that he is becoming more vocal and smiley, we have “conversations” while he sits in the Bumbo for 10 or 15 minutes. Our conversations go something like this:
WEB: thbsppppppppp
Me: Oh really? Tell me more
WEB: aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh thbspsppp
Me: Wow! That’s quite the story…
WEB: [big smile] mmmmmm thbsppppp
Me: Very interesting. Did Mickey Mouse show up, too?
WEB: [big smile] oooooooooooo thbspppppp
Me: How about Spiderman?
WEB: [REALLY big smile] mmmmmmmmm thbsp

Another fun trick is to put him in it and sit him in front of a mirror. He sits there staring at that weird kid looking back at him making all kinds of faces. It’s pretty hilarious.

This is usually a good tool for a number of reasons. Sometimes it’s a good distraction for him. If he starts to get fussy, I can put him in this and make funny faces or sing songs and he perks right up. Other times it’s a chance for him to chill out for a minute while I throw a load of laundry in the washer or clean out a few bottles. We all know how precious those few little minutes are to get a quick little task completed. We also got him one of those bouncy seats that vibrates, but he could care less about that thing. He would much rather sit in the Bumbo. I think I would too just because it’s a little more structured and I feel like he’s learning how to sit up, rather than just lay there like a sack of potatoes in the bouncy seat.

Here are a few good times in the Bumbo:
These pics were taken at WEB’s Grandma’s house. She saw how much he loved this seat and what a crack up he was in it that she wanted one for her house too. The one at our house is teal. We are a Bumbo-rific family!



  1. loving the bumbo chair! and check out those faces WEB makes! He loves it too!

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