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Monday, 14 October 2013

Mummy Mondays: BUMBO review and Competition!


We were recently asked to try out and review a Bumbo baby seat, and to give our honest opinion on it.

For those who may not be familiar with the Bumbo, they are a specially designed floor seat made for the purpose of seating young babies who can't yet sit up unaided.



The Bumbo is, in my opinion, one of the most simple and yet ingenious inventions of recent years - they are lightweight to pick up making them very easy to move around as needed, but they are extremely solid and steady so that you can be safe in the knowledge that when your baby is in them - they are not going to topple over (that said - it should be pointed out that the Bumbo is designed to be a FLOOR seat and should not be used on raised surfaces such as tables, etc!!)

What I love about the Bumbo is that it gives Tyne the freedom to sit alone without the constant need for me to be behind him - he seems to enjoy having his little seat to get on with playing with his toys or watching Baby TV without anybody crowding him, and I can fully appreciate how nice a change that must make for a baby as - lets face it - they usually have an adult in their faces most of the time!




The Bumbo seats are made of quite a soft, squishy material which makes them comfortable for baby - but you can also buy seat covers which I think are perfect for the colder months!

You can also buy a play tray to attach, since we added ours Tyne has enjoyed the seat much more as he loves having toys laid out on it - mostly so that he can bash them on the tray of course, but he enjoys it!


The Bumbo is also great for feeding time when baby is weaning but perhaps not quite sitting solidly enough for a highchair - I found it to be a real lifesaver at meal times!

I also think that the seats are great for encouraging baby to learn to sit upright and improve their head control.

The Bumbo has been a real improvement in our day to day lives - making every day tasks simpler and just giving me a little bit more time with free arms while still keeping Tyne happy and safe! Ideal!


COMPETITION!

Tomy are very kindly giving one lucky Sparkles & Stretchmarks reader the chance to win a Bumbo floor seat!

All you need to do is fill in the Rafflecopter form below!

Good Luck!


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Have you ever used a Bumbo seat? What do you think of them? As always, I'd love to hear from you!
Win competitions at ThePrizeFinder.com

125 comments:

  1. Hi Hayley I'm a dance and movement consultant and Early Childhood Trainer and Consultant. I love the Bumbo seat for my dance classes with my infants that cannot sit unaided. I'm from the US so I don't know if they are called the same thing over here, but I do know that I love them. What I love about them is babies are supported as they try to move their arms and legs. They are still using their core muscles to stay erect even though they don't realize that they are doing so. This is great because having built this upper body strength and using their arms and legs will really help them when it's time to start scooting around and crawling. I agree with you and thank you for making people aware that this is only for the floor not on anything elevated like a table or counter. And I can verify that it is very sturdy and supports the babies in them, even as they move around. I too think this is a great product.

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  2. I childmind my baby niece 5 mornings a week so I will keep it here for her! Thanks!

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  3. Looking back we so should have got one of these for Sienna, it would have been SO handy! I will have to get one for the next baby ;) xx

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  4. My friends little one!

    Ashleigh

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  5. Love these - I would give it to my little one x

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  6. The prize would be for my very good friend who is currently expecting! :D

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  7. I wish we'd had this instead of a bouncy chair would love to give a bumbo to an expectant friend!

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  8. It would be for my great niece Olivia-Rae

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  9. Id love to win for my grand daughter who isnt far off being able to sit up. My friend has used one and she rates it really highly and uses it all the time.

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  10. Aww, Tyne looks super cute in his Bumbo :)
    I'll definitely be adding one of these to my baby wishlist! x

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  11. What a lovely product . wish they had them when my own children were small. However what fun for the grandchildren. Also from a linguistic point of view the name is good. Small people will love that.!

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  12. We have got grandsons due in November and January so it will be for them to use at nanny's, once they're old enough x

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  13. I'm hoping to win this for my nephew Barney

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  14. I'd love a new one for Summer :) xx

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  15. For my new Grandchild who is due in March x

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  16. For my little sister's nipper.

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  17. My niece is getting frustrated when lying on the floor and is just at the right age where a Bumbo would be great for her.

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  18. I think even I would like one of these ha x

    Beautyqueenuk xx

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  19. Pam Francis Gregory14 October 2013 at 19:04

    My god daughter

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  20. Oooh id love one of these for Sophia :) Tyne looks super cute!xxx

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  21. i haven't yet but would like to get one for my niece

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  22. my new arrival when he/she arrives

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  23. I'd give this to my daughter who has just started sitting unaided.I had something similar when my son was little but the bumbo is the royals Royce of support seats

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  24. For our first baby due in Feb :)

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  25. my gorgous 10 week old granddaughter ruby

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  26. I always wanted a Bumbo for Caleb but Chris bought into all the horror stories (which were usually of parents leaving their children unattended in one!!!!!) and wouldn't get one - boo! I'm entering as, as you know, I have a lovely family member who has just found out she's pregnant and I'm doing a hamper :)

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  27. For my lovely little boy, Sam x

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  28. my bothers going to be a first time dad in November so i would give it to him, much needed so thanks for the chance to win this xxx

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  29. my next door neighbour who has just had a beautiful baby girl

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  30. my best friend who after years of trying is having a baby in the next month x x x x x x x

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  31. i would give it to my cousin as she is due to have a baby soon

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  32. I'd love to win this prize. I'm currently pregnant with my first child and am due in January. I've heard so many good things about bumbos that I'd love him to have one for when he's old enough to sit upright to give him a good start in life.

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  33. The latest grandson

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  34. my neice is 6 months and then my nephew who is 4 weeks

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  35. It would be for my grandson.

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  36. It would be for my grandson.

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  37. my friends baby is due in December, I'd give to her :)
    Helen booth

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  38. My new niece or nephew

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  39. This would be ideal to have a mums there is so many little ones visiting 5 under 6 months old. They normally just sit in their pushchair, car seat or are held. This would be brilliant so much better for them.

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  40. This would be ideal to have at Mums there is so many little ones visiting, 5 under 6 months old, They normally sit in their pushchair, car seat or are held.

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  41. My friend who had her first baby on Sunday

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  42. this would keep my nephew out of mischief for a while :)

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  43. my friends baby girl :-)

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  44. my granddaughter Sophie

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  45. Bumbos are brilliant allowing little ones to sit up and join in with the older children , I would love to have one for my grandson to use at nanny's house.

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  46. It would be for my daughter, Laura

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  47. my nephew on the way!

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  48. It would be perfect for my daughter when she born soon! :-)

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  49. It would be perfect for my daughter when she is born soon :-)

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  50. The prize if I was lucky enough to win would be for my 14 week old son Harrison :-D xx

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  51. i would give this to a friend for her daughter :)

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  52. my friends new baby boy Rufus would sit proud in this!

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  53. One of the many babies that I foster.

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  54. For my friend's gorgeous baby Noah x

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  55. my friend is due her baby ano day now and this would be given to her :)

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  56. my new baby, im currently 7 weeks pregnant

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  57. My little nephew

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  58. It would be for the little baby we have just found out we are expecting :-)

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  59. for our new addition due in april

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  60. i would give it to someone as a present

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  61. I would give it to my daughter for my baby granddaughter to use x
    @tjsi1963

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  62. I would give it to my friend who's due a baby in the new year :)

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  63. a xmas present to my sister inlaw and brother in law they have a 1year old and another baby due in jan

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  64. my baby brother
    @yothaka

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  65. My neice Ruby

    rcleary57@yahoo.com
    becci cleary

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  66. Elizabeth Williams20 October 2013 at 16:36

    for our new addition

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  67. The prize would be for my baby due at the end of the month.

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  68. It would be for my new baby due at the end of the month

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  69. This looks amazing for my friends new baby

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  70. my daughter Betsy-boo

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  71. my friend is having twins so would be nice to help her out
    @pa2539Laura

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  72. My friend who is on the verge of popping!

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  73. Nice read! I like the suggestions and ideas.

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