Bumbo Baby Seat

A product review of the Baby Bumbo Seat and the Bumbo Seat Play Tray for children aged 3 months thru around 10 months.


Review: Bumbo Baby Seat

Published 06:56 am

Before going to a friend's baby shower I had never heard of a Bumbo before.

After I saw the cute little seat I went home and did a little bit of research and discovered that apparently Bumbo seats are THE must-have baby item du-jour so I immediately purchased one. I couldn't even stand to put it on my registry, I just bought one and the little white Bumbo Seat Play Tray to go with it. That little seat got used every day from when he could first hold his head up on his own until my little one learned how to pull himself up out of it.

Safety First

Since the Bumbo doesn't require any assembly, it is easy to overlook the paperwork that comes with it. A couple of key safety rules for the Bumbo are do not put them on an elevated surface such as your kitchen counter or coffee table. We didn't follow this rule until my son had been using his seat for a few months.

Once they get big enough your baby will be able to get themselves out of the seat and you don't want that first time to be somewhere high and dangerous. And the other big rule of Bumbo is do not put your baby in the seat if they can't hold their head up on their own [and we did follow this rule]. We first put my son in his seat when he was around 3 months old.

What We Liked

We loved that our Bumbo was so incredibly durable and easy to clean. The rubbery stuff that it is made out of wipes clean instantly and despite being thrown around and even nibbled a bit by our dog it still practically looked like new by the time our son turned 1 year old. What makes this even more important is that you end up needing to buy a used Bumbo, you should easily be able to find one that is still in great shape or on the flip side, you could get a great re-sell value on Craigslist when you are done with yours.

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The Bumbo is really light and portable. We took it with us every time we went to see family so our son would have a place to sit and absorb his surroundings. My son loved that little seat. I have a photo from the first time he sat in his Bumbo and he has a huge smile plastered on his face. It was a new kind of independence being able to turn and look around to see what was going on around him. You can put it on any flat surface so he could sit and watch me do laundry one minute, then we could move into the kitchen to make dinner and do the dishes.

Cons

The only real complaint that I had with the Bumbo is that it does not have any sort of harness or lap belt to contain your child once they start to get big enough to wiggle their way out. The first time I saw my son laying on top of it trying to get his other leg free I knew it was time for the Bumbo to go. Another common complaint that I have heard about the Bumbo is that chubby little legs get stuck in their and some parents said that they only got a month or so use out of it before their child grew too big. This was not a problem that we encountered; my son was big enough to climb out before he was too chubby to fit in it. He could probably still fit into it now that he is more than a year old.

The Bumbo Play Tray

You may notice that I have not mentioned any pros or cons about the Bumbo Seat Play Tray. Even though I bought one, I never ended up using it. We rarely used our Bumbo for feedings and my son seemed content with his toys resting in his lap. I forgot that we had even bought the play tray until just before we stopped using it. Some people swear by the tray to hold tons of toys, but we never used it.

The Verdict

Get a Bumbo! It was in our top 5 of all of the baby items we had for the first year. It got a lot of great use and still looks as nice now as it did the day that we bought it. You can throw it in the back seat and take it with you anywhere.

Light, portable, and basically the perfect baby seat once your child is big enough to hold their head up on their own.

Bestselling Bumbo Baby Seat Products in 2020


Bumbo Multi Seat, Baby Bumbo Seat with Tray, Converts into a Booster Seat and Highchair, Baby Bumbo Seat - Blue

Bumbo Multi Seat, Baby Bumbo Seat with Tray, Converts into a Booster Seat and Highchair, Baby Bumbo Seat - Blue
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • MULTI-PURPOSE - The Multi Seat can be used as a baby floor seat, strapped to an adult chair for feeding in place of a highchair, or as a booster. Designed for growing children, offering more legroom in the seat and height adjustment at the base.
  • FUNCTIONAL AND COMPACT DESIGN - As your baby grows, the soft foam pad of the Bumbo seat can be removed. The tray is easily detached and can be stored neatly. The baby support seat has two height settings to accommodate smaller babies and larger toddlers.
  • SAFETY FEATURES – Three-point harness keeps your baby safe and secure. Attachment straps secure the Multi Seat to a chair for booster purposes. The buckles of the attachment straps can be stowed away on either sides of the seat when not in use.
  • EASY TO CLEAN - The seat can be easily wiped off using a damp cloth and mild detergent. Warning: do not submerge the tray in water. Additionally, the base of the seat has non-slip pads and a smooth rounded surface to avoid damage to furniture.

Bumbo Floor Seat, Cool Grey

Bumbo Floor Seat, Cool Grey
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • CONTOURED FOR ULTIMATE SITTING SUPPORT – The Bumbo baby floor seat helps your baby sit up during playtime, feeding time, and story time. The deep seating surface and elevated leg openings gently recline the baby toward the center of the rounded backrest easing the baby into an upright position.
  • EASY TO CLEAN – The durable, low-density foam is lightweight and easy to clean. The leather-like outer skin of the foam is easily wiped off using a damp cloth. Bring with you on playdates, vacations, picnics, and anywhere else you travel with your child.
  • ENCOURAGES GOOD POSTURE – The baby support seat is made of a luxurious high quality foam similar to the foam used in modern day car seats. The soft, contoured seat provides your baby with support and comfort while they sit upright for floor activities. Although the period of use is limited, the seat is priceless during this stage of a baby’s development when they are particularly curious about their environment and more content to sit up than lying down.
  • THREE POINT SAFETY HARNESS – The infant floor seat is not designed to be totally restrictive, but does come equipped with a 3 point safety harness.
  • SAFE USE – Don’t use until your baby can support their head on their own. To prevent falls, never use on a raised surface and always stay with and watch your baby. Many other baby seats have come about since the introduction of the Bumbo floor seat however, no other baby seat has proven to be as effective as the original Bumbo floor seat. Also includes three point safety harness for added protection.

Bumbo Seat Blue- Bundled with Play Tray

Bumbo Seat Blue- Bundled with Play Tray
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • The Bumbo Floor Seat helps your baby sit upright
  • Perfect for at home use or away
  • Soft foam, Easy to clean

Bumbo Multi Seat in Cool Grey

Bumbo Multi Seat in Cool Grey
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020

Bumbo Floor Seat, Duck Egg

Bumbo Floor Seat, Duck Egg
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • CONTOURED FOR ULTIMATE SITTING SUPPORT – The Bumbo baby floor seat helps your baby sit up anytime. Deep seating surface and elevated leg openings gently recline the baby toward the center of the rounded backrest easing the baby into an upright position.
  • EASY TO CLEAN –The durable,low-density foam is lightweight and easy to clean.The leather-like outer skin of the foam is easily wiped off using a damp cloth.Bring with you on playdates,vacations,picnics,and anywhere else you travel with your child.
  • ENCOURAGES GOOD POSTURE – The baby support seat is made of a luxurious high quality foam similar to the foam used in modern day car seats. The soft, contoured seat provides your baby with support and comfort while they sit upright for floor activities.
  • THREE POINT SAFETY HARNESS – The infant floor seat is not designed to be totally restrictive, but does come equipped with a 3 point safety harness.
  • SAFE USE – Don’t use until your baby can support their head on their own. To prevent falls, never use on a raised surface and always stay with and watch your baby. No other baby seat has proven to be as effective as the original Bumbo floor seat.

Bumbo B11119 Multi Seat (Pink)

Bumbo B11119 Multi Seat (Pink)
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • 3-in-1 Multi Seat – This adjustable seat functions as a floor, booster, and feeding seat.
  • Floor seat – Wide leg openings and a foam pad ensure playtime on the floor is supportive and comfortable. The wide, stable base provides firm contact with the floor.
  • Booster seat – Attachment straps easily convert the Multi Seat into a booster seat so your child can join you at the table.
  • Feeding seat – The removable tray attaches to provide a convenient surface for meal time anywhere you are. The tray attaches to the back of the Multi Seat for easy storage.
  • Adjustable features allow the chair to grow with your child – The removable foam insert and adjustable height extend the length of time your child can use their Bumbo Multi Seat. The base adjusts to accommodate children up to three years’ old.

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