I don't see the point of forcing babies into a position they can't sustain.
Their bodies are not ready. What's the rush.
I'm not a huge fan. As a physio I'd rather my kids develop the hip and trunk stability to sit independently rather than be propped up. But as with most things for kids I think moderation is the key. In it for a couple of short sessions per day would likely be fine. I borrowed one from a friend to check it out.. Turned out I had one of those bubs whose legs were a little too chunky lol!
I bought one for my DS when he was about 4 months old, but I wish I hadn't, mostly cause even at something like 75th percentile for weight at the time, his thighs were too big to comfortably fit into it. I couldn't lift him out of it at all, if I picked him up the whole seat came too! Plus he didn't seem too thrilled with it anyway. We ended up using it for a total of about 15 mins over a few days, and since then it's been gathering dust in the garage. I tried to sell it on, but got no takers.
Another baby here who never fit.
My DD loved hers, it was one of the few things that made her happy when she was little 😆
Thanks for all your replies. I have never used a bumbo seat with any of my other children. I don't even think they were around with my first two. My baby always wants to sit or stand up. Thats why I have thought about buying the bumbo seat. Not sure if her legs would fit though.
I had one for DD and she absolutely loved it. It was a lifesaver at times, when you need to pop them somewhere quickly & they're in that stage of wanting to see everything that's going on & feel involved. My DD hated being on her tummy and like a PP said, bum shuffled instead of crawling for a long time. I don't feel it impeded her development at all All kids are different though. I sold mine to a friend & her bub didn't like it at all, he was an early crawler & didn't like being restrained!
Oh I also never used the tray or seatbelt
I had one given to me which I never used as Ds didn't fit. I'm not going to bother with Ds2, I've given it away already. It was probably an old design though.
I had one for DS and found it very useful for picnics - both when he was still learning to sit upright, and then when he was mobile it kept him in one spot 😊. V handy for feeding. DS was skinny so we got a lot of use out of it before he was too big.
We didn't use it a lot during the day because I wanted DS to develop strength naturally and I know another mum that used hers too much and her baby became a 'sitter' and never actually crawled (just went straight to walking at 11 months).
That said, I'll use it again with the next one as it did come in handy.
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