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    Default What do you think of Bumbo Seats?

    I am considering buying a bumbo seat second hand for my four month old? What are people's opinions of them? Also for those of you who have tried ones with and with and without the seat belt what one is better?

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    i think it depends on the baby but i borrowed one from a friend and it was amazing!

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    My DS never fit into it because of his chubby legs!

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    Mine came with a tray and seatbelt, for my first she use to eat in it all the time and use the tray also until her thighs got too big. My second hated it to eat in and we use it for her in the shower (obviously with us in there too). Didn't use the seatbelt with either as it's very awkward. Second hand for under 25/30 bucks it's not bad but I wouldn't have bought one full price.

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    I liked it for my DS - it was a handy seat for him when he was too small for the high chair (he was a small, lean baby).

    I see them regularly on buy/swap/sell pages 2nd hand for around $20-$25. This would be a good option as you won't waste money if it doesn't suit your needs - just re-sell it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curby View Post
    My DS never fit into it because of his chubby legs!
    Same!

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    I bought one second hand. Used it a few times but found that my ds could tip himself over once he could get his feet to touch the floor. Once he was able to do this I sold it on, I don't plan on using one again for any future bubs. For the price you don't get enough use out of them imo

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    My DD loved hers and used it so much, but she really like to be in a sitting up type position from a very young age, she ended up bum shuffling instead of crawling. DS2 wasn't such a fan, we used it for a bit, but he was trying to climb out of it the whole time. DS1's bum/thighs were too big, he didn't fit in!
    I would buy one second hand. I preferred without the seatbelt (my DH actually removed the seatbelt from ours as it just got in the way).

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    Bumbo seats have been known to cause head unjuries. I'm not sure wherher they've changed the design but a few years ago there was a massive recall due to babies falling in them and hitting their heads.


 

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