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post #81 of 180
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Originally Posted by alegna View Post
(though now every time I see one that's going to be what pops in my head )
Same here. : But I won't SAY it!
post #82 of 180
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Originally Posted by nonconformnmom View Post
Oh, lighten up! Sheesh. It's one of the many baby gimmicks out there, not a means for ending world hunger. If anyone feels so strongly about their decision to use a Bumbo that knowing of someone who playfully calls it a "dumbo seat" makes them feel defensive, perhaps they'd be wise not to expose themselves to these threads.

Dumbo Dumbo Dumbo! I'll say it again! Dumbo seat!

Wow. My not quite 2 year old is more mature than you. Interesting.
post #83 of 180
I think it is ok-I bought the other brand which is the bebe pod. I use it to sit beside me on booth seats when we eat out. I know that it says on the box that it is not a booster seat-but he loves to sit up! I sit it in the corner of the booth seat and sit beside him and he is so thrilled with that that he forgets all about trying to grab my drink every 10 seconds. That is basically the only use we have at this moment for it-of course he is only 5 months old now. my friends 8 mo loves it-he can sit on his own but for some reason loves to sit in our bebe pod when he is here.

I don't think I would have used it for a 3mo which it says on the box you can--but every baby is different.
post #84 of 180
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Sitting in a sling is a different position. And baby is supported by fabric and mama.

As I used to ask grumpy kids- who tinkled in your cheerios this morning?
Cute, I'll have to remember that one.
post #85 of 180
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Originally Posted by Joannarachel View Post
Wow. My not quite 2 year old is more mature than you. Interesting.
When something I say causes someone to get this vindictive I know I'm doing something right.
post #86 of 180
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Originally Posted by ArtistMama View Post
Doesn't this depend on the baby? If you have a 3 month old who is sitting on their own...how is a little moulded butt chair inappropriate developmentally? Other than they don't need it?
I am sorry for not responding to you, I am sick : with a sick baby, too :

I concur that it's not developmentally inappropriate for the baby who is already able to sit on his/her own (other than they don't need it), or the older baby with delays, as recommended by a pt. I am not sure why someone would use a Bumbo for a baby who can already sit...? But either way, in that case I would say it is akin to using a high chair or booster.

I think it is developmentally inappropriate for the young baby who cannot yet sit unassisted to be placed in a device like the Bumbo that puts them in such a sitting position. According to the website Bumbo can be used in babies as young as 6 weeks and in my opinion that is not normal, healthy, natural, or appropriate.

And : to everything alegna has said. She has pretty much summed up my opinion on the topic.
post #87 of 180
My DD loves it! She gets very fussy when laying prone and can't sit up yet plus she is getting fidgety when we hold her and like to be "free". This was the perfect solution for her. We particularly use it at dinner so she can sit with us and be part of the meal even though she can't join in yet. I really love this and it was worth every penny. We got it much cheaper that anywhere online at BJ's wholesale club. I think it was 29.99.
post #88 of 180
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Originally Posted by lovingmommyhood View Post
I love it. What a wonderful baby seat! It's awesome and my DS loves sitting in his.
I agree! I absolutely loved it. It was great for when my daughter was learning how to sit up but couldn't quite sit on her own yet. She loved to be able to sit upright and look around. I didn't leave her in it for long periods of time or anything but I found it very useful and as soon as she was able to sit up on her own I stopped using it.

Honestly I had no idea there was such controversy over the bumbo. I have only heard good experiences and comments about it prior to this. I guess it isn't for everyone.
post #89 of 180
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Originally Posted by nonconformnmom View Post
When something I say causes someone to get this vindictive I know I'm doing something right.

If by 'right' you mean self-righteous, nasty, obnoxious, and someone I wouldn't associate with in real life, yes, you certainly are doing something right.

Good grief. Is there an option to ignore nasty posters?
post #90 of 180
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Originally Posted by Joannarachel View Post
Good grief. Is there an option to ignore nasty posters?
I think there is something in the contro panel where you can choose to ignore specific posters.
post #91 of 180
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Originally Posted by Black Orchid View Post
My DD loves it! She gets very fussy when laying prone and can't sit up yet plus she is getting fidgety when we hold her and like to be "free". This was the perfect solution for her. We particularly use it at dinner so she can sit with us and be part of the meal even though she can't join in yet. I really love this and it was worth every penny. We got it much cheaper that anywhere online at BJ's wholesale club. I think it was 29.99.
Yeah that!
Has no one else here had a baby who HATED/HATES any position other than upright, from a VERY early age? My niece (who I've lived with from birth, in a very small house) was only happy if she was proped up sitting or standing (supported of course) from the age of about 6 weeks or earlier. Ok... she was also happy nursing, and would tolerate sleeping on her back . [edited out something that would be taken the wrong way and sounded really stuped.] And have I mentioned that she LOVES the bumbo? She's not in it much, and she makes it VERY clear when she doesn't WANT to be in it, so I really don't see the problem. At 4 months she is starting to sit unassited, but she still loves the bumbo. She's been trying to sit up since she was about 2 months but just couldn't. I really don't understand why the bumbo thing always turns into some nasty dibate. I trust babies to let it be know when they are uncomfortable, and I trust parents (at least hopefully the ones on MDC) to act quickly according to their baby's cues... so WHAT'S THE PROBLEM if some people like the bumbo? Don't like it... don't use it!

~Kelsie
post #92 of 180
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Originally Posted by Black Orchid View Post
I think there is something in the contro panel where you can choose to ignore specific posters.

Found it...thanks!
post #93 of 180
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Originally Posted by soygurl View Post
I really don't understand why the bumbo thing always turns into some nasty dibate. I trust babies to let it be know when they are uncomfortable, and I trust parents (at least hopefully the ones on MDC) to act quickly according to their baby's cues... so WHAT'S THE PROBLEM if some people like the bumbo? Don't like it... don't use it!


My daughter LOVED her bumbo, I wouldn't have put her in it if she didn't. I personally don't see anything wrong with it. It can be very helpful!
post #94 of 180
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Jannarachel wrote: self-righteous, nasty, obnoxious, and someone I wouldn't associate with in real life


Okay! Okay! Please! Release my family unharmed and I promise never to say Dumbo again. :

To quote you in post #39, "that comment was necessary or helpful HOW?!"

And again in post #60, "You can express your opinion without being unkind...can't you?"



I'm really sorry you don't want to be my best friend ....
post #95 of 180
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soygurl wrote: so WHAT'S THE PROBLEM if some people like the bumbo? Don't like it... don't use it!
I agree! But I would turn that around and say "what's wrong if people don't like it? If you (the general 'you') love it and use it, I'm happy for you. The fact that I don't like them, and even make fun of them in my silly immature way, is no harm to those who do like them. It's just a different opinion. The only posts that are getting personal are from those who are upset that someone said they don't like the bumbo.
post #96 of 180
As a pediatric chiropractor, I concur with everything kidspiration said.

Just because a child "loves" something doesn't mean it is good for her. The folks at church put my son in a jumpy seat, and he adored it. And he had whiplash. The next time he was in the nursery and they put him in the seat (dh forgot to ask them not to), yep whiplash. But he was still screaming with laughter when I picked him up and cried when I took him out of it.

Oh yeah, ds likes to stick rocks in his mouth, enjoys playing with anything that plugs into an outlet (when in an unfamiliar place that isn't childproofed yet), and probably would enjoy a nice big chef's knife because it is shiny (before he cuts himself).

I know that sounds snarky, and I don't mean it to, I'm just giving more extreme examples of why "fun" doesn't mean "safe."
post #97 of 180
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Originally Posted by nonconformnmom View Post
I agree! But I would turn that around and say "what's wrong if people don't like it? If you (the general 'you') love it and use it, I'm happy for you. The fact that I don't like them, and even make fun of them in my silly immature way, is no harm to those who do like them. It's just a different opinion. The only posts that are getting personal are from those who are upset that someone said they don't like the bumbo.
I guess I just don't see the point in berating other people for using one. OR for NOT using one. Why can't we all get along?!?! And be NICE!

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Originally Posted by chiro_kristin View Post
As a pediatric chiropractor, I concur with everything kidspiration said.

Just because a child "loves" something doesn't mean it is good for her. The folks at church put my son in a jumpy seat, and he adored it. And he had whiplash. The next time he was in the nursery and they put him in the seat (dh forgot to ask them not to), yep whiplash. But he was still screaming with laughter when I picked him up and cried when I took him out of it.

Oh yeah, ds likes to stick rocks in his mouth, enjoys playing with anything that plugs into an outlet (when in an unfamiliar place that isn't childproofed yet), and probably would enjoy a nice big chef's knife because it is shiny (before he cuts himself).

I know that sounds snarky, and I don't mean it to, I'm just giving more extreme examples of why "fun" doesn't mean "safe."
I don't see how you can compare a bumbo to a jumpy seat. Yes, there are all the physical similatities of the products, but one is stationary, and one can cause whiplash. I guess I don't see how a bumbo could do any more damage to a baby (who was developmentaly ready to use it) than a sling or any other device that supports a baby (not that a bumbo is anything like a sling). If the baby is uncomfortable in that position they will let you know.
When we first put my niece in the bumbo she had head control, but didn't have enough trunk control to be upright in it.... so we took her out. She wasn't happy, and wasn't supported enough to make up for her (normal) lack of development.
I don't see how a bumbo could cause damage.

~Kelsie
post #98 of 180
Ahh, it's so interesting how these bumbo threads always turn out...

: And now, back to your regularly scheduled programming....
post #99 of 180
Because only 10% of the nervous system is devoted to nociception. Our brain receives 3 trillion bits of information per second. Out of that 3 trillion, only 50 bits reach the conscious brain. So, only 5 bits of information per second reaches the conscious brain that could cause your baby to communicate pain, out of 3 trillion bits.
post #100 of 180
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soygurl wrote:
I guess I just don't see the point in berating other people for using one.
Berate means to scold or to rebuke angrily. I don't recall ever seeing a post scolding someone for using a bumbo; I see only posts saying that individuals choose not to use them and providing their reasons why. Go back and reread the thread and then tell me who are the berate-ors and who are the berate-ees on the divergent sides of this discussion.

I'll wait ....
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