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I think it would be better to say that it can be used in a developmentally inappropriate way. It can also be used appropriatly. I haven't ever had, nor would I want, one but that certainly doesn't mean that it's not useful to some mothers for some reasons. And I agree...calling it a "dumbo" is quite rude and condecending to the moms who do find it useful.

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They used to say not to stand a baby on their feet because it was developmentally inappropriate and caused bow legs. I believe it's called exercise.

I also believe in exploring things and situations with baby. Bumbo had entertainment value for HER. She did not use it much, and certainly didn't live in it.

Perhaps leave newborns laying on their back so that you don't force them into positions they cannot get into themselves? *scratches head* Hmm...

If you want to call me dumb, go ahead. *shrug*

My daughter is not delayed, maimed, weak, or otherwise altered from having spent a few minutes laughing her head off sitting in a goofy little chair.

No, she did not need Bumbo. Who cares? She thought it was a riot. We like to offer her diverse experiences.

I don't know what damage you're claiming it'll do, but this baby is not suffering.
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The person who consistently refers to it as a "dumbo" seat. Please stop. Your tone is unnecessarily rude, and condescending, considering a number of people here have found use for them.

Precisely who is 'dumb'...the babies, or the parents?

Please stop. It's offensive. You can express your opinion without being unkind...can't you?
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.

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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, that was mature. I have never even seen one of these seats but you sound like a child.

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My son sits on my lap all the time, he's three months old, how is that any different?? I just hold onto his sides with all of the other "supporting" being done by his body and my lap.

I think some people may have been reacting to the condescending tone of your post, not that you said they were "evil" perse.
There was nothing condescending about my tone. Anyone who "knows" me around here knows that I give short, to the point answers. Exactly what I did.

If someone feels that it was condesceding then they need to explore their own baggage that makes them see it that way.

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Thanks for the tip. I'm heading out now to throw out my mdc-approved Hotsling and Moby Wrap because ds will only use them in the sitting forward position and since he can't sit that way unsupported, I am letting him do something developmentally inappropriate.
Goodness. No need for the huff.

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?

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Heavenly wrote: Wow, that was mature. I have never even seen one of these seats but you sound like a child.
The childishness exhibited by my response to this thread is exceeded only by the rancor exhibited in many others. Given the choice, I'll pick silly immaturity over bitter resentment every time.
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who tinkled in your cheerios this morning?

That would make a kick ass sig. line!

Angela, I don't know how to break it to you though - so I'll just say it...


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The person who consistently refers to it as a "dumbo" seat. Please stop. Your tone is unnecessarily rude, and condescending, considering a number of people here have found use for them.

Precisely who is 'dumb'...the babies, or the parents? :

Please stop. It's offensive. You can express your opinion without being unkind...can't you?
Thank-you. It is one thing to offer an opinion, even a differing one, or your experience. It is another, however, to post with the specific intent to be inflammatory and offensive.

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I'll pick silly immaturity over bitter resentment every time.

I see.

Honestly, I didn't see any "bitter resentment" here. Maybe I should reread. Even Angela didn't call it a dumbo, and that's saying alot. :

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I think it's a dumb product, plain and simple; that's my opinion and, of course, not everyone agrees with me. The only person who should be offended by that is the inventor; except that I think whoever invented it is brilliant. I wish I had been the marketing genius who came up with it.
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I think it's a dumb product, plain and simple; that's my opinion and, of course, not everyone agrees with me. The only person who should be offended by that is the inventor; except that I think whoever invented it is brilliant. I wish I had been the marketing genius who came up with it.

Oh, I actually totally agree with you. I just hate the thought of hurting someone's feelings for no reason, that's all.

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i laughed at the dumbo seat remarks....

and i have one...

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Ok, so...forgive my ignorance...how is this seat any different than a bouncy seat or the like? I don't have one so I am unfamiliar with it.

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i am quite frankly appalled that fellow therapists are using the bumbo. i see no therapeutic value in it whatsoever. we are supposed to help the child with their trunk and neck control and placing them into a passive seating device does neither.
Not a PT, but the Bumbo seat does require a bit of trunk and neck control. Our PT recommended one for my son, and she is fabulous. Granted, she didn't tell us to run out and buy the thing and plop him in it all the livelong day, but she did say it could be something nice to use for a couple moments a day in order to get him off his back. When we're not holding him, of course.
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Ok, so...forgive my ignorance...how is this seat any different than a bouncy seat or the like? I don't have one so I am unfamiliar with it.
With a bouncy seat you are not "locking" them into a position that is not musculoskeletally normal. The way it makes them sit up before they are ready is by lifting their legs/thighs above their butt, and keeping them in a fairly narrow and upright position.

When you sit on the floor you are flat. A bumbo is not flat. Have you ever sat on a toilet when someone has left the seat up and your butt gets stuck in the hole? That's kind of the premise behind the bumbo.

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Have you ever sat on a toilet when someone has left the seat up and your butt gets stuck in the hole? That's kind of the premise behind the bumbo.

Not lately! :

OK, I understand better now.

I would be interested in hearing mama's tell why they find it useful then.

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That would make a kick ass sig. line!

Angela, I don't know how to break it to you though - so I'll just say it...


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Not lately! :
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I got roasted for saying this last time - my husband travels for business, and my friends and family live 2000 miles away. I don't have a huge (or any support network), so being self sufficient was a huge goal for me. I simply cannot wear my daughter for everything.. as much as I'd like, and the bumbo bought me a few moments to make myself some dinner or pee when hubby was not around to help.

I think its life span around here was a matter of weeks - she didn't want to lay flat and couldn't sit up.

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Even Angela didn't call it a dumbo, and that's saying alot. :

Hey now, Angela calls it like she sees it, but never lowers herself to names like dumbo. Harumph.

(though now every time I see one that's going to be what pops in my head )

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(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!

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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.
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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.

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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.
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Wow. My not quite 2 year old is more mature than you. Interesting.
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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.

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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.

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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.
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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?
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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.

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