I was given a bumbo as a gift when I had my daughter, who is now 2.
She went in it first around 5 months and hated it, tried her everyday for a minute or two and was never happy!! She preferred to roll around the floor! As you cant have LO on the floor I would just get a highchair or a bouncer seat.
I will try the bumbo again with this newbaby but dont have my hopes up!
Oh, and by the time my Lo was around 8 months she could get out of it, tip it over!!!
I know many of my friends have them and really like them but I personally never really liked the bumbo. LO didn't like to sit in it for long and would fling himself backwards which I thought was very dangerous. It was only used a handful of times before I sold it on ebay.
I liked ours. BUT I think they are very overpriced. I'd have never bought one new (got mine for £10 Inc tray)
It was great when we first starte weaning as lo was still tiny in the highchair we'd bought - and she wasn't a small baby!
We used ours a lot when traveling and eating out n about. Stuck her in it and put her in the middle if the table etc. We have a VERY large kitchen unit - about 6' by 5' island so we put her on there when I was doing stuff but as soon as she started trying to move around this had to stop. She still fits it now with a bit of a squeeze of the legs for travelling and eating if needed.
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