Saturday, March 28, 2009

What in the Heck is a Bumbo?

I'm flabbergasted at all the new products available for families with babies. Things that weren't around 20-30 years ago. Who thinks up these things? Take, for instance, a bumbo. When my daughter told me she had a bumbo, I replied like any good grandma, "What in the heck is a bumbo?"

A bumbo is like a chair made for babies who really can't sit yet. It supports them and helps them to at least look like they are sitting. The bumbo is made up soft, spongy material. Stronger than foam rubber yet malleable.

We put Dane in the bumbo to feed him. I have to is a pretty good invention!


Lori said...

How did you ever raise your kids without a bumbo? and how did it gets its name?

Mary said...

Good questions! I dont know how the bumbo got its name. Surprisingly, all three of my children made it to and past adolescence without having a bumbo. They didn't have a jumperoo or baby monitors even. They don't realize how lucky they are to have made it as far as they did. :)