Why you must care for your kids
As a parent and a care giver, the onus falls on you to see to the comfort of your babies. Your care provision starts from the moment they are conceived and goes through their infancy till they are able to wage life battles by themselves. They require all the attention they can get from you.
Each stage of their growth requires specific touches from you and you must not fail at any of these stages to ensure proper growth and development of the baby through each stage of life.
While the baby may require a stroller or a car seated at infancy, it will require addition of something else as it grows older and this other thing is none other than the bumbo seat.
What is the bumbo seat?
It is a special floor seat for your baby that enables them to sit upright while they are still young and probably unable to sit by themselves. This kind of seat is specially designed for older babies and must never be used for a baby that is yet to develop neck control, as this will adversely affect its neck.
Truth is this item is a very essential addition to parenting tools and it is therefore a must-have for all parents, especially if they are planning on giving birth or they already have a baby in the house.
As hinted earlier, the floor seat helps the baby to sit in an upright position. This way, you can easily read to it or play with it in this more convenient position. This is also the best position for feeding your baby.
Some important features
Some of the features of the bumbo seat will be considered below
- The seat is made with completely unique contours and this offers more support and protection for the baby. The contours make it possible for the baby to assume upright sitting position. The contours equally fit the posture of the baby perfectly.
- The seat is made primarily with specially composed bumbo foam for 100% comfort for the baby. The foam is made of polyurethane.
- Each unit of the bumbo seat equally comes with 3-point harness, which further improves on the baby’s safety while sitting in it.
- The bumbo seat is recommended for your infant from the age of 3 to 9 months to enable easy sitting position before they start walking.
- The bumbo seat is very easy to clean and it is very soft and comfortable.
- Each unit comes with restrain belt for further security.
What is the recommended age?
One cannot be specific about the age when your baby can start using bumbo seat. The general idea is that the baby should have developed neck control before it is being made to sit in it. If not, the baby’s neck will tilt backwards while sitting in the bumbo seat.
One baby differs from the other. The way they grow and develop cannot be compared in the least. While some babies develop neck control very fast, some other ones take longer. On developmental chart, a baby generally develops neck control when it is 5 months of age.
Some babies may however take longer. If such development is not recorded at the 5th month, the baby should have successfully develop such control by the 7th month of its life. If such control does not occur within this period, the parent or caregiver needs to seek medical advice.
The bumbo recall
Some times ago, Bumbo International, the South African manufacturer of bumbo seat, recalled many of their bumbo seats because there were reports that these seats cause the babies some injuries.
In fact, the company received so many complaints from affected parents in the United States and other countries around the globe and they were compelled to recall many of them. However, the company suggested that parents can install a harness system into the seat and this will help to prevent any such injury from occurring, enabling the babies to use the seats more conveniently.
If you are having misgivings about buying the seat, you do not have to worry about the seeming discouraging news you hear about it. Just make sure you also buy the new harness system and install it into the bumbo seat for assured comfort and safety of the baby.
Never forget the seat cover
Aside buying the bumbo seat and its harness system for complete safety, you should also buy the bumbo seat seat cover, which can be used to cover up the seat while it is not in use. The seat cover is sometimes included in the unit package, but there are times you will have to buy it separately.
It is however not expensive. Parents should never leave their babies alone in the bumbo seat; they should sit close to the baby and watch over it throughout the time it is seated in it. The seat should not be used on raised surface.