Friday, February 5, 2010

Friday Favorites: Bumbo Chairs

I did a post on the Bumbo back when Henry was a baby. At the time, I liked it, but it wasn't something I would have considered a necessity.

But let's face it. You hold your first baby an awful lot.

You just *can*.

So, having yet another version of a baby chair is sorta like dipping a chocolate chip cookie in hot fudge. It can be too much a good thing.

Fast forward to baby #2...

...or in my case, babies #2 and #3.

Being able to set your baby down is a MUST.

Twin mamas feel this more accutely.

Regardless, I am loving our Bumbos.

They have such a small footprint that they can be used anywhere.

And for anything.

Sitting.



Eating.


My new favorite use for our Bumbo:



Some moms like to give their babies long, luxurious baths.

They bond.

They giggle.

Me?

Notsomuch.

In. Shampoo. Rinse. Out. Done.

I pretty much only bathe my kids as insurance against them being the stinky kid in class.

Come on, you all know you had that kid in class.

You probably even remember his name all these years later.

And yes, it was probably a him...because boys are gross.

I can say that because I have one.

Anyway, the point is that my Bumbos are rad.

I love them and I use them multiple times a day.

But buy it on Craigslist. There's no need to pay full price for molded foam.

Oh, and the winner of the LilaFrances giveaway is:

NatureManipulated!

If you didn't win, don't worry, more giveaways to come!

7 comments:

Chelle Belle said...

HAHAHAHA OK seriously? I HATE Bath time for the twins, yeah if they were in class they'd be the stinky ones cuz its so.much.dang.work!!! So share your exact secret, you stick em in the shower and??? I dunno how this would work for my boy, he falls over to one side in his bumbo already, if i lathered him up he'd prolly start to lean over and then slip right out haha! Ingenious!

Jeannett Gibson said...

I actually get in the shower with them. I fill the bottom of the Bumbo up with warm water so they don't freeze and I shower myself while they play with toys. Then, I take one at a time out of the Bumbo, wash them, rinse, put 'em back. Next baby. Then, I get out, wrap up in a robe real quick, and get them out and dressed. Many times Henry gets in too. So all four of us are showered in record time!

Chelle Belle said...

Oh Boy!!! ROTFLMBO! Great job! I may have to try this soon! Hubby will be thrilled to death that he doesn't have to watch the wondertwins while I go shower...hmmmm might have to re-think this heehee!

Kristen Borland said...

i really wanted a bumbo for lola but never found one cheap enough on craigslist. what's up with that?

and i'm feeling slightly (read:SUPER) jealous of your shower right now, just from that one picture. ours are soo small, and the one in the master bath is circular (yay for the 70's) and basically the size of an rv shower. so it's not so easy having baby in there.

Kat @ www.TodaysCliche.com said...

Just loved this post... coming from SITS. Random, but are you going to Bloggy Boot Camp in Baltimore?

Penny Malley said...

The stinky kid's name was Rochelle. Yes, a GIRL. And yeas, I still remember.

Jeannett Gibson said...

Kat-no not going to boot camp...why do you ask? just curious...