Since having LissyLou I have been struggling to find safe ways to let her play as BabyC is a boisterous 2 yr old. The one day I put her down on the floor to have a kick about BabyC decided to use her as something to jump over! So I daren’t put her down while he is about! Cue my search for the perfect toy/safe place for her to play. So I bought a Bumbo, I’ve seen them about and considered getting one for BabyC when he was small but the price tag put me off at the time.
I decided to push the boat out and get the Bumbo with playtray for LissyLou. Its so useful. The second we put her in she was so happy. The Bumbo lets her sit upright so she can see what’s going on, ideal for possibly the nosiest baby in the world – wonder where she gets that from? I can safely sit her on the floor or put her in the garden etc and know that she is somewhat protected from BabyC.
The playtray provides the perfect height surface to play with a toy/book on for her to play with or read. She has loved reading her animal book and playing with her rattle whilst sat in there. It will be ideal when she can have finger foods to be able to put them in easy reach for her, I always found the highchair tray to be too high and far away from BabyC when he was small and had to prop him up on cushions to have snacks etc but this will make snack times easy.
The Bumbo is sturdy, well made, very easy to clean and doesn’t take up too much space. I think it would be ideal in place of a highchair until baby is about 9mths, and the plus side is that it is very portable so you can pop it in the car if you are going to someones house and know that baby has a safe place to play, and eat regardless of whether your friends have children or not!
Overall, I’d say its one of the best baby buys I’ve ever made