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December 15th, 2011, 06:14 PM
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I saw this posted in a ddc and wanted to see how some of you felt about the article and the issue at hand.

Did Bumbo Ignore Child Safety in Favor of Profits? - Yahoo! Finance


This here is the part that really got me:

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"He arched his back up and he kind of flipped out of it sideways and backwards and rolled right off (the table)," Kevin Ferrell says. "It just happened in a split second."
I have no kids. none of the ones I've ever looked after have ever had a bumbo. My brothers had bouncy seats, which they each flipped. So I don't know how dangerous these things really are. But to me, if you put your child on a table at all, if they fall off it's your fault.

I can't even say if I think that they should have a restraint. I'd rather my kid fall out and be able to wiggle away rather than be pinned in the chair.
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December 15th, 2011, 06:19 PM
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We've never had a bumboo. But I do know what they are since I have friends who use them. They can be dangerous just like a high chair, baby swing, or any baby equipment can be. If the baby falls off the table, no matter what they were in, that is the parents fault. Parents should be smart enough to know that seats like that shouldn't be on table tops unless you're sitting right there. I don't see why the dad didn't put it on the floor and then put the baby in it.
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December 15th, 2011, 06:26 PM
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Agreed with the above post. Common sense is to not put the Bumbo on top of the table. Billy used the Bumbo just fine.
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December 15th, 2011, 06:33 PM
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Just like most things like this that happen, it tends to be parental ignorance. Why would you place your child on the table? That's just waiting for something to happen. It wasn't the bumbo, it was the silly parent who though it was OK to sit the child in the bumbo on an unsafe location.
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December 15th, 2011, 07:57 PM
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Ditto Liz...and in fact when we bought a bumbo for Savannah it specifically said in i swear a dozen places (bolded & large font for the clueless) NEVER to place it on tables, counter tops, etc....it's only designed to be used on the floor so if they do manage to tip themselves over they won't hurt themselves.

Practically everything made for a baby is potentially dangerous if the parents have the IQ of an eggplant....now we can await the inevitable huge judgment against the manufacturers and TRU for failing to anticipate precisely how careless a parent could potentially be. I do feel sorry for the baby though
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December 15th, 2011, 08:06 PM
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Crap happens and I don't act like I'm holier than thou to parenting mistakes. I share this picture with a smile on my face (and for the record, the kid was too fat and too lazy to flip backwards and roll off the table):
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December 15th, 2011, 08:09 PM
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I put Grady in the bumbo on our table all the time...the key is I STAYED WITH HIM!!! An unattended child on a table in any fashion would be stupid. Really dumb for real.
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December 15th, 2011, 08:11 PM
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I put Grady in the bumbo on our table all the time...the key is I STAYED WITH HIM!!! An unattended child on a table in any fashion would be stupid. Really dumb for real.
Yup.

When I would carry Jace around, I was always bumping his head on the doorways.... I guess I'm unsafe like the bumbo
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December 15th, 2011, 08:13 PM
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Yup.

When I would carry Jace around, I was always bumping his head on the doorways.... I guess I'm unsafe like the bumbo
I nailed Grady's head on my dresser when putting him in the cradle one night. Talk about feeling like a moron!! People are dangerous to people. Bottom line!!
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December 15th, 2011, 08:55 PM
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I actually posted this in my PR. Just c/ping my answer from my original post.

Please note that all of my "you's" are meant to be general.

This makes me shake my head.

I know that babies can get out of stuff, but why would you put something like this on a high up surface without being right there with the baby? While I know that my Bumbo has the warning on it, I'm sure that they may not have had the warning on it before. But really, what happened to common sense? Would you lay a baby on the edge of a bed, couch, chair or what have you and expect the child to not move? So if you wouldn't do those things, then why in the world would you put a baby in something like this and have it sitting up high?
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December 15th, 2011, 09:03 PM
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Crap happens and I don't act like I'm holier than thou to parenting mistakes. I share this picture with a smile on my face (and for the record, the kid was too fat and too lazy to flip backwards and roll off the table):

I just noticed something worse than his safety in jeopardy. He's wearing different socks. What kind of mother are you? He's going to be embarrassed.
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December 16th, 2011, 06:03 AM
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I just noticed something worse than his safety in jeopardy. He's wearing different socks. What kind of mother are you? He's going to be embarrassed.
but he's so cute in them!

Both of you are sleeping on suing the architect & builder of your home (and hey while you're at it the people who sold it to you)...clearly they should have anticipated that you might bump your babies head on those too narrow doorframes. Payday!!
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December 16th, 2011, 06:42 AM
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I put Grady in the bumbo on our table all the time...the key is I STAYED WITH HIM!!! An unattended child on a table in any fashion would be stupid. Really dumb for real.
That's understandable. You were right there with him. Personally, I wouldn't do it since it's not suggested. But if your there, then the chances of an accident happening are slim to none.
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We love our bumbo, and we use it up high - but we never walk away for even an instance. We normally put it on the counter while we are doing dishes or something. Once the baby is wiggly we never put it up high, and it normally goes back to storage soon after that.
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December 16th, 2011, 07:08 AM
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9 months old is beyond the age for a bumbo, IMO. Between that and the parents not being in arms reach at all times, I totally think it is their fault.
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December 16th, 2011, 07:57 AM
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I used a summerseat with both of my kids rather than a bumbo. I remember reading all the "bad" things about Bumbos because kids were getting head injuries from falling off counters and tables. I couldn't believe the amount of lawsuits that resulted and I'm pretty sure they were pulled off the shelves for a while to be repackaged with warnings to put the Bumbo up high. Just more proof that Idiocracy is prophecy and not only a funny movie.
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December 16th, 2011, 08:30 AM
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shaking head... further reinforces my lack of faith in humanity. facepalm. I'm positive that a crappy little strap on the bumbo totally would keep a kamikaze baby from going arse over appetite from a table top. That is the solution!!! good thinknig.

yeah i too would put G in the bumbo on the tabletop and feed him when he was little. Never left his side - turns out common sense is just not common....
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December 16th, 2011, 09:26 AM
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I had a tray attachment to ours and I fed him when he was around 6 months-7 because he liked being in that seat. I never left him. It was perfectly safe because I was there with him.
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December 16th, 2011, 11:18 AM
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^^^ That's crazy talk Jillian! don't you know what when they're in there with the tray it's completely fine to perch them up onto a ladder and take off for a weekend in Aspen? so long as you leave enough cheerios on the tray that is....
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