Monday, November 14, 2011

Why I Love the Bumbo

WARNING: This post contain's poo....

I am seriously challenged for time these days. My little Georgi sleeps like an absolute angel in the evening, but during the day I struggle to get her to nap more than 30 minutes. She is also now getting to the stage of wanting to be on my hip all the time, or at the very least able to watch my every move. This makes life incredibly difficult. But I have found a great way to keep her with me, without having her cling to me like a koala CONSTANTLY.

Please a round of applause for the BUMBO!  

It is wonderful. So much better than a bouncer type chair. She can sit upright in it and support herself, and feel so very independent and secure, while watching mum from the comfort of her own chair. 

At first I wasn’t sure she’d like it but she has really taken to it. Now she sits in it all the time. I even use it for her poo chair! When she starts to go, I put her in it, to get her used to doing her business on the throne. Sorry if that’s too much info to all the non-mum readers. Since I became a mum it is crazy how much I talk and think about poo, AND NOT really caring that you’re talking or thinking about poo!

Recently it has also become her feeding chair. Yes I have started feeding her solids! And yes I know she is only 4 1/2 months, but she has expressed a huge interest in food, from 3 1/2 months old! Absolutely fascinated with food, watching everything I eat and drink so intently. You feel guilty being able to eat and drink in front of her :D So I thought why not try solids now. 

Such an exciting time. She loves food. I have given her yoghurt, potato, carrot, zucchini, banana, pear, apple, mango and more! She has loved it all. She loves the whole eating with a spoon. She always has the biggest and cutest grin after food. She really is mumma's girl.


  1. I will seriously give that chair a think as my little one also sleeps very little during the day with a 1hour nap being rare! and she doesn't like me being out of her sight which makes it hard to do anything but play with her the entire day and I'd really love to get some cooking or cleaning done!

    And I have also been semi-training my V for the potty, I even ordered a mini potty ot see if I can at least catch the poops in there - much easier to clean I'd think :)

    Can't believe your little one (her hair is getting so long and light!) is eating already! Mine is still 100% fixated on the boob but somehow she is packing on 500g per week, she's a little sumo haha

  2. Thanks for the comment CC11. Your little girl will def be the same with food, my guess with all the yummy things her mummy is cooking, she won't resist! :D
    Georgi still loves the boob too though, but just wants to know what im eating too i guess?
    WOW 500 grams a week!!!! I wish my milk supply was that good :( Little G is lucky to put on 150-300 grams a week. This is why I thought bugger it, i'm trying solids. Thank goodness she is enjoying it!
    Try the Bumbo out first, can sometimes be a bit tricky getting baby in and out...I love that I can wipe it clean and take it with me so easily.

  3. The bumbo rocks- I have used it with my last two children and it saved my sanity. I used it a lot with baby D on the counter next to me while I prepared dinner.

    You're lucky she loves food. D has only gotten into it the last week and he is 10 months. I didn't start solids until 6 months though as he was gaining so much from the boob there didn't seem to be a point.

  4. Thanks for the comment Aneets. I know how awesome is it! I do the same. Seriously everywhere. I. go. Even to the bathroom so I can shower! Oh it sucks that baby D has only just started solids Aneets! But you're lucky little D had enough milk from you though. ;) I found it has helped with reflux too!

  5. Who wouldn't want to cling to you constantly? Makes complete sense to me ;)

  6. Nawwww thanks Hannah sweetie ;)

  7. Why of course she's a foodie hehehe ;) that's fine from 4-6 months, when they're ready. You'll be such a great resource when I start having kids!!
    Heidi xo

  8. We just got a bumbo!!! Although Abi is still a little young and small for it I do hope she likes it!!!
    I too have a hardly any daytime sleeper, but great night sleeper so I don't complain.
    Little G is changing so much! What a cutie!

  9. I know right Heidi! hehehe :D

  10. How good are the Bumbo's Sammie!! Yeah she is changing heaps, and so quickly. She is such a cutie, even if I do say so myself ;)

  11. What a cutie- yay for starting solids early, we did the same and haven't looked back

  12. It is the best thing I have done for the little one, Stayday. She seems much happier :D Thanks for your comment.


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