Jan 14, 2011 3:24PM
I never had one for DD but am considering getting one for the new baby. I just wondered if any of you had them and would say that they are worth the money?
Jan 14, 2011 11:02AM
My bumbo seat has been fantastic. Its so easy to transport places too. He loves sitting in it and is able to explore with his hands confidentaly. I would certainly say 'yes get one!'. I think that they are in the sale at mothercare too at the mo x
Jan 14, 2011 11:16AM
My dd LOVES hers and I find it brilliant. I take it every time we go to someones house so that she's got somewhere to sit and it's especially handy now I'm weaning her. I also pop her in it in the bathroom while I have a shower. I know that some babies really don't get on with them though so maybe it's worth hanging on until your new baby is about 3 months and trying them in one (a lot of our baby groups have them). Or try looking on ebay - a couple of my friends have got them for less than a tenner including the tray. At least that way you can sell it on with hopefully no loss if your lo doesn't like it
Jan 14, 2011 11:30AM
I'd definately advise trying before you buy if you can because they are quite expensive and babies seem to either love them or hate them. My dd liked hers for about three weeks and then kept trying to escape from it so I had to stop using it. I'm undecided whether to keep it for no 2 or whether to sell it to see if we can get some of the money back.
Jan 14, 2011 11:30AM
I was loaned one thankfully as lo hated it! Would have been so handy for initial feeding etc but she's only entertained it a few times without having a hissy fit - I think its because she hates to feel confined (also hates the car seat although she tolerates it these days!).
Fortunately she did like her high chair and would happily sit in that while I did the washing up/tidying up/cooking etc so I spent alot of time in the kitchen for a while! lol.
Jan 14, 2011 11:59AM
We used it to wean LO (she was weaned at 21 weeks) as we didn't get a high chair until she was 6.5 months and it was great for that. Because it's so portable, it was great to take to friend's houses to feed her - I still do and she's nearly 9 months! We got ours from ebay for ??15 including the tray
Jan 14, 2011 12:24PM
like one of the other girls said, id try and borrow one, iv got one that i bought for my son and he used it a bit, then i had my daughter and i can probably count on one hand the amount of times she went in it because she just cried and wanted to escape. im going to put mine on ebay when i get round to it, they fetch quite a good amount on there...x
Jan 14, 2011 1:59PM
We use ours all the time and DS loves it. Ours has a tray so we can put toys on to keep him amused. You can get them on ebay and also on your local netmums board for about ??10-??15!
Jan 14, 2011 3:20PM
We got one for our little boy but he hasn't been overly keen on it. However we haven't put him in it recently. We paid about ??9 for ours on Ebay. I'm glad we didn't pay the ??30 or whatever they are in the shops. Like some of the others have said i think it's a bit of a love it or hate it item. x
Jan 14, 2011 3:24PM
I would definitely recommend buying second hand. Ds was happy in his for a few weeks, then he decided he hated it and spent all his time trying to escape, I was going to sell it but it's sitting in the loft as will kick myself if the next one loves it! x
May 12, 2019 12:04PM
hi everyone, new here but desperate for advice! My son is 1 month old on Tuesday and has been bottle feeding for the past 2 weeks. He has had problems since. He is extremely irritable, I’m sure my Son doesn’t have anytime while awake not crying, he cries ALL the time and I try EVERYTHING with no success. I have been to the hospital and doctors and they are so very unhelpful, they just tell me he has colic and basically I have to deal with it. I am almost certain, and the hospital also said, he has reflux (silent) as he rarely spits up but it is getting far worse and he is becoming more and more irritable, coughing after feeds and in between and starting to refuse feeds, scream, want them, take them and scream again. He has had Carobel from the hospital as they didn’t want to give Gaviscon due to chance of constipation, but it did absolutely nothing for him. He is now simply on infacol but has trouble pooing, which causes him distress, but is very runny. I guess i am I am desperately looking for advice on what to do, as it is increasingly hard with a baby that cries all day and won’t sleep or settle due to milk coming back up. I feel like I’m missing something and not giving him what he needs? HE IS SUCH A HUNGRY BABY! I feed him, change his nappy, cuddle him, sing to him, wind him, put him in swinger, walk round house, car - I am lost! Health visitor has done a referral to dietician however who knows how long this will take! Dad is lactose intolerant. Also, how much does your baby eat, or did eat at 1 month? Mine wants food every 1.5/2 hours! Please help!
Apr 29, 2019 9:53AM
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