I don't know when the Bumbo seat was invented. I don't remember it being around when I had Emily or Ben. Maybe I was too tired and sleep deprived to notice the Bumbo. In any case, I noticed it this time and picked one up from Craigslist before Noah was even born. It is so awesome. I would put this down on my list of must haves for any new parent. Not that I have a list, but if I did...
It's so versatile.
Here's Noah in his Bumbo with Emily watching their Dad do yard work.
Noah learning to change a bicycle tube.
Noah watching me use the neti pot.
Noah not interested in mascara, but very interested in his brother on the counter as Batman, probably a good thing.
Learning to play scrabble.
Watching his sister swing and Batman slide.
Hanging out with his brother and sister watching a movie or just watching them watch a movie. I'm not sure if he's more interested in Emily's barbeque chips or the Spiderman mask.
I did read the recall notice on this item and saw that a few kids fell out of the seat from a high surface and hurt themselves. I don't put Noah on an elevated surface unless I am right there, so no need to worry about the little bean.
And if you think the Bumbo seat outgrows it's life after a few months, think again. If you happen to have a skinny four year old, you can use it for years and years to come.