People: Stop Putting Bumbos on Elevated Surfaces

Bumbos are great, just don't put them on elevated surfaces with baby in them!

Bumbos are great, just don't put them on elevated surfaces with baby in them!

So in today’s news of obvious things you shouldn’t do, the United States Consumer Products Safety Commission has issued a safety alert in regards to Bumbo Baby Seats. Why? Because Bumbos are being used on elevated surfaces and babies are falling down resulting in head injuries.

Ouch.

I can see how one would think, hey, let’s put the baby up on the table in the Bumbo — just don’t. Babies, especially wobbly infants, can arch or rock making it easy for them to fall out of, or tip, the Bumbo. Baby tipping over Bumbo equals not good.

The federal agency says it is aware of at least 45 incidents involving infants falling out of Bumbo Baby Seats which were placed on a table, counter top or in an adult-sized chair. Of those reports, 17 babies less than 12-months in age received skull fractures from their falls. The CPSC and Bumbo International say they have also received an additional 50 reports of falls involving seats that were used on the floor or at “unknown elevations.”

The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission has issued a safety alert for Bumbo Baby Seats, reminding parents not to use the infant chairs on table tops or other elevated surfaces.

From cpsc.gov

We love our Bumbo and have used with the last two babies. It’s a great little chair that is fabulous for taking photos and is a great alternative to a bouncy chair. But people, for the love of your child, don’t put the Bumbo with your baby on a table or chair!

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