If you haven’t heard, 4 million Bumbo Seats were recalled today. This isn’t the first recall Bumbo has had, but they have made clear instructions on how their product should be used. It should not be placed on elevated surfaces or in water, and parents need to watch their babies while they are using the product. I am not trying to undermine any child that was injured while using this product, but what about some COMMON SENSE PEOPLE. What makes a person think placing a baby on a counter is safe? Now this recall does go beyond drownings in tubs and falls from counters, but the packaging clearly states an age minimum and placing your one month old in a seated position isn’t recommended. It’s incredibly sad that children have lost their lives and have suffered serious injuries due to their parents negligence.
And Babies can escape… this should NOT be used as “baby jail”
I see some pretty lousy parenting all over the internet, but chances are, if you are reading this blog, you care for your child enough to watch them while using any toy, sitting or walking device. Babies are vulnerable. They need to be watched, just because you can set your child down in a Bumbo, exersaucer, walker, etc. doesn’t mean you should leave the room.
If a company puts warning labels on their products, advises you to watch your child when using the product, why should they be liable for your lack of common sense? I vote on recalling some parents.
And on that note I leave you with a cute video of Atticus stuck in his Bumbo at about 4 months old