Bumbo Recall - Baby Chair Seat is NOT a Baby Sitter

The Bumbo baby chair is under recall! Read on to learn more of this dangerous chair before it gets beneath the bottom of a tot you care about.

No way, Bumbo! We support the recall!

Say NO to the Bumbo baby chair! (Child's likeness is obscured to protect his or her innocence)
Say NO to the Bumbo baby chair! (Child's likeness is obscured to protect his or her innocence)

Baby Safety in mind? Skip this tot seat!

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However you know it's name, it's a weird word for a weird looking product that's been called the most innovative infant chair on the market. It's won awards, certificates and they'll take your credit card if you want to buy one for your tiny lil bundle of love.

But is it safe?

Can you afford to walk away and leave your baby sitting by his or her self unattended while you watch soap operas and smoke your Virginia Slims?

Can you run gossip with Mrs. Walton next door when you ask for sugar as little Olivia screeches from her pastel purple Bumbo seat back at your house?

Apparently not.

The Bumbo seat is in fact being recalled!

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, located in Washington DC of all places, the product is dangerous and nearly THIRTY children have been hurt already! There are approximately a million Bumbos lurking in American homes as I write, so this is not a one in a million kind of incident. It is in fact, a thirty in a million incident. Those odds are quite ugly, friends.

Not only is this foam baby chair dangerous, it's also been deemed distasteful by Better Homes & Gardens magazine and the director of the television series Trading Spaces, Walter Perriman. The Bumbo comes in colors including yellow, aqua and LIME GREEN. No child deserves to be visually assaulted with lime green. Something had to be done. The recall lead to huge troubles for Bumbo International, a South African company which, surprisingly, is the manufacturer of the Bumbo baby chair.

Now this is not news, we know these things. The Bumbo is dangerous, the Bumbo can hurt children and lead to poor taste in color schemes for home d├ęcor later in life, but what in in the name of Jehosaphat *is* a Bumbo?

At first I thought perhaps it was a cute little made up cartoon character. Or maybe a roly-poly little beetle. Maybe even some clever ploy to harness the magical charm of Disney's famed Dumbo without paying royalties.

No, dearest readers, Bumbo is something far, far more sinister. It is, in fact, also known by the names of Bombo or Bumboo. Heard of it? No? Well, perhaps you haven't sailed the seven seas with Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom or spent enough time burning villages and stealing gold? Perhaps YOU are not a pirate?

That's right! I have proof that this product is named after a drink. Not just any drink, either. I mean I might be mildly offended by the idea of my son or daughter sitting in a Franzia high chair or a Michelob playpen, but the very concept of Bacardi bassinet is downright insulting!

You know what Bumbo is? Well, allow me to inform you, sweet readers. If you take some water, sugar and nutmeg, mix that together and throw in some RUM, you'll have a Bumbo! Can you believe this insanity? For years the subliminal message to partake of devil's liquor has been infiltrating infant minds. Nevermind rating movies, video games and all that, no we've got to worry about whether the carseat was designed by diabolical marketing geniuses to prod our children into never even getting ON the wagon, much less ever falling off!

It's a shame, but that's what the American public has done to their children. We've entrusted their precious Pampers-padded bottoms to a product inspired by the pirate's choice booze! It tasted better than the British Navy Grog, they said, so they drank themselves sideways in Carribean shantys planning plunders of new ports. This is the same brew George Washington used to get himself elected, you might be interested to learn. Knew there was something sneaky about that wooden-toothed wig-wearer, didn't you?

So take that silly seat right back to Target or Wal-Mart or wherever you found that foam abomination. Or do whatever it is your supposed to do for the recall, but PLEASE for America's future get rid of it! Pirates of the Carribean was bad enough! We don't need these kids in college and having their conversations go like this:

"Ahoy, Aiden! What say ye we blow off class like a strong gail and fetch a pail of BUMBO together!"

"Aye! It'd be a pleasure to drown me sorrows over my Physics 101 finals with ye, Jacob, let's shiver our timbers back to the dorms!"

No, we don't need that sort of future, friends. Stop the madness now, burn a Bumbo today!

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Comments 192 comments

Ireland 32 9 years ago

This is an obscene and offensive article which totally distorts the government findings. The chair is NOT being recalled, the packing IS. This is a SAFE chair IF a) you follow the instructions and b) keep the child within sight when using the chair. It is that simple. To distort the truth about this extremely useful and well designed product, and to further make an attempt of association with alcohol is abusive, ignorant and un-ethical. Get a life!

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ForTheLove 9 years ago from Godforsaken, Iowa Author

Maybe you missed the part below about this article being intended as humor (the "Fine Print" section of the article). At any rate, you sound a bit defensive about how safe the chair is... do you work for the company or sell the chairs yourself?

Just curious :)

ihaveachair 9 years ago

I have a chair and my child loves it no i don't work for the company but the parents of the children are in the wrong here what kind of parents would put their children on a table and walk away so maybe you should lay off the company and parents should get common sense how about that

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ForTheLove 9 years ago from Godforsaken, Iowa Author

Oh, maybe you thought this article was meant as serious journalism, also, but that's not the case. It's supposed to be a funny read and elicit a chuckle. Thanks for sharing your opinion of the chair, though, that's certainly welcome. I'm really not here to judge parents or any of that, but you're certainly entitled to that view if you like. :)

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ForTheLove 9 years ago from Godforsaken, Iowa Author

Jenn, I'm not sure what you're saying? It appears your comment didn't end up getting saved. Sorry about that, but feel free to try again!

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Rochelle1976 9 years ago

I thought this was funny even though I used the Bumbo seat for my daughter with Spina Bifida :) Hey I don't care if it was called the Hefner seat if it meant she could sit up unassisted and play with her toys like other kids her age :)

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ForTheLove 9 years ago from Godforsaken, Iowa Author

That's for definite sure! Thank you for understanding that the piece is meant as humor, rather than any sort of "factual" reporting! I've not got any children of my own, but as a kid growing up with a disability myself, I can certainly see how anything that helps life be more normal and fun is useful! Great comment, thanks for contributing something useful to my silliness! :)

vickie 9 years ago

I can't believe how many people are offended by an article that was meant to be funny. Apparently there are a ton of people who need to take an ativan, relax, and enjoy a good laugh. Thanks for the article ForTheLove.

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ForTheLove 9 years ago from Godforsaken, Iowa Author

You're most welcome :) Glad you enjoyed it!

Blue 8 years ago

Haha! Named after a rum drink AND a hazard to young children??? I need to start selling these so I can get a bulk discount myself... Genius! I love understated ploys to undermine the future of our country and the youth of America...

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ForTheLove 8 years ago from Godforsaken, Iowa Author

Haha! :)

Glad you enjoyed the piece and a big thanks for commenting!

Guy 8 years ago

Bombo is also the first word in a jamaican swear word "bomboclaat" which made this pretty funny when explaining that I got a bombo chair to my jamaican Parents

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ForTheLove 8 years ago from Godforsaken, Iowa Author

That's even more hilarious, Guy! Thanks for adding to the melee, you brightened my day for sure :)

Teresa 8 years ago

Hi I thought this was commical. But in all seriousness, we didn't have these chairs when my daughter was an infant, (almost 22 yrs) anyhow, I was horrified to be at a house and a mother put her chubby son in this bumbo on the kitchen counter, all I could think is this baby is going to lean backwards and he is going fall over with chair stuck to his bottom and would be seriously hurt, if he was to fall she wouldn't be able to catch him on time because she was at least 5 feet away. Some of these products are made are made for lazy parents or used as a babysitter!

Anyhow enjoyed your little article and wanted to let you know.

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ForTheLove 8 years ago from Godforsaken, Iowa Author

Teresa, that *is* pretty scary to see. And yeah, you're right a lot of products that provide shortcuts/convenience really appeal to those with less than effort-conscious personalities, so to speak.

You see a lot of that in the pet industry, too.

k man 8 years ago

this wasn't funny

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ForTheLove 8 years ago from Godforsaken, Iowa Author

Fair enough :)

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Moon Daisy 8 years ago from London

This is a really funny article, thanks for making me laugh!

I think the people pointing out the dangers of putting the Bumbo (complete with baby) on a high table or on the kitchen counter, should know that it's not compulsory to balance it in high places! Those storing their child way-up-high are perhaps asking for trouble, but this chair works extremely well just resting on the floor. Like a chair.

We didn't have this chair for my daughter as she was great at sitting by herself from an early age (such a prodigy!), but my friend has one now, and her baby looks like a cute little buddha, sitting proudly in his bumbo. And if I have another child I might be tempted to get one of these (despite the worrying statistics presented above...)

Pissed off 8 years ago

I recently purchased a Bumbo for my daughter that was born premature, because i thought it could help her developementally. I pulled up the chair to find out about accessories for it and saw the recall, and immediately freaked out! So this was not funny or humorous, and if you don't even have children-what are you some sort of petifle?

melissa 8 years ago

You are a sad, sad little person. Have you got nothing better to do with your life?

rub-a-dub-dub 7 years ago

Mmmmmmmmmmmmm rum... hehehe

Trish 7 years ago

Okay that made me laugh pretty damn hard--I needed a good laugh lol

sudders 7 years ago

hehe, just goes to show how stupid some people are, taking this article seriously and taking offence, its joke and also ,its taking the piss out of how far ignorant people will go to blame someone else for ther own lack of common sense, i.e putiing ur child on a table or counter, twats. its likefat people triyingto sue macdonalds... ur own dam fault

GUEST 7 years ago

*blinks* This was supposed to be funny? I completely missed the "this is fake" thing until I read someone comment saying it was.

Maybe, I am a little slow... but I do not see how the idea of little children being injured is something that would make you laugh. Or, something that you would find funny. And... leaving a child unattended while you go to drink or smoke or do some thing else that harms yourself and second-hand harms your children, is NOT funny to me. In fact, I find the whole thing rather offensive as a childcare provider AND a parent.

HONESTLY, get a life.... children getting hurt isn't funny.

alienoiduk 7 years ago

Do the thirty parents with injured childeren think it is funny. ~NO you would have to be a spastic like yourself not to understand the use and importance of the Bumbo you wish to destroy.

Ilfring 7 years ago

I was worried about the writer's (fanatical?) state of mind ("dearest readers"?) until I started reading the posts, then I realized that it was all sort of tongue-in-cheek. So what's new? The Bumbo, like every other children's product out there has been and will be used by inept parent(s) who apparently never seemed to get the fact that it is dangerous to leave children in things on top of something. The logic of Murphy's law + wiggling child + unstable furniture + elevation = fall, disaster, etc. seems to elude far to many parent(s). And of course, there are always a few enlightened ones who like to make the unelightened ones aware of their erroneous thinking, gleefully poking fun while risking vehement prostestations of "insensitivity," "juvenility," and plain old "you don't understand what it's like to be a childcare provider/parent" (the implication being that they themselves are the original expert on child care, and therefore have authoritatively determined that said article is offensive to ALL parent(s), simply because they have one or two kids kicking around). Or they completely miss the point and start making wild accusations, claiming that the writer is mocking their pain, actively promotes child abuse, or is generally a BAD person, you know, the next Stalin or Hussein. Or maybe incarnate.

Seriously, if you don't like the article, fine. What I don't understand is how some people get so offended by it. Can't they read? Can't they understand? There is nothing in this article that would even remotely suggest that the author finds child injuries "funny", or that the author is a "petifile" (what?? paedophile?), and if one read to understand they would not make false assumptions that the author laughingly encourages parents to leave their child unattended whilst they have a smoke or a beer or shoot the breeze. It would seem, from reading these irate responses, that it is those readers who are spastic. And who freaks out immediately after reading one result? If I were somehow to get my The Moon Is Made Of Green Cheese website (I myself do not actually have such a site) to the number one spot on search engine results, would that reader freak out and bemoan the fact that they had been lied to all those years ago in elementary school? Or would they scroll down and find sites refuting that claim? Common sense is less and less common....

For those who do use and love the Bumbo, say so. To win converts state exactly why you like this "extremely useful and well designed product", listing facts and anecdotes as support, instead of just calling the article "obscene" and "abusive, ignorant and un-ethical". [I'm sorry, but if Bob says that blue gum is bad, and I stop chewing it (for WhatEver reason), I'm not gonna start chewing it again just because Mike says that what Bob says is "abusive, ignorant and un-ethical"...maybe if Mike said that blue gum was fat free and recommended by healf food experts everywhere I would....]

It seems that these disgruntled posters all missed the glaring fact that the author list no explicit facts for why people should stop buying Bumbo seats, or why there might possibly be a governement recall on them ("...deemed distasteful by Better Homes & Gardens magazine and the director of the television series Trading Spaces...lead to poor taste in color schemes for home décor later in life...this product is named after a[n alcoholic] drink..." these aren't sound reasons!!). The only implicit warning against them them refers to some parent's(') tendency to leave their young children in them unattended. So (Dear Readers :), once again, read to understand! Exercise critical thinking, use common sense, employ logical arguments and reasoning, and most importantly, Lighten Up!

mm mmmm...I didn't plan on getting this involved, but those last two comments drew me in....

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ForTheLove 7 years ago from Godforsaken, Iowa Author

Clearly, I am evil. I'm glad people are finally figuring this out.. at last I may ascend to my infernal thrown and take my rightful place as Ultimate Evil Global Overlord from Places Where Demons Come From.

I am stunned that people take this seriously.. or I *would* be if I didn't actually know better. I've weeded out the angry comments by people who SELL Bumbo seats so what you see above are all just "regular folks"... I guess. lol

Anyways, I don't have any real interest in Bumbo seats one way or the other since I've not got one of my own. What I *do* have an interest in the lemming-like behavior of paranoid follow-the-leader/sky's-a-fallin' type personalities. No offense to anyone who's that way.. I figure we all take turns at feeling that way, right?

I mainly hope you enjoyed my attempt at ridiculousness! :)

Sean 7 years ago

Who ever wrote this article is a MORON!! These things are the greatest, it has helped my child develop her balance sitting up quicker and she is quite content, alert and able to look around and learn more when she is in it. The fact that this person inquires about leaving a baby alone in it, while they go watch soap opera's or have a smoke, proves that they are in fact a true MORON on many different levels. I would not be surprised if they in fact did this very same thing to there child. There is no recall on this product because if there was it would not still be sold at Babies R, us. If something happen to this person child will in this seat it is there fault because they either walked away to watch tv and smoke or they did not have it on a secure surface. Either way this person is still a MORON. Maybe they should take some lesson's in parenting 101. Maybe they work for the competition and they are mad that some came out with a better product than them. Ultimately it is the consumer who decides if the product is what they are looking for and right know they are the hottest thing in the market, Mom's and Dad's know best. At least some of us...

Sean 7 years ago

And for the record your attempt at ridiculousness worked. You are ridiculous and no where in your article above do you refer to this article as a joke. So nice try at the cover up. I hope you do not write for a living because if you do its people like you that convey false information across the net, which in turn creates more MORON's like your self.

mwm 7 years ago

we were about to buy one of these for our dear friends when i saw this website and stopped in my tracks. I noticed the arcticle wasn't telly me WHY they were being recalled....but after reading some comments and the "fine print" I laughed at myself and this article. You got me! I am now going to proceed with my online purchase of this product. Good day...

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ForTheLove 7 years ago from Godforsaken, Iowa Author

People CONTINUE to take this seriously.. WOW..

I am officially chalking up every single comment added about what a jerk/moron I am to simple human laziness lol

It *is* funny that they're not actually reading the entire article but then they take the time to leave a huge long insult :)

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Paul D 7 years ago

Humour pieces ? - you are a dickhead. I don't own or have any affiliation to said product, the only remotely objective comment was an attack on the colour. You've far too much time on your hands. Get a proper job.

Jon 7 years ago

Did not find this article funny at all. Was not even well written. Interesting because when I googled REAL reviews of the chairs THIS came up as #3.

"Maybe you missed the part below about this article being intended as humor (the "Fine Print" section of the article)."

Could you please point that out to me, in all honesty, how on earth is someone supposed to know that you're joking. This is ridiculous and I am wasting my time commenting on this.

Bumbolina 7 years ago

I am a proud owner of a LIME GREEN DUMBO, and its my kids second one. They love IT. They have never ever fell out of theirs. The creches buys it by the dozen. Who cares about estetics if you can have colour in your life? Long live the Bumbo!

None 7 years ago

Hi, as you put it, either in he "Bumbo" chair, high chair, swing etc, who ACTUALLY leaves their child while they go smoke a cigarrette, goes next door for something, or watches TV without ACTUALLY watching and keeping an eye on their child. EVEYTHING is potentially dangerous if not shaperoned! I have never heard of the chair recalled and like everything else, you are told to NEVER leave your child unattended in ANYTHING! Remember that, things are only as dangerous as you make them, If not watched properly! Have a nice day! :o)

None 7 years ago

Hi, as you put it, either in he "Bumbo" chair, high chair, swing etc, who ACTUALLY leaves their child while they go smoke a cigarrette, goes next door for something, or watches TV without ACTUALLY watching and keeping an eye on their child. EVEYTHING is potentially dangerous if not shaperoned! I have never heard of the chair recalled and like everything else, you are told to NEVER leave your child unattended in ANYTHING! Remember that, things are only as dangerous as you make them, If not watched properly! Have a nice day! :o) A Bumbo chair was not invented to be a babysitter, so why would you leave your child alone in it......Just a thought!

Zorren 7 years ago


Shanny and I love my bumbo, In fact, I love my bum too :) 7 years ago

Well the real reason I bought my baby a bumbo is so she can sit upright and so I can sit on the floor with her and pull stupid faces at her at eye level, to be honest this article is great and has given me a fantastic idea. I'm sure it would be waaaay more fun if we added alcohol to the situation! Ima gunna go pop some rum in her bot bot right now and she can sit in her Bumbo and we can go swig for swig! Thanks for the fantastic idea mate! Have a good one ;)

Shanny again :) 7 years ago

Oh, BTW My bumbo goes perfectly with my colour scheme... My bumbo's pink................ and so's my bum :) Cool huh?

Charlie  7 years ago

I am amazed at the amount of controversy that this article has received. From the start of the article you can tell that it is a joke. I too believe that the recall on this product is ludacrus. There is a real recall on this product (well on the packaging) to add more warnings about not leaving children unattended in the seat. I have a Bumbo chair and used it with both of my kids and highly recommended it to anyone that I knew. To amagine that there are parents out there that are stupid to leave their children unatteded in this seat or anyother is ridiculous. It makes you realise that there are bigger issuse in this world then some article that was written to make fun of a stupid government ruling that shouldn't have been needed in the first place.

newmommy 7 years ago

I have been thinking about purchasing one of these chairs for my four month old baby, but I'm still undecided. A few of my friends have told me that they own one and wouldn't have it any other way. when discussing the debate with one of my proffesors and hearing they were under recall I decided to google and get some answers. After reading this article I am unfortunatly still undecided. It sounds like the bumbo seat would be ok to put your baby in and sit and play with him, but to never be used as a baby sitter.

Kate 7 years ago

Have the seat and LOVE it! And really, COMMON SENSE please! Safety is a matter of using your brain AND of putting first things first (as in your child! NOT distractions) Obviously one would be a moron to put a baby in this and walk away- but used as an aid to being with/playing with your baby this is excellent!

Also, my daughter is a pediatric OT and relies on this as an aid to helping provide practice to children with trunk stabilization problems! Great for a child who cannot ever sit up on their own- real sense of accomplishment! THANKS, Bumbo and boo to ForTheLove guy....

Jimbo 7 years ago

I don't understand??? My 4 month old loves his Bimbo, he sits in it and watches tv while I go to get cigs at the gas station... I also thought them bright colors are good for youngins. I don't like how you refer to the "Devils Liquor" - we made a crafty mobile out of beer cans - my little bubba loves it! I think this here article is very mis-leading...

SpellingandGrammar Grandma 7 years ago

You've GOT to be kidding! The most painful part of this post is the fact that NONE of you idiots can spell..."Sit on your Thrown?" (that's Throne for those of you who didn't catch what he was REALLY trying to say...) and shaperoned? Try Chaperoned... My eyes...my eyes are bleeding...ahhhhhhh

Roberta Mello 7 years ago

Bumbo in portuguese is a musical instrument.

not as dumb as you 7 years ago

you are an idiot.

you are not funny.


bumboo 7 years ago

yes my name is bumboo so whatever it sound so what? don't be stupid that your baby will seat there a leave..constant monitoring is a must...

shanny 7 years ago

I can spell :(

awesome 7 years ago

This was really funny, I don't get why people would be so offended. And to say they didn't see the fine print, well if you left a comment it's kind of hard to miss as it is right under the commenting box.

Basically what this guy is saying is that things get recalled for stupid reasons. Yes, whatever how many kids did get hurt, but kids get hurt all the time, they are kids! Are you going to bring your floor back where it came from because your kid slipped? NO people!

What is this world coming to? A bunch of sissy's!

CJ 7 years ago

You know I could NOT get past the first few paragraphs of this STUPID, BITTER

CJ 7 years ago

First of all I could NOT get past the first few paragraphs of this STUPID, BITTER article! I mean come ON, the author of this article assumes that every mother or father who puts a child in this seat is doing so because they are irresponsible and want time out to smoke a ciggy or watch a tv show or just get away from their child! To assume such a wide pathetic view is just irresponsible and shows your lack of maturity!

Many parents use this chair as a learning vehicle so SHAME on you for trying to imply otherwise. I bet in your view that an educational DVD like Baby Einsteins is used only as a baby sitter too right!?

Pathetic article for sure!

Not amused 7 years ago

The "Fine Print" is below all the comments and at the bottom of the page, so I can see why people are confused about the legitimacy of the article.

A new parent myself, I can also understand the negativity towards the content and how sensitive the topic of children is. Protecting our kids and helping them learn is difficult enough without farces like this impacting public reactions.

I found this article by researching reviews for the Bumbo chair, and I am disappointed that it showed up on the first page of Google results. It is obviously void of facts and supporting statements, so I knew it was a ridiculous opinion not to be trusted, but it is still a misleading work by one that doesn't have the perspective of the demographic most likely to view it.

After reviewing the article for a laugh, I didn't. I didn't recognize the comments as humourous, just in poor taste. The welfare of our children is a very serious topic, and so it is hard to find "jokes" like these funny. Thus, I am not surprised by the responses.

I recommend you stay clear of the controversy and put a disclaimer at the top of the page warning us not to waste our time with it if we are seeking credible product reviews.

This piece is not assisting you in the readership of your novel, nor your self-promotion as an author.

If you ever become a parent, you'll understand.

Written by an alcoholic? 7 years ago

Perhaps the person who wrote this did so after partaking in a little too much "Bumbo" himself? Jokes weren't even funny...

spellcheck 7 years ago

uggghhh. i hate when even in a bit of comedic prose an individual isn't capable of getting the spelling correct..... a storm has high winds referred to as a "gale".

i know this b/c i am a pirate and capable of spellchecking.

Me 7 years ago

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! Good write up man. :) Fantastic

random101 7 years ago

I just do not understand how the author believes this is funny. I have been waiting to purchase a Bumbo for the past couple weeks now. Friends of mine have them for their children, and those children LOVE them! I personally, think that the idea of the chair is a marvel! I just wish they weren't so gosh darn expensive

pgn 6 years ago

Well done ForTheLove for initiating a seemingly never ending string of seriously polarised comment!

I can't get out of my mind an enduring image that most of the contributers who took exception probably swear by Dyson vacuum cleaners!

Judy 6 years ago

My granddaughter loves her chair..Of course you have to watch your baby in this chair. You have to watch your baby in every chair,bed, crib etc..There is nothing wrong with having this bumbo chair...If any child had an accident in this chair is because they wasn't watch by the caregiver.

Ah, the pain! 6 years ago

First of all I am parent of a sweet 5 month old baby who is thinking of buying a Bumbo. This article is funny. The comments are painful. Apparently you write above high school drop out level. But to be fair, new parents are paranoid and exist in a haze of sleep deprivation. And this actually was one of the top results for reviews of the chair. So for THE GREATER GOOD you should top the article with "This is a joke, read slowly and at your own risk." I would suggest something more subtle like "Parody" but they may think it's an article on parrots.

P.S. I love the "petifile" comment. Apparently such a one is a jingoist who smokes but is a teetotaler and while being mathematical impaired has a delicate enough soul to abhor lime green. I'm terrified that writer thinks it's an all inclusive insult for bad people rather than recognizing the gravity of labeling someone a child molester.

Ah, the pain! 6 years ago

Ah, for the record, my 5 month old is not considering buying the Bumbo, I am. Wheee! Actually, my son mostly thinks of playing with Mr. Ball that rattles so enticingly. Apparently, Mr. Ball sounds even better when he smashes into the sweet, vapid smile of Mr. Hanging Octopus Activity Gym Toy. That's what he occupies his time with, not buying Bumbo like substances.

Really 6 years ago

I am always sad when people have so little to do with their time that is productive.

Irate grandma 6 years ago

You're a real sick piece of shit for doing something like this. You need a job and to keep you nose out of people with kid's business.

New Father 6 years ago

Just to say agree with 'Ah the Pain': after reading a little I recognised it was a satirical article. So for the sake of being redundant, totally agree with 'Ah the Pain' and that as a new father of a 4 month old, anything like this as we're already wrapping our little bundles of joy in an abundance of cotton wool to protect them, we're a little slow to see the humour [although it is comical in some parts.....]

happyfamily2010 6 years ago

Um...I was just looking on google for a picture of a bumbo to show my boyfriend's dad and saw the recall. Of course I freaked out because my mother just bought one for my son. I think this is absolutely ridiculous because on the chair, there is a warning that states not to put the chair with the child in it on an elevated surface. Why would you want to make a joke about something like this? All you are doing is making people who have one freak out when they look up the name. Seriously, get a life. Maybe you shouldn't be a computer freak and get off your ass and do something else with your life. I'm sorry but this really pissed me off. Don't put on the computer something about a recall if there really isn't one. GET A LIFE!!!

Julius Hunkeler 6 years ago

30 Kids in America, none in the rest of the world. It is like 284 accidents with Toyotas in America 1 in the rest of the world.

Are Americans more stupid than others?

Some lawyers will find some money for the stupid people!

Maybe a company is getting broke, but that is not so important.

America wake up!

Don't be stupid!

MommyToTwo 6 years ago

not funny, not in the slightest...get a life...

Hmm -.^ 6 years ago

Erm ..... Lame And Not Funny.. Regardless Of What it was posted for Those who Do have Kids Normally Wont think Of this as funny at all .. Just That Some Person Is out there posting Things that They know nuthin about, It may have chuckled You , It may have even Turned You On Knowing That You got soooo Many Comments on the matter.. But its def not Funny When In fact the item Is safe... So to all who actually Got scared Here Don't let it get the best of ya, Lame And No excuse But pathetic For some things people post (hugs)

ridiculous 6 years ago

come on people. I have a 3 month old son and he loves this chair! I found a very Dave Barry-like humor to this article and loved it. Bravo and making the everyday funny!

Reye 6 years ago

My child developed her balance just fine on her own, thank you very much. Where the seats are pretty "neato" I won't be buying one for my second child either. Nature gives us these amazing things called muscles, and we need to use them to develop them. As far as the recall goes, it was merely for instructional purposes... use your brains and common sense parents, DO NOT put your child in it on a raised surface. It's easy enough for a child to tip over in one of these, no need to give them a headstart by elevating them. Geez. So the article was pretty ridiculous, deal with it. Better yet, don't read it. You want to know the actual details of any recall, go to the official cpsc.gov website... get over the rage at this article, unplug your stupid computer, and go back to being an actual attentive parent!

Melissa 6 years ago

OMG....shut the hell up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bumbos are not dangerous. Only some one stupid would leave there kid in one alone...hint the warning sign on the back of the seat. maybe you all should read FIRST! DA...DA...DA

NOT FUNNY 6 years ago



WTF 6 years ago


Shut up!!!!!!!!! your fuckin dumb. pedifile...funny...? where do you live so i can call the cops on you!?

Interesting.... 6 years ago

Does anyone in the world know how to spell anymore? How is this guy a pedophile? People are so ignorant.

New Mom with sense of Humour 6 years ago

ForTheLove, thanks for the laugh! What a shame that those with a different sense of humour, or those simply lacking one at all, make accusations and threats against you while hiding under the veil of internet anonymity. Bet their kids grow up to be just like them. Assholes!

michelle; VA 6 years ago

hey idiots. the children are being hurt because you're leaving them in the seat on a table, chair, couch, or something else elevated when the warning label on the BACK OF THE SEAT CLEARLY STATES "for floor use only." So put little Olivia back in her bumbo, except this time put her on the floor and go get sugar from the bimbo next door and stop crying about it.

melissa 6 years ago

it is not recalled if it was it would be n the naws and at walmart recalled and it is not.

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the pink umbrella 6 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.

A lot of these comments are rediculous. I agree that the article was funny and at the same time, warning us about a pruduct we bought for our children (myself included) So what's the big deal? Sorry to mix a laugh with a warning people, jesus cristo. Im just upset that i bought a bumboo and that i let my boyfriend sit in on the couch to feed our son. We didn't use it for too long as the design obviously isn't a good one if your kid dosnt have annorexic legs, and is growing, but still, with all of the head injuries im glad i threw it in the dumpster when i did. Oh, and by the way Melissa- any mother knows not to leave their child unattended in any circumstance, but have you never watched your child fall or jerk unintentionally? Its dangerous to have anything that does not guarentee absolute safety while your child is using it. Especially something designed specifically for them. oh and "not funny" is it? your an idiot. Who cant afford a bumboo, there 30 bucks. And i don't think anyone is "hateing" on the bumboo because of their financial state. Where did all of you commenting idiots crawl out from? The guy is funny. The warning is real. So what? friggin idiots.

Jenn 6 years ago

The problem is not with a chair. It is with parents that allow their babies to sit unattended in the chair. We have the bumbo for our 7 month old daughter. We use it. We love it. But not once will she ever sit in it without me in reach. She arches her back and leans to the side if something close bu looks appealing. She COULD tip over, if I wasn't there preventing it. The bumbo is being ABUSED, not used in the homes where people have had accidents. The product clearly states DO NOT LEAVE CHILD UNATTENDED. Maybe those dumbass parents should be recalled.

I feed my daughter her meals in the seat. And that's that.

guest 6 years ago

I think its stupid that a lot of these things for babies get recalled. For example the walker...(baby seat with wheels that baby can scoot around the house..for anyone who does not know what i am talking about) These got recalled because babies where falling down stairs while in them...ok so where are the parents at while they have their children in these walkers? and where are the gates to block the stairway the same gate that anyone with common sense and stairs in their homes would use once their child starts walking on their own? I used a bumbo chair with my daughter and she never had an injury...why?? because i would use it like instructed and would watch her when she was in it..just like i would watch her when she was playing with anything else or in an exersaucer, high chair, and etc... There is nothing wrong with the bumbo chair...just the lazy parents who use it as a babysitter!

black 6 years ago

This is most ridiculous thing I have ever read. I was trying to find some REAL info on the BUMBO seat...thanks for nothing!

Alfy's Toys 6 years ago

The Bumbo Baby Seat is NOT a recall. They can be purchased in our store. We're proud we've provided these seats to many happy mums and bubs!

Bethany Keeney 6 years ago

People need to use the brain they were born with. Lack of common sense is what the problem is in this world! I am looking for a Bumbo seat for my unborn baby but I will wait till it is old enough to hold its head and babysit my own child. This is just another tool to help our babies be more content and give us more sanity.

BumboLogic? 6 years ago

Why is it that a piece of crap that is dangerous to kids can be recalled and then fixed with a sticker that says caution on it. Then again, maybe the natural selection process does work after all. If you are stupid and lazy enough to buy this product then maybe the head injuries your kid recieves will stop them from passing your ignorance on to future generations. With a million of them out there they can be had for 10 bucks all day long on ebay for those who are sure they need one of these. With any luck they will go out of business and kids will be safer. That warning sticker does not stop gravity and you cannot sit right next to your kid staring at them waiting for them to fall and hoping to have quick enough relexes to catch them. If the kid falls out of this while sitting on a hard surface floor it will bust his head open also. All high chair manufactures should increase profits by switching the seatbelt out for a sticker that says caution on it. Warning labels are for dangerous products, get it?

bsp 6 years ago

I have never in my life read such a pile of 'dribble' - the author obviously views him or herself as vaguely amusing, a sentiment that I do not share. I actually think that Bumbo should come after you for writing such utter shite. Everything is dangerous when falling into the hands of average americans, who, lets face it, haven't got the 'brains of the world' title. Maybe us lowly rum drinking South Africans are the only ones who can handle such a product, because we practice common sense, know where our country is on a world map, and don't put quilts and other such tasteless items of home décor in our houses.

MIMI  6 years ago

Your kidding about the pirate drink thing right? how utterly ridiculious if your not, since the word Boka means stupid and vegetarians still eat the Boka burger, does that mean there getting dumber because they are eating stupid. and come to think of it we have a pink coconut tanning salon, wonder if there trying to indoctrinate the idea in our heads the coconuts are pink HMMMMM. maybe we should re think using names in general because they might have an offenses meaning some where else. lets all use numbers instead! HELLO REALITY CHECK....

mimi 6 years ago


I find your comment about americans offensive, I am an american and I, like you find this article as you put it a pile of dribble also, please do not group all Americans as idiots with no brains, I would have never attacked you or your country men on a presonal level over one stupid south african comment, there are out there people whom have common sense and then there are those who have put there common sense into a box and hopefully will pull it out some day, but these people come in all races and come from all countries not just America, Im sure you have walked/driven/rode down your own streets in South Africa through out your life and said "Oh my god the person is so stupid......So please next time don't group and attack some one purely off of there place of residence.... and just to say, my granddaughter has a Bumbo and love's it

gumbo 6 years ago

Not sure about Bumbo being dangerous if used carefully, but it's useless anyway.

If this is an attempt to be funny, don't lose your day job yet.

jessica 6 years ago

i feel you might be slightly retarted. Really? Subliminal messages to our young about rum because of the name of this seat? Get a grip. And if parents are so stupid that they would place their child in this seat on a counter or table top and then walk away, well then they deserve to have their children fall out. I mean, seriously, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to come to the conclusion that you should not leave your baby in this seat unattended. My god why are certain people allowed to reporoduce??!!

bumboluvr 6 years ago

the bumbo has at least one great aspect to over look the terrible color lime green! it helps infants learn to sit up correctly. talk about humor, uhm have you seen the majority of people that walk around with terrible postures? maybe you should delete this because quite frankly, its not something that you should be proud of a journalist or humor journalist. whatever the case, making fun of a child seat due to the bad color choices is ridiculous and if anyone laughs its because of how ignorant this is! now that ive said that. im 8 weeks pregnant and couldn't decide on a color for my bumbo and i think im going with lime green. DA

Paige 6 years ago

I gotta say, the ignorance of some people is mind-blowing. Even without a disclaimer it was incredibly obvious that this article was intended for humour. I am a mother of two, one of which is now of age for a home décor wrecking Bumbo! I thank you for the laugh, and pity the less fortunate who were not blessed with enough brains to understand the meaning of satire. Keep up the good work!

Crossley 6 years ago

creator i think you have lost the plot ! you never leave achild unattended anyway , how stupid is that , compairing "Pirates Of The Caribbean" to a Baby seat is down right Stupid , they are babies not Pirates ! i think you should rethink your system of warnings and thank yourself that you havn't been sued by Bumbo International yet for false and misleading information to general public and findings which have not been substantiated.

Lythia 6 years ago

Actually if you look @ the top of the page it does indeed tell you that it is satire because of the category it was placed in:

All Topics >Entertainment and Media> Humor> Satire and Parody> Bumbo Recall - Baby Chair Seat is NOT a Baby Sitter. Really, if you can't tell that it's a joke then either you didn't read all of it or have very low comprehension levels.

Idiots 6 years ago

This was hysterical!! I am a proud mum of 4 who finds all the frickin ridiculous warning labels on everything absolutely pathetic,,, people please, this is a fantastic satirical piece of writing and if you truly believe that it was re-called then maybe you shouldn't purchase one, I mean if you can't spot humour then you sure as hell won't be able to spot your child falling backwards off a bench you bunch of tools! Great read thanks ;0)

Sandy 6 years ago

In actuality, the bumbo seat probably should be recalled! Babies should not be put in positions (like sitting up) until they can get into those position by themselves. These babies should not be in a sitting up position-exception could be children with special needs.

Leave Moms basement and get a life idiot!!!!! 6 years ago

Wow you are seriously a sad little man!!!! I was searching for a picture because I'm going to a babyshower and was thinking this was a great gift ang I come across this pile of shit!!! You shoul get a real job leave your moms basement!!!! You idiot how do you think this is funny!! specially the pathetic pirate impro. you pulled


ProudMommy88 6 years ago


maybe because you have so many kids you forgot the importance of caring for just one and that stupid things like this make a mom like me freak out how can this be funny. Maybe you should stop having kids and give attention to the ones you already have before they be one like this idiot and write stupid shit like this on the Internet!!!!!!!!

wow 6 years ago

know what's even more hilarious then the article? the comments of the people who were offended by it! seriously? it's a flippin' baby seat! keeping a child safe is common sence; any good parent knows that. anyone who gets offended by an article that is clearly making fun of the name of the baby seat needs to do alittle more web surfing. or maybe not; your heads may blow up from what you find.

ax's mom 6 years ago

i was looking up this chair to see where i can buy one for my 6 month old and found this artile. i read it, had a laugh (it was obviously for fun, even says at the top AND bottom of the page) and still intend to get one for my son. it's funny how some people take EVERYTHING so seriously. and yes, i take child safety seriously, i'm a good parent, but child safety starts with the parents, not the products they're placed in.

This is stupid. 6 years ago

I happen to like lime green, thank you.

jenjaredjoey 6 years ago

u put ur opinion in ur article, bashing bumbos. then backed up w recall links, 2 atemt 2 justify ur bashing. them when someone comfronfront u w good claim u try 2 strung it off as being funny joke. so if it was a funny joke then where ur so called disclaimer. & 4 the idiot parents who left their kids unattended while their kids got hurt should leave the compony alone. cause if their kids got its 1 of 2 reasons. (1)ur kid isn't old 2 use it yet,need 2 be able 2 hold own neck. (2)u wast watching ur child & he crawled or fellout cause of u idiot parents. & 4 u writer. if ur going 2 be bold enough write ur article don't hide behind fake disclaimers that u didn't even write u jack ass

Jen 6 years ago

Love our chair. Looked into it it is not being recalled and is still sold in stores (Toys R Us) for example. Parents need to be proactive in watching their children while in it and not leave them unattended. Your article was a joke.

matt 6 years ago

obvious and lame.

HisMommy 6 years ago

I googles Bumbo and this site came up. My child first used one at daycare and continued to use one at home for a few months. This article freaked me out until I read comments. Then at the very bottom it says it is a joke. I love the Bumbo. It should not be set on high places but be aware that once your baby can roll over and crawl, you may want to get rid of it. My baby would roll over and it would still be attached to his butt so he would look like a little turtle! Very cute! Anyway, thankfully I am one to read a full article but if you did not catch this as a joke this should be a great lesson in reading the entire page before assuming.

bob 6 years ago

are u on drugs for writing this review think u shuld get ur head checked and take some meds

Cazd 6 years ago

So funny. It's been a long time since I laughed so much. And all those comments. Haha petifile!

Thanks for writing this you've made my day

Melanie 6 years ago

I find this informational, while using humor (something I use in my blog as well). I also am one of many parent's who purchased the product for my infant son. There are clear instructions on how to use the seat. Don't sit children up on high surfaces (duh!) and don't leave them un-attended ( who does that!?) in either case, no accidents! and we use it for feeding because it keeps a good posture for feedings....he loves it and we love it, when used correctly. so yes it is DANGEROUS when your asking your neighbor for a cup of sugar....but leaving your child in a crib to get sugar is probably just as dangerous! why would you leave your infant behind for a second!?!?! and why would you put anything that isn't meant to lock into a counter top on a counter top????

uk woman 6 years ago

i'm english....and i don't find your post at all funny....maybe its the american sense of humour...i just don't get it....why?....what a waste of time!

dee 6 years ago

This is the most idiotic thing i have ever read.

ForTheHate 6 years ago

His profile picture says it all: He's a Clown.


You have no buisness writing anything about anything and you should remove this article. Are you sick? Spreading false information about products for children isn't anything to joke about. In fact maybe we should let the Bumbo people know about this article.

Mercy please. 6 years ago

I am truly, truly terrified that so many idiots who can't grasp the concept of satire are apparently breeding.

Stop your gene pool now; keep your baby in a Bumbo.

steph 6 years ago

read below the comment box people!

Fine Print

This article and others in my Very True Facts series are intended as humor pieces to amuse you. Please do not assume them to be facts (though I have included some), but if you've gotten a chuckle or two out of it, please DO send it to your friends and family! Also, thanks for taking the time to read my silliness. I've also written an urban fantasy novel you can read for free online by clicking here:

?? 6 years ago

who in their right mind would leave a baby on an elevated surface in anything? it is pure ignorance/stupidity. Enjoyed reading the article. did not get offended at all. but i do love these seats.

Holly Tidwell tennessee 6 years ago

Ill have you all know that i have a bumbo seat. my daughter was 10 ft away from me while i was cooking supper she was leaning to her left side i move the pan of food on to a cool part of the stove and went to go pick her up and she fell out of the seat only five feet away from me. So not all of the babies have bad parents bumbo created a product that does not do what it was supposed to they should pay for the harmed babies and refund all of the customers. And people shopuld be ashamed of theirselves for blaming parents who have or could have lost their children to some sort of head or neck injury because they were gillible and believed in a product. It goes to show you the only person you can trust your children with is yourself

retards 6 years ago

Your all retarded.

Dummy 6 years ago

Hey, "retards", for the record, when you say "your all retards" it should be "You're"... As in "you are". Now really, who is the retard?

LeeLeeCre 6 years ago

OP, don't quit your day job. You won't be writing for The Onion anytime soon.

Parody fail

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marysea 6 years ago

oh haha. Bumbos are great...my granddaughter has one and I will be purchasing one for my friend for her new baby. Like any other thing that you put your baby in, you can't just walk off and leave them, (duh) babies and small children must always be watched carefully.

ruby 6 years ago

i kinda thought it was a serious article until the rum and pirate part. also the censored baby picture should've given me some clue, oh and most especially the author's profile pic (no offense, man), but i'm that slow.

thanks for being silly! angry people who are offended because they feel so stupid after writing emotional responses without realising it was a parody: hey, at least someone's doing silly with a wit.

Raquel 6 years ago

This is totally ridiculous, theres nothing wrong with the chair, you should always keep an eye on your child anyway so if anything happens to a child whilst their in the Bumbo chair then that's the parents fault NOT the chairs!

Monica 6 years ago

to ForTheLove: Maybe people are all amped up because 1) the title says "bumbo recall" and all of the information you used was completely misleading. When someone googles "bumbo" this lovely gem comes up, which can send people into a "WHAAATTTT" frenzy... and 2) Your writing sucks and isn't even remotely comedic or entertaining. It sounds more like a teenager's rant on facebook.

oh and 3) anyone who leaves a baby alone to go chit chat with the neighbors is a bloody moron. we all know that. hah!

Katie 6 years ago

Sorry, but did not find the humor in this. There are a lot of people that would only read the first sentence or two and believe it, telling everyone they know not to buy these. They are NOT a babysitter, yet very useful when your baby isn't wanting to be held all the time, but you don't want to lay them down all the time. There is just enough support to help them build core muscles to start sitting on their own. Pediatricians even recommend them. And as far as being called distasteful by Better Homes and Gardens, well that's because it's a magazine for old people. They wouldn't know or care about infant/child products.

Anyway, not funny.

mc 5 years ago

this is an insane article and whomever wrote it is definitely got some screws missing. I am researching the Bumbo for my child, and this scared me. what sort of person has all this time to write a wild accusatory article such as this?

Al 5 years ago

Hey, I assume you wtite for a living. You had to write about something. I hope the kids were fed this week.

AnointedSword 5 years ago

Why support the recall? People should be mad at the parents who do this.

second baby mom 5 years ago

I was planning to get a bumbo chair, when I saw this article I almost changed my mind. Who would like to buy items that has or had a recall. I don't think is funny to make funny articles about baby products.I hope you learned your lesson.

Englishman  5 years ago

Clearly written by someone who:

A: shares the same sense of humour as inbred deep south Americans

B: is unemployed and has too much time on their hands

kaitlyn 5 years ago

idiots! this chair is great. if parents we as great as this chair then it would have never been an issue. who the hell leaves their kid up on a table in a chair with no harness anyway!? incompetant parents! that's who! whoever wrote this is a moron!

Haha 5 years ago

I can't stop laughing at the people who are taking this so seriously. I got more entertainment from reading all the angry comments than from the article itself! Hilarious!

On the other hand, it is incredibly scary that 90 percent of the people making comments can't spell past the level of the kids who are using these seats....

Ryan 5 years ago

Why would you leave your toddler unattended? It would be just as stupid to leave your toddler unattended in a highchair or a bathtub full of water.

The purpose of the seat was not meant to be a babysitter, but more of a training device. To train your baby to sit. Now it has multiple uses with the attachable table.

You have to be smart with it. If you put your child on the ground in it, it would be rather safe to walk away for a moment. You're not supposed to put on chairs or tables, as it cannot be secured down. If a parent were using it in such a manner it would be foolish to leave the child unattended. Period.

Ryan 5 years ago

I see now this article was meant as humor.

Rebecca S 5 years ago

Your retarded. Might need a real job. Other than being..um.. retarded. :)

Dr Bec 5 years ago


In Australia we understand the concept of sarcasm.

At even a glance, the article is clearly satire. In addition, it does not actually make any comment one way or the other on the product itself. The satire is directed at the media coverage that the product has attracted and the ludicrous situation that has arisen from it.

1st time mom 5 years ago

I must say I didn't get the humor in this. I was trying to find info on the bumbo chair to see if it was worth spending the money. As i read i kept think "what dumdass write this". I didn't relize it was a joke til i started to read the comments. Why would anyone joke about an infant seat? What is funny about it? Of course you have to watch your child, duh. Even still, it's fome. Find something else to joke about. This article is distaestful and not funny!

Adding-a-useless-comment 5 years ago

You're ALL a bunch of cocanuts deedlydee sittin in a row pam pam pam pink ones green ones.... hahaha! Everyones so fekkin serious...Who cares about spelling anywayz...if you can make it out then you're reading it! I found the article oddly funny, but I found your comments even more funny. And, I'm typing this silly contribution to the highly strung comment club above because I actually have nothing better to do at the moment. Wasting brain cells and adding extra wear and tear to my keybord for no serious reason at all. Idiots.

LEARN HOW TO SPELL 5 years ago

I cannot believe how illiterate people posting these comments are. Learn your own language! English is my third language and I'm better at spelling and grammar than native speakers. It makes no sense.

123mom 5 years ago

HAHAHA I cannot believe all the people with angry comments. I have two children and love the bumbo. I think all the angry comments are from people who obviously don't have a sense of humor and actually took this seriously.I personally did not need the fine print to understand that it was a joke. Especially the part about the color of the bumbo. People this was hilarious and just goes to show how ridiculous the world is that we have to put warnings on everything and fine print on jokes. Oh well I had a good laugh.

lucielu 5 years ago

This is not funny. You have stated plenty of things that are completely misleading or false for your so-called humor. When you look up Bumbo seats, this comes right up. This is really a defamation against Bumbo and could lead to reduced sales. Very True Facts is really STUPID and I surely won't be reading your "fantasy" novel. Stop disparaging products and companies simply for a "laugh" to promote yourself.

Pissed off 5 years ago

I was looking Bumbo up because I want to get one for my son. I saw this as a topic after I googled it. It pissed me off because I wasted my time reading something that wasn't funny. I have worked for large companies and have sold number 1 products in the world. Stupid statements about a product which to me seems to be number 1, ruin it for people who are good parents and want something for their child that will help them. If I was Bumbo I would take you to the cleaners!!!


So ridiculous! 5 years ago

Of course any item can be dangerous if you leave your baby unattended. Only lazy and irresponsible parents do things like that. This article was a waste of time that I will never get back! Bumbo did not fracture any child's skull. Incompetent parents did!!

BAHAHA 5 years ago

WHow crazy can someone get this is a wonderful chair. I mean i wish i could have invented it! but my daughter loves it and that's all that matters!! thank u for that crazy article!!

omggetalife 5 years ago

Um ok, the person that wrote this article is evidently very neurotic and has mental issues. Your just way to passionate about something that is not deserving of that level of passion in a normal sane emotionally healthy adult. No where in your article did I hear you use any exemplification as to what made it dangerous. I think having a loon like you out there in society is more dangerous Do us all a favor and get a life.

babyONboard0 5 years ago

when you buy these chairs, it clearly says, DO NOT LEAVE CHILD UNATTENDED!

5 years ago


if only you got paid for every person who leaves a comment! you'd be rich! :)

nice one!

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magnetixgrrl 5 years ago

I think most parent are mad due to this article popping up fairly high up on the page when you goggle bumbo chair and intending to buy one so a recall aticle is alarming. Its not really something to joke about when there are so many funny things out there not involving injured infants. You should indicate in the beginning of the article its a joke to give the reader the option to readf or entertainment or like most parents will tell you they can move on and not waste their precious time. That's where u fail.

NotImpressed 5 years ago

Here's the statement from consumer reports... "If the seat is placed on a table, countertop, chair, or other elevated surface, young children can arch their backs, flip out of the Bumbo seat, and fall onto the floor, posing a risk of serious head injuries."

It doesn't mean the chair is unsafe... it means that parents that put the chair next to the edge of a high place are being unsafe.

The author of this post insists that he/she (can't tell, looks like a woman with a goatee) was joking, but it is very pointed and not funny at all... which points to the notion that he/she may work for a competitor and is just disparaging the brand for what ever reason.

This is an irresponsible post regardless of intention. If this was truly a joke, it would behoove the author to study comedians and comic writing for pointers on how to better convey humor.

Beverley 5 years ago

There are few truly dangerous baby products - including the bumbo and baby walkers. There are only careless and inattentive parents.

louisem 5 years ago

I actually love this product its not that im a lazy parent but when im in the shower with bub I put her down in it so I can have a wash myself and at school I put her in it so I can actually get work done for once and on the bus she wont stay still in her pram she always wants to sit up that's were the bumbo comes in handy couldn't live without it great product and I do not care about the name my child isn't going to know what it means I couldn't care less for the meaning of the name. And you would not leave your child in the bumbo when there not within your view not unless your stupid enough to do so you would have to be an idiot to leave your child alone in any toy or seat.

Annoyed 5 years ago

Whether or not this is a joke article or a real one, it is a waste of time and I'm embarrassed that I took the time to read it. And to 'louisem' - I would say you're lazy...you can't even make the effort for punctuation!! Geezo.

Chrissy_SB 5 years ago

OK, I'm pretty sure that the "fine print" stating this was a joke *should* be common sence. And how in the hell does writing a commentary on a childrens product make anyone a pedaphile???? more importantly, the biggest problem with the Bumbo seat is that it's called the "Bumbo baby sitter" and idiot parents everywhere have decided that it's cheaper than paying someone to watch their child or (God forbid) do it themselves. by baby sitter I am pretty sure they meant seat (Just saying). The article itself is not offensive........ the idiots who got offended by the article are offensive... I'm also pretty sure part of the satire was how poorly it was written......... and FYI pleanty of recalled products continue to be sold by retailers........ I LOVED THIS ARTICLE........ and to dear poor undecided parents..... If you seak a baby sitter, pay a person to do it not a chair.... just sayin.

kayla 5 years ago

I loved this product I am fairly certain this helped my daughters back muscles tremendously. She started sitting up on her own before anyone of the other babies her age that I know. And once she started sitting up by herself I took the bumbo away. A product shouldn't be recalled because parents are idiots or because the name is an alcoholic drink, pretty sure that is not where the name came from. Just saying.

not retarded 5 years ago

Satire. Look it up.

doesnt matter 5 years ago

Whom ever wrote this article is a straight idiot and if he or she has kids they need to be taken. My son has never had one accident while using this chair but then again i guess its because i actually watch my kids and im not stupid beyond measure and put my son on the table were he could seriously injured. I love how stupid and ignorant our society has become, but without stupidity and ignorance from other people the intelligent ones would be bored all day hahahahahaha. GOOOOOOO BUMBO

Feisty 5 years ago

This article offends me. This seat with "distasteful " color schemes helped teach my son to sit up alone. I never was stupid enough to leave him alone in it, and never left him in it for long periods of time. I now have a 6month old who is trying to sit alone and i plan to purchase another one of these seats. They are the best thing that has happened for infants. The name tho hideous does not offend nor bother me. In fact the name is silly, and infants don't no their sitting on something named after a drink. Its people like u that make such wonderful things for children go away only to be a distant memory. So, skrew u and the recall and negative outlook on this sea, ive never had issues with this seat. Its the best thing since sliced bread, and i will keep this next bumbo for my grand children an so forth.

blah blah 5 years ago

The original mis-speller of pedophile/paedophile actually spelled it "petifle," which is even more hilarious than "petifile," which at least makes phonetic sense.

I now keep a piece of paper by my computer to collect all these "stupidisms" ( I just made that up!);my favourites so far are "pupic" hair and "buttox." Keep up the stupidity people, its very amusing when its not so depressing.

Stanly 5 years ago

We have one of these for our daughter, she could use it between 4 and 7 months then started to sit on her own. We loved it, but its just like anything on the market. Common sense must be used to prevent any harm to your child. She was never left unattended or on any table or counter. this product really helped her learn to sit on her own.

Amanda Vega 5 years ago

Just a quick update - the chair has had a recall reminder as of late as the injuries due to the lack of straps has increased to well over 50 injuries to children. If you have a Bumbo chair and would like it replaced for free, Prince Lionheart who is a competitor to Bumbo, has a safer version of the chair (with straps to prevent wiggling out of the chair) is doing a campaign to replace up to 1,000 Bumbos with their bebePOD. If you want more info you can email us at amanda@brilliantbabyproducts.com. Disclaimer: we are Prince Lionheart's PR agency for this promotion.

shaina 5 years ago

i think the recall is dumb in general. people who put their kids on a counter or table or any elevated surface in a bumbo are obviously idiots.

armando/jasmin 5 years ago

We just baught our lil boy a bumbo seat,its amazing.pleas tell me why a toddler should understand enything to do with alcohol,inless your an alcoholic an offended only cus everytime you see the bumbo its a reminder of your addiction.to end this I say an infant should never be left alone period.

CS 5 years ago

I DO have kids and my first grandbaby. I thought this article was hilarious once I caught on that it was meant to be. Why? Because all of these items for babies are meant to be a parenting tool, not a substitute for all parenting. I have news for you fussy angry mommies who think making fun of idiocy is offensive (oh and speaking of making fun of idiocy - please learn to spell "petafile" I think petafiles are actually people obsessed with animal right organizations lol)

Any parent who believes their tot is safe on any surface sitting in anything while unattended is going to find all kinds of daft ways to injure their children whether bumbo seats are on the market or not. Dolts.

Mrstt 5 years ago

We bought one of these for our twins when they were 6 months old but they didn't like to sit in it so we just put it away. Now they are one year old and our girl has developed a new interest in it. She climbs into it without my help and sits in it quietly for ages. However, she would be under my supervision, I would never leave my babies unsupervised in the Bumbo seat, or high chair or any other chair. The color of our seat is lime green to match our sitting room colors which match the colors of the palm trees outside our windows (we live in a tropical place) so I don't

see anything wrong with the choice of colors. And I do agree that many babies get injured on daily basis because of their parents' carelessness, no need to blame a Bumbo seat for it!

This is just a very stupid article in general! The writer must have taken ages to come up with this pile of nonsense.

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EC 5 years ago

The fine print is all the way at the bottom where it's hard to notice. I googled Bumbo chair to see when I can start using this for my son and it popped and and worried me. I understand that this is meant as a joke, but I was worried about my sons health until I read the comment from the "Hub Writer" stating that it was intended as a joke and to check the fine print. Never used this site before just happened to see it on google. Not a fan. Sorry.

sherikay 5 years ago

Really? Well if you're not a complete moron, you know better than to place your child anywhere elevated in the seat... and like the infant knows anything about mixed drinks!! Im over 30 and I never heard of a drink called bumbo. Seriously? I don't think placing your baby in a seat is going to cause your child to drink... I think bad parenting will though. So obviously, pay attention to your kid and keep them safe by not doing dumb things. Otherwise, the seat is safe, and who cares what its called- your infant doesn't.

Stephanie 5 years ago

Seriously, you sound retarded. You go on and on about how ridiculous it is, but don't have any real facts in your article. You actually complain about the color. Seriously, if you are going to have a blog, maybe take a writing course. First of all, a parent shouldn't be doing any of the things you mentioned if they have an infant in the house. They should be watching their child, not gossiping with the neighbor. If I were you I would take this article down to save yourself from further embarrassment. Or if you have children, maybe watch them instead of posting idiotic stories.

chip 5 years ago

This is the most ridiculous thing I've ever read. Aside from the idiotic comment about color schemes and the assumption that it's named after a drink that nobody has ever heard of... what parent in his or her right mind would ever leave a baby in another room to watch tv and smoke or leave the baby in the house to go talk to a neighbor?? Anyone who thinks that's okay should never have kids. Babies are squirmy, you have to watch them in any kind of seat. They can climb out of cribs, but that doesn't mean cribs should be recalled, it just means that BABIES NEED TO BE WATCHED, NOT NEGLECTED.

5 years ago

who's gonna waste time reading fine print when so much has already been wasted reading such a stupid "joke"? wonder if Bumbo could sue you for steering away so many potential customers for no reason whatsoever?

Mj 5 years ago

Um. He's not bashing the Bumbo. He is making jokes about how ridiculous the recall is. Some parents are irresponsible and put their children in it and then set it on a countertop. That's dumb. You people need to chill and understand this guy is making a joke about how stupid this whole recall is.

I am sure the parents of the injured children would not think this was funny. But I have no sympathy for said parents. They chose to not read warning labels and their own stupidity harmed their innocent babies.

Get a funny bone and have a laugh.

Yes. I am a mother whose 3 month old sits in a Bumbo. On the floor, where it belongs, while I talk and play with him.

Naomi 4 years ago

Anyone who puts teir kid in any chair and walks away or out of the room is too stupid to have a kid. That's crappy lazy parenting. So I don't think the chair is at fault here. My friend has one and she loves it, but she doesn't leave her kid unattended in it. Parents, grow up and take responsibility or quit reproducing..

Angelica 4 years ago

While the way this article was written didn't seem too funny, there were a few funny parts. But, guys, wasn't it obvious that he was just trying to joke around? Its called sarcasm. Maybe satire if he really was trying to provoke change. Anyways, get some rhino skin or something and stop being so sensitive.

Me 4 years ago

Think why peeps got angry and took it serious is coz its so high up on the google search! Second from the top in fact, so u just font expect a 'joke' to b at the top of ur search. Also think peeps got angry when then realised they wasted their time reading it! What the funny thing is, the more peeps read and comment the longer it will stay at the top of google search!! Shit article but ur work here is done evil one ;-)

Sandra 4 years ago

HAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!! This was hilarious!!!! I use the bumbo everyday. It helped my baby girl learn how to be a support sitter so much faster. She loves it and so do I but I did get a kick out of this! The name is a bit odd and they are kinda ugly but they work. Only an idiot would leave their child alone sitting there while they go about their business and only a bigger idiot would leave their child alone in it on top of a high surface. I came across this because I was researching bumbo recalls because a friend told me they did a recall because it was cutting off circulation to their legs that it was squeezing them(Which is not true for my baby). I'm glad I came across this. good for giggles

Hillary 4 years ago

I have not yet bought the seat but I plan on doing so. I think this article is crazy because maybe people should watch their child better and then maybe things like this won't happen. My friends have nothing but good things to say about these seats so this article does not change my mind about buying the seat

SHARAN COLEMAN 4 years ago

ALWAYS follow these basic safety guidelines:

Use the Bumbo Seat ONLY on a floor-level surface.

Do NOT use the Bumbo Seat on any elevated surface.

Do NOT use the Bumbo Seat as a car or bath seat or in water.

NEVER leave your baby unattended.



JayO 4 years ago

I must admit, I began reading this thinking "oh no" and wondering what danger this seat will pose to the baby I have on the way...

I think the discussion of "subjecting a baby to lime green" clued me in. Hilarious tone and sarcasm, once I realized it. (And you have to get up pretty early in the morning to sneak sarcasm on me, let me tell ya... Or maybe prego brain is just making me slower to react...) I actually want to show this to my middle school English students as an example of both sarcastic humor and propaganda. Kudos.

The comments may be the most amusing part, however. People can be so unnecessarily defensive. Read the article again and you'll see the humor. Or you won't; but senses of humor are like butts--everyone has one, all of ours are different, and you don't have to appreciate everyone else's. Live and let live, folks. This author doesn't find humor in children's injuries; if that's how you read this, just go on elsewhere, because the existing humor will definitely be lost on you.

Lyli 4 years ago

Haha, the insane amount of comments prove that you're a great writer :)

sue 4 years ago

Scarey i just read an article that was stating the pro and cons of the seat. The woman wrote the advantage of the seat is she can ccan put baby on table and clean Kitchen yikes what if baby falls out. also she uses it as a car seat that seems wrong ????

sue 4 years ago

Although this pokes fun at the seat it also eduates. Prehaps the woman who wrote the article will come across this. She needs to.

criss 4 years ago

Go f**k yourself!!! Bumbo is an awesome chair. The name is as well ok, i don't see what your problem is? I also think that by the question "Was this hub...?" should also exist the answer "stupid", so we see how many would vote for that! Retard!

Jane 4 years ago

Americans really seem to have very stupid children if this product is under recall. Maybe one should consider banning breathing for kids too as it is also dangerous, children could inhale fumes or hyperventilate. Or drinking water! Do you know how dangerous drinking water can be? Children could cough it up or the water might not be clean enough! So ban air and water for Children! NOW!

Guess who? 4 years ago

At the TOP of the article for the whiners who had an issue with "scrolling allllll the way to the bottom!" (boo hoo) is this:

Explore»Entertainment and Media (34,430)»Humor (3,456)»Satire and Parody (432)

Odd, right? It's amazing how people who can write fairly clearly can be such deluded morons. This has been up for.. 4 years? Yeah, about that, maybe longer. Sorry, but the sheer idiocy of the readership is damned disappointing.

barf 4 years ago

Sorry, Mate but ur post isn't funny.

I know it ment to be but simply isn't.


gina 4 years ago

To the author of this article, you are a complete idiot. Yes, your title sounds like you are a concerned person who wants to inform the public of a recall. Your entire article is concerned with the visual look of the chair and how it will appear in your home's décor and how abrasive it is to YOUR personal taste. The reason the children got hurt is because the chair was placed on a table, or counter, or other chair. As the chair warning states, do not use it in this way, and don't leave a child alone in it. Next time, mention in your title that this is your opinion, so that I can skip to the true recall articles... and as for colour and shape of the chair, it was designed this way to appeal to a child's eyesight and liking of bright colours. Which most children's toys, etc are .....because it stimulates them...makes them happy and playful......heaven help your children as it sounds like they will have a colourless yet "tasteful" décor

Any Name 3 years ago

I was looking for a seat like this for my baby, and found this article. At first I thought it was "real" but after some research, I reached to the conclusion that this was no more than a little part of that 98% of shit that floods the internet. Written with very bad idea for a person who thinks he owns the supreme truth just because he's gay. Sexual tendencies don't make anyone better or more clever than other. I just think that the lack of respect making comments like this makes dull and boring people become popular. Just check any `trending topic`on twitter. The autor or this post will surely be a fan of that useless network. I'll send the URL of this post to that South African company and let's see what they think about uncorroborated information like what is shown here.

Poor sad boy... :-(

Any One 3 years ago

Go to author's profile and make click on "report" and say to the HUBPAGES site administrator what you think about the author and his posts.

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apnits 3 years ago

bamboo in turkish is an abusive word. :p

well you can a buy a bamboo koltuk too. http://www.koltukdukkan.com

clorox 3 years ago

As a parent that always stayed with my child at all times, I have to say the chair is awesome and tonight was the first time I ever saw one. The child in it was also being watched and was within arms reach of parents. Now whether you like this comment or not, whether he was joking or not is beyond the point, the biggest point here is I am hugely concerned about the number of children being raised by people that cannot spell. Come on people, maybe take a course or something so you can at least look a little smarter for your kids. Is this a joke, NO it is not, just so you know.

ROBERT 3 years ago

30 in a million, how stupid. lime green is fine may i add!

KENAN 3 years ago

"Bumbo can hurt children and lead to poor taste in color schemes for home décor later in life"

Haha, you cant be serious! I know this article is 4 years old but i couldn't stop myself writing how bullshit it is.

Sis 2 years ago

Seriously? SERIOUSLY?? Ignorant folks are still reading this and posting in defense of the Bumbo chair. THIS IS SATIRE. It is not a factual report. What is the point in calling the author names because you disagree with the FAUX FACTS of a humor piece? Wow..

Also...this was written by my little brother...who by the way passed away March 9, 2013. I am sure he is laughing at the fact that this piece is still getting negative comments. He got such a kick out of it when he wrote it and folks argued in favor of the chair.

Utter Amazement 2 years ago

Read Sis's FB comment about this, so came to check it out. Utterly amazed that so many people have so much rage against a total stranger!! Also amazed so many people are STILL clueless. Obviously a classic and Bumbo should be paying royalties for 4 years of free advertising.

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