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Gally Thu 10-Jan-13 18:20:56

I notice one of the prizes on offer is a Bumbo (known in our family as the Big Pink Potty)
Two of my DDs stopped using them when the infant, in one case, pushed back and nearly toppled over backwards and the other wiggled so much he fell out sideways. I think mums should be with the child at all times when he/she is institu and they should always be on the floor.

Grannyknot Thu 10-Jan-13 18:24:41

gally they were recalled last year because there were injuries. Friends of ours used to put their 4 month old in one and I would feel sorry for the little thing she was too tiny for it, and it seemed to rigid for her little body (to me anyway). (I'd pick her out under the guise of wanting to hold her - although I also wanted to hold her!)

Grannyknot Thu 10-Jan-13 18:25:16

... that should be 'too rigid'!

Anne58 Thu 10-Jan-13 18:25:33

The mothers or the Bumbos, Gally ? grin

Gally Thu 10-Jan-13 18:27:14

Both preferably! grin

whenim64 Thu 10-Jan-13 18:41:21

My daughter's twin babies had them for a while, but they always had the trays fixed on them, which made them safer to it in. They were able to sit side by side facing each other, which helped.

harrigran Thu 10-Jan-13 18:41:36

I could never see the point in sitting a child in an overgrown potty, if he/she is too small to sit up then they should be lying down ... end of.

Ana Thu 10-Jan-13 18:46:33

I had one for the weaker of DD's twins when she just didn't have the strength to sit up on her own for long but wanted to play with the same things as her sister (e.g. the Mothercare music table). We found it invaluable for the short time she needed it, but of course she was supervised at all times.

Mishap Thu 10-Jan-13 19:06:26

My little toughies of GSs just tipped them straight over - useless pointless items.