Bumbo Floor Seat – Review #OperationBabyShower Sponsor Spotlight

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You know a baby gear item is great when it gets consistently used with multiple children.  I received a Bumbo Floor Seat as a baby shower gift with my first son almost six years ago.  He used it for several months.  When my second son came along we got the Bumbo out of storage.  It got several more months of use before it went back into storage to await the next baby.


Big Brother on the left and Little Brother on the right.

I’ve loved using the Bumbo Floor Seat for our boys because not only does it allow them to sit up and enjoy a different view of their world, it also helps them develop neck and back muscle for better control and support of their bodies. I liked to use the Bumbo in place of tummy time for Little Brother who thought that tummy time=nap time.  Here is what Bumbo has to say about its benefits:

The floor seat stabilizes the child into slight hip flexion, placing the pelvis in a slight anterior pelvic tilt which facilitates lumbar extension. This action, combined with the gentle curve of the seat back that matches the natural curve of the rib cage, facilitates the baby around the lower ribs and trunk for stabilization. The Seat allows for active practice of the head and postural trunk control. It also allows a child the pelvic stability needed to get the hands into the mid line for play. Upright positioning facilitates an improved visual field of the environment, improved respirations and breath control, assists a baby who needs to be upright after feeding due to reflux and many other benefits. 

Now, I wouldn’t really say that the Bumbo has helped our children with their reflux issues.  Both Little Brother and Baby Brother had/have reflux.  I have not been able to get any pictures of Baby Brother sitting in the new Bumbo sent us to review because as soon as I sit him up in it he spits up quite a bit.  Little Brother was the same way.  When he was about 3 1/2 months he was finally able to sit in his Bumbo without spitting up.  I just had to make sure that it had been at least an hour since he ate before I put him in it.  Hopefully, in a few more weeks Baby Brother will be able to go in the Bumbo

As our boys got older the Bumbo Floor Seat served several purposes.  When the boys got tired of playing on their play mats I could sit them up in the Bumbo with a toy to play with.  If I were sitting on the floor folding laundry they enjoyed sitting right next to me in the Bumbo where they could interact with me.  When it came time to introduce solid foods the Bumbo made a good seat for our boys who weren’t quite sturdy enough for the booster seat/high chair we have (yes, we fed the boys on our living room floor. LOL).

bumbo floor seat


Since we received our first Bumbo six years ago, Bumbo has updated their floor seats with a three point seat belt.  It is important to note that you should always have the Bumbo on the floor, thus the name “Bumbo Floor Seat”, with your child buckled.  Even when your child is buckled you should always remain within arms reach.

The Bumbo Floor Seat and its accessories can be purchased online or in stores for $44.99 (MSRP).

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Finally, I want to say a HUGE THANK YOU!!! to Bumbo for being an Operation Baby Shower Sponsor!  Bumbo generously donated a Bumbo Floor Seat to help a military family in need!  I would love for your help in thanking Bumbo for their participation in this event!  Please, help me say thank you by retweeting the message below or by posting a quick thank you on Bumbo’s Facebook Page.

Disclosure: I received the above-mentioned product, at no cost to myself, for review purposes.  All opinions are honest and are my own.


About Amy @ Oh So Savvy Mom

Amy is mom to three, wife to one, and a sister and aunt to many. Her family is a former military family now settled in Lehi, Utah. Oh So Savvy Mom began as a way for Amy to share parenting and product advice with others. Just as she has evolved, Oh So Savvy Mom has evolved into a resource for Healthy Living for Families, Food, Parenting, and Family Travel.


  1. I love that yellow seat! We just got our first Bumbo for our twins and it's so great for them to be able to upright and reaching for things and playing without fear of getting trampled by their bigger brothers.
  2. We had the Bumbo seat for my son and loved it! We will definitely be getting another one for my girls!
  3. I cannot begin to tell you how much we loved our Bumbo seat when my second child came along. I even kept one in my master bathroom so I could take a shower and know that he was safe!
  4. Funny you should mention it, we fed our son on the living room floor as well. He was kinda the center of our universe... till his sister came along! I borrowed a Bumbo with my first and had to have one with the second. Getting set for baby #3 it will be coming out of storage. It was a nice alternative and I am sure will be a great seat for watching his older sister and brother zooming around the living room.
  5. My daughter HATED tummy time. She would scream and cry the entire time but the Bumbo was a life saver. She was able to get off her tummy and still build her neck and back muscles.
  6. We loved our Bumbo when the kids were little! I love that they helped out with Operation Baby Shower, too! Way to go, Bumbo!
  7. mickeyfan says
    Where were these things when I had kids? This is an item I now love to get for new moms.
  8. joanna garcia says
    i love that this one has a seat belt but the one i got for my kiddo did not fit her chubby legs! hopefully this one does!
  9. Bekah Kuczenski says
    I had an old bumbo for my daughter... I love that the new ones have a seat belt, would be perfect for my boy due in September!
  10. We fed our daughter in the Bumbo for her first few months of solids (till she started wanting to feed herself and needed a bigger tray). I love that there are no little crevices for food to get stuck in!
  11. Daniela Tapia says
    I have 3 girls and never got to use a Bumbo Floor Seat . Its cool how easy it is for a baby to develop and get some help. How easy it is for them to view the world in a different way. definitely a nice baby shower gift..