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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)

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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.

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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 décor 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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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: Swimming the Streets.


Utter Amazement on June 16, 2014:

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.

Sis on June 16, 2014:

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.

KENAN on December 30, 2013:

"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.

ROBERT on September 29, 2013:

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

clorox on September 07, 2013:

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.

apnits on July 17, 2013:

bamboo in turkish is an abusive word. :p

well you can a buy a bamboo koltuk too.

Any One on May 02, 2013:

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.

Any Name on May 02, 2013:

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... :-(

gina on February 09, 2013:

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

barf on December 06, 2012:

Sorry, Mate but ur post isn't funny.

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


Guess who? on October 19, 2012:

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.

Jane on July 24, 2012:

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!

criss on June 11, 2012:

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!

sue on June 10, 2012:

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

sue on June 10, 2012:

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 ????

Lyli on April 23, 2012:

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

JayO on April 07, 2012:

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.

SHARAN COLEMAN on March 18, 2012:

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.



Hillary on March 11, 2012:

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

Sandra on March 08, 2012:

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

Me on March 06, 2012:

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 ;-)

Angelica on February 23, 2012:

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.

Naomi on February 22, 2012:

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..

Mj on February 10, 2012:

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.

q on January 29, 2012:

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?

chip on January 29, 2012:

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.

Stephanie on January 27, 2012:

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.

sherikay on January 22, 2012:

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.

EC on January 16, 2012:

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.

laurel on January 05, 2012:


Mrstt on January 03, 2012:

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.

CS on December 20, 2011:

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.

armando/jasmin on December 17, 2011:

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 end this I say an infant should never be left alone period.

shaina on December 16, 2011:

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.

Amanda Vega on December 15, 2011:

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 Disclaimer: we are Prince Lionheart's PR agency for this promotion.

Stanly on December 14, 2011:

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.

blah blah on December 14, 2011:

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.

Feisty on December 14, 2011:

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.

doesnt matter on December 14, 2011:

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

not retarded on December 08, 2011:

Satire. Look it up.

kayla on December 06, 2011:

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.

Chrissy_SB on December 01, 2011:

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.

Annoyed on December 01, 2011:

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 can't even make the effort for punctuation!! Geezo.

louisem on November 28, 2011:

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.

Beverley on November 25, 2011:

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

NotImpressed on November 21, 2011:

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.

magnetixgrrl on November 16, 2011:

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.

FOCA on November 16, 2011:


s on November 06, 2011:


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

nice one!

babyONboard0 on November 03, 2011:

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

omggetalife on October 11, 2011:

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.

BAHAHA on September 08, 2011:

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!!

So ridiculous! on September 07, 2011:

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!!

Pissed off on September 06, 2011:

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!!!


lucielu on August 17, 2011:

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.

123mom on August 09, 2011:

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.

LEARN HOW TO SPELL on June 29, 2011:

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.

Adding-a-useless-comment on June 17, 2011:

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.

1st time mom on May 31, 2011:

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!

Dr Bec on April 28, 2011:


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.

Rebecca S on April 13, 2011:

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

Ryan on April 03, 2011:

I see now this article was meant as humor.

Ryan on April 03, 2011:

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.

Haha on March 26, 2011:

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....

kaitlyn on March 22, 2011:

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!

Englishman on March 20, 2011:

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

second baby mom on March 05, 2011:

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.

AnointedSword on March 01, 2011:

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

Al on February 25, 2011:

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

mc on February 23, 2011:

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?

Katie on February 10, 2011:

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.

Monica on February 09, 2011:

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!

Raquel on February 04, 2011:

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!

ruby on February 02, 2011:

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.

marysea on February 01, 2011:

oh haha. Bumbos are 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.

LeeLeeCre on January 31, 2011:

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

Parody fail

Dummy on January 26, 2011:

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?

retards on January 21, 2011:

Your all retarded.

Holly Tidwell tennessee on January 03, 2011:

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

?? on December 25, 2010:

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.

steph on December 25, 2010:

read below the comment box people!

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Mercy please. on December 21, 2010:

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.

ForTheHate on December 14, 2010:

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.

dee on December 08, 2010:

This is the most idiotic thing i have ever read.

uk woman on December 05, 2010:

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!

Melanie on November 13, 2010:

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????

Cazd on November 06, 2010:

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

bob on October 31, 2010:

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

HisMommy on October 21, 2010:

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.

matt on October 12, 2010:

obvious and lame.

Jen on October 05, 2010:

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.

jenjaredjoey on September 17, 2010:

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

This is stupid. on September 17, 2010:

I happen to like lime green, thank you.

ax's mom on September 09, 2010:

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.

wow on September 09, 2010:

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.

ProudMommy88 on September 06, 2010:


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!!!!!!!!

Leave Moms basement and get a life idiot!!!!! on September 06, 2010:

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


Sandy on September 05, 2010:

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.

Idiots on September 02, 2010:

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)

Lythia on August 18, 2010:

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.

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