Red Bumbo Baby Seat
The Red Bumbo Baby Chair is striking to look at with its bold inspiring look it is sure to catch your baby’s eye.

Who is it suitable for?

The red baby sitter is suitable for all children who can hold their own heads up, although Bumbo recommend children over 3 months or 8.8lbs can use it safely.  This seat would fit well in a room which has a red colour scheme, and football crazy fathers who support teams in red may favor this colour over the blue seat for boys!  Other bumbo chair colours are available.

Where to buy

The Red Bumbo is available online from:




Who are Bumbo?

On June 29, 2012, in Bumbo Baby Seat, by abbie

Bumbo Baby Seat Logo

The Bumbo company was started in 2001 by South African, Johan Buitendach who wanted to start a business to mass produce his idea for a baby seat that was not only safe but also helped the physical development of babies.

In 2001 the first Bumbo chairs were released to the mass market, the seats are not only colourful and attractive to look at, but they can actually help your baby’s posture by enabling them to sit up “on their own”.

At the time there was nothing like the Bumbo Baby Sitter on the market and certainly nothing of such high quality at such an affordable price. Since 2001 then the company has gone from little known South African start up to something that parents the world over cannot believe they managed without.

Blue Bumbo Baby Seat

Loved the world over

Bumbo products are now available in 130 countries around the world!  In just 11 years the Bumbo company has gone from a small warehouse employing 11 people to  a site covering over 47,000 square feet with 460 employees and another 100 jobs in the pipeline!  All of this growth has allowed the company to become trully philanthropic.

Bumbo Cares

Bumbo prove they care by donating 100% of the profits that the company make to charitable causes which enrich the lives of disadvantaged children.  Johan donated the intellectual property to the Bumbo brand to Maranatha Bana which is a charitable organisation who’s primary function is to care for the well being of underprivileged children.

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Lime Green Bumbo Baby SeatThe tale of how Bumbo came about and became such a success is also a story which has both touched and improved the lives of many.

In 1996 in Pretoria, South Africa, Johan Buitendach was babysitting his 7 week old grandson Daniëll when he noticed that the curious little one was constantly looking around at his surroundings but couldn’t yet sit up without Grandpa’s help.  Rather than having to sit holding little Dan up all the time Grandpa Johan did what many parents before him have done and propped him up with some pillows, which worked well for a moment until Daniëll slipped to one side.  Not ideal and not really that safe!

Grandpa Johan had a lightbulb go off in his head, as an inventor and toolmaker he decided to build a seat himself.  He used a large chunk of polystyrene to craft a circular seat with grooves for baby’s legs, a backrest and arm rests.  When it was placed on the floor it allowed Daniëll to sit unaided in a comfortable position, this was the first Bumbo Baby Sitter.

How the Bumbo Company was started

Johan created the Bumbo company in 2001 after noting that there was no affordable seats which provided the same level of functionality as his invention.  So Johan refined his designs and began testing and developing the Bumbo Baby Sitter.

The Bumbo chairs you can buy today are made of moulded polyurethane and have a coated surface with rounded edges so that baby cannot harm themselves.  There are no cumbersome straps which are found in other similar products as the design is stable and safe when used correctly.

The larger Bumbo product range

Bumbo expanded their product range with the introduction of the Bumbo Play Tray, the Bumbo Toilet Trainer, the Bumbo Mobile and Othe products designed in the same vein to solve a problem for the parents of today.

For information on Bumbos product range click here.

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Babies and Bumbo

Pink Bumbo Baby Seat perfect for girls

Parents cannot stop raving about the Bumbo Baby Seat for the simple reason that they do their job extremely well.

The baby chairs are a superb tool for the development of the muscles required to allow your child to sit upright all on their own.  As soon as your child can support their own head they are ready to start using Bumbo.

 What exactly is it?

The seat itself is made from a soft, easy to clean and non toxic material, so you can be sure that baby will be safe and comfortable when using it.  It is made so that baby’s own bodyweight and the positioning of the legs ensures that baby sits in a natural position for learning to use the muscles which they will eventually use to sit up on their own.

When can my baby start using the Bumbo Baby Sitter?

Officially babies can start using the seat as soon as they can support their own head.  The guidelines set out by Bubmo state that it is suitable for babies between 3 and 14 months old, or 4kg and 10kg (8.8lb and 22lb).  This however should be governed by the physical development of your baby.  Many 4kg (8.8lb) babies will still be too small to use the seat properly and you should therefore wait until they are a little bigger.

From the Bumbo website Donald Pillai is quoted as saying:

“It (The seat) enables and encourages babies’ interest in their environment, which, until now, has been problematic for moms (who, contrary to popular belief, only have one pair of hands). And this interest, a crucial element for stimulating brain development, profoundly affects Baby’s intelligence over the long term.”

The seats can be used in all manner of situations from watching TV, playing with toys, watching mummy prepare dinner in the kitchen and even with a play tray for baby to eat food from himself.

On the road

Bumbo is small enough to be packed into the car when going on outings to the beach, park or visits to the grandparents house.  The design ensures that the child can interact with parents and gives mummy and daddy the freedom to play with little one without worrying about them falling over.

The larger Bumbo product range

Bumbo expanded their product range  with the introduction of the Bumbo Play Tray, the Bumbo Toilet Trainer, the Bumbo Mobile and Othe products designed in the same vein to solve a problem for the parents of today.

For information on Bumbos product range click here.

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