Bumbo Play Tray

How to attach  the Bumbo Play Tray

Many parents agree that the Bumbo Play Tray is a fantastic idea and that it makes a valuable addition to the bumbo baby seat.
That said some parents, especially of larger children complain that the white Bumbo Play Tray is extremely difficult to attach.

So how can I easily put on the tray?

If you have a small child you could affix the tray before seating baby.  This isn’t always possible though and so these instructions may come in handy.

  1. Seat your little one comfortably in the chair on the floor.
  2. Push the top lip of the tray over the leg divider without catching any of babies skin or clothes and watch out for little fingers which usually try and grab at anything you are doing!
  3. Squash the base of the seat up towards the bottom lip of the tray and slide it under the base, without tilting the seat too much.
  4. Relax and make yourself a cuppa whilst your tot busies themselves with their toys.  You’ve probably earned it.
This video may give a better visual representation of the above instructions, maybe next time I will try with a baby in the chair!

Still having trouble?

Bumbo must have listened to parents who have had trouble with this as they have released an opaque play tray which affixes directly to the leg divider so that mummy or daddy doesn’t have to mess about tilting the seat with their child in it!

Blue Bumbo Baby Seat with Opaque plastic Play Tray

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Bumbo Play Tray

The Bumbo Play Tray is made of food safe, easy to clean plastic and attatches easily to your child’s chair.  The tray comes in one size only and therefore fits on all seats regardless of colour.

How does the tray secure to the chair?

The trays currently come in two different designs, the white one pictured here which attaches over the middle of the leg separator and secures under the bottom of the chair.  The second design is an opaque model featured below which attaches to the chair in a different way.  It hugs the leg separator on the sides and has an attachment which fits over the top, there are also channels which keep the try in place by fitting on the arms of the babysitter.

How can the play tray be used?

You can use the chair for many different things depending on the age of your child.  In the first instance you can place toys on the tray and baby can play with them, however when the toys are dropped it could cause problems if your child leans out to try and get them.  It may therefore be better if you can find toys with suction cups so you can stick them to the tray.

The tray is perfect for feeding time especially when weaning your baby as you can place food in a bowl or plate on the tray and feed from there.  Although the Bumbo chair is not a high chair it can be used as one when your child is too small to fit in one.

As your child gets old enough to pick at snacks themselves you could present grapes, raisins or other fruits and treats for baby to feed himself with.

The use of the tray enables baby to enhance their motor skills and hand eye (or hand mouth!) coordination by putting things in baby’s reach for them to pick up at will.

Blue Bumbo Baby Seat with Opaque plastic Play Tray

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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