May has conquered the Everest of the baby seat world THE BUMBO.
For those unfamiliar with The Bumbo Seat, it is one that babies can sit upright in as soon as they can support their own neck. The seat is made of a kind of firm foam that cushions and supports. The seat secures the baby’s legs, hips and lower back, leaving the upper back, arms and head free.
What the Bumbo manufacturers didn’t realize was that their design was actually a vehicle for kicking your legs and bouncing forwards and backwards (the point of the seat is that it won’t topple).
It took a long time for May to feel comfortable using the Bumbo. Archie’s grandma, Jill, our friends from Small Steps, encouraged me to drag it out from the depths of our closet and put May in it for just a few minutes once a day. At first, a few minutes was even difficult. But, over the course of a couple of months, and with the strength in posture her Supergirl Suit brings, May learned to love it.
Here’s the other thing I love about it… this is one more step towards independence. There is very little May can do on her own, and this is one.
Our resident Supremo Cute-o demonstrates below.
It can be hard to find toys for special needs kiddies. If you are interested, I posted about other toys May loves on BabyCenter this week.