OH my word, CHILL OUT!

I just found this report on abc7news.com….. apparently some parents are suing Bumbo because they sat their child in the Bumbo seat, ON THE KITCHEN TABLE, the baby arched his back, flipped over backwards and cracked his skull.

While I’ll be honest, I did use our Bumbo on the kitchen counter, but I was never more than a foot away from Porter.  Had he even begun to topple/flip out of the seat, I was right there. I never used it on high surfaces once he was mobile enough to flip out of it.  Dinks.

Somehow, I don’t believe the video where the dad says “I was sitting RIGHT HERE next to him and he just flipped over backwards.”  Well, then, why didn’t you grab your falling child if you were right there?

Sad, yes, that their son required surgery, but it sounds to me like its a case of parent stupidity and now they are overreacting and suing both Bumbo AND Target, because it makes sense to sue the store that sells it, right?  Durrrrr.

Go to the link and be sure to watch the video… way overhyped. Kind of funny.  It always cracks me up when parents overreact to things.  “DO NOT BUY BUMBO!  MY CHILD ALMOST DIED BECAUSE HE WAS SITTING IN IT!”  No, dinks, your child almost died because you have no common sense.

I *heart* Bumbo forever!!!

  1. And you know how far they will get with that lawsuit? NO WHERE. Seeing how right on the Bumbo seat warning label on the back it says, Never use on a raised surface. Designed for FLOOR USE ONLY. The baby seat is not designed to be totally restrictive and may not prevent release of your baby in the event of vigorous movement.

    Good luck on that.

  2. I agree. They won’t be able to sue and/or it would probably be laughed out of court if they tried.

    BTW…what happened to “Thoughts for Thursdays”??

  3. That is one thing that is wrong with this country… people suing other people for their own stupid mistakes! This is just like spilling hot coffee on yourself and then suing McDonald’s… wow.

  4. I love, love, love that you called them dinks! lol! I haven’t heard that word in forever! We also have a Bumbo, and have had Acadia on the table with it. But now that she’s rolling over and almost crawling, we don’t have her on the table, for the fear that she will tip over. People just need to use common sense, and they obviously didn’t

  5. I call those kinds of people “sue-happy” people. LOL. That would be like me using my hair dryer in the bathtub and suing because I got electrocuted.

  6. So I guess I should have sued the carseat company when my daughter fell out of hers when she was a baby.

    I was a terrible mom and she was just barely in the “wiggle” stage after her not moving stage of babyhood. I left her unattended in the carseat up high and she arched enough to rock the seat and fell out. I left her side for 30 seconds.

    She was taken to the hospital and kept over night to make sure she was ok. It NEVER crossed my mind one time to sue anyone. I was the idiot. I can not believe people that have to blame other people for thier mistakes. To make themselves feel better about being stupid I guess. I could still cry about it, I was the dumb one, not the car seat company or Bumbo—-SHeeesh people!

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