I am writing this guide as I am worried that a baby is going to get injured or even killed because of a few irresponsible people putting their tiny babies in bumbos on tables, stairs and even worktops !!! Not only do they do this but they then put photos of thier babies in this dangerous situation on ebay whilst selling on their bumbos thus putting the idea that it is safe to do so in the buyers head.
You must never put your child on a raised surface in any type of seat , you may think they are safe but freak accidents happen and the thought of what would happen to a baby if they fell on to the hard floor from a table doesnt bear thinking about, not to mention the whole series of accidents waiting to happen with babies sat on worktops ie: knives, frying pans tins in cupboards above falling on their head when you open the door etc etc.
The bumbo web site and all other selling outlets have this saftey warning
Never leave your baby unattended. Never use on a raised or uneven surface, as a car seat, in a bath or in other water. The Bumbo is happiest on the floor. Do not use until your baby is fully able to support its head.
Warning: Some larger or more developed babies could possibly get out of the Bumbo Seat.
Bumbos are a great invention and are invaluable if used properly on the floor.
Please keep bumbos and all other child seats on the floor where they belong, and please stop putting your children in danger just so you can save a few minutes or make your life easier.
Thank you for taking the time to read this .