Re: What do you put on a baby registry?
posted at 6/13/2013 9:24 PM EDT
you don't need a bumbo chair. but they market those things like they will get your child into Harvard.
an exersaucer is for when a child is able to sit up and hold themselves up - so 6 to 8 months of age and older.
I dunno about a jumper, I think you'd get more use out of the exersaucer as you can use it longer, as in until your child is actuallly walking (and even then, you can plunk your child there so she's safe while you hit the bathroom/shower)
I personally wouldn't have a baby sleeping in a rocker where she's sitting up in a reclined position as her nap space, I'd use a crib or a pack n play. But a bouncy seat is wonderful, also sometimes called a sling chair because your baby can be up at a slant and see stuff in her world before she can sit by herself. he can kick his legs and "bounce" the seat up and down or just sit still and be still. and, yes, babies figure that out. I'm not one for electronic things, so wouldn't have the ones that have lights, sound, or shake attached to them, but others certainly use those and are happy.
a boppy - gotta have one for a million reasons.
an activity gym - blanket with bars across it where toys hang from - great for a baby who can't hold toys yet or get to his/her mouth - when on his back he'll be able to see stuff, reach for the toys, before he can grasp and bring to his mouth. they are expensive, and it's one of those things you'll use for only 3 to 4 months, but I still think that's worth it.
but not the bumbo chair. never the bumbo chair.