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In 1996 grandfather Johan Buitendach was on baby-sitting duty for his 7-week-old grandson DaniŽll. DaniŽll was a curious child and wanted to be able to look around and engage with his surroundings, but was unable to do so as he was too young to sit upright. Johan propped him up with some pillows, which initially was a great solution, until little DaniŽll tilted to one sideÖ. And then, Grandpa Johan Ė an inventor and toolmaker Ė had a brainwave.

Using a large piece of polystyrene, Johan crafted a freestanding seat with a circular design, featuring leg mouldings, a gently rounded crotch bar, a backrest and side handles. This seat, placed on the floor, made it possible for DaniŽll to sit perfectly upright. The Bumbo Baby Seat was born.
 
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Bumbo Rocker to Toddler Seats & Seats

Bumbo Baby Seat - 3 Colours
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Bumbo Combo Seat & Tray - 4 Colours
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In 1996 grandfather Johan Buitendach was on baby-sitting duty for his 7-week-old grandson Daniëll. Daniëll was a curious child and wanted to be able to look around and engage with his surroundings, but was unable to do so as he was too young to sit upright. Johan propped him up with some pillows, which initially was a great solution, until little Daniëll tilted to one side…. And then, Grandpa Johan – an inventor and toolmaker – had a brainwave.

Using a large piece of polystyrene, Johan crafted a freestanding seat with a circular design, featuring leg mouldings, a gently rounded crotch bar, a backrest and side handles. This seat, placed on the floor, made it possible for Daniëll to sit perfectly upright. The Bumbo Baby Seat was born.
The Concept Behind Bumbo

Bumbo and Baby
The Bumbo enables and encourages babies’ interest in their environment, which, until now, has been a problem for parents. “This interest, a crucial element for stimulating brain development, profoundly affects Baby’s intelligence over the long term.” Said Donald Pillai.
Equally suitable for indoor and outdoor use, in the nursery, living room, kitchen, beach, park, playground……….. the Bumbo is lightweight and practical making it easy to pack into the trunk of any car and to use on the go. Bumbo features a simple, practical design that facilitates interaction between parent and child and most importantly allows parents and caregivers the freedom to let babies satisfy their inherent curiosity with confidence.

History of Bumbo
In 2001, Johan Buitendach established Bumbo (Pty) Ltd, to address the need for functional, visually appealing and affordable baby accessories that began with little Daniëll’s seat and soon extended to the design, development and testing of South Africa’s flagship baby seat, the Bumbo Baby Sitter.

Although not dissimilar in structure to Johan’s original polystyrene baby seat, today’s Bumbo is made of moulded polyurethane. Its coated surface is hygiene-friendly, easy to clean and free of sharp edges, uncomfortable straps or bracing clips. It is also sturdy and 100% freestanding.
 

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