While I was in Florida I saw that two baby products were recalled. The Bumbo baby seat and the Summer Infant baby bather.
We own and use both products. We are continuing to own and use both products!
They are both being recalled for repair because babies are suffering injuries after falling out of them while on an elevated surface.
Compassionate and Understanding Dani feels bad for the parents of these babies who must be so upset, and sorry for the babies who got hurt. It’s terrible. Scary things happen in just a blink of an eye, you never know what will go down.
Judgey Dani says WTF are you putting your bumbo seat in a place that your child could fall from? If you’re not going to watch him like a hawk, put him somewhere that he cannot hurt himself! DUH. And as for the baby bather, why would you turn away from a squirmy wet infant for a second? And why would you lift the baby IN the seat? Put the seat in the sink or tub and then put the baby in it? Is that not common sense? Is that not the normal modus operandi?! (did I use modus operandi correctly in that sentence? lol)
Before being a mom I’d hear all these recalls and be upset with the manufacturer immediately. It wasn’t until I actually read these reports or listened to the news and the claims of the parents that I realized it’s often user error that causes the unfortunate accidents. (Not always, but often.)
I really hope these kids who suffered the falls have no irreparable damage, and I hope the parents keep more watchful eyes going forward, and I truly hope the companies make more fool proof products in the future.
I’ve noticed myself being more vigilant about things around Sharkie now. Before if I’d put him sitting on the couch or middle of the bed while I ran for a burp cloth or something I wouldn’t have to worry about what’s around him because he was stationary. But now that he’s a scooty squirmer and can roll over, I have to see what’s in two roll’s worth of distance away from him…even though it takes him like 50 million years to roll over and I know I’ll be back before he gets anywhere.
I guess that’s just normal mom behavior, right.
But oh my god…worst mom moment ever…Rohan was 3 weeks and I put him to bed on my bed, in the middle of a king sized bed mind you, and then surrounded him with 4 pillows like a buffer. I went to check on him and he was AWAKE, and had scooted out of the pillow buffer up near the head of the bed!! At this point I didn’t know he could even scoot! I grabbed him up and started crying ugly tears of bad motherhood and thanking God that I checked on him when I did. I remember shrieking at John “what if I didn’t check on him?! WHAT IF I DIDN’T CHECK ON HIM?!” Images of a broken skulled baby were swirling in my head.
Anywaaaaay… At BlogHer 12 I met a women who was representing a company called SafetyBook and they are consistently updated with recalls. Apparently the recalls we hear about on the news is only a teeny fraction of all the recalls happening on products every day. Scary. With SafetyBook you can enter the products you have and be sure there are no recalls on them. Very useful for a mom with all the billions of baby products we buy or are given. Check em out!
(and no, this post isn’t sponsored by SafteyBook or anything…though I wish it was. haha)
Do you have the bumbo seat or the summer infant baby bather? Have you had any products that were recalled? What did you do?