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  1. sihaya

    sihaya

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    My husband and I have been "arguing" over the origin of the name for the "Bumbo" infant seat for weeks now. He insists that it's some variation of "Dumbo" because the bottom of the chair looks like an elephant butt. I think "Bumbo" must be a word in South Africa (where the chairs are made). So, does anyone know, or can anyone speculate, as to why the "Bumbo chair" (made and designed in South Africa) is called a Bumbo chair?

    Here's what a Bumbo chair looks like (for those who haven't seen one)?
    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Bumbo-402-Baby-Seat-Blue/dp/B0007ORN7M"]Amazon.com: Bumbo Baby Seat, Blue: Baby@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41of49gnQjL.@@AMEPARAM@@41of49gnQjL[/ame]

    Thanks :thumbup:
     
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    Kanga Retired Moderator MASA Contributor

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    We have a purple one

    I assume the Babies BUM goes in it hence Bumbo:peroni:
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    he is right, its named after dumbo, but the bum of one. is the mold one would use to make a nappy for a baby elephant :)
     
  5. sihaya

    sihaya Thread Starter

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    Really? How do you know?!
     
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    I have a green one...I remember the box having an elephant pic on it
     
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    funny to note its cheaper to buy on Amazon than in SA - WTF
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i asked my brother, who was in the same situation and i think my sister in law called them...
    but i have emailed them from their site and asked
     
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    Was supposed to be Bumbox- probably a chinese man who did the typing :p :lol:
     
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