Friday, July 24, 2009

Yusef With His New Bumbo Seat

I started sitting Yusef in our old walker that we have. As you can tell he likes it quite a bit...

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(someone else had to sneak in the pic)

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Reaching out for a toy:

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The only problem is I have to stuff a bunch of blankets in around him to support him and put some pillows under his feet. I was mentioning this to his OT and she suggested we get a bumbo seat.
Well it just so happens we have one that my SIL gave us. I really didn't know what it was for at first; I thought it was just some kind of weird looking booster chair or something. I thought he still might be a little small for it, but it's shaped in a way that's really supportive.

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Isn't that just the cutest thing. He get's to sit up among the other kids just like a big little man. Eventually, he sometimes kind of leans to the side and then I have to reposition him.

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It really good excercise for him. I think it's good to further develop trunk and neck strength. He doesn't seem to tolerate it for more than 30 minutes or so. It's alot of work you know!
And on to other cuteness. Yusef played with his new baby friend Norah today.

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Obviously, she wasn't too happy about having her pic taken, and he's wondering what all the commotion is about.

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Ahh, all is copacetic again. Aren't they just too adorable? And can you believe how long Yusef's hair is? There's definitely a trip to the barber's in his near future!

9 comments:

ds.mama said...

These pics are great. I especially liked the ones of Norah and Yusef... so funny the different looks on his face from when she is crying to when she has her pacifier.

Carrie said...

Is Yusef pretty good at holding his head up? I was looking into one of these for Anna, but she still doesn't have great head control.

Yusef is so cute--I love all the hair!

umm luqman said...

Masha'allah Yusef is doing really well. What a handsome boy. I didn't know either what the Bumbo seat was until the OT suggested that we get one for Haroon.

UmmNaseem said...

Masha'Allah what a handsome little guy! Rhyan LOVED sitting in his bumbo until he outgrew it. The only thing you really have to watch for (aside from sitting it on tables) is that if you have a tantrum thrower (I do), he can throw himself out of it backwards and hit his head on the floor.

I didn't have a walker this time around - I bought a stationary Einstein jumper from Target instead - you know with the toys around the sides? We used to put him in that with a carpet square under it for extra cushioning because we have hardwood floors and he'd jump for hours. He loved it and I liked it so much better than the walker! I didn't have to worry as much about him getting into things he shouldn't be able to reach.

Stephanie said...

Dsmama--Hi and welcome. Yeah those pics were pretty funny. Thanks for stopping by.
Carrie---Yusef's head control is decent and getting better. He still wobbles around a bit. I'd recommend trying the chair and seeing how your LO does. It does support the back quite a bit which helps with the head.
Um luqman--Salam Alaikum ukhti. Hope your little Haroon and the rest of the family are doing well inshallah.
Um Naseem--Salams sister. I'll have to check out that Einstein jumper. That sounds pretty cool. Thanks.

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Sasha said...

Yusef is so cute. You must be so proud of him. I am going to try my son in the same chair in a week or so. He had heart surgery 2 months ago so we have had to wait. When I was in the NICU with my son I met a lovely Muslim family that had a baby with ds. I had known prenatally, but they had just found out. It seemed that they had a very supportive family.

Erin said...

Instead of the bumbo seat, you could use a big purse ;) LOL!!!

Stephanie said...

@ Erin-- I seriously just laughed my ass off when I saw this comment!