Jenelle Evans' Risky Parenting Move Could Hurt Baby Kaiser

Jenelle EvansJenelle Evans has been having lots of fun with her newborn baby Kaiser, and she's certainly doing a much better job with the whole motherhood thing this time around. When her firstborn Jace came along, she was still in high school and cared more about partying and boys than taking care of a baby.

Even though the Teen Mom 2 star is having a completely different experience with parenting this time (including having support from her boyfriend and baby daddy Nathan Griffith), she's still making some questionable choices when it comes to caring for Kaiser.

Jenelle took to Twitter on Tuesday to brag about Kaiser loving his Bumbo baby seat.

For the uninitiated, a bumbo is a baby seat for infants who haven't quite mastered the art of sitting up by themselves yet. It sort of molds around your baby's legs and lower torso, so they can sit up and take a look around themselves.

Although they've been very popular with parents, they're also pretty controversial, and a few years ago, millions of them were recalled for safety issues.

But even if Jenelle took all safety precautions necessary, Kaiser is probably still too young to be in one anyway. He's not even two months old yet! Pediatric physical therapists have warned that using the Bumbo too early can interfere with a baby's natural development.

Jenelle's followers were quick to point out that Kai is way too young to be using the infant seat, but Jenelle brushed them off.

"Lmfao 'KAISER DOESNT NEED TO BE IN A BUMBO SEAT!' Uhm.. He's been holding his own head up for 2 weeks now," the reality star wrote. She continued, "Yeah let me keep kaiser in bed or laying down 24/7 so he has a flat head ... Right but I kno nothing about parenting ... I guess I must have an advanced baby."

Advanced or not, Jenelle is doing Kai no favors by putting him in the Bumbo so young.

Do you think Jenelle's making a mistake using the Bumbo too early?


Image via Jenelle Evans/Instagram

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nonmember avatar Christian

Yes to early in would like a picture showing him holding his head up

nonmember avatar Sparkleglitter

IM not one of those crazy people who likes to be negative when it comes to Jenelle but no newborn even needs a bumbo lay him on his side in his cot or your bed depending where he sleeps.i didn't even consider a bumbo for MY child till he was 8 months old but then again i didn't lose custody of my first kid.she needs a child health nurse to visit she displays strange mental ideas and behaviour in worried :S

nonmember avatar jackie

he could be holding his head up my one child held her head up when she was a few days old and if she wants to put him in a bumbo seat its her choice its her child

nonmember avatar Shelia

How about people mind their own bussiness. It is her child and she can raise it the way she chooses ! People always judging!

nonmember avatar mimi

In some ways yes some things r too soon for a baby. Specially a bumbo. But leave the poor girl alone. She is trying her best to be a better mom to her new baby then she was with jace. And she is trying to fix things with jace as well. Leave her alone. Go bug on some one else.

Chrissy Cave

it doesnt matter how good of a parent she is this time around people are going to talk and put her down. everybody parents differently im sure she didnt keep him in it all day

nonmember avatar Lilmama

Leave this young mom alone! I have 6 children and yes the bumbo seat was being used at 2 months for a few minutes at a time. And, yes my babies were holdig their heads up very young as well! I don't know who this young girl is or why everyone cares so much about how she's parentig her children but, maybe we all should focus a little more on our own children and parenting styles.

iammo... iammommyoffour

There is nothing wrong with using a Bumbo as long as it being used on the floor only. The only reason the Bumbo seats were recalled or had any other issues is because people are too stupid to use them correctly. 


nonmember avatar Ashley

All three of my kids were able to hold their heads up at only a few days old. I put my daughter in a bumbo at between 2 and 3 months. She loved it. Not all babies are the same.

nonmember avatar karra

It is possible for him to be holding his own head up both of my children who were premature could actually lift their head up and look around even during tummy time at about a month old I used a bumbo with both children at that stage and both of my children rolled over and even walked early quit giving this girl hell and give her a chance

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