Baby crawling in tile floor

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
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Blushing bee

Maybe some large rugs. I’d be more worried about falls when she starts almost walking 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I wouldn’t worry about it.  She won’t be crawling forever wink

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

Babies have been crawling on dirt and rocks for millions of years. If you’re concerned about her comfort and well being (or your own) then rugs might help. But your tile floor shouldn’t be an issue for her long term. As PP stated – before you know it, she’ll be walking.

Also- I was surprised by how crawling suddenly made my son’s knees get that crusty “knee” look that adults and children sometimes have- they’d been smooth baby fat limbs from thigh to toe before then. Just something else to prepare for!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

It should be ok, but if you’re worried I agree with PP about area rugs 🙂

Post # 7
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Honey bee

You are going to want to get area rugs to cushion that tile floor. Not because your baby can’t handle crawling on it, but because with crawling comes lots of stumbling and head bumps. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee

I don’t see a problem for crawling. The bigger danger will actually be slipping once baby starts walking. So look for socks with little bumps on the bottom that will prevent slipping.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

There is no problem whatsoever.  Remember baby’s joints have quite a bit or cartilage as their bones slowly develop.  When I was a baby my parents always lived in tiled homes and it never affected me, my health or development.

As mentioned the only issue will be when your baby begins walking and using footed slippers or socks.  When using those make sure to use the ones with grippies on them.  Do expect some head bumps along the way but other than hurting for a few short seconds (which also hurt on wooden floors as experienced by my son) they’ll be ok.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - DD born 2015 DS born 2017

Hard surfaces are better for babies as it’s closer to nature. They should sleep on a firm mattress and they need to learn to walk on a flat, hard surface. Don’t worry!

.. Or if she’s like mine she’ll skip the crawling stage altogether and just walk lol!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

ccc_red :  I bought baby leg warmers for my son when he started to crawl to help pad his knees.

Also just a caution, I saw my son’s first blood when he was crawling on our tiles and his arms went out and he smashed his mouth and new tooth on the floor. 🙁 Just keep your eyes open and be ready for all the bumps that go along with crawling!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

PP mentioned knew pads. I actually used them on my daughter. You can get them on Amazon for $3 a pair. Baby leggings is another option. Careful with buying cheap area rugs, that could cause a rug burn on babies knees and add to the problem. If you go that route just make sure the knees are always covered.

I used this type. 

https://www.amazon.com/Elbow-Misaky-Crawling-Toddler-DarkBlue/dp/B01I2Q9I5Q/ref=sr_1_5_s_it?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1484332179&sr=1-5&keywords=Baby+knee+pads

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