Post # 1
Dear Daughter is 5 months old and almost crawling.
Thing is, we live in a rented apartment with tiled floor all over. It’s quite hard… We broke a watch glass, a phone screen,… and something else already. We were used to wooden floors which are much softer.
Is this a problem for the baby? I mean for her joints and bones.
What could I do?? Can’t replace the floor or lay new floor on top (too expensive for 1 year contract)
Post # 2
Maybe some large rugs. I’d be more worried about falls when she starts almost walking
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Post # 4
I wouldn’t worry about it. She won’t be crawling forever
Post # 5
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
- Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom
It should be ok, but if you’re worried I agree with PP about area rugs 🙂
Post # 7
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
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
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
- 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
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
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.
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