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    Hi gals,

    just wondering who has floor boards and how does your LO cope when learning to crawl? Ours are hard wood and I know I wouldn't like crawling on them!!
    do you just put up with them, buy a rug, or do you use those foam letter mat thingos?!

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    Hi
    We have hard vinyl floors and ds has started crawling .. I ave noticed when he is on carpet he crawls wayyyy more. Im sure the hard floor must hurt a bit. I was thinking of getting a huge rug or carpeting the tv area only because im sure he likes carpet more.

    Also i saw online they sell baby knee pads!! Was going to buy some for at home but wasn't too sure ds would like them but cute knitted like socks but have a padding on knee area

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    We have floor boards and tiles and my dd learnt just fine. Didnt bother her at all!

    Their little bodies are designed for crawling on any surface.
    I would buy a rug rather then thos letter mats as toddlers tend to just pick them up and chew on them.

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    Where I live it's floor boards, tiles and carpet and DD manages just fine. Like the PP said, they're built for crawling so it doesn't seem to bother them. Though on a cool day if DD has bare knees she does go on her hands and feet and does the bear crawl which is cute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mummyrissa View Post
    We have floor boards and tiles and my dd learnt just fine. Didnt bother her at all!

    Their little bodies are designed for crawling on any surface.
    I would buy a rug rather then thos letter mats as toddlers tend to just pick them up and chew on them.
    Ditto for our DS. I bought knee pads but he didnt like them.

    Also those letter mats can be highly toxic too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mummyrissa View Post
    I would buy a rug rather then thos letter mats as toddlers tend to just pick them up and chew on them.
    Yes, and they can choke on the bits of foam they bite off as it comes off so easily when they chew it.

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    Floorboards here too - I'm sure it's not as comfy crawling on, but may help encouraging walking faster!

    I wouldn't bother with those mat things - once they are crawling well, they are all over the place anyway and not in the small area with a mat!

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    Babies knees are designed for crawling (and on much rougher things than floor boards) I wouldn't worry too much.

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    Default Floorboards - crawling

    We have floorboards and DS has been fine. He started commando crawling at first but eventually got up on his hands and knees. He is super fast at it now!! They adjust to whatever environment they are in

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    Ds crawled at 8 1/2 months, they didn't bother him

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