Aibu knee pads for crawling baby?

(47 Posts)
CharlieMumma Thu 20-Jun-13 23:34:28

Surely the most pfb thing ever or am I wrong?someone on fb asking if anywhere sells baby knees pads as there 10 month old stops when he gets to edge of rug or carpet?!? Only started crawling a week ago, is 10 months! I nearly choked on my tea! People are plain mad surely??

BegoniaBampot Thu 20-Jun-13 23:53:34

I like the idea of knee pads - also for older kids. Hate to see these skinned knees all the time. have actually spent time thinking about this and wondered if there could be a market. Also for my baby/ child velcro headband. You stick a headband round their noggin and it velcros to their car seat to stop their head falling forward when they sleep.

Realise I will have to name change after this admission.

Kasterborous Thu 20-Jun-13 23:59:57

Sometimes it would be nice to have a Velcro suit on my very active 15 month old DD and a Velcro wall to stick her to, so I could have a quick cup of tea in peace!

janey223 Fri 21-Jun-13 00:10:22

You get them on eBay! I got them for DS because I thought my laminate would be really uncomfortable. Apparently it was because he only crawled for a month but he wouldn't wear the pads.

Cuddlydragon Fri 21-Jun-13 00:12:21

Jojo maman bebe sell them.

jacks365 Fri 21-Jun-13 00:14:26

I want the velcro headband for dd4 now can someone invent something to stop her taking headbands off.

I credit her early walking to having either polished floorboards or tiles on every floor downstairs or should that be blame.

BegoniaBampot Fri 21-Jun-13 00:17:53

My little delight loved crawling. But he loved crawling on his bad knees over gravel and stones - weird child! I'd pick him up, put him on the nice soft grass and he'd make a bee line straight for the rough gravel.

BegoniaBampot Fri 21-Jun-13 00:18:36

'Bare knees' even!

<<weeps gently on floor>>

the end is nigh. verily.

jacks365 Fri 21-Jun-13 00:29:40

Dd4 refused to crawl on grass. She'd sit crying if I dared to put her on it. She refused to touch it with her hands.

elQuintoConyo Fri 21-Jun-13 00:29:47

We have tiled floors throughout our (Spanish) house. Didn't think of knee pads - never saw them, didn't know they exist, woukdn't have bought them.
However, ahem <gears self up for a thrashing> we did buy a wee crash helmet! Well, when he was learning to crawl, like all LOs, he'd keel over and thwakah and he was 5mo, such a soft noggin sad
He walked early and the helmet came right off - although it was designed to protect baby's head from tables etc when they learnt to walk!
Would love carpet, how nice and soft and bouncy!

PinkPepper Fri 21-Jun-13 00:36:26

I get baby legwarmers love them. Teeny bit padded.

BegoniaBampot Fri 21-Jun-13 00:37:14

Know what you mean. My youngest learned to walk overseas. Tiled flooring throughout - was so worried about his wee noggin!

LadyRabbit Fri 21-Jun-13 07:52:05

MadameDefarge uh huh.
Little bitty knee pads to go with helmets.

flatpackhamster Fri 21-Jun-13 08:49:36

Perhaps you need an inflatable full body survival suit so ickle baby doesn't get a scratchy watchy on his skinny winny?

arethereanyleftatall Fri 21-Jun-13 09:08:39

LOL, slightly OTT. I did attach dusters though to my DDs knees which a hair band so that she dusted our wooden floor as she went.

DowntonTrout Fri 21-Jun-13 09:10:31



mrsjay Fri 21-Jun-13 09:11:46

a bubble thats what your baby needs like one of those zorb doodahs grin and just roll around a baby is so not as fragile as you think honestly that is what knees are for to get scraped now and again

sparkle12mar08 Fri 21-Jun-13 09:14:12

Oh puhleeeeeeeeze...

BrokenBanana Fri 21-Jun-13 09:16:01

That's crazy! Although my grandma did keep insisting that I should get a helmet for ds when he started toddling around hmm

absentmindeddooooodles Fri 21-Jun-13 09:19:21

My ds crawled really early, but we just stuck to carpet for as little while. Does sound like wrapping them in cotton wool a bit, but depens on the circumstances i guess. Do understand the tile floors overseas etc. Couildve bloody used a helmet and knee pads though. He is literally the clumsiest child ever. Hes 2.3 and still walks into walls and has arguments with door frames on a regular basis. We are currently sporting 2 grazed knees and elbows, a massive bruise on the cheek and a golfball on his head. Disclaimer.....I am not a terrible parent, he's just so damn fast!!!!

Chunderella Fri 21-Jun-13 09:21:08

Never even occurred to me, and DD has been crawling for about 3 months now! She has pads of hard skin, like heels, on her knees. I guess that's her own version of knee pads? I just sort of assumed any part of the body that you're moving around on would toughen up by itself.

mrsjay Fri 21-Jun-13 09:24:16

ke heels, on her knees. I guess that's her own version of knee pads? I just sort of assumed any part of the body that you're moving around on would toughen up by itself.

crawling babies are supposed to have ^ ^ tis an inbuilt knee pad grin

Babies have soft kneecaps, so maybe it doesn't feel as bad as it would for adults?

Can we invent a cap for babies to wear during dinner time so they don't get food in the hair?

mrsjay Fri 21-Jun-13 09:33:13

yes knees are squishy on babies I love squishy knees grin

visualise you need a rain mate like the old ladies wear

Kasterborous Fri 21-Jun-13 09:53:42

That sounds like a goo idea visualise we keep telling DD if you insist on wiping your hands and smearing food in your hair you will have to have it washed, which you hate. In fact an all over cover with only the head forehead to chin out would be even better for mealtimes!

That is GENIUS Kaster - I'm pretty handy with a sewing machine, I'll see what I can whip up.

KobayashiMaru Sat 22-Jun-13 10:15:24

babies don't have kneecaps, they don't need padding.

Teapot13 Sat 22-Jun-13 10:26:35

DD1 had tights with heart-shaped pads on the knees -- might have been from M&S. I've seen them at the Gap, too.

RhondaJean Sat 22-Jun-13 10:36:48

My DDs had some little trousers with quilted knees in them, I remember thinking they must be comfy to crawl in. Dd1 never crawled anyway...(born awkward grin)

RhondaJean Sat 22-Jun-13 10:38:07

And the rain mate wouldn't have helped with dd2 as she would fall asleep face first in her dinner! grin

edwardsmum11 Sat 22-Jun-13 10:40:20

They have half tights from bumgenius for this purpose. I really like them and used them with my son. Some ofthe real nappy sites sell them.

crashdoll Sat 22-Jun-13 10:41:28

"I did attach dusters though to my DDs knees which a hair band so that she dusted our wooden floor as she went."

This is a great idea. You should patent it and go on Dragon's Den!

usualsuspect Sat 22-Jun-13 10:43:09

Hahaha. Mine used to do a sort of hands and feet crawl on cold floors.we used to call it the spider crawl.

MamaChubbyLegs Sat 22-Jun-13 10:50:12

My baby's knees just feel like knees...

<disappointed to not have a squishy one>

Maybe I am squishing in the wrong place envy

Idocrazythings Sat 22-Jun-13 13:27:08

I bought some. They were crap. Wouldn't stay on DD hated wearing them. Never even bothered trying them on other children after the PFB!

amazingmumof6 Sat 22-Jun-13 13:30:28

I saw them advertised years ago.
just idiotic.

babies knees are already padded.

amazingmumof6 Sat 22-Jun-13 13:34:37

"kaster" for mess free feeding just use one of those cut out boards you take fun photos by the seaside

or feed them through the letter box!grin

bishboschone Sat 22-Jun-13 13:36:20

I wouldn't buy them but my ds has just turned 2 and is delayed so crawls super fast everywhere when not cruising . Every single pair of Jeans he wears are worn at the knees so maybe there is something to be said for them. However I will probably just buy new jeans !

MardyBra Sat 22-Jun-13 13:40:18
youmeatsix Sat 22-Jun-13 13:44:21

i assumed they were to protect the knees of their trousers, not the actual baby confused

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ConferencePear Sat 22-Jun-13 13:54:34

We had a sisal carpet laid between DC1 and DC2. I wonder if that's why DC2 walked much earlier than DC1 ?

HerrenaHarridan Sat 22-Jun-13 13:55:21

I use baby legwarmers for this purpose. If dd is going outside and wearing tights. It saves her wrecking her tights.

Or do you mean actual knee pads like for roller skating in?

wonderingsoul Sat 22-Jun-13 14:06:10

no, coz im the kind of parent to put vasaline on babygates when mine started climbing over them whilst thinking

"that'll learn em"

disclaimer.. i didnt really do that.. just thought about it.
i do like the mop idea though.. could catch on.

kilmuir Sat 22-Jun-13 14:12:34

Headbands are worse than knee pads............just

specialsubject Sat 22-Jun-13 14:35:02

I remember a baby that had anti-gravity powers when placed on grass....

otherwise the whole concept is ridiculous. Never too early to learn that if it hurts, don't do it.

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