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Aibu knee pads for crawling baby?

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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!

MadameDefarge Fri 21-Jun-13 00:27:22

<<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

VisualiseAHorse Fri 21-Jun-13 09:32:00

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

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