Development is massive in our house, after a child like Grayson I have always spent too much time worrying whether the others will develop on time. But really is there a time, it’s all about letting them do what they want, when they are ready. Addison was an early crawler, to be honest she crawled for 3 days at 8 months and then went straight to walking, but Deacon has been only toying with the idea of being on all 4’s for a month now but the poor baby looks like a puppy on ice when he hits our wooden floors.
I never forget Grayson’s developmental team telling me it was unlikely he would ever crawl as it takes 9 parts of your body to move in unison to complete a crawl, it is easier to walk than crawl, but crawling is a massive progression which helps to develop hips correctly.
So when Creeper Crawlers sent Deacon their suit to road test we were quite excited, he is at that point where he gets hugely frustrated and screams because he can not do what his sister does, so I was hoping this would help him stop slipping and get crawling.
The suit comes in 3 colours, we chose Blue and made of 100% Softest Cotton so nice against their skin. The lady who designed the suit is a Neurological Developmental Therapist and studied getting the suits just right, many tests with putting the grips in different places, in different ways and with different amounts gave her final design which Deacon has road tested and I am HUGELY impressed.
They also have little bugs on the soles ready to help aid when he is walking – eek!
I kid you not within 2 times of wearing Deacon was crawling, a week since wearing he now moves from room to room with speed, I can not thank the suit enough as it has allowed him to take himself to wear he wants to be, he now heads to the playroom following his sister and playing with toys, there has certainly been less screams in our house, I don’t think his sister is too impressed though.
My only comment would be the price to be dropped a little and maybe come in 2 packs, I struggled to get the suit rewashed and dried in time for him to wear again, maybe a few more colour choices too (currently available in Pink, Ivory and Blue), it has washed well though and fits him perfectly.
If you have hard floors in your home I totally recommend a crawling suit to help babies when they are ready to make that developmental process.
Disclosure – We were sent the Crawl Suit FOC for purpose of review.