You may or may not know I’m a bit of a baby geek. Not in the pushchairs, clothing and toys geek sense (although I’m quite partial to that as well), I have a secret, hidden side that loves nothing more than reading and swatting up on anything to do with how babies develop socially and mentally. Each time I write about Baby R on my blog, I’m suppressing the urge to share all I know about the under developed neo cortex or the abilities of sensory integration. I won’t bore you with the details of how this has consumed my life for the last 8 years, there is a valid reason, but if you’re wondering why I’m so excited to share my latest baby ‘thing’ with you, then it’ll help to know what floats my boat. My name is Ali and I’m a baby geek.
This ‘thing’ is the Creeper Crawlers Easy Grip Crawl Suit. In a nutshell, it’s a baby grow with rubber bugs. However, these rubber bugs aren’t just normal rubber bugs, oh no. These are rubber bugs of joy which carry a special traction, giving your baby extra grip on hard floors thus enabling your baby to crawl on a surface that could otherwise cause frustration. And while, to the unsuspecting person, crawling may seem a natural phase of baby hood and a simple process of getting from A to B (or in Baby R’s case; wires, dog water bowl or the pom-poms on my slippers) the act of crawling is helping your baby with; (and I quote)
‘the development of hand eye co-ordination, a sense of depth, space and balance, muscles in the head, neck and shoulders and near and far vision.
It’s also helping both sides of the brain to work together and inhibiting primitive reflexes, while developing postural reflexes’
(information courtesy of Creeper Crawlers, check out their website or Facebook page for more information)
Given this information, I was keen to help Baby R gain as much as he could from this important crawling phase which began on Boxing day, fuelled by the urge to investigate the Christmas tree. He’s all over the shop now and has recently begun attempting to climb stairs. As we are 75% wooden floors on the ground floor he is often left frustration as he slips and slides when trying to crawl or pull himself up on furniture. When the grip suit arrived, I didn’t hesitate in changing him into his new super hero outfit.
Heads up, if you’re going to buy one of these, clear away anything you don’t want your baby to grab, trash or endanger themselves with before putting them on. Eyes in the back of your head is a term that sums up the first 5 minutes of testing it out.
I tried desperately to get a good action shot of him crawling but he was too flippin’ fast! So instead you have this sultry, model like pose as he checks over his shoulder to see if I’ve noticed the latest casualty in his appetite for destruction.
It’s best to check sizes on the website as they’re designed for a close fit to get the most benefit, I went slightly bigger as Baby R is very long and in between sizes. It looks like an average baby grow so your baby will keep their super powers a secret (think Superman suit under his office suit) and it’s 100% cotton. My only bug bear, and this is purely personal, is that I’d prefer one in a darker colour. All that high-speed crawling means unless your floor is surgically clean, it gets dirty pretty quickly. That leads me on to my final plus point, I am now a wiz with the mop and bucket!
I received one Easy Grip Crawl Suit for the purpose of this review. These are my own thoughts and opinions and no money was received.