A new study revealed that a baby crawling on the floor can inhale into their lungs dirt that is four times as much as what adults would when walking across the same floor.Click to see full answer. People also ask, is it OK for babies to crawl on hard floors? BABY CRAWLING AND BABY FALLING Many mothers would like the ground to be as soft as possible for those moments where baby begins to crawl and soon falls down. Homes with carpet work just fine as do homes with wood or tile floors. Babies learn all of their motor skills on these hard and often uneven floors.Secondly, when should I be concerned about my baby not crawling? A: As long as your child is showing an interest in exploring her surroundings, there is usually no reason to be concerned about her development. Most babies start to crawl between 6 and 12 months. My own children did not crawl until 10 months. Similarly, you may ask, how can I help my baby crawl? Here are five things you can do to help your baby learn to crawl. Give your baby adequate tummy time. Reduce the amount of time in walkers and bouncers. Give your baby a little extra motivation. Provide a comfortable space for them to explore. Get on the floor and crawl with your baby. How do I keep my baby safe on hardwood floors? Rugs on Hardwood Floors You don’t want your baby developing bruises from crawling around the hard surface of a wood floor. Big area rugs are perfect for covering that hardwood floor and providing that level of protection your baby needs. Foam play mats also are a good way to cover hard surfaces.