What Rugs are Safe for Babies?

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Wool

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Wool is a safe rug material for your child to crawl on. It’s a natural material and it isn’t treated with any toxic chemicals. Wool fabric is also hypo-allergenic. Your baby can spend hours crawling or rolling around on this fabric and you won’t see them crying due to annoying itches. Wool is also flame resistant. You can never be too careful when it comes to the safety of your child.

Wool is one of the most durable rug materials around. It’s what you’d want sitting on your nursery floor. Even with the weight of a heavy crib, a rocking chair, and a changing table, you won’t see any wear or tear on a wool rug.

Cotton

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Cotton rugs are known for being a breathable material. Being breathable makes them an excellent choice for your newborn because babies lungs are not fully developed until they’re three years old. They’re also lightweight. Making them perfect for a tiny human.

You can ensure your baby takes it first crawl and first steps in a comfortable floor by giving their nursery a cotton rug. Cotton rugs are extremely soft. They’ll have your baby feeling like they’re crawling on clouds.

Nylon

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Nylon is a fine choice for a home with a baby. Nylon rugs are very smooth and soft, but the best thing about nylon fabric is the safety they have to offer. Nylon fabric is resistant to mildew, insects, and the hazard chemical, Alkali. Nylon is also resistant to all forms of dirt. Nylon will certainly keep your little one safe, as they take their very first steps.

Acrylic

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Acrylic rugs have lots of benefits for a newborn. It’s mothproof and very soft. It will give your baby a feeling of warmth and comfort.

They also take color beautifully. Crawling on a colorful rug can serve as an excellent learning experience for your child.

Jute

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Jute rugs are an excellent choice for new parents. Jute is a natural fiber, so it’s environmentally friendly. Jute is also free from any harmful toxins. Jute fabric is also known for being anti-static. You wouldn’t want your little one to experience a painful electric shock while on its body while crawling for the very first time!

Jute rugs are also easy to clean. If you ever get any dirt on them, a simple vacuuming will leave them good as new. Having a rug that can be easily cleaned is important in an environment with a baby.

Polyester

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Polyester is known for its smooth and silky feeling. Your baby will enjoy comfort under them while they learn to crawl. Polyester rugs are also resistant to lots of harmful chemicals. Chemicals that are very hard to avoid, such as hydrogen peroxide.

While this fabric will keep your baby nice and cozy and free from chemicals it will also benefit you. Babies are a handful. They make messes on a daily basis. It can be overwhelming and annoying to constantly have to clean up after them. But take a deep breath! Polyester is highly stain-resistant and durable. You can enjoy the first few years of your little one’s life without having to worry about getting a new rug.

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