Okay, I am so mystified by this! We got this cute little mat for Rose to practice crawling on - it's one of those interlocking puzzle piece type things made of foam, it has numbers and letters in the middle, etc. We set it up and she is TERRIFIED of it. It's the craziest thing. She won't let her feet touch it, she bursts into tears at even the sight of the foam mat pieces. It is bizarre! We tried both sides of the mat, since once is more soft and one is more textured, and it made no difference. She literally cannot even look at the thing without sobbing. We tried two different days/times, both when she was in a good mood and the exact same reaction. I put her down in crawling position and she immediately cried harder than she has since she was a hungry newborn.
So uh, has anyone else had this reaction? Did LO eventually warm up to it or should I just give this away to friends with little ones? It's funny cause I was so excited about this, since we have hardwood floors in the living and dining room, so I was looking forward to her having a softer place to learn to crawl, but um, maybe not!