My baby boy is 6 months old and he can sit up but loses his balance sometimes and when he tries to crawl he half crawls. He will crawl just a little then jumps forward and will hit his head/face and tries to army crawl (mostly in the play pen).
We have hardwood floor in the living room and carpet in the bedroom so I've been letting him play on the floor in the bedroom. He is starting to sit up a lot better but still falls over. I usually catch him before he falls but the other day I didn't catch him in time and he hit the back of his head on the floor which scared me more than it did him. He wants to play on the floor in the living room but, with it being hardwood floor, I'm scared to death. I'm also still scared of him playing in the bedroom because I'm afraid it's going to hurt him by hitting his head with him being so little but he is trying to learn to crawl and explore. I don't want to take that away from him but my anxiety kicks in when he hits his head.
I'm a first time mother so I'm still getting the hang of things. But is he okay to play on the floor in the living room and if he hits his head? I'm afraid of brain injuries, please remember I'm new to this and worry myself silly on everything.