Exercising when you have a baby isn’t easy. Between the chores and taking care of your little one, it can be difficult to fit in working out. However, instead of heading out to the gym, baby-wearing exercises can help you get back on track.
Benefits of exercising with your baby
Baby-wearing exercises aren’t just beneficial for your fitness and health, but also provide other advantages. Here are a few benefits of baby-wearing exercises:
- Managing your time
When exercising with your baby, you no longer have to fit it into your busy schedule as a mother. Instead, you can take advantage of the time you spend with your little one and use it to your advantage.
- Bonding time
Baby-wearing exercises create a bond between mother and child. Not only is your child glued to you the way they like to be, but they will also enjoy the movements and consider it as playtime. This is a great way to have quality time with your little one while fitting in an exercise during the day.
- Creates a healthy habit
Your child registers habits based on what they see you do. Exercising with your baby and making it a habit can create a healthy notion of the importance of exercise.
- Aids in baby’s development
Exercising with your baby can help build their muscles as well as motor skills.
5 baby-wearing exercises you can do at home:
Low lunges forward tap
Start with one side and lung forward so that your knees are forming a 90-degree angle. While in a low position, bring your leg forward to meet your other leg by staying on your tiptoes. Repeat for 12 reps on each side while carrying your baby.
Baby-wearing tricep dips
Tricep dips are a great workout to strengthen your upper body and is a perfect example of a baby-wearing exercise you can do at home. Using a chair, bench, or any elevated object, place your wrists facing forward and use your arms to dip down. Repeat for 12 reps while wearing your baby.
Baby-wearing chair squats
Squats are an excellent workout to strengthen your lower body. By using a chair, you prevent the risk of losing balance while wearing your baby. Sit down on the chair and come back up while making sure your knees are at the same angle as your toes. Repeat for 12 reps.
Baby-wearing lateral arm raises
Home baby-wearing exercises allow you to use any household object as props. By using two heavy books, extend your arms sideways and bring them to the front. Repeat for 12 reps.
After giving birth, you need to work on making your core stronger. A great baby-wearing core exercise to build stronger abs is crunches. Rest your back on the ground while bending your legs with feet on the ground. Slowly lift your back off the ground and extend your arms forward. Repeat for 12 reps.
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