Stay fit and bond with baby in one go!
When you’ve just had a baby, exercise may be the farthest thing from your mind, but it’s important that new moms stay fit and strong. You might be thinking, “How on earth can I go to the gym when I’ve just had a baby?” Not a problem—you can actually exercise with your baby!
Emma Glover of Model Mummy (and her baby Brody) shows us how.
Baby Exercise #1: Modified push-ups
Place your hands on each side of your baby, knees hip-width apart, then engage your core as you do your pushups. Do 2 sets of 10.
Bonus tip: Like Emma, you can kiss your baby as you go down—baby Brody really seemed to enjoy this.
Baby Exercise #2: Crunches
Lie on your back, feet flat on the floor, knees up.
Sit your baby on your chest, making sure that your baby is well-supported before you proceed with your crunches.
Do 2 sets of 10.
Baby Exercise #3: Low leg-lifts
This exercise tones your lower abs. Sit your baby on your chest, then lift your legs into a table-top position. Then, engage your core and abs as you lift your legs up towards the ceiling. Do 2 sets of 10.
On the next page: Plank, Squats, and Lifts.