6 Simple and fun exercises to do with your baby

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Baby Exercise #4: Plank

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Lower your elbows on the floor and tighten your core, aiming for a minute.

If you want to step up the difficulty of your plank, you can do the commando, keeping your core engaged:

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Baby Exercise #5: Squats

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Place your feet slightly apart, holding your baby in your arms. Do 2 sets of 10.

You can also hold your baby front-facing:

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(Brody here is asleep so you can actually exercise while your baby is napping!)

Baby Exercise #6: Lifts

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Lie down on the floor with your feet planted on the floor. Support your baby’s neck and bottom and engage your core as you lift. Do 2 sets of 10.

Watch the whole video here.

READ: Lose your flabby arms with these simple exercises

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