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3 Exercises you can do with your baby

New moms, no need to find daycare so you can go to the gym when you can exercise at home with your baby with this workout.

When I was a new mom, I got used to carrying my son around and building arm and back strength. As time went on, I got creative in how I entertained him and worked in some exercise for me. The greatest thing is that exercises you start when your children are really young will make you stronger and stronger if you keep doing them as your kiddos grow. Here are three great exercises you can do with your kids.
When I was a new mom, I got used to carrying my son around and building arm and back strength. As time went on, I got creative in how I entertained him and worked in some exercise for me. The greatest thing is that exercises you start when your children are really young will make you stronger and stronger if you keep doing them as your kiddos grow. Here are three great exercises you can do with your kids.

1. Baby chest press

You can do this exercise on the floor or on a fitness ball. Pushing your baby into the air works your shoulders, arms, and chest. Lay on your back on the floor or rest your back on a fitness ball with your feet out in front of you. Hold your baby so that her chest is on your chest. Push her into the air, straightening out your arms. Slowly lower her down and repeat up to 20 times. She's sure to giggle.

2. Squats with baby in carrier

Holding your baby while you do squats will make this exercise more effective than simply using your own bodyweight. Squats with your baby challenge your lower body, back muscles, and balance. Place your baby in a baby carrier with her secured at your chest. Stand tall with your feet hip-distance apart. Sit your rear back as if you were going to sit in a chair, bending your knees, and keeping your knees above your ankles. Extend your arms forward as you lower down. Stand tall again then repeat up to 20 times.

3. Roll like a ball

Every new mom wants to trim her torso and get her abdominals back in shape. This exercise will work your legs and abs. Lay on your back with your knees bent and over your hips. Place your baby chest down on your shins, holding her around the waist. Bring your knees into your chest then roll your body up until your feet touch the floor. Hold for a second, tightening your abdominals, pulling your belly button back towards your spine, then roll back in a slow and controlled movement. Repeat up to 20 times.

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