Creative Child October 2018 - Page 37

Baby bends. For this exercise you can hold baby against your chest or use a wrap or baby carrier to keep the baby secure. Stand with feet apart and squat slowly several times. You can also try walking lunges. These are challenging for you and fun for baby. Silly stretch. Stretching is important to keep the body healthy and strong, especially after a workout. Get creative while stretching and use it as a time to interact with baby. Lay baby on the floor while you touch your toes. Sing a song or recite a nursery rhyme while you hold the stretch. Make it fun for you and your baby. It is never easy to get back in shape but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun. By incorporating your baby into the workouts you will not only spend quality time together but you will be burning calories and making yourself a priority. 36