Giving birth to a child means a new set of responsibilities as a parent. From the moment your baby comes out, it will no longer be just you and your spouse. You will already have a little one that you need to take care of. It is your duty to ensure that your child is well-fed, he or she is taking a bath everyday, getting proper nutrition, free from any sickness, and many more. All of these would be in your hands. This means that you will have to spend most of your time looking after your offspring.
However, in order for you to perform all your duties and responsibilities as a mother, you also need to ensure that you are strong and healthy at all times. This is why, taking good care of your health is also paramount; the same way with your baby’s health.
Mom and baby’s exercises
One of the best ways in which you can ensure your good health, as well as your baby’s, is for both of you to get some kind of exercise. You may ask, ‘how can I exercise if I have to look after my child all day long?’ Well, there is a lot of solutions to this. You can perform simple workouts that involve your little one.
Here are exercises that you can do with your baby:
Walking or jogging
Among the aerobic exercises that you can perform, walking and jogging are the best ones, especially if you have to look after a child while you do such activities. You can purchase a stroller for your baby. In fact, there is even a special type of baby stroller that can accommodate two kids, which is perfect if you have twins or two little kids that you need to take with you when you go for a walk or jog. Lisa At ParentsNeed says that, indeed, this type of a stroller is quite beneficial.
You can walk or jog around your neighborhood early in the morning. This will also allow you to expose your child to the sunlight which is the greatest source of Vitamin D.
This is a form of exercise wherein you would need to squat while holding your baby in a carrier. Before you squat, you need to take a deep breath, then move your butt down as if you are going to sit. After that, you need to exhale and do the exercise all over again.
While your baby is in the stroller, you can perform side leg-lift exercises which are very easy to execute. You just have to stand with your legs apart, then slowly lift one of your legs to the side. After that, you need to do the same on the other leg. You can do this as many as you want. This is helpful in bringing your hips back to its original shape.