Consider this a “crossover” of sorts. It’s as much of a stretch as it is an exercise. Otherwise known as a hip bridge, it stretches your quadriceps while simultaneously strengthening your butt and hamstring muscles. We recommend that you only do the baby bridge with smaller, lighter babies. Don’t try the Baby Bridge with heavy babies or your toddler. And don’t let the cute baby on your lap fool you- this workout can get a little intense.
Lay flat on your back with your legs bent at a 45 degree angle and put your baby on your lap, facing you. Hold your baby steady, push through your heels and lift your butt up, in line with your spine. Squeeze your glutes as you rise. Exhale as you lift your butt and that causes you to contract your abs. Drop back down to the floor and repeat 10-20 times. Reward your baby on the last one, with a ride down the slide, and give her a kiss for being such a good workout partner.