Baby Carrier Squat
Your baby will enjoy being involved in this exercise because there’s a lot of up and down movement- a motion that babies love. You’ll be working on developing strength in your legs- crucial for mobility and balance. While you’re at it, she’ll feel safe and secure, bundled tightly against your body while you tone and tighten your butt, abs and legs. She’s facing out and has a height advantage every time you straighten up. Make the squats enjoyable for both of you and give her a gentle squeeze and hum her favorite song during your reps.
Stand with your feet slightly wider than your shoulders and put your baby in a front carrier. Turn your toes out a little bit, inhale and lower your body down like you’re about to sit in a chair. Keep your back straight, concentrate your weight over your heels and tuck your navel in tightly. Exhale and return to the standing position. For your baby’s sake, don’t jerk and hurry these motions. Take your time and let her enjoy the ride. Do sets of ten, and it’s OK to do fewer if she’s a heavy baby.