A new mom would always have her hands full throughout the day feeding, nappy changing and admiring the little bundle of joy. But, at the same she would also be extremely conscious of the fact that she has put on weight and needs to get into shape as soon as possible. Doctors also recommend that the new mom start doing exercise once the baby is 4 months old unless she has any major health issues. There are few exercises which the new mom can do along with her baby. This increases the bonding between them as well.
Let Us Now See What These Exercises Are:
Dancing is a very good form of cardiovascular exercise. It is said to improve the balance as well as the coordination. The way a new mom can do it is by holding the baby close to her. Strap the baby if required and with the hand support the baby’s head. Draw the abs in and breathe deeply.
Sit in a squat as if one is sitting in a chair. Feet should be kept apart at hip distance and the baby should be held close. Knees should be over the ankles and with the help of the heel stand up. This should be repeated 15 times.
This exercise can be done when the baby is more than 6 months old and does not require head support. Sit on a chair and hold the baby on the legs. Lift your legs straight. This exercise can be done each leg alternately and with both the legs. Repeat it 15 times.
Tie your baby to you back with the help of the strap and do pushups with both the hands. When the baby is more than 6 months old they enjoy this immensely and it is also a good workout for the mom!
Sit of the floor with your legs spread in the front and put your baby on your lap. Slowly raise the feet and put them down again. This is definitely a fun exercise.
Put your baby on the exercise mat and stay in the plank position. Make sure your shoulders are over the baby. Hold this position for 30 seconds.
Lie on your back and keep your knees bent and hip up. Make your baby sit on your lap. Raise your hips and push the knees down and exhale. Repeat this 15 times.
Raise your little one in the air and tighten your abs. Repeat this at least 15 times.
Make sure you consult your doctor before starting any kind of exercise. If you had a “c“ section than wait for a year before starting even a simple workout.