I am wondering if anyone knows anything about exercising and babywearing? Any ideas, things I could do while wearing my baby? (he's 9mo, and I have and can use most types of carriers...)
Thanks for your thoughts!
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But I agree, power-walking (not just strolling) with baby on your back is an excellent way to get in shape. Just make sure you have a supportive two-shoulder carrier and make sure baby is snugged up against your back (no leaning). You'll get hot and sweaty, but you'll get in shape!
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Only thing comes to mind is hiking.
I remember seeing a picture from the Moby instruction perhaps of a mom doing yoga.
Maybe Tai Chi where you are standing upright the whole time?? I dunno, haven't done much tai chi.
Fast walking is a good workout with baby on your back. Go uphill for even more.
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Wouldn't the Warrior Pose and Warrior II work? That strengthens the legs.
I am in no way suggesting a single leg balancing pose or flowing movements.
vigorous walking/hiking is the way to go. you could also probably manage to do some resistance type water exercises in a pool with a baby in a nice water wrap or mei tai.
You can also dance... around here they have salsa-babies classes, but you can also do merengue, swing, hip hop, bhangra, belly dancing, you name it! I also found housework and yard work with a kiddo to be a good workout... DD loved the white noise of the vacuum and the fresh air outside!
ETA: I did these with a mei tai... the stretch in the Moby made it difficult to really get moving once DD was a little bigger.
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my moby came with a book or sheet of paper or something that showed some exercises but i don't remember what they where
I happen to have that paper right here:
-use exercise tubing for bicep curls,lateral raises...
-plie squat (legs turned out to work inner thighs, glutes)
-wall squat (back against wall, hold for 1 min)
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i think yoga with babies is a lot easier and way more fun, IMO, with the baby out of a carrier. that way you can put the baby on the floor when needed and have eye contact, move the baby from one side to the other when you're holding him/her in arms (like while balancing or doing standing poses), use the baby as a counter-weight, etc.
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