5 Easy Exercises To Do With Your Baby
If you’re a new mum, here are five easy exercises from Cotton On Body for you to try with your baby…
1. Single-Leg Glute Bridges
Lying on your back, place baby on your hips. Tuck your heels in toward your bottom, lift one leg straight up towards the sky then press your hips up to full extension, squeezing your glutes as you do this. Try to keep your hips straight, hold for 3-5 seconds, then lower back to the ground.
2. Push-Ups With Baby
Start in push-up position on your toes, or on your knees if you need. Your baby should be positioned just under your chest. Place hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Slowly lower your chest down until you are able to give your baby a kiss on the forehead. Then press up to full extension.
3. Lunges With Baby
Holding your baby at your chest, step forward, lower your back knee towards the ground, making sure your front knee does not go in front of your toes. Push back up through your front heel until full extension, then alternate legs.
4. Lying Chest Press
Position your hands in a safe and comfortable position for your baby, ensuring their head is supported. Then fully extend your arms, and lower baby back down to your chest for a little kiss on the cheek.
5. Plank Over Baby
This can be performed on either your knees or toes depending on your core strength and how far post-natal you are. Position your baby just under chest or so that their face is in line with yours. Elbows should be directly under your shoulders and forearms and hands either side of your baby. Lift your hips off the ground and activate your core, ensuring your back is flat. Hold this position for as long as you can. Then try to beat it next time.