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What is a Baby Wearing Workout?
Bring your baby and your favorite two shouldered carrier and together we will go through exercises that will get you moving and your muscles burning. It’s a full body exercise for you, and your baby will think you are playing with them!
Tips for Your Next Baby Wearing Workout Session
Always support your baby’s head
Babies don’t have the strength to hold up their head. During your workouts always make sure that their head is 100% supported throughout each move.
Keep the baby high and close on your body
The higher and closer to your body the baby is, the better you will be able to maintain proper form and balance in addition to your baby will feel lighter throughout the workout which will help you last longer.
The carrier should always be tight
You don’t want your baby slouching in your carrier, by ensuring it is close to your body and the carrier is tight, you will help your baby maintain good posture in the carrier.
Always be able to see your baby
You always want to be able to maintain eye contact with your baby to ensure they aren’t bent into a position where their oxygen flow is blocked or their heads are covered by part of the carrier and they can no longer breathe. During the workout, they should be your number one priority.
Always pay attention to form
As your baby gets heavier you will tend to compensate form in order to complete the exercises. Be careful not to get comfortable with bad form or you will end up straining and hurting other muscles in your body. When your baby gets to heavy to carry, I suggest you stop exercising with him because you are most likely doing more harm than good to your body.
What NOT to do
Avoid wearing your baby during an intense workout
Despite seeing numerous photos of people doing pull ups and heavy lifting while wearing a baby this is not advised or a good idea. You never want to put yourself or your baby in danger of falling. Baby wearing exercises should not include, jogging, running, jumping or any movements that you personally feel uncomfortable or off balance with.
Don’t let your baby’s legs dangle straight
You want to have the baby in a position that you’d be holding them: seated, bottom and thighs supported to the knees, knees higher than bottom. Dangling legs put pressure on the baby’s hips in a weird, uncomfortable, un-ergonomic way. The photo above shows the correct way to wear your baby to prevent Hip Dysplasia.
Don’t use a new carrier without understanding properly how to use it
Before you exercise with your baby make sure you know how to use your carrier. You want to know how to get it comfortable for YOU, so the weight is distributed well and you can exercise without having to compensate balance or strain in a funny direction. While some carriers are pretty straight forward, please read the instructions before you start your workout and make sure you know how to thoroughly work your carrier.
Let me know if you have any additional questions and I hope to see you at our next Baby Wearing Workout!