When my first daughter was born, I discovered quickly how to soothe her when she was crying or fussy. Like most babies, she was soothed by rocking, bouncing, and walking. She also liked to be held (what baby doesn’t) and she wasn’t fond of the swings. I discovered a few ways to keep her comfortable and help her to sleep while burning calories at the same time. You will find below 4 ways on How To Soothe Your Baby And Get Fit At The Same Time! Let me know if you try them out with your munchkins and how it worked.
4 Tips on How To Soothe Your Baby And Get Fit At The Same Time
- Hold baby tight and bounce gently on an exercise ball. This worked the best with my firstborn and we’re doing this now with my 6 week old. Hold baby close to you supporting his/her head and step up and down off a step.
- I use a Reebok step but the first step on a staircase would work as well as walking up and down stairs.
- Standing on a BOSU and bouncing gently (great for core and balance!), march or step up and down off the BOSU.
- Lastly, my favourite – walking. Around the house, outside in the yard, or for longer stretches with baby in a sling, baby carrier or stroller.
When carrying baby in any of these positions, try to focus on good posture. Relax your shoulders, alternate sides or keep baby at the midline of your body. Note if you’re favouring one side or feeling aches or pains from holding your baby awkwardly and try to alternate positions or adjust so that you can maintain good upright posture. Take breaks if you’re feeling tight and sneak in some neck stretches to keep shoulders down and relaxed. Hoping these tips on How To Soothe Your Baby And Get Fit At The Same Time are helpful!
When Georgia is a little older, I’ll be incorporating her into my workouts as I did with Rayne. Once she has sufficient neck control, we’ll be doing squats, presses, bridges and more. It’s a great way to bond with baby and get your workout in as well. In the meantime, I’ll keep bouncing, stepping and walking!