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Baby Carrier Workout

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Using a carrier with your babe is ideal for so many reasons. We've gone into detail on that in our Top Carriers article here, and on our more specific Soft Structured Carriers Guide and Wraps & Ring Slings Guide.

Our favourite feature is that carriers allow you to morph into a multitasking machine while also enjoying the bond and benefits of closeness with baby.

There are ONLY 24 hours in a day so using your carrier, or wrap or sling, allows you to respond to e-mails, unload the dishwasher, get in a quick workout, or just browse Netflix with the remote in one hand while sipping on something pumpkin spice in the other.

Wait, what?

Did we just say a carrier allows time for a workout? Indeed, we did – that was not a typo.

Do It All, This Fall

We already know that walking is great cardiovascular exercise but add in the weight of a baby and you will be a calorie burning machine. Plus, we love the idea of getting in a workout, some 1:1 time with baby, and enjoying nature – all in one shot.

Today, with the help of our friend Tamara Vahn from Body By You, we are sharing some key exercises that will get you started back on your journey to fitness SAFELY with baby in tow!

The Workout

2 sets of 15 reps 

2 sets of 15 reps
A variation on the squat is what we call a sumo squat or a plie squat. This is a great exercise to do if your baby is a little bit longer--that way you've got room for the baby's legs, so you'll take a wider stance. Don’t forget to squeeze your glutes on the way up.
Tamara Vahn, Body By You
2 sets of 15 reps

2 sets of 10 reps per leg 
This is a really great balance challenge. When you are pregnant your center of gravity completely shifts and in the couple of months post, your gravity again completely shifts back...so it’s always testing your balance and this is a great exercise to do for that.
Tamara Vahn, Body By You
2 sets of 10 reps

2 sets of 10 reps

2 sets of 10 each leg

2 sets of 8-10 reps 
Ideally, when you are out and about walking with baby you would do these on a park bench. You could even do these on a big stone... feel free to use your surroundings when exercising.
Tamara Vahn, Body By You
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Go Ahead, Get Sweaty!

For this workout we used the ERGObaby Omni 360 Cool Air Mesh Carrier in Onyx Black.  

We love that the Omni 360 line is super versatile. It is suitable for use from 7 - 45 lbs – no infant insert needed.

Other Features We Love:

  • Lumbar support? Check!
  • Easily adjustable from newborn to toddler? Check!
  • Breathable and lightweight? Check! Check! 
Now that you've got a workout in hand + our carrier recommendations – all that's left to do is enjoy the benefits of a clear mind and quality time with your little pumpkin.

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