We’re SUPER excited about the new exercises on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge that you can now do WITH your baby!
Yup, that’s right! The Healthy Mummy has teamed up with Ergobaby for the launch of these new baby wearing workouts. And to celebrate the launch of our workouts, which can be found on our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge exercise app, our friends at Ergobaby have extended this SPECIAL OFFER to the community:
Our new babywearing workouts feature the Ergobaby Omni 360 Carrier.
Use this special code for Healthy Mummies only to receive 25% off your own Omni 360, the all-in-one, all position carrier from Ergobaby. Coupon code: HEALTHY25
The NEW baby wearing workouts
Key guidelines to follow these workouts:
- Be at least 6 weeks postpartum with a clearance give by your caregiver/medical professional.
- Use a carrier that provides ample neck and head support for your baby.
- Do not face your baby outwards as this is unsafe for the level of movement involved.
The Baby Wearing Workouts focus on strengthening and toning all areas of the body. They are predominantly cardiovascular workouts with muscular endurance and strength. Focus in on the legs, bottom, core, arms and strength of the overall body.
As your baby increases in age and weight, the body adapts to being stronger and exercising with increased weight.
Physical benefits include a healthier cardiovascular system, increased metabolic rate, and a decrease in body fat.
Emotional and mental health benefits include positive endorphins running throughout your body to make you feel well and energised.
Your baby’s benefit from these workouts is that they usually get to have a snooze or are happy being close to Mum, just relaxing while being gently rocked and bopped around.
These workouts provide extensive flexibility to Mums in a practical sense. You do not need to worry if your baby needs a sleep of if your baby will get bored in the pram while you workout on your own.
In these workouts, your baby gets to be with you the whole time, close to you in a carrier and the majority of babies are happy and content there.
Safety precautions include being confident with your carrier. Making sure your baby has ample head and neck support, they are tight and firm against your body, their airway is clear and they don’t slump once asleep in the carrier. A baby carrier should place your baby into the “squat-spread M” position and give them a ‘C’ shaped spine, not straight up a down.
Remember to work to your level and rest whenever needed. Be mindful of the weakened pelvic floor immediately after pregnancy and birth, making sure not to do any overly wide steps or squats. If at any point you are leaning forward to perform an exercise move, always support your baby’s head with one hand.
Do not ever cross the legs like a ‘grapevine’ move as this is a tripping hazard. Do not use weights as this is a fall hazard. And use a wall/bar/chair for support whenever needed. Only perform exercises that you would perform if your baby was in your arms.
Try these workouts at least 3 times per week, with a rest day in between each. Always start with a warm up and finish with a cool down.
The new Baby Wearing Workouts are designed to make it easier for busy mums to get active with their babies. Exercise should be fun, something you look forward to, and an activity you walk away from feeling energised and nourished. A happier mum makes for a happier bub!
The Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge Baby Wearing Workouts are designed to make it easier for busy mums to get active with their babies.
Exercise should be fun, something you look forward to, and an activity you walk away from feeling energised and nourished. A happier mum makes for a happier bub!
The Healthy Mummy Baby Wearing workouts are proudly supported by Ergobaby. Safe babywearing = Visible + Kissable.
If you are NOT already a 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge member, want to access these workouts along with 4,000 healthy recipes, customisable meal plans and other weight loss workout videos to help you tighten and tone after baby – you can learn more here about HOW to join the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge here.