Are you looking for ways to get back in shape after baby? If so, check out these three easy babywearing exercises for busy moms.
If you follow me over on Instagram then you may already know that I’m a huge fan of babywearing exercises.
As a busy mama with an active toddler and a clingy 7-month-old, it can be really tough to find time to eat – let alone work out!
If you’ve been following the blog for a while now, then you may remember my post to all the mamas that haven’t lost the baby weight yet.
I wrote that post when I was a brand new mom and during a time where I felt like I was taking too long to drop the extra weight.
Between all of the pumping sessions and diaper changes, I couldn’t fathom making time to workout.
That all changed after I had my second son.
After dealing with postpartum depression when my first son was born, I was determined to do everything in my power to avoid experiencing that again.
So I decided to start intentionally making time for my mental and physical health.
With two little ones that wanted all of my attention all of the time, I had to get creative.
Let me preface this by saying that I was no stranger to babywearing, BUT I mainly did it to keep baby close while I got stuff done around the house.
I would wear my oldest son as I was cleaning, folding laundry, and whenever we were out and about and didn’t feel like being bothered with a stroller.
At this point I had never even considered working out while wearing him.
Besides, I was already exhausted!
Then One Day It Just Clicked!
Simply put, I was sick and tired of being sick and tired.
I felt like I had too many plates spinning at once and I knew that I needed to make my health a priority now while they were little.
I started by doing home workouts but I would always get interrupted by my 7-month-old whenever he would become restless and begin to cry.
Since he was only content with me holding or wearing him, I decided that I had to find a way to workout and wear him at the same time.
So I researched safe workouts to do while babywearing and have been doing them ever since.
While I have both a wrap and a carrier, I definitely prefer to workout with my carrier.
This is my favorite carrier to workout in and it gives me a ton of support in my lower back which was a game changer for me!
It’s been such a convenient way to stay active while meeting the needs of my little one!
There are a ton of different ways that you can workout while babywearing, but I want to share three of my favorite exercises.
So whether you’re trying babywearing exercises for the first time or you’re just looking to spice up your routine, grab your carrier or wrap, and get ready to sweat!
Lunges were one of the first workouts that I tried to do while babywearing.
While it can be a bit tricky to really get the hang of it initially, once you try it a few times you’ll really feel the burn!
I do three sets of 10 lunges on both sides and y’all, that is MORE than enough!
2. Bicep Curls
When I initially started researching babywearing exercises, I didn’t see many upper body moves.
So I decided to blow the dust off of my old weights and do 3 sets of 10 while wearing baby.
Believe it or not, this is actually one of the harder moves that I do (or I realllly need to work on my arms).
I use 10lb weights for this exercise but any weight is fine!
Just do whatever you feel most comfortable with and be sure to watch baby’s head!
Last but certainly not least, good ole squats!
I won’t lie, I almost fell over when I did these for the first time.
That said, it will take a few tries to find your balance when you try to sit in the squat.
But once you start to find your rhythm, you’ll begin to feel the burn!
I do 3 sets of 10 of these too, but you can totally do more sets/reps if you’re up for it!
There you have it!
Three quick and easy babywearing exercises for busy mamas!
All in all, doing 2 rounds of each of these exercises takes me about 10 minutes and definitely gets my heart pumping!
Have you ever tried any babywearing exercises?
If so, let me know in the comments!
I’d love to learn some new moves!
Would you like to see more workouts that I do with my little one?
Let me know in the comments and I’ll be happy to share them with you!