5 Exercises you can do at home with Baby

Missing that figure you had before baby? Are you waiting to get back to gym?

Well… I got some easy exercises you can with baby in the comfort of your home own. 😉

1. Single Leg Glute Bridges:

Lying on your back, place baby on your hips. Tuck your heels in toward your bottom, lift one leg straight up towards the sky then press your hips up to full extension, squeezing your glutes as you do this. Try to keep your hips straight, hold for 3-5 seconds, then lower back to the ground.

Single Leg Glute Bridges 1Single Leg Glute Bridges 2

2. Push Ups With Baby:

Start in push up position on your toes, or on your knees if you need. Your baby should be positioned just under your chest. Place hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Slowly lower your chest down until you are able to give your baby a kiss on the forehead. Then press up to full extension.

Push Ups With Baby 1Push Ups With Baby

3. Lunges With Baby:

Holding your baby at your chest, step forward, lower your back knee towards the ground, making sure your front knee does not go in front of your toes. Push back up through your front heel until full extension, then alternate legs.

Lunges With Baby 1Lunges With Baby 2

4. Lying Chest Press:

Position your hands in a safe and comfortable position for your baby, ensuring their head is supported. Then fully extend your arms, and lower baby back down to your chest for a little kiss on the cheek.

Lying Chest Press 1Lying Chest Press 2

5. Plank Over Baby:

This can be performed on either your knees or toes depending on your core strength and how far post-natal you are. Position your baby just under chest or so that their face is in line with yours. Elbows should be directly under your shoulders and forearms and hands either side of your baby. Lift your hips off the ground and activate your core, ensuring your back is flat. Hold this position for as long as you can. Then try to beat it next time.

Plank Over Baby 1

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  1. 2015-05-14 / 17:53

    I remember when my 30-year-old daughter was a toddler. There was a baby & me exercise program that we did every morning. It wasn’t as advanced as yours. 🙂

  2. 2015-05-14 / 18:03

    I haven’t had a baby but love doing exercises like these at home using my own body weight! Who needs to pay for a fancy gym membership!!

  3. 2015-05-14 / 18:27

    While these moves are very functional in regards to staying fit, I’m not sure how many reps could be accomplished with a little baby in tow, lol! I would definitely do this for fun though!

  4. 2015-05-14 / 18:39

    Those are all awesome ideas for new moms. It is definitley not easy to squeeze in a workout with baby in tow, but these will put an end to that.

  5. 2015-05-14 / 18:45

    This is just what I was looking for and I love that you included so many detailed pictures showing how to do the workouts! Oh and I LOVE your work out pants love the black and white looks really cool!

  6. 2015-05-14 / 18:54

    That is such a sweet way to get in some exercise and play time all at once. I love all of these ideas!

  7. 2015-05-14 / 23:53

    I used to do things like this when my kids were babies. I would probably break something if I tried to lift my 6’6″ 17 year old son now lol!

  8. 2015-05-15 / 01:30

    This is great! These are exactly what I need to at home! I never do what I want to in terms of exercising because I’m home with the kids. This helps, and gives me no excuses!

  9. This is so precious. I used to exercise all the time with my babies that are now in their 20’s. Ashamed of myself at 50 I don’t exercise at all and need too 🙂 Thanks for this it might get me moving.

  10. 2015-05-15 / 06:21

    I love this idea! Sounds fun to do this with my two year old, but I’m sure they’re be too much running around though! lol

  11. 2015-05-15 / 09:11

    How adorable! She makes it look effortlessly easy, too. I never exercised with my babies, but it’s a wonderful idea.

  12. 2015-05-15 / 16:25

    These are really great exercises. I myself probably wouldn’t do the plank over baby because I’m weak in the arms.

  13. dressingdallas
    2015-05-15 / 20:21

    this is absolutely adorable! My son is 25 lbs now so he’s a great weight to use for at home workouts!

  14. 2015-05-15 / 21:47

    These are all great! Who needs to mess with babysitters or expensive gym memberships when you can do moves like these.

  15. 2015-05-15 / 22:47

    A lot of great ideas! I love the idea of getting the kids involved.

  16. 2015-05-16 / 18:54

    I love this so so much! I wish I had known about things like this when my babies were little. Also, thanks for the baby fever 😉

  17. 2015-05-19 / 17:56

    This is cool, I thought I was the only one that did this. I never did it with a baby, but I used to use my oldest son as added weight for push ups, etc, when he was a toddler. It’s really effective.

  18. nimisha
    2015-07-14 / 21:49

    lol what a great way to exercise but its a shame my two have outgrown in size for me to try this ! thanks for sharing .

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