Couple of questions about everything! Help Please!

Danielle - posted on 06/20/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Hello,

I have a couple of questions.

My first question is about losing my baby weight. I have been walking and using my wii fit alot and I have not lost very much weight. I am breastfeeding so i think that is helping. I only need to look about 10 pounds before I am back to my original weight. I just need to lose the weight on the front and sides of my tummy.



Second question is about stretchmarks. How the heck do I get rid of them. I have been using bio oil and making sure they aren't dry. I have been letting the sunight get at them but its not working as fast as i would like it to.



Third question. My baby girl is 6 1/2 months old and I would like tips on how to help her learn how to crawl. I try to give her lots of tummy time but was curious if there are other techniques as to how I can help her learn the position of the crawling than actually starting to crawl.



Last question. I would like to be a stay at home mom after my maternity leave runs out, but i would also like to still be making money. I would like to have a job that i could from at home. I heard that you can do things on the internet and make money while taking care of your baby at home. I would like to know what kind of jobs that I would be able to do.



Any suggestions would be so helpful.

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Tara - posted on 06/20/2009

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You can't get rid of stretchmarks, sorry but they are there forever. Over time they will lighten to where you can barely see them. It sounds like you are doing everything you can for them now.

Look at jobsformoms.com it is a scam free website, but you do have to pay $40 to look at the job posts.

Michelle - posted on 06/20/2009

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I don't have answers/suggestions for all the questions, but I have experience with two. For losing the baby weight, if you're only ten pounds off the mark from your pre-pregnancy weight, you're pretty much there. You need to account for a couple of pounds for milk and the little bit of extra fat you need to breastfeed. If it's more about the toning up of the mid-section, pilates and yoga are great to build strength and muscle in your core, but you will need to do cardio to lose any fat (most people don't know that you cannot target fat loss; ab workouts will strengthen the muscles, but it will not cause you to lose fat in that area).

As far as helping your daughter crawl, tummy time is definitely best, but you can take it a step further. When she's on her stomach, bring her legs forward with her feet (pointing out) to her butt--kind of like a frog. Put the palm of your hand to the soles of her feet, and let her use your hand to "push off". She'll eventually learn how to push off w/o the extra leverage. Good luck!

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