Exercise for baby

Nicole - posted on 01/07/2011 ( 11 moms have responded )

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What exercise is appropriate for new babies (0-3 months) This is related to the baby swinging video that was shocking to see.



http://www.brillbaby.com/teaching-baby/p...

talks about techniques for baby swiming that sound much less intense than the swinging featured in that highly disturbing video.



Swimming is another one that seems contraversial. Some parents plunge new babies right into the water and some won't bring their baby near a public pool until they have had at least two sets of immunizations. For my baby I brought her to swimming lessons starting when she was 4 months old and we dunked the babies under water. She is now a very competent swimmer at almost 1 year old and I can dunk her under and have her swim to a friend standing just in front of me.



http://www.brillbaby.com/teaching-baby/p...



What did you do with your kids when they were new born babes?

What would you do if you had another?

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Yea, even though i lost the weight after having the baby, i still have a "fat belly" After being cut open, your stomach muscle just isn't the same. Plus i got loose skin.

Massage your stretch marks, and use shea butter and olive oil on them. Mine are almost gone, and they were wicked bad.. Sunlight is great for them too.

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For a newborn, i would massage her, "bicycle" her legs.Stretch all her muscles the way a grown up would for the start of the workout. Always make sure her neck is supported while doing this. I did yoga with her since she was young, and she eventually started copying me when she got big enough. I would also "swing" her, not like in that video though. I would hold under her arms so her joints wouldn't be pulled. It would only be back and forth too.. I also would rest her on my legs while in a chair, face up, top of head towards my feet, and lower my legs so she was upside down slightly. Its good for brain development.

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They always just did their own moving around. Obviously we/I did SOME interacting/moving them around, but no intentional 'exercise'....

Shauna - posted on 01/07/2011

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i dont think i want to get into any swim suit .. i still have at 15 lbs to loose to be pre pregnancy stretch marks from head to toe ... and a fat belly above my c-section scare. YIKES

Nicole - posted on 01/07/2011

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I started wearing a two piece to my daughters swimming lessons but it was too tempting for her, those boobies so close and almost accessible. She would try to pull the top half off to get breast milk, lol, so I have started wearing a shirt over my two piece swim suit

Shauna - posted on 01/07/2011

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i want to do the baby/swim thing but im too scared to get in a swimsuit!

JuLeah - posted on 01/07/2011

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They move even in their sleep - really, they exercise a lot. My baby had a swing, bouncer and yes, we did swimming lessons - she also had a mat she loved to kick (she is a good soccer player now) -

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