Friday, September 17, 2010

More Exercises for New Moms

I’ve blogged before about fantastic new exercises that my newborn child has taught me.

Here’s the latest one … The My Child Won’t Stop Screaming Unless I Bounce-Bounce-Bounce for Hours-On-End

Works: Core, legs, arms.

What to do: Take screaming baby and attempt to wrangle him/her into a position that doesn’t involve flailing limbs (theirs or yours). Stand with feet shoulder width apart.

Then, bounce. Bounce. Bounce.

For at least an hour.

If you’re attention span is short, you might try changing it up a bit. Rotate your hips in a figure-8 motion every 5-6 minutes.

To maximize results, attempt to put the baby down every 15 minutes or so. This will lead to the baby screaming for longer periods of time, so that you cannot allow yourself to give up when tired.

9 comments:

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  2. wonderful! Love the advise, I am at a stand still now after having my little man. Love the blog, now following.

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  3. Ha, my daughter went through this. She would not let me put her down.

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  5. Oh, I know this one well! Evan and I did this (him in the baby Bjorn, me bouncing on the exercise ball) for most of his first 3-4 months. I have to say I don't miss it.

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  6. Haha! Cute post! those days seem so long ago for me. :( sniffle sniffle!

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  7. am so going to give this exercise a try! ha my little guy is now 6 months already! Back blogging after taking the summer off.

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  8. I remember that one oh too well. It was often followed by the "I won't go to sleep or stop screaming unless you wave the hair-dryer around on full blast for an hour." (Marvelous workout for the biceps!)

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