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Unleashing Mom Power: How Babywearing Fitness Can Transform Your Workout Routine

By Elise Hall

Are you a new mom struggling to figure out how to fit exercise into your busy schedule? Between sleep deprivation, scarce childcare, and physical setbacks like pelvic floor issues, it can feel impossible. But there's a fantastic solution that can help you overcome these obstacles: incorporating your baby carrier into your workout routine!

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What Are the Benefits of Babywearing During Workout?

Working out while wearing your baby has all kinds of amazing benefits, making it easier for you to stay active and bond with your little one:

Fit a workout into your day: With your baby napping peacefully in the carrier, you can squeeze in a workout without worrying about throwing off their schedule.

Entertain and soothe your baby: The rhythmic motions of your workout will captivate and calm your baby, keeping them happy and content.

Bond with your child: Working out with your baby gives you the opportunity to strengthen your connection while taking care of your own needs.

Gradual intensity increase: As your child becomes heavier, your workout naturally becomes more intense. It's a great way to ease back into exercise without overexerting yourself.

No childcare constraints: By using a baby carrier, you're no longer at the mercy of a rigid childcare schedule. This freedom allows you to develop a sustainable exercise habit that works for you and your baby.

How to Safely Add Babywearing to Your Workout Routine

It's essential to keep a few things in mind when working out with a carrier. Not all baby-wearing fitness is created equal!

Here are some guidelines to ensure both you and your baby stay comfortable and get an effective workout:

Choose the right carrier

Opt for a carrier that provides optimal support and weight distribution. Make sure you know how to use it properly! Consider lightweight materials to prevent your baby from overheating while you work up a sweat.

The Neptune carrier is an excellent choice for exercising and can be easily cleaned after a sweaty session.

Avoid forward facing

This position can strain your body, disrupt your posture, and make it challenging to maneuver around your baby's legs.

Learn to back carry

Once your baby is developmentally ready, back carrying can improve your balance and comfort. It also helps alleviate pressure on your recovering pelvic floor.

Stay tuned in

Stay mindful of both your body and your baby at all times. Stick to exercises that keep your baby in their natural upright position in the carrier. Avoid activities on all fours, lying down, or high-impact exercises like running. If you wouldn't do it while holding your baby, don't do it with them in the carrier!

Mind your center of gravity

Remember that your baby's weight affects your balance. Be extra cautious when performing exercises that challenge your equilibrium while babywearing, and always have something to hold onto nearby, like a chair or wall.

Including your baby in your workout routine using a carrier is an incredible way to bond while establishing healthy lifestyle habits. Even if you're used to thinking of exercise as "me time," you'll be surprised by the empowerment you feel when you have a great workout while your baby peacefully naps on your chest. So next time you're craving a workout, grab that carrier and get moving, mama!

About the Author

Elise Hall is a CBWS Babywearing Educator and licensed Kangatraining instructor dedicated to empowering new moms on their journey to health and wellness. By combining fitness and babywearing, Elise creates an environment where moms can achieve their fitness goals, strengthen their bodies, and connect with other like-minded moms.

If you're a new mom looking to reclaim your fitness routine while bonding with your baby, join Elise and discover the joy of Kangatraining! Visit to learn more about Elise's services and embark on a transformative fitness journey that will leave you feeling empowered and energized.

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