TARGET BABY ZONE= Mid-line.
The Move= â€œTic-Toc Toddlerâ€
Although our stomachs and sides may have been cute mini Hostess muffins before baby, the majority of us may feel as if weâ€™re sporting triple-chunk-super-sized-road-side-Grande muffins post baby. Try this move to tone both your oblique and abdominal musclesâ€¦while having fun with baby!
- Start standing center, feet hip width apart. Engage stomach and straighten your back. Lift your little one to chest level- keeping upper arms and abdominals engaged.
- Keeping stomach tight, lean to the side and tap babyâ€™s toes lightly to the ground beside your right foot. Return to start (center), and repeat to other foot. Continue this pattern for 30 seconds. Break, and repeat again.
– Make It Harder: Instead of returning to center with baby at chest height, press your little one up over head (as if they are â€œflying in the skyâ€) between each move. This brings arms, back, and chest muscles into the movement.
– Make It Easy For Small Babies: Make sure to support your little babies by holding them in a â€œsuper manâ€ position. Wrap one hand between their legs (on their belly) and one hand on their chest. Now let them â€œflyâ€ and enjoy…carefully!
(Do not do this move if your baby does not have sufficient head strength.)