Â Last month we at Makeover Mommaâ„¢ reviewed DVD’s that the entire family can enjoy, and this month we are finishing the Fit Family reviews (as practiced on our own families).
- Sesame Street Dance and Move Box Set is the ideal way to workout with your toddler, especially once they are walking and interested in bizarrely furry monsters. In my daughterâ€™s case, Elmo is the rock star of her world, and this box set is the perfect way to save both, A) her from zoning out to a near Grover-induced coma, and B) my sorry butt from joining her. Although this is definitely an activity I prefer to save for when my spouse (or any other witnesses) is not around, I firmly believe that getting off the couch at any time to join your child in an activity and encouraging movement is a good thing. This particular set includes â€œElmocizeâ€, â€œZoÃ«â€™s Dance Moves,â€ and â€œDance Along with Sesame.â€
LESSON LEARNED: If you have a toddler (and not a lot of pride), then join in jumping, dancing, and moving with your babyâ€¦any movement is good movement, so who cares if you are burning calories with Big Bird?
- Infantastic Dance Baby Dance is a post-natal â€œcardioâ€ workout where you dance and groove holding your baby, which helps you bond with your little one and burn fat at the same time. Personally, I loved this DVD in the first few months post-partum when I wanted to sweat without hurting myself. We had a lot of fun shaking and grooving, and carrying my daughterâ€™s body weight provided a challenging (but not overwhelming) workout.
LESSON LEARNED: This tape is fun and relatively good exercise for newly post-partum mother. Although, I canâ€™t wait to use it with the next baby, best to try it while they are still young!
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- Next Month: How to get outside and get moving with kids of every age!