Working out with your baby is a great way to bond, stay active and have fun! Parents are advised to engage with their baby one-on-one regularly, so why not use this time to get active?

Start your workout with some floor work to ease your baby into the movements. Try not to rush into any exercise. Every baby is different, so move at a pace that you feel is right for you and your little one.

Pucker-up push-ups

Start by laying your baby flat on their back before getting into a push-up position directly facing your baby.

Keeping your back and neck straight, slowly lower yourself down until you’re able to kiss your baby.

Baby fly twists

Start by sitting on the ground with your back at a 45-degree angle and your knees slightly bent. Pick your baby up underneath their armpits, and hold them securely over your stomach.

Once you’re stable, raise your feet off the ground slightly. Bracing your core, slowly bring your baby to one side of your body before gently bringing them back to centre and then to the other side of your body.

Baby overhead press

Start by sitting cross-legged, holding your baby in front of your chest with your elbows bent and your back straight. Your baby can be facing towards or away from you.

Slowly straighten your arms and push your baby upward without locking your elbows. Briefly pause before lowering your baby back into the starting position.

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Begin by standing with your feet a little wider than hip-width apart, feet turned out slightly and your baby facing whichever way they prefer.

Engage your core, bend your knees and slowly begin lowering your hips while pressing your weight into your heels. Gradually straighten your legs and squeeze your glutes to return to standing.

Cuddling calf raises

Start by holding your baby securely to your chest. Some babies want to nestle into your chest; while others prefer to face outwards and look at their surroundings (either way is acceptable).

Place your feet hip distance apart and plant the balls of your feet firmly on the ground. Rise onto your toes and hold for a moment before lowering your heels back down to the ground.