Sometimes a baby just must be worn. I have a distinct memory of marching up and down my stairs with Julian in my arms, just to get him to stop crying and relax. If I had been smarter, or hadn’t just blown all my brain cells giving birth, I might have just worn him and saved my arms the trouble. And, now as a sophomore mom, if Scarlett wasn’t already trained to nap in her crib so well (yes, I am the best parent ever), I’d probably be stair climbing right now instead of typing at the computer.
I recently met Darcy, a woman who had the same experience as a new mom. She, being a dancer, had a solution that was less monotonous than a staircase. She danced. She soothed her baby to sleep while getting her own heart rate up and toning muscles. Call it overachieving, or call it crafty, but I have to give her a (virtual) high five for figuring out how to get something for herself out of a marathon soothing session.
If you are like me, you are not going to do this yourself. You might need someone to boss you around, er, I mean guide you. And Darcy put her work out on a video, so now you have it. It’s called Chicks-n-Chickens Lullaby Exercises and the DVD shows a room full of baby-wearing women getting a workout.
No time for the gym? Restless baby? Here you go. What do you think? Would you try it? Does your baby demand to be worn?
Related link: Order Lullaby Exercises DVD