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Busy mom’s perfect exercise program!!

A new mom is always pressed with time and taking out time for her workout is just so difficult. You join gym but can’t keep up with your schedule because your baby was unwell or your husband was unavailable to babysit…and at the end your exercise routine and drive goes down the drain…. 🙂

“Busy mom’s perfect exercise program is the one that involves her and the baby”

 A mom always put herself last in her priority list and always choose her kid over her own needs so best is to combine her kid’s time with her exercise time!!!!

So, if you are a busy mom who struggles to find time to exercise here are some ideas:

  • Walking with your baby secured in a sling, carrier or riding in a stroller is a great cardio exercise. It helps you stay in shape without making much effort, you should start walking at a comfortable pace and gradually increase the length and intensity.

  • Stroller-exercises are very popular in the west where you have stoller exercise programs. Well, in India you dont have trainers for it but you can train yourself. So, snap your baby in stroller and you can walk, run, or do exercise.
  • Baby Naptime can be used as your mom exercise time, you can run a mile on treadmill or skip a rope.
  • Mom & baby exercise is another great option that you can do at home or outdoors. You hold, lift and pull your baby as a prop and he gets so excited with all the fun around him..

busy  om's perfect exercise regime

  • Kegels our old friend can be done anywhere at anytime. You can do this while watching TV, making bottles or making your baby sleep …just make a conscious effort.
  • If you love Practicing yoga, Pilate, Zumba, aerobics then do it with your baby. You can either request your instructor to teach you along with your baby or buy DVDs or download few videos and you are ready for a new workout!!

  • Organize exercise park dates with your friends so that you can exercise together and take turns in taking care of baby and exercise.

So mommas if you have been lazy lately and not been exercising hope these suggestion help you find you your suited exercise regime…. gear on and get going……

If you do exercise and think it let you create balance and stay fit…share your mantra…:-)

What’s in my diaper bag?

Mommies to be, often question me…what I have in My diaper bag? …they want to know why are diaper bag so loaded, what goes in them???….And I always tell them…A lot!…with diaper bags, you can’t be minimalistic! I always wanted to carry less stuff but whenever I am out … I realized that not so important becomes so very important!!!

Every mum has quite similar but yet different stuff in there….& You all, mommies to be will soon figure out what you need to carry!..

I have:

  1. Diaper bag :I use first year diaper bag! It has lots & lots of big pockets..
  2. Diapers: I am currently using Pampers they are just about ok but cost effective! Carry one for each hour! That’s safest !!!
  3. Changing mat : I use Pantemn pad…they let me hold diapers, cream, wipes in its inner pockets
  4. Wipes: Mother care no perfume baby wipes & Pigeon hand & mouth wipes …it’s great for sanitizing baby world in a rush….!!
  5. Mother care rash cream:  great product…it has loads of castor oil!. The cream tub is quite big…I have a got some in an old lip balm bottle.
  6. Nuby disposable bags to keep wet clothes & to dispose soiled diapers!
  7. Hand sanitizer any off the shelf… right now I am using himalaya
  8. First aid & general medicines ( like collicaid, crocin , nasoclear, bandaid etc)
  9. Skeeter natural mosquito repellent
  10. Chicoo sunscreen lotion: Delhi heat is bad so I anyway avoid taking her out in afternoons but, for unavoidable time I use sunscreen mix with little moisturizer …it becomes lighter ..
  11. Medela Feeding bottle
  12.  Squirt baby food dispensing spoon…its great if your baby still eats pureed food!
  13. Baby bibs & cloth wipes
  14. cloth change for Lv , I prefer 2 sets!
  15. Breathable cotton Baby sheet
  16. Comb & hair clips …I also carry water in spray bottle to easily comb her hair!
  17.  Toys & teethers
  18.  Baby k’tan- my baby carriers
  19.  medela  BP.
  20.  Any breathable light scarf…for nursing!

I am sure in a month or so I might change the stuff I carry, I may pack more winter wear, snacks, baby books..!!

What do you do…? Do you over pack or keep it to basics!!! I am eager to know from all you experienced mommies… What’s in your diaper bag??????

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