Stand holding your baby with her back against the center of your chest. Put your right hand underneath her bottom, creating a seat for her. Place your left hand across your baby’s chest, or use it to support her chin so her head is upright. Place your feet farther than hip-width apart, toes pointed out slightly. Inhale deeply and lengthen your spine, then exhale, slowly lowering into a wide squat or plié while holding your baby securely to your chest [shown]. Slowly rise back up to starting position. Repeat 3 to 10 times.
MOM BENEFITS: Strengthens thighs, buttocks, core, upper back, shoulders and arms.