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Easy baby-weight banishers (no sitter required!)
Share tummy time! Put your baby in front of you and get in Plank pose, aka the start of a push-up: Place your hands on the floor shoulder-width apart and straighten your arms (without locking your elbows). Your legs are straight behind you, weight resting on your toes. Keeping your back flat, make faces at your baby; try to hold the position for 30 seconds to 2 minutes. Drop gently to your knees, give your baby a kiss, and come right back up again. Repeat 5 times.
Do some squats with your baby in a front carrier. Start with your feet hip-distance apart, toes forward--hold on to a couch or chair with one hand for balance if you need to. Lower your tush (like you're going to sit down), keeping your weight on your heels, then come back up. Aim for 2 to 3 sets of 12 to 15 repetitions.
Power stroll at the mall. Instead of hitting the stores immediately, do a once-around first. Exercise your abs at the same time by contracting your core muscles, as if you're pulling in your bellybutton. Keep your shoulders down and back straight for a hunch-free stride.