Does Your Baby Work Out Enough?

Cynthia Dermody
baby sleeping in bouncer seat

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If you're worried that your baby isn't getting enough bicep work from crawling or climbing, or core strengthening from sitting up and plopping down over and over again, you might want to consider enrolling her in a fitness class at a gym.

More and more of these are popping up for babies -- as young as six weeks old, according to The Wall Street Journal Online.

Some fitness experts feel these classes are not just nice-to-do if you have the money, they say they are necessary for instilling in your child a lifelong physical fitness habit. As we all know, kids today are way too fat. They sit on the couch and play video games instead of going outside and building forts or running around like we used to do when we were kids.

Basically, you are paying to let your baby climb up slides, bounce on trampolines, and walk on a balance beam -- all stuff you could easily replicate at home. I know it's not the safest thing in the world, but my kids always bounced up and down on my bed, usually while I was trying to make it in the morning.

On the other hand, a chance of scene is always a good thing for a baby, and the classes give you somewhere to go on rainy, inside days when you wish you could take a walk to the park.

Does your baby get enough exercise at home or have you considered enrolling him or her in an infant exercise class?


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