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5 Tips for Working out with Baby + #Giveaway

April 5, 2016

We all know after having a child your body is never the same unless you’re J.Lo. My bounce back game after having Harper has been weak. You see, although I’ve already lost the baby weight after six months, I’m still well over my goal weight that I wanted to be before I became pregnant with Harper. Now, I’m struggling to get it all off.

If you follow me on Snapchat (babyshopa), you may have noticed I’ve been eating a lot better lately.  But my work out, my routine leaves something more to be desired.  So if I want to be “summertime fine” I figured getting my butt (literally) in gear with a workout routine I can manage, would be the best

Today, I wanted to share how I get my workouts in with my baby Harper, along with an awesome giveaway from Fisher-Price that can help you out too!
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  1.  Skip the gym.  I love my gym and they have great childcare but after missing my favorite Zumba class 4 weeks in a row, I gave up.  I was getting too stressed out trying to make it to the gym daily with a newborn.  Now I work out at home so I have a flexible schedule that works for Harper and I.

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  1. Use workout videos.  I’ve found some good (FREE) workout videos on YouTube.  Like most of us, I even have a few old workout DVD’s that I can put to use.  It’s like having your own personal trainer.  You can start and stop as needed.

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  1. Feed and change baby before workout.  Just like when you leave the house, make sure baby is full and dry so you don’t have to stop for diaper duties.

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  1. Plan to workout after nap time.  Depending on your baby, you may want to wait till after their nap to workout.  If your blessed with a baby that only sleeps for hours at a time, you can throw all these tips out the window and just work out then.  But the way Harper is set up, she only takes disco naps throughout the day.  She’s always in a great mood after that.

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  1. Invest in a baby entertainer. Fisher-Price’s new 4-in-1 Step and Play Piano has been a lifesaver in keeping Harper busy while I get my workouts in. Before I got the baby entertainer, I would get a 1o minute workout if I was lucky.  Now Harper will play in her Fisher-Price Step and Play Piano much longer than before.  The Step and Play Piano grows with your baby from tummy-time to walking.

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We love our new Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Step and Play Piano!  This baby entertainer keeps Harper safe and happy while I get things done around the house, including working out.  I even bring it in our eating area for her to play while I prepare meals.  Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Step and Play Piano is a registry must-have and will make the best shower gift.  You can shop for Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Step and Play Piano HERE.

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Fisher-Price understands the day to day challenges of having a new baby.  That’s why they are always developing new products that parents need. Fisher-Price has been kind enough to give one Baby Shopaholic reader a new 4-in-1 Step and Play Piano!  You must be over 18 to enter with a US shipping address. Giveaway will end at 11:59 PM on April 14, 2016. Allow 4-8 weeks for prize delivery. I (Baby Shopaholic) is not responsible for lost or damaged packages. Use the widget below to enter. Good luck!

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*I’ve partnered with Fisher-Price for this post.  Thoughts and opinions are my own. 

  • Maryann
    April 5, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    This would be perfect to help keep my daughter occupied while I try to get housework done. She loves music and is just starting to stand

  • LaTanya
    April 5, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    She is adorable! It would help me when I am cleaning, exercising, or trying to cook.

  • Tiffany
    April 5, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Step and Play Piano would help my family tremendously by knowing my child is safe and having a great time with their step and play piano. This would be a great way to introduce music as well!

  • Trenda Tillson
    April 5, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    This would be awesome for baby #3 coming in August! I don’t have enough hands as it is!

  • Laurajj
    April 6, 2016 at 12:28 am

    Oh this would be so fun for our little one! It would be wonderful and a big help when cooking dinner, and so fun for her!

  • Jan P
    April 6, 2016 at 1:11 am

    My husband and I love, love music and having baby learn and be interactive with music would be great. Your suggestion of simultaneously having baby learn and fitting in fitness time is great – never would have thought of this myself (first time mom!). Thank you!

  • Amber
    April 6, 2016 at 1:43 am

    I absolutely, positively need this play station! I saw it on your Snap and was going to ask you about it today, then I saw this post!

  • Elena
    April 6, 2016 at 10:01 am

    It would help my kids to be entertained when I work out

  • Mel
    April 6, 2016 at 10:51 am

    I would love this for my God baby. Her mom works from home and this would help her get back on track.

  • Steve Weber
    April 6, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    This would be keep my sisters babies entertained for hours.

  • Kia
    April 6, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    This toy looks amaaaaaazing! My daughter is really into playing with toys that has sounds and colors and this toy has that. She’d definitely love it and we could save it for the next baby whenever that is!

  • thebayarean
    April 6, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    Keeping both baby and mommy happy, what else could a woman ask for!? I’m entertained just looking at this colorful contraption and know baby would be absolutely enthralled.

  • Stephanie Younger
    April 7, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Her little painted toes!!! Oh my goodness, so stinkin adorable!

  • From
    April 7, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    I would love to get my body back! i would definitely use this to occupy my daughter while keeping a close eye on her to work out. She 8 months old and would love this!

  • Kim Robinson
    April 7, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    My little girl is 7 months and I found it easy in the beginning to lose the weight and exercise. Now its hard to get things done with an active baby. I created a “play pen” with a pool from walmart to help out a little. The tips in this post are pretty awesome and I will definitely use to hopefully get me better then my pre-baby body.

  • Raquel
    April 7, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    Girl you better put Harper in the snuggly and do some squats and stuff with her. She will be the added weight!!

  • Kristi
    April 8, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    This would help me out with my 6 month old by letting her experience music while playing and still being able to see me while exercising or even just cleaning up the house!

  • Ashley Keinath
    April 8, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    I am due with baby number two!!! So this would be amazing for us both! Keep her away from the toddler and me hands free for a few
    Lol

  • Mindy Trzcinski
    April 9, 2016 at 9:51 am

    This would be such a help, I recently bought some dvds and need to get started@

  • Elle
    April 9, 2016 at 11:41 am

    This would be great fun, exercise and a distraction.

  • Ebby
    April 9, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    My daughter would love this entertainment system. She’s 10 days and already super alert. Plus it will get her off my lap! Lol

  • GB
    April 9, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    This is good way to keep her occupied while I get things done.

  • Dawn Monroe
    April 9, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    I have 12 grandkids,6 of them under 2 and it would be great to have something at my house to entertain them when they are over.

  • Aseelah
    April 10, 2016 at 9:39 am

    My daughter wants to be on the go so bad to keep up with her 2 big Sisters. It would be great for her and allow me time to clean up/cook without constantly peeking out the room, and allow me to work on my up and coming business ventures.

  • Whitney
    April 10, 2016 at 9:48 am

    This is so cute. I wish I would have bought it when I saw it.

  • Kanae
    April 10, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    This is a great idea. I need to get rid of my stomach. I’ve lost all my baby weight too, but I wasn’t in the best shape pre-baby. I’ll try this out this week. What videos on YouTube do you use?

  • Cassandra Eastman
    April 10, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    My little guy loves music! This would help keep him entertained long enough for me to use the restroom or maybe even make dinner. I think his siblings would love watching him play in it too!!

  • kelly tupick
    April 11, 2016 at 9:05 am

    This would help me out by allowing me a bit for time and free hands to clean and do housework.

  • Jeanne Coulombe
    April 11, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    My niece just had a baby boy this past Tuesday they don’t have much money I’m hoping I win this for her, thanks for a chance

  • Shannon F.
    April 11, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    This would be so great to entertain my baby girl while I make dinner! I bet her big sister would love to help her play with it too. lol

  • Susan D Genna
    April 12, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    It would be very helpful to be able to put down the little one for a few minutes to try and get some things done around the house.

  • Sherrie
    April 12, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    Great tipa

  • Maryann
    April 13, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    Loved this article. I really identify with the post-baby body struggle. And this Fisher Price piano is adorable

  • Shakira
    April 13, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    This is a great article!!! I will put this tips to great use…

  • Tracie Cooper
    April 14, 2016 at 11:05 am

    This would be perfect for my nephew, since my sister works at home and always looking for ways to keep him active and engaged in learning! My email is traciemichelle0515@gmail.com, Twitter @traciemich05, Pinterest Tracie Michelle Cooper and my Instagram @traciemichelle05

  • Sarah Mayer
    April 14, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    It would help my kids to be entertained when I work out

  • Linda
    April 14, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    This would keep my youngest granddaughter occupied.

  • Kai
    April 14, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    This would be a great item to have on hand to keep the baby entertained while I do… everything!

  • Stacy
    April 14, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    This looks like loads of fun! I really enjoyed reading your blog 👍

  • Stacey Roberson
    April 14, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    Would love to have this for my little girl to keep her busy while I’m washing dishes or folding clothes.

  • Toia Barry
    April 16, 2016 at 10:07 am

    These are great tips! My son is now 11 months old and I’ve only JUST begun (Wednesday) to regularly get exercise in. I’ve never done the gym (check) I use YouTube (check) but at this age, unless I put him in his activity walker along with some Doc McStuffins, he’ll miss me too much so nap time it is! Lol.

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