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I knew that it’s a great idea to do exercises with my baby. It is pretty obvious that a small baby that can’t move needs someone else to exercise him – but what exactly should I do, for how long, how often etc, I had no idea.

So I started to look for instructions online and found this great program by Carrie Myers-Smith. It’s a complete course on how to exercise your baby and yourself while you’re at it. It starts with easy to follow instructions for a baby massage and continues to the complete baby (and mom!) workout.

I started to do that when Eric was 3 months old and kept on until he was 7 months old and capable of his doing his own training – crawling, rolling around and jumping in Jolly Jumper. He liked the exercises and the massages, but to be honest, later on, when he was about 6 months old we had to stop massages. He became too active and couldn’t lie still for more than a minute.

Looking back I am sure that baby gym worked great for Eric – he started to crawl early, has a better coordination, he is stronger and more confident than other babies his age.

Update: this post was featured in Total Mind and Body Fitness Blog Carnival 81.