Exercise with Your Baby

Exercise with Your Baby

Physical activity is important during every stage of life, even infancy. Activity can encourage rolling over, crawling and walking as well as cognitive development and can lead to a preference for active play.

Try these activities to get your child moving:

  • Spend part of each day with active baby games (babies love peek-a-boo).
  • Hold playtime on the floor and help your infant explore his or her surroundings.
  • Join a parent-infant play group.
  • Choose activities that allow movement of arms, legs, hands and feet.

Remember, always avoid rough play, and consider talking to your child care provider about how much time your infant should spend moving.

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  • Cook healthy

    Involve your child in the cutting, mixing and preparation of all meals. Even a snack can be healthy.

  • Eat right

    Sit down together as a family to enjoy a wonderful meal and the opportunity to share the day's experiences with one another.

  • Shop smart

    To encourage a healthy lifestyle, get your children involved in selecting the food that will appear at the breakfast, lunch or dinner table.

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