Every mom has their own signature style of getting a newborn baby to sleep. Whether it’s rocking, bouncing, singing or driving around in the car – ask any mom and they’ll tell you exactly what worked for each of their children. Early on I knew that my baby liked to move. Sitting down was not allowed – Gianna would have none of that. No, we had to be moving! Tired of walking circles in my house and anxious to burn a little baby fat, I popped in a DVD that I had received when pregnant: Chicks-N-Chickens Lullaby Exercises. That’s when I learned the “Chicken Dance”. No, not the Chicken Dance that most couples put on their wedding “Do Not Play” list. This DVD has a series of exercise dances to do with your infant, including their own version of the Chicken Dance. And Gianna LOVES it! Who knew that a simple box step with a few extra bounces could soothe my baby and get her to sleep within 5 minutes? It’s been magical. That’s why the Chicks-N-Chickens Lullaby Exercises DVD is #4 on my list of Newborn Neccessities.
Lullaby Exercises is a series of fun, easy-to-learn movements—dancing, swaying, stretching & relaxing—that are performed while holding a baby in your arms or in a baby carrier. It’s designed for new moms to share moments with their baby, put a little one to sleep, and to feel good emotionally and physically. Many of the exercises would be easier on your arms if you used a baby carrier though it’s not necessary. I didn’t use one and just figured it was an extra workout for my arms! The DVD/CD combo is recommended for moms with babies 6 weeks old to pre-walking. You can purchase it directly from the Chicks-N-Chickens website for $29.95. You can also purchase several baby carriers from their site appropriate for the exercises.
A Lullaby Exercises DVD was provided for review on MWS.