Top 5 Benefits of Babywearing Barre

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Move It Studio’s Babywearing Barre class offers so many benefits for you and your baby, we can’t help being excited about offering it again! We’ve compiled a list for you of the top 5 benefits of Babywearing Barre.

Benefit 1: Childcare

We know all baby mamas are busy and finding a sitter to take time for you to take care of yourself and exercise may seem daunting. If your baby is between 8 weeks and 12 months old you can bring your baby to class. You just need to make sure to have a good carrier that will support your baby’s head. We will help make sure you’re baby is positioned safely before and during the class.

Benefit 2: Bonding

Babies love being close to their mamas. It is a special bonding time for mothers and babies of all ages as they enjoy the movement and music together. The bonding time of close physical contact also helps mothers to become more responsive and nurturing to their babies.

Benefit 3: Socialization

Sometimes baby mamas can feel isolated and may struggle with knowing how to deal with a fussy baby, a sick baby, a baby who won’t sleep, etc. This is an ideal opportunity for moms to get together to support each other and share information.

In addition, early socialization is an important party of child development, including communication, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. There are multiple sources that cite the importance of socialization including the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

According to Corina John, an early childhood educator and lead family support worker at an Ontario Early Years Centre in Toronto, interacting with others at a very young age builds social skills and confidence.

Today’s Parent

Benefit 4: Role Model

Numerous studies, including this one from the National Institutes of Health, indicate that a parent’s physical activity directly impacts a child’s physical activity. And what’s even more important is doing it as a family.

When your family exercises together, you grow healthy together. Exercising as a family unit will improve family bonds, and you also will role model the importance of physical activity to your children.

Mayo Clinic

Benefit 5: Your Health

Last but certainly not least, in this list of the Top 5 Benefits of Babywearing Barre, is the benefit of exercising for your health. Before you take the Babywearing Barre class, you should check with your doctor to make sure you’re “all clear” to start classes.

According to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, exercise has the following benefits for postpartum women:

  • It helps strengthen and tone abdominal muscles.
  • It boosts energy.
  • It may help prevent postpartum depression.
  • It promotes better sleep.
  • It relieves stress.
  • It can help you lose the extra weight that you may have gained during pregnancy.

The Babywearing Barre class will stimulate the release of oxytocin (the stress-relieving hormone) through touching, warmth, and the sounds of the music.

Oxytocin can induce anti-stress-like effects such as reduction of blood pressure and cortisol levels. It increases pain thresholds, exerts an anxiolytic-like effect and stimulates various types of positive social interaction. In addition, it promotes growth and healing. 

National institutes of Health

Meet the Teacher

Erin Biles studied ballet, jazz, tap, and musical theater since she can remember. She is also a music teacher and choreographs dance for theater productions. Erin loves how barre combines the artistry and discipline of dance with the tenacity and strength training of many types of workouts.

Move It has been such an important part of my life pre-pregnancy, during pregnancy, and now I get to offer the class I love postpartum!

Erin Biles

How To Take Class

Classes are on Wednesdays at 10:30 AM starting September 20, 2023.

If you don’t have a Move it Studio Membership, there is a special 5-class pass available for this class for only $80. You can purchase it here:

After you’ve purchased your membership, you can sign up for class here:

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