New parents aren’t the only people who have to prepare for a baby’s arrival: grandparents also need to ready their homes and their bodies for their new grandchild. Whether you’re a soon-to-be grandparent or a grandparent many times over, getting your body ready is a must.
So Build Up Your Upper Body Strength!
Hugging a snugly baby is such a joy, but it can be difficult for someone who might not have the same upper body strength they did when they were first a parent. Building your upper body strength will help with all of the hugging and cuddling you’re looking forward to, plus those moments when your daughter needs a break and hands you the baby. You don’t want to be caught off guard!
A few basic exercises can help. Remember to start off slowly and work at your own pace. You should also check with a doctor before beginning any exercise routine.
Keep in mind that these exercises are not limited to just grandparents. Whether you’re a new parent, uncle, or sister, being physically prepared for a baby is a great idea. You’ll want to be ready for new baby, both for the early months of cuddles and the later years of running after him or her.