Our new Mummy Matters columnist Kathryn Townsend suggests some MK activities to get you healthy – and back into your favourite jeans!
Having a baby is one of the most rewarding things we as adults can do.
A child brings a whole range of new emotions, the deepest love for another human being that exists and an overwhelming desire to be the best mum or dad ever.
Before the parenthood adventure begins, however, there are a fair few things that we don’t often consider.
Our focus tends to be the cute, squishy miniature human that pops out after nine months.
We often neglect to think past the birth stage as quite rightfully getting to 40 weeks safely, or as close to, is the number one priority.
But as we cluelessly navigate parenting in those first few weeks, months and years there is suddenly a new priority that emerges – getting back into our pre-pregnancy jeans!
Milton Keynes offers some great venues whereby mums (and dads too) can get active with their little ones.
And what’s even better is that babies/toddlers are at the very heart of these sessions, allowing a fabulous opportunity to feel better about yourself as well as strengthening your bond.
The Parks Trust regularly run their Tree Tots sessions (pictured), which are superb opportunities to grab some much-needed fresh air as well as exploring the outdoors and all it has to offer.
There are lots of fun stories and activities and the sessions are perfect for exercising as a family.
The social interaction is an added bonus. You can make this a weekly outing as sessions are from 10am to 11.30am every Thursday throughout March at Howe Park Wood, and booking is required.
Or maybe you would like to learn the ins and outs of baby massage and the most effective techniques to soothe and relax your baby.
If this is the case, Mamababybliss is the ideal class for you and your little munchkin. These small and intimate classes are designed with the concept of comfort and can be a great place to make new friends.
Relaxation has many health benefits, so after a session of baby massage you and your little one will have enhanced your mood ready for your next adventure.
Sessions are located in Salford from 10.30am to 12pm with a variety of days to suit, and booking is essential.
And if neither of these choices float your boat then Buggyfit could be for you.
Classes run from 9.30am to 10.30am every Wednesday from Horn Lane car park in Stony Stratford.
The route is usually between three to five miles long and will soon get you back into those jeans!
This article was first published in the March issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Click here to read the full digital edition.