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Shed Those Baby Pounds

December 31, 2008 — Category: Baby Advice — Written by Diane

After the birth of your baby you will naturally be sporting a few extra pounds. You can camouflage the extra weight by choosing flattering clothes. Avoid trousers with pockets for example as they will only add inches to your hips or bottom. Dress in dark single colours for a slimmer silhouette and make sure the clothes are comfortable. Many of your pregnancy clothes will still be useful in the first weeks and months after the baby but slowly start to replace these with clothes that make you feel slimmer.

Don’t feel you have to run out and buy loads of breastfeeding tops. Loose fitting tops and shirts will do the job just as well.

Avoid colours that drain you and make sure your clothes fit well as tight fitting clothes will only make you feel worse. Hit bargain stores to get some clothes to fit in the interim months or borrow clothes from a friend. Be realistic about how long it will take to shed the pounds. After all it will have taken up to nine months for you to put the weight on, it won’t disappear overnight.

Incorporate some exercise into your programme each day. Walking the baby will help and there are plenty of post pregnancy exercise DVDs that can help you. Put some DVDs on your baby gifts wish list so after your post birth check up you can start working out.

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