Last January, I did a two week MovNat challenge on instagram with my then 9-month-old. Each day I filmed myself doing the assigned movements, with the added challenge of carrying and/or caring for my baby.
I came across MovNat through my favourite biomechanist, Katie Bowman, whose message is that we don’t get enough “movement nutrients” in our modern lifestyle and our bodies and minds are suffering for it in all kinds of fascinating ways.
MovNat is one system designed to help restore our ability to do functional movement. I felt pretty beat up after having a baby, and in need of some restorative movement. What’s more natural and functional than carrying a baby?
Katie Bowman has shared a few things about natural movement for (and with) babies, including a couple videos of her own kids (1, 2, 3), and a talk on Paleo Parenting that persuaded me to carry my baby in arms as much as possible.
For example, while doing a MovNat challenge.
Anyway. I really like how these videos turned out. Enjoy!