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June 14, 2012 7:56 AM
Anyone know of a calculator where you can figure out how many calories are burned by wearing your baby? I know it counts as weight-bearing exercise. I don't want to use hiking or anything like that.... I'm pretty much just continuing my day while baby is in the moby.... housework, cooking, etc.
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February 7, 2013 10:06 AM
Bump. Wondering the same thing.
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February 7, 2013 10:08 AM
If it's a daily thing, the common suggestion will be to up your activity level. =)

How heavy is your little one?
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February 7, 2013 10:13 AM
The only thing I found under cardio was "Walking, carrying infant or 15-lb load", but nothing for just wearing the baby around the house. For me I found that when I tried to give myself credit for wearing my baby, breast feeding, etc..I just ended up gaining weight. When I only calculated in "actual" exercise that was when I lost. I know all of us are different, I hope you are lucky and loose this way:)
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February 7, 2013 10:20 AM
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Anyone know of a calculator where you can figure out how many calories are burned by wearing your baby? I know it counts as weight-bearing exercise. I don't want to use hiking or anything like that.... I'm pretty much just continuing my day while baby is in the moby.... housework, cooking, etc.
Your weight in KG x 3 (the met Value for walking carrying a baby) x minutes doing the activity
February 7, 2013 10:34 AM
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For me I found that when I tried to give myself credit for wearing my baby, breast feeding, etc..I just ended up gaining weight. When I only calculated in "actual" exercise that was when I lost. I know all of us are different, I hope you are lucky and loose this way:)


This! This is me exactly!!
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February 7, 2013 11:56 AM
If you consistently do it, I wouldn't count it, for the same reason an overweight person doesn't track "carrying 20lbs of extra fat - x hours". Your body adjusts.

Breastfeeding, on the other hand? I wouldn't track it as extra exercise, but I would manually increase my calorie allowance to 1800 (the standard minimum).
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