Conscientious teachers will also often hold a fussy baby for you so that you can get at least a little yoga in. The nice thing about a mom-and-baby class is that you are totally free to pick up your baby and feed her, rock her, change her diaper, or walk her around the room if she cries. Classes at dedicated yoga studios tend to offer more workout and less playtime. In most mom-and-baby yoga classes, moms place a yoga blanket, usually covered with a blanket from home in case of spit-up or other spills, at the top of their yoga mat. They may eventually get used to it, so don't give up if the first class doesn't go well. In an ideal world, the baby will lie on the blanket happily for the duration of the class. The value of connecting to this community should not be underestimated.