What's the difference...

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  1. jollymum

    jollymum Well-Known Member

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    ...between a birthing ball and an exercise ball?

    The only difference I can see is that the birthing balls seem to be more expensive.. I'd like to get one but don't want to spend to much money if I don't need to!

    If anyone could recommend a good place to get one from that would be great! :thumbup:

    Apologies for the dumb question!!

    XxXx
     
  2. foxyroxie

    foxyroxie Well-Known Member

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    bithing balls if they pop will go down slowly exercise balls go down very quick and birthing balls are normally alot bigger and dont tend to burst x
     
  3. emmamc28

    emmamc28 mum to charlotte and ben

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    not alot hun exercise balls are just generally smaller
     
  4. Swanny

    Swanny Well-Known Member

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    I've just bought myself an exercise ball from argos for about £7 it's very comfy.

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  5. Armywife

    Armywife Mummy to 2 beauties

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    I used my exercise ball last time and it worked perfectly (i figured if it could take hubbys weight for exercising and not burst i should be ok!) I was no way shelling out a fortune on a birthing ball when i had my exercise ball already xx
     
  6. whoops

    whoops Just me and my LO

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    If you're getting an exercise ball, just make sure it's anti-burst!
     
  7. meg79

    meg79 Well-Known Member

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    Also make sure they are the right height for you - your knees have to be below your hips when you sit on it! Alot of gym balls could be too small for the purpose. x
     
  8. jollymum

    jollymum Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your replies!
    Think I will go for an exercise ball as I am pretty short so not sure I'd be able to get on one any bigger. I will look for an anti-burst one though- I didnt even think of that ! Xx
     

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