While we get that messy meals, diaper duty and laundry can cause a girl to reach for a daily uniform of sweatpants, don't let it happen (or you'll end up on What Not to Wear). And if you think wearing a gown and heels to fetch the mail is the way to stay out of a rut, we're here to say... well... not so much. Instead, let scheduled social outings give you a reason to leave your yoga pants in the drawer.
Playgroups and baby classes are a sure-fire way to make sure you get dressed to venture out at least once in a while.
Here are some tips to get you started (and get you out!):
Consider enrolling in a parent-and-me play or movement class. Not only will it offer your little one a chance to see other babies, it will also be a regular excuse for you to don pants with a zipper instead of elastic and talk with other parents (i.e., feel like an adult again).
KinderGym, MyGym and Gymboree offer stimulating programs appropriate for your baby's age and abilities
. If there are none in your area, contact your local community center or search your local web pages to find a similar quality program and facility near you.
If you're not looking to fork out tuition money just yet, try getting a playgroup of your own together.
You can all chip in for some baby 'n' me exercise videos or some interactive sing along/play along CDs. Host it at the house with the biggest playroom—everybody else brings the snacks!
What are you waiting for? Get dressed and get out!report abuse