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5 Must-Haves for New Moms Who Don’t Get Out Much

It’s been almost four years since I was officially inducted into the motherhood club. There have been some bumpy roads, but it’s also been so much more fun than I thought it would be. However, the one thing I didn’t expect to change was my attitude towards clothing. I grew up perfectly happy sacrificing comfort for style. I’d even go as far to say that there were many shoes and outfits that were darn right painful. Yep, I’d grin and bear it. But now? Nope, not so much.

It probably started with the pain I experienced during pregnancy and childbirth, and now, it’s due to the fact that I’m constantly sleeping in a tangled mess all night with my little ones on top of me. Some pain is worth enduring through, but stilettos? Short skirts? Skin-tight, itchy dresses? Pass. Those things are slowly being bought less, and comfy things are being bought at a rapidly rising rate.

Today, I’m sharing with you the five items that are so comfortable, they’ll make you never want to change again — or leave the house for that matter. They’re the softest, snuggliest, warmest, most perfectly comfortable things on the planet. Don’t believe me? Try them out for yourself. But warning: you may not see sunlight for a few days. (Although when you’re a new mom, I guess that sounds about right …)

1. Slippers

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Let’s start from the bottom up. Slippers keep your toes toasty and warm, and the faux fur inside makes you feel like you’re walking on a cloud. A little piece of heaven for those days where motherhood feels like anything but …

Get these slippers from Boden, $28.80 

Image courtesy of @girlaboutcountry via Instagram

2. Loungewear Pants

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I’ve been a fan of Albion Fit’s workout wear for awhile now, and these lounge pants were one of the best gifts I received this year. (I won’t tell you how many days in a row I’ve lived in them because it would surely gross you out.) But I will say that this ultra-soft fabric is what dreams are made of, and the fabric combined with the relaxed cut is why it’s so hard to take them off. Good luck.

Get these loungewear pants from Albion Fit, $78

3. Worn-in Shirt

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This item is arguably the only one on my list that can be worn outside of the house. (Notice, I didn’t say it’s the only item I’ve worn outside the house …) Regardless where you wear it, this shirt is perfect. It’s as soft as your hubby’s 10-year-old tees, but covers all the right places to make you feel comfortable in your new mom body, and nips in all the right places to make you still feel feminine.

Get this shirt from Lula Roe, $32

Image courtesy of @lularoebyhailey via Instagram

4. Robe

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Sometimes you need a hug but your hubby’s not around and your kids aren’t in the snuggling mood. That’s when you pull out this beauty and wrap yourself tightly in it’s microfiber fabulousness. My 3-year-old once asked me if angels made this robe because it was so soft. Yes, they’re angels to me.

Get this robe from Barefoot Dreams, $126

5. Plush Blanket

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What do you mean a blanket isn’t considered an article of clothing?! You obviously haven’t been hanging out at my house this month. I wear it like a skirt — wrapped around my hips, or a cape — draped over my shoulders as I go from my desk to the kitchen to grab a snack. With a blanket this soft, who needs clothes?

Get this blanket from Saranoni, $99  

Image courtesy of @jessiealexise via Instagram

Some days you just need to relax and be comfortable. For those days, this list will be your new best friend. And if you’re trying to balance out all the torture you’ve put yourself through in your younger days, you better start clocking time. It’s never too late to start treating yourself right.

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