*We know it can be hard to get out the door when you’re a new mom. So we’ve partnered with Munchkin to share real stories & strategies from real moms that will help motivate you to get out the door and get into your mom flow. Those first few days, weeks, even months, of motherhood are hard! Even the smallest of tasks -- like getting out the door with your baby -- can seem daunting, and sometimes downright impossible. But it's so important to get out and about as a new mom. A simple walk to the park can help prevent postpartum depression; a day trip can help you find the community you so badly need for support; a weekend away can help you build your strength and confidence. And so much more! One thing that helps you get out the door? The right baby gear. So we've partnered with Munchkin, who somehow has all the right stuff for being out and about with baby, to share some very raw, very real and very inspiring stories of motherhood. Below, some of our favorite Instagram moms reveal why Getting out the Door with Baby is so important to them, and share their best tips for helping YOU get out the door with your own baby. MTHR Collective founder Liz Franco: As a first-time mom, I didn’t really know what to expect with my baby. But I’d see a lot of my favorite moms on Instagram looking perfectly coiffed, out and about with their newborn in a picturesque ring sling, and I thought that was “the norm.” The reality was a little bit different than that. The anxiety that came with getting out the door with my baby tended to be overwhelming and, to be quite honest, sometimes still is. It gets easier as time goes on! Now that my son is almost a year old and we have our routine down, we’re pretty good about getting out of the house. But we definitely still have some harder days. My best advice for the mama going through it right now is to utilize your village, whatever that looks like. Don’t be afraid to ASK YOUR PEOPLE FOR HELP. Above all else, please know that you are doing a great job!