What is a babymoon? I’m sure most of us, who have been pregnant, have had one, but just haven’t given it the label they have in these new times.
A babymoon is a holiday you take with your significant other before you have your baby – usually in the second trimester. It’s the last hurrah before baby enters your world. A holiday on a tropical island is nice, but you can also do a staycation. A staycation in this current climate is a wise thing to do. The important thing is to take time off and do it!
Here are the top ten reasons why you want to take a baby moon.
1. Because you can
A pretty simple reason, I’m sure you will agree. If you don’t have any children yet, you are free as a bird. You may feel busy, overwhelmed or like you don’t have time to go on a babymoon. However, your life as you know it is about to radically change and you won’t be able to travel on a whim. Take advantage of this freedom!
2. Time out
Getting away from the daily grind is so good for us physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. As you approach this life-changing event, it can be even more important to get away and get some extra rest and relaxation to recharge you for parenting.
Parenting is wonderful but oh so tiring at times. Get as much extra rest and relaxation NOW before baby arrives. Many of us get our best sleep on holiday and can come back feeling rejuvenated.
4. Quality Time with Significant Other
Having a child changes the family dynamic… and the baby becomes the centre of attention from the moment you give birth. By investing time and space to be together for your babymoon, you’ll walk into parenthood more connected than ever.
5. Time to Reflect
How will you want to raise your child? How will you nurture this new relationship as well as old relationships? What do you want your legacy to be as a parent? These are all great questions to reflect upon as you are on your babymoon. This will help you be an intentional and conscious parent as you reflect upon your new imminent life.
On a babymoon, you’ll explore new sights, sounds, tastes and traditions. These fun, spontaneous, and exciting discoveries and adventures will take a backseat when your newborn arrives and become planned excursions instead.
7. Dream and plan
Have you put off thinking about baby’s name? Or whether you’ll co-sleep? Or do you have a dream nursery you want to create? Now is a great time to tackle these topics while you have uninterrupted time with your partner.
I’m just gonna say it. Once you have kids, the romantic side of your life re-adjusts and well, just changes. Give yourself time to stock up on romantic interludes while you have the energy and time to do so!
9. Observe other kids
You know how you hate it when a baby is wailing on a plane? Or making a big scene at a museum? Or creating a mess at a nice restaurant? Yes, we all have those judgments before we have kids. Once you become pregnant and go on your babymoon, you can use it as an opportunity to watch children in the “wild” and have more compassion for tired and trying parents.
Taking a babymoon is a wonderful way to “recharge” many areas of your life… from romance to sleep to adventure. As you enjoy your time away, you’ll come back ready to do your last trimester and welcome your new baby with open arms.
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