Getting a little bit of alone time with your partner before your baby arrives is so important. That’s why many couples take a Babymoon together before their new child arrives.
You can connect, talk about the things you’re excited and worried about, and just chill out. The experience is about taking in these last few weeks in your two-person family before you add more to the mix.
With so many big changes on the horizon, a babymoon gives time and space to rest and relax before all things baby.
These days, resort get-aways and cruises are popular options for babymooners, they’re not necessarily practical for everyone.
So, we’re sharing some fun alternatives for getting away from it all before your due date.
- Road Trip
Is there anything better than the freedom of the open road? Getting in the car and hitting the road can be a fun way to enjoy each other’s company and spend quality time in peace and quiet (or doing passenger seat karaoke).
Check with your ObGyn to make sure you are good to go on a road trip, choose a couple of spots you’ve always wanted to see and chart a course! And don’t forget to make impromptu stops at all the road-side attractions, antique stores, and home-made pie stands en route!
- Make It A Staycation
Let’s face it: it can be hard to enjoy all the great features of where you live.
With work, social obligations, and all the other stresses of life getting to the museum, theater, or that amazing new restaurant usually gets bumped to the bottom of the to-do list.
That’s why a staycation babymoon is just the ticket! You get to do all the things you’ve been putting off without having to rejig your whole calendar.
For a staycation babymoon bonus, give yourself a break and book a hotel room. Better yet, get a new perspective on where you live and find a hotel close to all those fun activities you and your partner talk about doing “someday”.
- Go On A Mystery Trip
Want to get in one last wild adventure before having pack car seats and cribs?
Book a mystery babymoon! Give yourself a break from looking after everything and let the pros step in to take care of it all.
Not only do you get to leave the planning, fussing, and details to someone else. You’ll also get to enjoy the magic alongside your partner - just like parenting.
- Go Small (Towns)
If you live in a big city, getting away from the hustle and bustle and out into the charming towns nearby can be just the change of pace you need.
This is an especially good option for people who might want to wait until later in their pregnancy to travel. By staying closer to home, you’re close to your care team if you need them.
- Bright Lights, Big City
Going to explore a big city can be an exciting change of scenery no matter where you live.
Check out the Las Vegas Strip, catch a Broadway show, or stroll the Venice Boardwalk in Los Angeles. Exploring a new city and taking in the sights gives you lots of time to enjoy each other’s company.
ACOG guidelines suggest it is safe for most people to fly up until their 36th week of pregnancy. Just remember to talk with your care team before booking a flight.