While babymoon ideas are nothing new, a lot might have changed since you first thought about getting pregnant. The weight of the world has not been easy since 2020. And navigating the new normal can be especially trying on a pregnant lady. Especially when it’s a first time mom-to-be. Before you welcome that bundle of joy to the world, it’s nice to get away for some much-needed rest and relaxation. And even better when you can share it with your significant other.
Whether you’re avoiding travel or not sure what to do in the new normal, here are a few clever babymoon ideas you can try in 2021.
Get creative with your memories
Something fun to do is to take a walk down memory lane from a time before the two of you were both parents/parents-to-be. You’ll be amazed to see just how much the two of you have come and how much your love has grown for one another. Obviously becoming a parent is one of the most rewarding experiences a person can have. But, it’s truly special to look back on all the happy times the two of you shared before a baby came into the picture.
If you can’t get away for long, try to recreate a fun day in time or a short getaway of a place that the two of you used to enjoy going to back when you first met. Maybe days at the museum, a picnic at a park the two of you used to love, or a fun weekend getaway to celebrate your babymoon. Choose a place that will pleasantly stir up fond memories for a chance to enjoy each others company on your babymoon even more.
Take a much-needed road trip for your babymoon
Traveling with a newborn is not on the top of anyone’s to-do list—unless it’s a quick run to the grocery store to fetch baby essentials. Think of an exciting place that the two of you can experience together, and take a road trip there! Flying on planes obviously increases your germ risk significantly, so a road trip in your own vehicle is a much safer bet. Find a cute AirBnb to stay at in a place you’ve been wanting to explore to make things extra cute and romantic.
My advice is to choose a destination that’s not super kid-friendly, so you can get a chance to relax, unwind, and not have to hear any screaming kids in the background. After all, it won’t be long till you’ll be hearing a fussy baby keeping you up at all hours of the night. Sorry for the *spoiler alert*!
Luxury hotel—and don’t forget the room service!
Once that beautiful baby comes into the picture, you won’t be fine dining or whisking away for romantic evenings at posh hotels. You’ll be lucky to get an evening away from the house and all your mommy duties, and even luckier if you have the energy to make it through a dinner and a nice glass of wine without yawning!
Spoil yourself and your significant other by booking a weekend at a nice hotel. And, of course, don’t forget to order room service! The two of you deserve some pampering, so maybe even book a couples massage at the hotel spa. If the weather is nice, the two of you can enjoy a day by the hotel pool, and floating in the pool is a nice way to alleviate the aches and pains of pregnancy. Just be sure to stick to virgin cocktails at the swim-up bar!
Have a babymoon staycation
Of course the idea of jetting away sounds most appealing, but the reality is that going out of town or on a flight might not be the best idea for you personally. So, let the vacation come to you! A staycation is a great way to reset your mindset. Be sure to do it in a way that takes you away from all the stress and worries of the world.
You know what that calls for? No social media, no computers, and nothing taking you away or distracting you from your partner. Think of some fun activities to try, like board games or crafts. Or better yet, get in the kitchen together and whip up a ton of tasty delights for the two of you—or should we say three—to snack on while you enjoy each other’s company. Staycations can be equally as fun as vacations, and they’re a great idea if you’re on a budget, too.
Whatever it is that you decide to do, be sure to do it at the start of your third trimester. You don’t want to risk it by pushing it off till the last minute. Because having a baby during your babymoon isn’t relaxing!
Got any perfect babymoon ideas for the new normal of your own to share? Leave us a comment and let us know what they are!