reasons to take a babymoon

7 Convincing Reasons To Take a Babymoon

Babymoon… the expectant parent version of a honeymoon. Somewhat a new trend but a worthy one that you too should consider if you are having a baby anytime in the future. Let me tell you some reasons to take a babymoon, so you can start planning yours right now.

1. Being Pregnant Is Hectic

Growing a human takes a lot out of us. Pregnancy can be downright exhausting for most, not all the time but usually at the start and end at least. While you are growing this tiny human, you are also continuing on with everything else that you need to do as part of your everyday life, such as work, socialising and home life. Add to that the extra preparations that may be going on, such as decorating a nursery, planning for the baby’s arrival and making frequent trips to medical appointments to ensure all is going well. Yep, it’s hectic. A chance to take a bit of a break from all of this is important.

2. You May Not Get Another Holiday For A While

This isn’t always the case. Many families are quite happy to pack up their baby and travel the globe… or at least to their local areas, with something like a new addition to the baby not stopping them. However for many others, finances aren’t in favour of holidays and the thought of travelling with a baby can be daunting. So just in case your next holiday is a while away, now is your chance to visit somewhere you may have wanted to go for a while, or to go somewhere you can simply relax and unwind.

3. Bond With Your Partner

New babies take up a lot of our time and as such, our partner may find themselves no longer getting as much of our time as they are used to. This can be a trying time for new parents especially, so a babymoon is a great way to strengthen your couple bond before the arrival of your first, second or eight child. Time to enjoy each other’s company, have some fun and relax – before the broken sleep and hectic new baby routine kicks in.

4. Prepare Other Kids For Change

There is no reason you can’t have a babymoon before every baby you have. It isn’t exclusively for first time parents. You may want to take your bigger kids with you. Or you may decide to leave them home with a trusted family member or friend. If this is the case, it’s actually a great way to prepare them for when you go into hospital to have the new baby, as they may not be used to nights away from home.

5. A Chance To Plan

One of the other great reasons to take a babymoon is a chance to actually have those important conversations with your partner. Back at home with work and other commitments, you may find yourselves failing to sit down and make some of those essential plans and decisions, like baby names and parenting methods. A babymoon can be a good time to communicate with your partner about each of these things.

6. Extra Sleep

Everyone warns you about the lack of sleep when a baby arrives. Sure it’s true. Babies do wake more often than us and sleep in shorter, more frequent intervals, needing frequent feeds and butt changes. It doesn’t mean it will be totally horrible, but a few days away with some sleep ins will be a lovely treat.

From our Tasmanian babymoon before our first child in 2012

7. Because You Can

And one of the final reasons to take a babymoon is because you can… and because you deserve it! Becoming a parent for the first, or subsequent time is a life changing experience and the fact that you are growing this tiny human inside of your body is downright amazing. Take a babymoon because you deserve to treat yourself and have a little bit of fun.

By now you are sure to be convinced of reasons to take a babymoon. It doesn’t need to be fancy. A night or two away at a local hotel is still a babymoon. Remember to consider the stage of your pregnancy before you travel though – first trimester can be rough (trust me… morning sickness and windy roads of somewhere like Tasmania are a bad combo). Third trimester may come with some travel restrictions, such as flying late term, so you may need to stick to a driving holiday if late in your pregnancy.

Did you take a babymoon or are you currently planning one? Where did/will you go?

11 thoughts on “7 Convincing Reasons To Take a Babymoon”

  1. We did with #1, can you believe I have no idea if we did with number 2? With number 3 we went after she was born (6 days old), and that is THROUGHLY recommended for anyone with multiple kids – you suddenly don’t need to get people to school or activities, or cook. You just need to walk down to breakfast by 10am, and then sit by the pool or hang in the room…it was sooooo great for everyone (and the siblings don’t care that you’re too busy for them because they have all the fabbo holiday excitement)

    1. That is actually a really cool perspective on post-baby holidays. We did a mini break just before I went back to work with our first daughter, but she was almost 6 months by then, as well as a trip around the 3 month mark for a family birthday interstate. Nothing that early, but so true that it’s a treat for the bigger siblings while they adjust to the new addition, plus super relaxing for mum and dad. Thanks for sharing that awesome tip!

  2. There’s a word for everything these days, isn’t there? lol My hubby was very confused at the terminology the other day when it came up in conversation about a friend going on her babymoon soon, even though he’s technically been on 2 now. Even though our latest one was more of a toddler fun getaway holiday with child #1.

  3. Some really good points here! I’m not a mother, nor am I planning to be one anytime soon, but reading these things are so helpful to get “prepared” (if that’s even possible) about the idea of starting a family. Love your mention of spending time with your partner, remembering where it all started in the first place!

    Megan

    1. Thanks Megan. Never too early to be prepared for the future… And there’s always a good time to plan a holiday :)

  4. Eva @ The Multitasking Mummy

    Oh my gosh, is it bad I can’t remember? Hold on…yes, we went to Tasmania but I was 13 weeks pregnant..does that count?

    1. Yes, it still counts. We did Tassie when I was 16-17 weeks with the first & it was pretty rough. Think windy roads, morning sickness & no where to pull over. So bad haha but the holiday itself was great otherwise. Beautiful place.

  5. What a great idea! For someone planning a baby next year I will be sure to mention it to the boyfriend. :)

    1. Ooh exciting Sophie. Wishing you luck for the year ahead. Start planning your babymoon along with your baby ;)

  6. Lauren @ Life at Number Five

    I’m currently 6 months pregnant with my first bubba so we’re in the baby moon planning stages now! We really wanted to go to Tassie as it’s where we went on our honeymoon but time and budget are not on our side so we’re thinking of taking a long weekend at a b&b in the Blue Mountains.

    1. Tassie was a lovely babymoon place other than those windy roads, and it would have been lovely to go somewhere sentimental too. I’m sure wherever you end up will be really special though. Good luck with the planning and the next 3 months. Home stretch :)

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