5 Reasons You Should Take a Babymoon

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Have you heard of “babymoons?” Those special trips that some couples take to celebrate the new special life they have created and also sneak in some special sleep before said special baby arrives? As it turns out, my husband and I actually took a babymoon. Except, we took one on accident because it was really our honeymoon and I was five months pregnant. Oops. We were young, pregnant, and poor and spent the majority of our time sitting on the beach eating chips and PB & J sandwiches because we couldn’t afford anything else. I couldn’t sail off into the sunset like I had dreamed or ride bareback on a horse, (apparently, that’s frowned upon for pregnant women) but I still wouldn’t trade those memories for anything because it was an experience that bonded us forever before our lives changed in that indescribable way that only parenthood can offer. If you are debating taking your own babymoon, here are 5 reasons why I think you should take the plunge:

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1. It doesn’t have to be extravagant

Although we took a babymoon/honeymoon in the Bahamas, which was lovely, your baby-moon doesn’t have to be an all-out beach extravaganza. If a tropical getaway isn’t in your budget, book a hotel room close to home and enjoy some room service or an on-site spa. The point is some quality time together and connecting as a couple before you tackle diaper duty!

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2. No babysitter required

This is the last — and I mean last time — that you will ever be able to go anywhere without the strategic planning of a war general. With three kids under five now, even going to the grocery store is a battle. You will look back to your babymoon someday and appreciate the time you were able to say, “Hey, hon? Let’s get away!” without booking a babysitter a year in advance.

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3. Preparation for parenthood

Sure, it might not sound like pampering and room service is a very good preparation tool for parenthood, but I assure you that it is essential. Knowing when to recharge the ol’ batteries is an essential strategy in the battlegrounds of parenting. Those early years of childrearing can be hard on a marriage and going in with a good connection can be vital.

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4. Sleep

This one is self-explanatory, right? Please, for the love of all that is good, take a nap!

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5. Don’t stress

Ok, so this one isn’t really a reason as much as it is a word of advice. If you have entered the stage of no return in your pregnancy where the thought of adding another thing to your plate or leaving your couch more often than you have to sounds torturous and exhausting, then just go with it. Don’t feel guilty about skipping the babymoon with your man.

The most important thing right now is that mama is happy and healthy. There’s always the chance to make your next “babymoon” actually with your baby, right?

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5 Reasons You Should Take a Babymoon

Chaunie Brusie is a writer, mom of four, and founder of The Stay Strong Mom, a community + gift box service for moms after loss. ... More

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8 comments

  1. Toshi89 says:

    Re read reason 1

  2. Toshi89 says:

    You don’t have to spend a lot of money on vacation if you know where to go & how to find good deals

  3. MommyGreer says:

    Great read. We’re going on a baby-moon next week, something simple…just staying with my brother and his family. We need to get away badly. I’m so excited. 🙂

  4. Stacey209 says:

    I think that going on a babymoon would just add more stress. I can’t imagine spending hundreds if not thousands of dollars right before my baby shower, where people are going to buy me gifts. Not only that, maternity leave means significantly reduced pay for 4 months, daycare, hospital bills, diapers, formula, etc. I wouldn’t be able to enjoy myself knowing I could have put that money in a college fund. And seriously, you are going on a babymoon to
    get sleep?

  5. SteveRuger says:

    MAMASEXXY ….WHY ARE YOU YELLING AT EVERY ONE?

  6. MAMASEXXY says:

    I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE GONE ANYWHERE

  7. MAMASEXXY says:

    I’VE HEARD ALOT ABOUT BABYMOONS BUT I DON’T HAVE THE BENEFIT OF HAVING ONE.

  8. life says:

    great to read

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