So, you’re having a baby, and many exciting times lie ahead once your new arrival is here. But, whilst it’s just the two of you, you might want to look into a cheeky getaway before your little one arrives.
A babymoon is the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind, and prepare for what’s to come. The hardest part is just deciding where to go.
The first thing is deciding where you fancy jetting off to.
A relaxing holiday is probably going to be best, one which doesn’t require a lot of strenuous activity and where you can simply lie in the sun (or shade) all day and read the latest best seller. Sunny destinations such as Spain, Greece, or even the Caribbean are hugely popular for expecting parents to enjoy some calm before the storm, so to speak.
If you’re more of a get up and go kind of person, that’s great, just remember not to overdo things, listen to your body, and take it easy when you need to. Lots of people like to choose city breaks for their babymoons, which are a fab idea as long as you pack comfortable footwear for all that exploring.
Next, choose somewhere where the food is going to be A) safe for you to eat, and B) enjoyable for you to eat. Sushi, for example, is not recommended!
If you’re splurging on an all-inclusive deal, make sure the selection of restaurants, as well as any snacks and drinks on offer, are healthy, varied and plentiful. As you won’t be drinking alcohol, you’ll probably want to make sure any mocktails (or anything else you fancy) are safe to drink, too. Avoid tap water and ice which may have come from a tap.
Now, this depends on your trimester. You’re usually safe to travel right up until the third trimester, but if you’re going somewhere far-flung you might not want to be sat on a plane for 10 hours with swollen feet and a huge bump, either.
As much as you can get up and walk around, sometimes it’s just too uncomfortable.
If it’s a sun-drenched holiday you want, there are still plenty of places closer to home perfect for staying in a luxury hotel and soaking up the sun.
Check the practicalities
Now, of course, you want to focus on the fun part – actually getting there and having a good time, but you’ll need to pre-plan some of the practical stuff beforehand.
It’s probably not a good idea, for example, to choose somewhere that’s had a recent disease outbreak splashed across the news. Similarly, check with your GP to see if you can actually have vaccinations if you need them, but if you can avoid going somewhere which requires them, even better.
Lastly, remember to relax, unwind, and just enjoy yourself above everything else! It’s what it’s all about, and you’ll be ready to start your new journey into parenthood in no time.