The Babymoon has become the hottest new trend for expecting couples. Let’s be honest, a Babymoon probably only occurs with the first child, so if you’re expecting, consider having one!
What is the point of a Babymoon? The experts say it is to reconnect with your partner and to rest and relax before your family goes from two to more. I say, it is an extremely good excuse for a holiday.
Planning a Babymoon can be overwhelming. Where to go, what to do, how much to spend? Let’s break this down and ease some of your anxiety!
- Don’t go too far – While Fiji, Bali and the Maldives sound nice, these locations are not necessary! When trying to plan your Babymoon, think about what you enjoy the most? If it is swimming in a pool or sitting on a beach, keep it local. We have the best beaches in the world in Queensland. If your idea of a relaxing time is to sit on a comfy chair and read a book, why not head to the hinterlands or the Darling Downs. Of course, if the idea of an overwater bungalow in an adults only resort appeals, do that too.
- Don’t take your inlaws – or your friends. I made this mistake and then demanded another Babymoon. The point of a Babymoon is for it to be just the two of you. Talk, plan, sleep in, do your own thing, do stuff together, it doesn’t matter! Just make it the two of you. This will be the last opportunity for you to reconnect as a couple. Once the baby comes, this could be the wonderful memory that could make you smile on the crappiest of days.
- Relax, its not a dirty word – by the time the Babymoon comes along, you have crammed enough in for two lifetimes. You are probably thinking about the nursery, your maternity leave, money and mulling over every bit of advice ever given to a pregnant woman. Leave this all behind and relax. Think of yourself, your partner and the bump. In fact, if you can forget about the bump for periods of time on your babymoon, all the better!
- Leave your work/study/stress behind – if you are an Alpha female, like me, you think you can be superwoman, wonder woman, career woman, mum, wife, friend and still have time left over. You may very well be capable of doing all of this, but for a brief moment in your life, try and leave it all behind. It is not a cliché to think of yourself first. As a mum, this often becomes the last thing you do, so be selfish on your Babymoon and put yourself first. I would recommend outsourcing the stress and the finer details of your Babymoon to a travel professional. Let them take care of the hard work while you focus on taking care of yourself!
- It doesn’t have to be expensive – In South East Queensland and Northern NSW, we are surrounded by amazing, beautiful and inexpensive places to visit. Whether it is for the weekend or a week, source accommodation and activities within your price range that won’t break the bank.
The point of the Babymoon is more than having a great break, it is about stopping for a brief moment of time, in the madness your life is about to become with the introduction of a new baby. Be selfish and relax. Take this opportunity while you can. It is worth it. You are worth it.