Babymoons are still a relatively new concept for many people which is why they, initially, might seem a little over the top and unusual. So, we're here to say that a babymoon is, indeed, very necessary for some couples and for those who don't choose to understand it or think it is ~fancy~, well... you're not going on it, so there's that.
In all seriousness, babymoons are traditionally the last real moments that parents have to themselves while also celebrating the joy that is a new member of the family. It gives parents a chance to relax, reset, and enjoy all aspects of parenthood while they still can just before their bundle of joy arrives. The last few months of pregnancy are very exciting but can also be very stressful (and that's perfectly normal and okay), which is where a babymoon comes in. This time away offers a unique moment that takes the mundane and regular surroundings of pregnancy out of the picture and gives couples a change of environment and a way to center themselves, focusing on the present and the future.
So, where can soon-to-be-parents go on their babymoons if they don't know where to start? Here are some types of vacations to consider when it comes to figuring out what's best for you, your personality, and your baby's.
A Remote Getaway In The Woods
Relaxation is never a bad thing when it comes to having a baby. The most mindful and peaceful getaway for so many people is one that allows them to take to the woods and forget about the rest of the world for a while.
Communing with nature is one of the best ways to reset and remember what's important, and a cozy cabin that's set back from cars honking and busy streets is one surefire way to do that. If you can find a cabin or a cottage near a lake or with a gorgeous mountain view, then you're all set for zen and relaxation.
The Luxe Beachside Escape
Going to the beach and listening to the waves gently caress the shore can have the same calming effect as listening to the wind rustle through trees full of birds singing in the mountainside.
For those who would rather stick their toes in the sand rather than watch the sunset over a mountain, heading to a beachy cottage or a luxe resort is probably the perfect babymoon for you. Tropical mocktails, fresh, exotic dishes, sitting poolside, or having a great ocean view in front of you isn't just relaxing - it's also romantic. For those looking to really reconnect with their partners before having a baby, this is the perfect way to do it.
Snowy Chalet Wonderland
Of course, planning a babymoon depends on which time of the year a person's due date falls on. If you're lucky enough to have a due date that falls in the spring or summer, then a snowy getaway might be just the thing for you.
It might not be the average ski trip, but just spending some time in a cozy chalet overlooking the trails or gorgeous peaks is enough to make a person feel at home. Take the time to enjoy hot cocoa by the fire, curl up with a good book, or indulge in top-rated restaurant food with your significant other.
Some people feel that a city setting is just as refreshing to them as a beachside escape or a mountain resort. If this is the case, then a high-end hotel is definitely calling your name. Staying in the city is a chance to go all-out and enjoy things such as shopping, sightseeing, and 24/7 room service before the baby comes.
This is a fun vacation that's suited to the couple who is always on the go and has the extra energy to burn before their due date, not to mention having access to some of the best cuisines and experiences.
The Countryside Is Calling
Normally, we associate the countryside with things such as vineyards and villas but that's not necessarily all they are. A gorgeous countryside setting can be just as appreciated from a bed and breakfast that overlooks it or a rental property that's home to an idyllic meadow landscape.
Picture breakfast in the garden, tea on the terrace, and warm spring or summer nights spent outside by a fire pit. These are the kinds of things a couple can embrace while on a countryside getaway - along with scenic drives during the day and nights spent in a huge kitchen making dinner together.