When a newborn is about to arrive, parents start fretting about midnight feeds and the sleep deprivation they will be witnessing soon. They look for opportunities to relax & pamper themselves and a pre-baby vacation, popularly known as Babymoon, is just what they need!
What is a babymoon?
Babymoon are one of the most popular trends in travel today. They are the ideal treat for moms and dads-to-be. These vacations give a perfect setting for couples to reconnect before they enter or re-enter parenthood and take on the responsibility of nurturing their little one.
So, if you are in that phase, seize this opportunity for one more romantic getaway before your life starts revolving around diapers and bibs. We’ll help you understand how you can plan your babymoon and what you need to make it more memorable.
How to plan the best babymoon?
Traveling with that baby bump means extra precaution and planning. It means that you need to choose an appropriate destination, have all your essentials, your medicines, emergency contact numbers in place and lots more. We’ve prepared a little checklist for you to plan your babymoon stress-free:
- Time it Right
Morning sickness is a common symptom for many in the first trimester. And by the final trimester, your baby bump is so big that it’ll start coming in the way of most of your activities. Plan your travel in the second trimester (between 14 and 28 weeks) to comfortably enjoy your journey.
- Pick the right destination
Choose a destination that interests you the most and will be worth the pampering. For instance, hit the beach if you are a beach lover or take a cosmopolitan getaway to keep it calm and relaxed. Whatever destination you choose, make sure it does not involve long hours of travel because your body is not in the condition to accept that currently.
- Inform your doctor
Your doctor must approve of your itinerary, your condition and other details. Flying is considered safe only if the pregnancy is healthy. In case you have any kind of complications, a babymoon may not be a good idea.
Your doctor must also prescribe all the medications required to ensure that you do not experience any side effects. All travel instructions by the doctor must be carefully taken into consideration and followed.
Blissful Babymoon Ideas
A babymoon sounds exciting but if you don’t plan it with the right idea, it could become disappointing. So, what would be the best way to spend your pre-baby vacation with a complete dose of the pampering you deserve?
Here are some ideas and some destinations to help you live the most romantic getaway with your partner:
- A Beach Babymoon
A lot of moms-to-be find beach waves the perfect way to soothe and calm them. The water can actually provide a support for your bump as you recline, easing the minor aches and pains. Moreover, the fresh air and warming sun can rejuvenate your mind and body.
- Relaxing Spa Babymoon
The objective of a babymoon is to pamper and soothe you, and what can be a better destination than a spa. In your first trimester, a massage treatment may not be ideal, but at later stages, a spa treatment will relieve you of your pains and aches. You will really feel revitalized and beautiful.
- Love the Nature Babymoon
A lot of women start having a better connection with nature during pregnancy. If you are one of those, it is time for you to take a vacation soaked in the natural beauty around you. There are several destinations that allow you to breathe fresh air, enjoy scenic views and take Bollywood-like pictures for a lifetime.
- A Gaming Babymoon
Your baby could be your lucky charm and this is the time for you to try your hands on some gambling. Head right out to casinos and play your heart out for the one last hurrah before the baby arrives.
- Babymoon Cruise
There are certain guidelines set by cruise which are to be followed as you may not be allowed on cruise at a particular period of your pregnancy, but if you are on, this is the time to soak in the sun with water all around and of course, a lot of delicious food.
Top Babymoon Destinations in India
- Srinagar, Kashmir
- Port Blair, Andaman
- Assam, Guwahati
- Kumarakom, Kerala
Top Babymoon Destinations Internationally
- Sri Lanka
- Hong Kong