Hello!

117 Comments

As a mum of two beautiful children, I can honestly say having a baby completely changes life as you know it. In a good way of course! However, new parents need to appreciate the fact once bub comes along, it’s going to be quite a while before they have quality time alone together.

I say good on Wills and Kate for having their babymoon on the Caribbean island of Mustique before Prince George arrived. For the rest of us – let’s keep dreaming of that romantic break in the Caribbean!

Whether it’s to an exotic private island or simply up the coast, a babymoon is a great way to squeeze in some precious time together before another member of the family arrives. As I’ve told many friends who are soon to be mums and dads, whether it’s the first or fourth child on the way, it’s important to take time out to escape and focus on each other and not the all-consuming baby planning.

As many of you will agree, planning for a baby is great fun but exhausting. A babymoon is the ultimate chance to put that all aside for a week or two and simply zone out. No baby wipes, books or little clothes – just you, your partner, a good book and plenty of R+R.

Once convinced it’s a good idea, it’s now a question of where? As a mum working in travel, I can say from experience that beachside holidays are often a hit with those looking to lock in a babymoon. When it comes to quick domestic breaks, the Sunshine Coast and the Whitsundays offer an abundance of accommodation options to suit all budgets and needs.

mouths of mums | holiday beachmouths of mums | Gold Coast

 

 

 

 

 

Australia - QLD - Whitsundays | mouths of mums

 

For those looking for a value for money overseas getaway, Hawaii or New Zealand are always  safe options. Knowing the language and being confident about water and food standards is very important when travelling while pregnant. Fiji, Thailand and Bali are also popular but do be wary of where you stay and what you eat and drink. There are some great hotels, resorts and restaurants which offer world class quality service however when it comes to holidaying while pregnant in Asia or the Pacific Islands, be extra cautious. Your health and the wellbeing of your bub needs to come first!

Before setting your heart on a domestic or overseas location, it’s best to run your travel plans past your doctor. Flying is possible while pregnant however your doctor will be able to let you know what’s best for you and your baby.  For example, if you can avoid it, it is not advisable to fly during your first trimester as the risk of a miscarriage is still high. Equally, it is not advised to fly throughout your third trimester as the possibility of going into labour increases and you ideally don’t want to be having the baby while in the air!

No matter where you decide to go in the end, you will need to be prepared for all situations. Have all your doctor’s contact details on hand. Know where the nearest hospital is to your accommodation and bring with you any items you need should you happen to go into labour unexpectedly. If flying, no matter what trimester you’re in, I recommend you alert the airline to the fact you’re pregnant all the same. It’s good to do the same with your hotel too so they can quickly come to your aid if need be.

As long as you’re prepared and it’s financially viable, there’s no reason not to squeeze a babymoon in before each child!  The ability to relax and make time for each other becomes increasingly difficult these breaks energise you both. If you’re expecting, lock in a holiday as soon as possible. The Caribbean island of Mustique perhaps?

Did you go on a babymoon, or are you planning to? Tell us about your experience!

  • Cool! Very interesting! Thanks for sharing this!

    Reply

  • I was lucky to have two holidays before our bub arrived. Hubby and I went on a cruise which was nice and relaxing and then i went on a holiday with my mum to Bali.

    Reply

  • It doesn’t have to be an expensive location. As long as it is outside your own 4 walls, your accomodation has a comfy bed and is clean, you can relax the way you want to as a couple is the main thing. Some accomodation places are cheaper Sunday – Thursday as they have less customers then. – or you get better service anyway. You don’t have to use the expensive restruants,(or not for all meals) plenty of other places have fantastic meals at reasonable prices if you are short of cash. If there are trucks parked there, it may not be romantic but you can guarantee good quality meals at reasonable places. Often large serves. some even have self-serve tea and coffee – great spots for breakfast or lunch anyway. The drivers will not patronise places with poor quality meals. If food quality drops word amongst them travels very fast.

    Reply

  • Wish I had done this great idea

    Reply

  • Was a good read thank You for sharing

    Reply

  • I’ve heard of these babymoon’s briefly but never considered having one but i might before a new member is added to our growing family.

    Reply

  • No babymoon here, would have loved it though!

    Reply

  • It’s nice to have a holiday before the baby arrives.

    Reply

  • Planning mine right now. Nice few nights away will be great

    Reply

  • I wish I had a babymoon.

    Reply

  • I think it sounds like a delightful idea

    Reply

  • Wish I’d been able to do this before my family appeared. Oh, a holiday, even with an enormous pregnant body, would have been heaven on a stick.


    • lol heaven on a stick? platter sounds right

    Reply

  • I went on a short trip with my husband but I didn’t know babymoons existed! I thought it was just a weekend away! Lol

    Reply

  • these are becoming very popular these days

    Reply

  • Great article! I’ve been to Bali and it is the most beautiful place – you do have to watch what you eat though, Balinese cuisine can be quite exotic! :D

    Reply

Post a comment
Like Facebook page

LIKE MoM on Facebook

Please enter your comment below
Would you like to include a photo?
No picture uploaded yet.
Please wait to see your image preview here before hitting the submit button.
Your MoM account


Lost your password?

Enter your email and a password below to post your comment and join MoM:

You May Like

Loading…

Looks like this may be blocked by you browser or content filtering.

↥ Back to top

Thanks For Your Star Rating!

Would you like to add a written rating or just a star rating?

Write A Rating Just A Star Rating
Join