Interested in going on a babymoon with your hubby? Before booking that reservation, here are five things to consider when planning your babymoon.
Steven and I are only a few days away from going on our first ever babymoon and I cannot contain my excitement! Since the day we found out we were expecting, a babymoon was one of the first things on my mind. Where would we go? What would we do? How can I make it as romantic as possible? I’ve been planning it for months and I am so happy that we get to take just one last vacation as a family of two before baby A arrives in October!
After a lot of thinking and researching different places to go and things to do, we came to the conclusion that Disney World would be our ideal place to vacation one last time as just husband and wife. After all, we met there AND announced our pregnancy there, so why not start this new chapter of our life in the most magical place on earth?! Even though it is only a few short days, we are happy to just escape life for a little bit and make lots of memories together while our little girl is still in my tummy. I’ll explain more about why we chose our trip a little later on!
There are so many things to consider when planning a babymoon that it can be so overwhelming. With pregnancy, lots of things can be unexpected and you don’t want to make the wrong destination choice and regret it. I totally understand! It doesn’t have to be that stressful.
Here are 5 things we considered when planning our babymoon:
Pick your ideal time frame
In what week of your pregnancy do you want to go? Would it be better to go early or later on? It’s important to talk about this with your hubby and figure out which week of your pregnancy would be most ideal for you to hit the road. You and your husband will also need to talk to your employers about having time off, so make sure this coincides with the ideal week for you as well. Also, if you are high risk, you might want to consider talking to your doctor about when would be the best time to go. They could provide some useful insight on where the best (and safe) places would be for you! The time frame that you go will also depend on your comfort level. Don’t wait until the point in your pregnancy when you are too uncomfortable to do anything! We are choosing to go on our trip when I am 23 weeks. I have a little bump, but it is not big enough to make me feel totally uncomfortable all the time. That will definitely make a difference in how much fun you have!
The weather and health hazards
The weather at your destination is obviously a good thing to know even when you’re not pregnant, ha! But it’s also super important to know when you are pregnant because if it is too hot or too cold, it might affect you and your baby’s health if you don’t take precautions. If you’re going to a tropical destination (like a cruise or Hawaii), check and see what the average weather is for the time of year you plan on going. If it’s in the 90’s and 100’s, you might want to make sure you schedule some time to do some indoor activities so you aren’t in the heat all day! Something else to consider is the health hazards of the regions you are going to. Some places may not be safe for pregnant women because of different viruses in the country (like the Zikka virus in tropical destinations). Always do your research! P.S: If you are thinking about a cruise, you might want to consider going in your earlier months of pregnancy! Most cruises won’t allow women over 24 weeks to board, even if you have a doctors note allowing you.
Pregnancy friendly amenities and activities
It’s important to make sure your destination has pregnancy-safe things to do, otherwise you’ll be stuck sitting on the sidelines while your partner has all of the fun, and we don’t want that! For example, it probably wouldn’t be ideal to go snow tubing, mountain climbing, or skiing for your babymoon. Research your destination before you go and all that the city has to offer. Make sure that there are activities that BOTH of you are physically able to do so neither of you will be missing out. Take Disney World, for example. There are some things that I won’t be able to ride, but I will be able to ride the majority of them. And there are other attractions besides rides that I will be able to enjoy! Plus the Disney food is ALWAYS more than enjoyable 😉
Think about what you imagined this vacation to be
Do you want it to be romantic? Relaxing? Adventurous? Fancy? Decide on what to do and where to go based on that. This is a super special trip so it needs to be everything you wanted and imagined it to be! Make the most of this time together with your spouse and cross a few things off your bucket list. It doesn’t have to be expensive or wild, but just make sure you make TONS OF MEMORIES! You won't regret it!
Plan it as early as possible
The main reason I say this is because booking early can save you lots of time and money. If you book at the last minute, most of the hotel rooms and attractions will be booked up and you will miss out on everything you wanted to see and do. Lots of hotels do early booking discounts where you can save 10-15% or more on your room. Also, look for coupons and deals on Groupon! Groupon has TONS of great things to do and see and you can usually get tickets to these things at a great price. Planning ahead as early as possible will ensure that you get the best deals and the best room/seats!