Bonding on Your Babymoon as First-Time Parents

You’ve spent months painting, rearranging furniture, picking out names (maybe repainting the room again), and creating the perfect space for your upcoming little one. You’re probably imaging holding that new tiny human and reading every parenting book you can get your hands on.

While you’re dreaming of the days your new bundle is home, you might be forgetting these are the final days of simply being a pair of people. Taking a babymoon is the perfect opportunity to relax and have some quality time with just you and your partner before the baby arrives. Here are some fun tips on how to spend the new few months bonding before baby.

Book the Perfect Babymoon

You and your significant other may have thought of everything for the hospital stay and the days after your bundle comes home. However, spending time as a couple before your little one joins the picture is important. It might be the last time you get some rest for a while spending quality time as a pair. Booking an adult-only vacation is a wonderful way to do some adventurous things or simply spending some downtime together before junior arrives, and demands (in an adorable way) all of your attention.

You can talk to a booking agent at companies like Tripadvisor about must-see attractions, luxury hotels, and couples’ only destinations. Some booking sites offer discounted rates for those last-minute hotel reservations. You may be wary about traveling during pregnancy, but rest assured it’s ok to travel although it may be more comfortable during the first and second trimester.

On the Road

Find romance and a great experience, travel to Lansing, Michigan. This historic town has a variety of attractions for foodies, science buffs, and nature lovers. Lansing hotels on popular sites such as Trip Advisor offer multiple options for hotel deals with popular amenities like free wifi, breakfast, and comfort. On your list of must-sees during your Lansing trip, the Michigan State Capitol is a popular tourist destination. It’s known for the beautifully crafted dome on top of the building. Make your way into the past with stories of Michigan’s History Center.

Stories collected over time from residents help you visualize the past by searching the archives to wandering the heritage trails. For those looking to experience a cozier setting, stay at a local bed and breakfast like the Wild Goose Inn, located in downtown East Lansing. They feature natural and organic soaps and shampoos, an outdoor fire pit, and a three-course breakfast served daily.

Afterward, walk off some of that omelet at the Potter Park Zoo, celebrating their centennial birthday this year. Release your inner geeky kid at the science center that features a STEM playground (for future use for your little one) or learn about the wonders of the universe at a live show.


Spending time together is what creates that deeper bond, especially before a baby. If you haven’t discussed important issues such as monetary situations, extra space, or who he’ll be named after, this is a perfect time. You can kick back and plan a wonderful staycation, especially during times of social distancing. Set the scene with safe and luminous flameless candles for a couple’s spa night. Pamper yourself with a warm bath filled with Epsom salts and fresh lavender sprigs. Then snuggle up in a new fuzzy robe and slippers for those tired, aching feet.

Set up a movie night with virgin cocktails and snacks, and stream the latest shows or movies in comfort. Camp outside under the stars near a DIY fire pit with your significant other, roast marshmallows, and talk about what you loved about your wedding and can’t wait when you’re a new parent. Keep a fun bullet journal to keep all your thoughts together and organized. Be creative with different markers and pens to fill it with love letters or notes, cute quotes and doodles, and a list with your favorite baby resources. Trustworthy websites such as Truly Mama give new moms helpful tips and friendly advice on parenting, pregnancy issues, and product reviews.