What Is A Babymoon?
A babymoon is like a honeymoon, but to celebrate the coming of a baby instead of a marriage. Since you’re not going to have much for yourself after the baby arrives, now is the time to be selfish!
The most common babymoon ideas are all about travel. You can’t really go on holidays with a newborn, so now would be the best time for you and your hubby to on that trip you always wanted.
Luckily, babymoon packages are starting to become common offerings with resorts and travel agencies. You don’t exactly need to go on a five-star vacation since some of these destinations work perfectly fine on a budget. But if you’re feeling fancy, (and why wouldn’t you?), then a bit luxury never hurt anyone!
Babymooning In Australia
The ideal destinations will obviously depend on how far along your pregnancy is, the best babymoon package for a woman at 16-weeks isn’t going to be the best for a woman at 32-weeks. So, with that in mind, here are our top five picks:
Yallingup, Western Australia
If you’re looking to get pampered, this luxurious beachfront retreat house is definitely the place to be. Overlooking the gorgeous Cape to Cape track, this is a perfect place for you and your partner to escape to for a while. With cosy interiors, excellent in-house services like massages and body treatments, you’ll definitely remember this trip long after the baby’s been born.
For those looking for a more active itinerary for their babymoon, the activities on Fitzroy Island have you covered. Swimming, snorkelling, and glass bottom boat tours are some of the many maritime offerings that this island offers. And with their suite of different accommodation options, you’ll definitely find something suited to your budget.
New South Wales
If you want to combine a holiday with a bit of baby-education, then the Belongil Birth Retreat is the perfect place to go. They offer a 7-day comprehensive retreat designed to both prepare parents for the incoming birth and build their confidence in their child-rearing skills. It’s a must-go for first-time parents.
South Melbourne, Victoria
If you’re feeling a little too queasy to go on extended trips, then Body Freedom’s pregnancy packages may just be the thing you need. Located in the heart of South Melbourne, the Multi-Visit Mum-To-Be package is perfect for pregnant gals who just want to be pampered all day long.
Bunker Bay, Western Australia
Some couples may be a little late getting their babymoon scheduled, and that’s fine. Pullman Bunker Bay Resort offers a babymoon getaway for expectant couples, with easy access to the nearby Busselton Hospital while still being near beautifully secluded areas like Bunker Bay beach.
But Before Going On A Babymoon...
Before you book your tickets, remember to keep these things in mind on your babymoon trip:
- How far are you in your pregnancy. Each trimester has its certain set of challenges that every woman needs to take into account. The bigger the bump, the more difficult it’ll be for you to move around, so remember that!
- The local cuisine. It doesn’t matter how good the food is where you’re going if it’ll all come up shortly after you snack it down. Check (and inform the staff if necessary) about food that can trigger any reactions in you.
- Any medications you may be taking. If you happen to be taking any medication for your pregnancy, make sure you bring extras or at least book a destination that’s close to where you can get more.
Remember: you may be going on a trip, but you have an extra companion with you! Consult with your doctor before going on any trip, so you’d have a better idea of things to watch out for.
Motherhood is going to be a wonderful thing for you and your family to enjoy – but remember that you deserve a little fun and attention as well. Your life might be taken over once the baby comes, but for now, it’s all about you. Enjoy it!