Originally, the term babymoon or “baby moon,” meant the initial period of time a mother would spend with her new child. However, over the past 10 years or so, a babymoon has become synonymous with a vacation a couple takes before the birth of a child.
With almost 100,000 searches a month, the term babymoon (also searched as: baby moon), is clearly on the rise.
A new baby brings with it the understanding that your funds will be depleted, your time will be drained and you will likely not have the resources necessary to take a well-deserved vacation.
The babymoon could be a planned event before the couple starts attempting to conceive or a getaway that occurs during an early trimester (say helllooooo prenatal massage!).
So if you are looking for a push present that benefits the entire family, and don’t mind thanking your momma-to-be before she does a lot of the heavy lifting, consider purchasing a babymoon for the two of you.
Things to consider…
– Where does SHE want to go? Of course you’ll want to pick a vacation spot that you will both enjoy, but since this is technically a gift for her, be sure to pick a location that excites her. Also, if she is already expecting, consider your wife’s preferences as far as travel. Will a long flight get her more anxious than excited? Is being far from home during this emotional time an issue? Before booking a trip, have a handle on what your wife wants.
– What is the cancellation process? While the majority of pregnancies work out as expected, some, unfortunately, come along with unexpected problems. Be sure that the travel service you are booking through has a lenient change policy in case plans need to change. As you already know, pregnancy begs that you expect the unexpected.
– Do you have the money? Most expecting mothers love push presents, but there are fiscally-conservative moms who would rather save for the unborn child then spend. If you are booking a trip, be sure to stay within your budget. This will keep your wife happy and help you avoid possible financial pitfalls in the future.
Booking a babymoon as a push present can help you kill two birds with one stone, while offering something to both the future mother AND father.
What advice would you give to husbands planning a babymoon as a push present?