As your baby enters your life, planning romantic times with your partner becomes a must! You and your partner can be filled with joy and at the same time overwhelmed with the responsibilities surrounding newborn care. Your child will become the focus of your life and remain that way for many years to come.
It is important to dedicate quality time to your partner, as a strong and loving partnership serves the entire family’s well being. You will have to be more creative and flexible when planning romance after having a child. When you think you would rather sleep than clean up for a date, remind yourself that connecting with your partner will be worth the effort. You can both get energized even from brief but quality dates! Take a stroll together and go for coffee at the local coffee shop if you are short on time. When planning evenings out during baby’s first few months, it is probably best to plan on doing one thing and set aside no more than three hours. For example, dinner and a movie might be too much for your mommy nerves at first. Start out slow and build up from there.
You should have a few trusted babysitters to make it possible for you to plan times away with your partner. Look to relatives, neighbors and experienced sitters. You should start interviewing sitters before the baby is born. Several reputable websites can serve as great resources for finding the right babysitter in your area. Here are a couple that we recommend:
Whatever you do, make sure you have some quality time together. For ideas on how to have fun and romance mixed in with parenthood, subscribe to our newsletter.