Friday, 6 June 2014

BabyMoon: Introduction, Preparation and Planning

Have you ever heard about a couple who’ve decided to venture into a holiday, just before, or after, the arrival of their child? This kind of an excursion is given a special term called ‘Babymoon’. A ‘Babymoon’ is referred to a vacation taken by a couple either soon before, or soon after, the birth of their baby. It is just like the honeymoon which follows a wedding. This concept gained popularity and momentum in the 1990’s as a time when parents spend bonding with a recently born baby.

In the west, the concept of babymoon is quite common for parents to go on a romantic getaway, or to take a babymoon. Although in India, the concept of a babymoon is still new, there is a certain section of parents or soon to be parents to make out time for a special trip.

babymoon in goa

However, when you’re wife is expecting, male members happen to deal with a great number of concerns about health and safety. If you plan your trip in an appropriate manner, and you obtain the correct advice from your physician, one should be able to take his holiday with ease and comfort.

Ideal time for going on a Babymoon

Take a look at the pregnancy calendar, the second trimester, from 4th month to 6th month, is a good time to go for your babymoon. The simple reason is that, during this time, morning sickness is over and you can still move around comfortably. This does not mean that you cannot travel during your first and third trimesters. Make sure to check your airline policy on flying in pregnancy before you leave and don’t forget it applies to your return trip as well.

Places which have a high incidence of Malaria or Dengue are also best avoided. If there are mosquitoes, wear long sleeved clothes and use safe repellent creams & netting. Make sure you carry your emergency kit which contains important items such as medical reports, medications, travel insurance and emergency contact information. 

Places to go for Babymoon

It is a good idea to opt for comfort over adventure and go to places that will not need long hectic hours to reach the destination. Therefore, rafting, camping, hiking trips are a big no. Also, be careful, while visiting places such as ancient forts, ruins and old places. Some may have slippery stairs or crumbled pathways. Instead, try places where you can relax, such as sandy beaches or a scenic hill station.

There are several tour operators which offer pregnancy friendly holiday packages for domestic and international travel. There are several options such as Ooty, Coorg, Kasauli, Deolali, Manali, Mussoorie, Dalhousie, Shillong and Kashmir.

For a winter holiday, you may want to go to Rajasthan, Varanasi, Agra, Goa, Pondicherry and Kerala. Most cities also offer great getaways that are just a few miles away. In Goa and Kerala, there are certain hotels and spa retreats that offer special holiday packages with services such as Ayurvedic Massage, hair & skin treatments and healthy gourmet meals.

hotels resorts and spa babymoon

It really doesn’t matter for how long you plan to stay. You can plan your vacation from 1 day to several weeks. It’s all about whatever you feel comfortable with. Whether or not you want to include overnights is also something that depends on your personal situation, feelings and preference. You don’t have to plan an extravagant trip to some fancy and exotic place. You can choose to go to a spa that is conveniently located close to home or go out for a romantic dinner. This little vacation is all about the parents and what they want to do. Have a little vacation which you can enjoy and remember for many years to come.

If you find yourself confused as what to do or where to start from, you may need the help of a tour operator or consultation from somebody who had gone for a babymoon trip. They offer a wide selection of destinations and amenities for you to choose from. No matter what kind of getaway you want to plan, they will be able to come up with some great ideas.

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