Whether it's a day or week-long excursion, why not treat yourself to a babymoon?
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the babymoon, and after -- the baby carriage! This week we want to take a look at "the babymoon" and what it offers expectant parents.
Babymoon According to Wikipedia
According to Wikipedia, the babymoon as we understand it today is a new concept that premiered in the last decade. Previously it was used to describe the time parents spend cooing over their new babe; however, the term (redefined by clever travel agents) now takes the focus off the baby and offers expectant parents a little "us" time before the arrival of their new -- crying, sleepless, pooping -- bundle of joy.
These getaways usually include lavish pampering packages from hotels and resorts, like the Bundle of Joy Babymoon Package from Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, AZ (who will be generously hosting us for three days next month -- hurrah!). Their babymoon package includes in-room treats like make your own ice cream sundaes, couples massage and a "24-hour cravings chef" to cater to your every whim. Pickles and chocolate ice cream at 3 a.m. -- sure, why not?!
Since we'll be bringing five-year-old Ella, they also have a kiddy daycare service so mama and papa can have some quiet time. For more information on finding the babymoon of your dreams, head on over to Babymoon Finder, which lists pamper packages for expectant moms and their partners throughout the U.S. and beyond.
Let us know where you've babymooned, or where the fantasy locale would be! Remember to check out our blog for Babymoon ideas and tips for a smoother trip.