Babymoons, which are becoming increasingly popular, are mini-vacations couples embark on, preferably during the second trimester of pregnancy. It’s your last chance at a romantic getaway for some time as the forthcoming baby will keep you busy for a while. Whether it’s an exotic locale or a simple staycation, a babymoon is definitely recommended for couples expecting a baby. These much-needed breaks allow you both to unwind while planning for the future.
When preparing for your little pre-baby getaway, here are some things your travel checklist must contain:
1. Comfortable clothes: This trip is different from a honeymoon, so those tight-fitting dresses would need to be swapped for clothes that are simply more comfortable for a mother-to-be. Remember, this will be your last leisurely sojourn for a very long time. In addition, an expecting mother’s body starts visibly growing during the second trimester. So, it’s better to prioritize comfort over fashion.
2. Sunscreen: A holiday can involve a lot of travel. Of course, it depends on your inclinations; you may wish to relax by the beach or a pool, instead of exploring. Either way, the sun isn’t going anywhere during the day, so don’t forget your sunscreen. During your babymoon, mums-to-be are more susceptible to discomfort even from slight sunburn.
3. Medicines: Exotic destinations can also mean exotic diseases. It is thus recommended to carry a little medicine bag for emergencies and to deal with common ailments such as headaches, nausea, food poisoning, diarrhea etc. Ensure these are pregnancy-safe and doctor-prescribed as some medicines can aggravate even the most benign symptoms for an expectant mother and her unborn child.
4. Mosquito repellent: Something as simple as a mosquito bite can ruin even the best-planned vacation. Do not let these pests spoil your babymoon. These disease-carrying insects can be detrimental to both the expectant mum and her unborn baby. The solution is simple – Goodknight Fabric Roll-On. Made of 100% natural oils, it’s completely safe for pregnant women. Just four dots on an article of clothing can ensure you’re mosquito-free for hours so you can relax and enjoy your babymoon to the fullest throughout the day – and night!
5. Emergency numbers: Always carry a list of emergency numbers to deal with unexpected situations. When travelling, request your gynecologist to provide you with an emergency number. It might help to jot down the numbers of doctors in the vicinity of your travels as well. If that proves difficult (say, in the event of your travelling to another country or a remote location), make arrangements with your hotel to provide you with the details of a trusted doctor nearby, along with all the other necessary numbers in case of an emergency.
A babymoon is a vacation that should leave you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready for baby’s arrival. So, it’s inevitable that you’ll try to make it a memorable one. To ensure that your trip goes without a hitch, it is extremely important that your checklist contains these must-haves for a stress-free babymoon.