Babies bring so much joy into the lives of their parents, grandparents, and siblings. The new adventure into parenthood can be the most exciting and chaotic experience that parents will endure, as they watch their beautiful children accomplish so many “firsts” as they grow. On the flip side, the parents might find that their relationship might be slightly strained or disconnected, as it does in many relationships. Babies are very demanding, so each parent is left with little time to dedicate to his or her partner. This is completely natural, especially among attentive, loving parents; it just means that the parents need a loving date night to reconnect and converse!
Dependable, Trustworthy Childcare
The most important part of date night is finding a trustworthy individual to care for the baby. A close family member or friend, such as the child’s grandparent or godparent, are great options. If family members or friends are not available, try a friend’s long term and trusted baby sitter. If the child is in trusted hands, it allows the parents to relax for their date.
Splurging on Dinner Reservations
One of the best date ideas is to go out for a nice dinner. Choose a favorite spot and make reservations weeks ahead of time to ensure that a table is available. A great dinner could be fancy, Tuscan oven fired pizzas, or the best seafood Plano TX. Dinner is an ideal date because a couple can converse with each other, laugh, and relax in an open and friendly atmosphere surrounded by other adults.
Planning the Outfit
For many parents, bodies change after baby. This can apply to both parents; even a dad! As a result, parents may begin to prepare for their date only to realize their date outfits do not fit. Try planning an outfit weeks ahead of time, so that any wardrobe malfunctions can be addressed before the big date. Since date nights may be limited after a baby makes its debut, it’s important to make each and every date night outfit count.
Many couples forget to celebrate and nurture their bond after a baby is born, especially if they do not utilize childcare often. This natural family process can make the parents uneasy, but this is easily resolved with some loving one-on-one time between the lucky couple. Having a regular date night after baby, perhaps three times per month, can help the couple to reconnect and unwind.