5 Simple Ways To Celebrate Valentine's Day As New Parents
Sex & Relationship
Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and it’s a great opportunity to relight the fire in your life!
If baby is literally hot out of the oven (we’re talking 1 month old), it might be a little difficult to incorporate romance in as you’re 24/7 at baby’s beck and call. But once baby hits the one or two months mark, and (hopefully) starts sleeping a little better, this is the best time to remember that you’re in a romantic relationship which you’ve probably been neglecting.
There are still some restrictions to the types of activities as new parents, but there are certainly things you can do around the house when baby is finally down for the night. Here are a few ideas to celebrate love!
Pick a movie
If your night routine usually involves doing the laundry, housework or cooking dinner, try something different that night! It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, like a movie! Prepare your favourite snack or ice cream and just relax in each other’s arms.
“I remember the best date I had after giving birth was just chilling with my husband, watching TV and eating ice cream. The movie ended just in time for baby’s night feed too!” – Audrey Lee, 33 years old
A take-out meal from your favourite restaurant can be romantic when you’re used to diapers, bottles and dirty dishes. Set some candles to up the ambiance!
“I usually cook something simple for my husband and I. But that night we just decided to order in from Food Panda and it felt so good not having to wash up! Best $30 meal ever!” – Tan Bee Ling, 31 years old
Let your partner sleep in
This one is mostly for the daddies. That added beauty sleep goes a long way and can really rejuvenate your partner!
Lend a helping hand or just do something nice!
Small gestures go a long way! Volunteer to do each other’s chores that night. Take over the bottle/pump washing duty, allow each other to take a nice long shower in peace, stock the fridge with beer. They will be grateful for this – trust us!
“I knew my wife always dreads washing the milk bottles so I thought I’d help her that night. Her reaction and sense of gratefulness was much bigger than I expected. Who knew!” – Desmond Tan, 29 years old
Try to get intimate
The key word here is “try”. Don’t put yourself in any kind of pressure though. Also, having sex after having a birth might not be the best idea. So maybe just cuddling and just relaxing together works better and you’ll be surprised how much you miss doing something so simple!
The point is, maybe you can’t celebrate Valentine’s Day the way you used to. But that’s okay! Because really, once your needs for sleep, privacy to pee and bathe in peace are met, the most simplest activities are equally fun!
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