Date Ideas With a Baby
Keeping the romance alive between you and your partner is always important, especially when there’s a baby. Before baby, it was probably just the two of you. Now that there’s a tiny human in your lives, it may take some extra effort to preserve alone time and romance. You and your partner may be tired and stressed, but reserving time for date nights is worth it. The stronger the foundation of your family, the better you can provide and set an example for your baby.
The reality is, though, that with a baby, your date nights may need to include them until they get a little older. So let’s make sure these dates are interesting: here are some date night ideas with a baby.
Fun Date Night Ideas With a Baby
Table of Contents
- Why go on dates when you have a newborn?
- Ways to have a date night with a baby
- Date ideas for couples with a baby
Why go on dates when you have a newborn?
The first months with a baby are full of change. From new sleep schedules to a shifted dynamic in your home, you can only prepare so much for bringing a newborn home. Now that your whole world is about your baby, it’s important to remember yourself and your partner, too. Your day-to-day may become increasingly routine with a baby, but reserving time for family fun can help keep your family united and strong. It can also help keep your emotional health, healthy, and your spirits high.
Date nights with your baby can consist of at-home activities or going out with your baby. Regardless of the location, babywearing can help keep your hands free and your baby close. One of the best baby carriers for active parents and not-so-active parents is the Tushbaby—its multi-functional, open-style hip seat design makes it ideal for any situation around the house or on the go. It features five storage pockets and offers four carrying positions to make life with a baby fuss- and fluster-free.
To wear the Tushbaby, simply strap it high and tight around your waist and place your baby on the plush seat—that’s all there is to it. With easy on-and-off access, you can pick your baby up and put them down as they please while rocking your Tushbaby the entire time. Add it to your next outing along with a Totebaby, our buttery vegan leather tote that can serve as your diaper bag, grocery bag, gym bag, and so much more.
But without further ado, here are some ideas for a date night with a baby.
Ways to have a date night with a baby:
Bring baby along: Date night might look a little different with a baby. From taking baby to the movies to taking baby to a restaurant, babywearing can make bringing baby along for some quality time easier. With Tushbaby’s four carry positions, including a feeding position, it’s easy to share the sights with your little one or feed them on the go.
Plan a date night in: Date night is about spending time together, so staying in and disconnecting can be the perfect date night. It could be as simple as dessert on the patio outside and a card game after baby goes to sleep.
Double or group date: Connecting with other families that have kids can help you socialize with a set of ears that understand what you’re going through. While date night is most intimate with you and your partner, double or group dates can be enjoyable with a baby too.
- Pump breast milk or prep formula for a babysitter: If you choose alone time, in or out of the house, you can pump or stock formula and enlist the help of a babysitter or family member to watch your baby. Tushbaby doubles as a nursing pillow for feeding times with other caregivers, and can even be used as chest support while you pump.
Date ideas for couples with a baby:
Make a home decoration together: A bonding activity that will give you and your partner something special to cherish for years to come. Making a decoration together can bring you and your partner together for a fun activity at home, perhaps after baby goes down for a nap or bed.
Cook together: Cooking together is a great way to spend time with your partner. Enjoy a glass of wine, prepare a meal you’ve wanted to try, and eat it in the comfort of your own home. If your baby is awake, consider babywearing to help keep your hands free.
Fancy drinks on the patio: With access to bougie drink recipes, bust out of your shell and bring that post you liked to life. Head outside for some fresh air with your partner (baby monitor in hand) and enjoy some drinks in the privacy of your own patio. Cheers to that.
Short hike: There’s something about the sounds and smells of nature. Bring your partner and your baby along for a short hike. This cost-effective date can allow you to spend time together while getting outside, so it’s a double win. Before you head out for a hike, make sure you have a baby carrier for hiking with a baby. Better still, The Pack is the perfect solution for storage on hikes—strap it around your chest, back, or around your waist, and fill it with snacks, your personal items, and even a full-sized water bottle.
Scenic drive: Baby in tow or not, scenic drives can be a relaxing way to unwind. Whether you’re headed to a special destination or just driving to drive, date nights or days can be as simple as this. Plus, if your baby loves the car, this may be just what you need to lull them to sleep.
Frozen yogurt or ice cream date: You know what they say about ice cream, or the popular healthier alternative frozen yogurt. You scream, I scream. . . we all scream (fill in the blank). Grabbing some ice cream on a summer evening is a quick yet playful way to do date night with a baby.
Go to brunch: There’s just something about brunch vibes. Hit your favorite brunch spot with your baby in tow. If tables are close, consider babywearing with your Tushbaby and stashing your essentials in the storage pockets—Tushbaby can even be positioned in the front of your body to be used as a baby seat while you’re seated. If you’ve got more that has to come with you, fill up your stylish vegan leather Totebaby. Totebaby also comes with a convenient removable divider pocket that’s perfectly designed to hold a Tushbaby for quick storage.
Movie night: With access to new and old movies on demand, pick a movie to escape from reality. Cuddle up with some popcorn and snacks and enjoy a movie with your partner. Maybe you want to add an espresso martini to the mix to help keep those tired eyes open.
- Game night: Game night is a fun family tradition. Whether it’s a standing date night or a once in a while date night, game night is a fun way to stay in and spend time together. You can even turn this into a social activity too.
Date night as a family of three never sounded so good. Shop Tushbaby today for products that make life with a baby easier!