One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A relaxing or romantic vacation taken by parents-to-be before their baby is born.‘on the eve of my third trimester, we boarded a plane for a week-long babymoon among the quiet canals of Amsterdam’
- ‘I am by no means rich but my husband and I saved up to have a babymoon before my daughter was born.’
- ‘Giuliana has been enjoying an epic babymoon with her husband Bill.’
- ‘The couple also splurged recently on a romantic babymoon to Rio de Janiero, Brazil, where they hit up some of the local tourist hotspots.’
- ‘We recently really enjoyed a babymoon in Kauai too.’
- ‘They also went on a babymoon to Jane Mountain in St. Lucia in June in preparation for their impending parenthood.’
- ‘The site, which details more than 200 babymoon packages all over the world, has received more than 550,000 hits.’
- ‘Audrey was five months' pregnant when she and husband Rory took a babymoon to America.’
- ‘The couple celebrated the pregnancy with a babymoon in Hawaii this week, soaking up the sun on the isle of Maui.’
- ‘The couple, traveling the world on their babymoon, were left alone for the most part and tried to blend into the crowd of tourists.’
- ‘With a luxury hotel offering stunning views over the beautiful city and plenty of culture to soak up, a Paris babymoon could be just what the doctor ordered.’
- ‘She and Michael were enjoying a babymoon by the ocean.’
- ‘The couple are currently in Italy following up their romantic Parisian babymoon.’
- 1.1 A period of time following the birth of a baby during which the new parents can focus on establishing a bond with their child.‘a babymoon is regarded as a crucial time for a family to establish itself’
- ‘Your babymoon is an important occasion where you and baby are getting to know each other on the outside.’
- ‘The babymoon is a huge culture shock – not only do you have the recovery from the birth to deal with, but also you must adjust to life with a tiny, noisy person.’
- ‘A babymoon is important because it allows parents the precious time to be totally present with their new baby.’
- ‘Rather than let the initial problems spoil the babymoon, she resolved to keep trying until she could breastfeed successfully.’
- ‘You feel drugged within this wondrous little world, this babymoon in which nothing, for the moment, is allowed to intrude.’
1970s: blend of baby and honeymoon.
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