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Not all women want a baby shower. More importantly, baby showers often leave out the future dads. Don’t fall into the trap of throwing a conventional ladies-only Baby Shower if that just isn’t you. Here are 8 pre-baby celebration ideas both expecting parents will love.
Mom and Dad-to-be Spa Day
Towards the end of pregnancy, many women develop foot pain. Foot pain typically results from the added body pressure natural pregnancy weight gain causes. On top of that, many women also tend to break out during pregnancy. The acne is caused by an increase in hormones. Therefore, a spa day, including a foot massage and a facial, is an essential pre-baby celebration for future moms. Don’t leave out dad though! More than likely, a dad to be is doing everything he can to make sure mom is happy and healthy. A massage and facial would be a great way to celebrate and show your appreciation.
Having a baby is a lot of work, which means mom and dad are going to have less time to take care of themselves. Taking cooking classes with each other, or with friends, is a great way for future moms and dads to celebrate by learning how to make quick, healthy, and practical meals so they don’t have to re-live their college years and rely on Top Ramen and microwavable meals when things get busy.
Customize a cigar for the Dad-to-be
Having a baby can be stressful, and cigars are a great way to help the soon-to-be dad relax and enjoy himself. Custom Tobacco allows you to customize the band of your cigar. Writing the future name of your child, coloring the band in pink or blue, or writing, “I love you,” can be a great way for future mom to thank dad for being so supportive throughout her pregnancy.
Nursery furniture shopping
Shopping for your baby’s nursery with your significant other is a great bonding experience, making for an intimate and more personal pre-baby celebration. Plus, your baby will be able to feel all the love and hard work the two of you put into it.
It’s becoming less and less common for Mom’s to stay home with their children full-time. Many work, volunteer, or go to school. Thus, having a nanny or a babysitter you can trust is a must. Why not celebrate by making life easier for yourself and getting a head start on the interviewing process in order to find a nanny before the baby is born.
It’s easy to let the romance between you and your significant other fall flat when you’re expecting a baby. Taking intimacy classes can be a fun way to spice up your intimate life and celebrate each other, or maybe even make for a good laugh!
Future Mom and Dad photo shoot
Women don’t always feel the sexiest during pregnancy, so this is a great way to get back that feeling! Make a day out of it! Dress up, get your hair and make-up done, and even pick a theme! A pre-baby photo shoot is a great way to create and capture memories of your pregnancy that you can look back on years later and share with friends and family. You can book a pregnancy photography shoot at many places online.
Donate your baby gifts
Having a baby is expensive. It can be easy to get caught up in all of the excitement and forget that there are thousands of new mothers who cannot afford even the simplest things for their babies, like diapers. Donating your baby gifts can be a great way to give back in order to show your child the difference he or she can make in the world.