Once you have a baby, nothing is every the same as it was before that little person came in to your lives.
Even the simple things like popping to the shops or going to see friends becomes something of a mammoth task, so events such as Valentines day can seem almost impossible.
You might not want to leave your baby with a sitter or you might be breast feeding so you cant leave your baby with anyone. But just because you have a baby doesn’t mean that you need to put the romance on hold this February 14th, its just means you have to change the way you think about this day of romance.
So with this in mind, i’ve put together some simple things you can do to celebrate.
Most of the supermarkets do a meal for 2 on Valentines day for between £10 -£20. Just pick your favourite, set up some candles and get dressed up.
You can either put the kids to bed first keep them with you.
All you need is your sofa, some popcorn or other snacks and a movie. If you’ve not got Netflix, they usually have a 2 week free trial so you can watch fro free (just don’t forget to cancel it after the 2 weeks).
Go for a Walk
On our first valentines day after having our daughter (she was 2 months old), we took a walk around Matlock Bath. We wrapped up warm, put Freya in her buggy and sat outside easting fish and chips. Not your usual Valentines meal out, but it was lovely, and to be fair, this is the one valentines day I remember, despite us doing all the normal romantic stuff perviously.
Do you have friends that are in the same situation as you? Why not make it a double date. Get together at your house or theirs, gab a take away and have a good old laugh. You both have babies (or little ones) with you so you both know what you’re going through. If you need to to feed that baby, they wont be offended.
I would love to hear what you are up to this Valentines day. Leave a comment beow.