Relationship Tips To Keep The Spark Burning After Having A Baby
Becoming a parent is one of the most rewarding things you can do. Although it can be a difficult transition, having a baby is a blessing that you and your spouse will be excited about.
One transition you and your spouse will have to make is learning how to be a family of three, rather than two. Before having a baby, you could go on dates without finding a babysitter. You also had many nights of romance without worrying about being woken up in the wee hours of the morning.
It is extremely important for your family as a whole to not neglect your relationship with your partner. For many women it can be hard, our bodies go through many changes after having a baby. We are tired, seriously mom tired is a whole different level of tired! But if there is one thing I can tell you, your partner loves you and he loves your body, every inch of it ladies.
Keeping your relationship alive, both emotionally and physically, is probably most important after welcoming a baby. The last thing either of you want to feel is neglected by the other. Communication is so important. If you are feeling a disconnect, you need to communicate that with your partner. Just remember, the smallest act can have the biggest impact.
Relationship Tips After Having A Baby
If you and your spouse are having trouble making the transition, here are a few tips you can use to keep your relationship alive after having a baby.
Physical intimacy is an important part of a relationship. It is so important to continue being romantic even after the baby is born. Keep in mind that there are restrictions for a woman after giving birth, so you might need to be creative in this. Even if it’s just a simple kiss, a brush of a hand, or a nice massage, that physical contact will help keep you and your spouse connected.
Other ways to be romantic can be leaving little love notes for each other, cooking a meal for two with candlelight after the kids go to bed, and going for a walk around the neighbourhood and hold hands.
Devote Time and Energy
After a baby is born, it can be easy to feel as if you’re doing it alone. In order to keep your relationship alive, make it a habit to set aside time and energy specifically for your spouse.
Do little things for them, such as putting the dishes away or throwing a load of dirty laundry into the washer. Running your partner a bath and watching the little one(s) so they can have some uninterrupted relaxation will be extremely appreciated!
Acts of kindness, time, and energy will show your spouse that you value them, helping to keep your relationship strong. Don’t forget to thank your spouse when they do those kind things for you, showing your appreciation is also very important.
Hire a Babysitter
Let’s face it, as cute as your baby is, sometimes you and your spouse just need some time away. Make it a habit to hire a babysitter or asking a family member to help out. Each month, spend a day or evening focusing just on the two of you. Date each other!
If a family member will watch your little one over night, go to a hotel and have a mini getaway. This time alone together will leave both of you feeling refreshed and closer than ever.
What relationship tips do you have to keep that spark burning? Let us know in the comment section below!