ba·​by·​moon | \ ˈbā-bē-ˌmün How to pronounce babymoon (audio) \
plural babymoons

Definition of babymoon

1 : a trip or vacation taken by a couple shortly before the birth of a child Patty Onderko, senior editor at BabyTalk magazine, said most women prefer the second trimester for a babymoon—after the nausea of the first has passed, but before they're uncomfortably large or need a bathroom every five minutes.— Kristin Dizon Holly posted a series of snaps from her babymoon on her website, proudly showing off her growing bump.Daily Mail
2 : a period of time for parents to spend alone with their new child soon after the child's birth The other night we had a rehearsal. Not for labor, but for the post-partum weeks, commonly known as the babymoon. Whereas on a honeymoon, you spend uninterrupted time getting to know each other, on a babymoon, you spend interrupted time, really getting to know each other.— Jane Cafarella

First Known Use of babymoon

1979, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for babymoon

baby entry 1 + (honey)moon

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“Babymoon.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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