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

Examples of babymoon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Our babymoon didn’t go as planned but there were some lessons learned. Brenton Blanchet, Peoplemag, 15 Oct. 2023 Kourtney Kardashian’s Hawaiian babymoon gets dreamier by the second. Rosa Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 13 July 2023 Second trimester calmed down a bit, but Zika put a dent in any glamorous babymoon plans. Nina F. Ichikawa, Vogue, 1 Sep. 2023 One way for mom and partner to reset, relax, and revel in one another’s company without the presence of their permanent plus one is with a babymoon. Rivea Ruff, Essence, 27 July 2023 On her Hawaiian babymoon with husband Travis Barker earlier this month, the reality TV mogul shared several photos of her tropical getaway wardrobe—one of which also featured a hot-pink outfit. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 25 July 2023 Kardashian has been sharing snaps of her babymoon—and summer-appropriate maternity looks—with husband Travis Barker all over Instagram this week. Rosa Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 13 July 2023 Gourmet dining with world-class wines, a spa, fishing, water sports, birdwatching, and guided Belize tours are all part of the experience, and guests can choose from all-inclusive packages designed for honeymoons, babymoons, diving, and jungle adventures. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 10 June 2023 Recently, Williams and her husband Alexis Ohanian, 40, traveled to Italy for a babymoon with their daughter. Hannah Sacks, Peoplemag, 7 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1979, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of babymoon was in 1979

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“Babymoon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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