babymoon

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noun ba·by·moon \ˈbā-bē-ˌmün\

Definition of babymoon

plural

babymoons

  1. 1 :  a period of time for parents to spend alone with their new child soon after the child's birth … many health-care professionals … think new parents should be encouraged to take a “babymoon.” Babymoon is a term that British childbirth educator Sheila Kitzinger coined to describe time alone with your new baby during the early hours and days after the birth. — Ann Douglas, Chicago Tribune, 15 May 2002

  2. 2 :  a trip or vacation taken by a couple shortly before the birth of a child Several factors have helped crest the wave of babymoons. Many people are traveling more and farther than they used to, and it's now considered fine for most pregnant women to fly until about the 36th week. — Kristin Dizon, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 24 Apr. 2006 Up to this point their entire stay in San Francisco had been leisurely, what Webb called a “babymoon”—a last chance to chill before another little one arrives. — Alan Shipnuck, Sports Illustrated, 25 June 2012

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Origin and Etymology of babymoon

1baby + (1honey)moon


First Known Use: 1991


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