Definitions

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  • n. A planned period of calm spent together by a just-born baby and its parents; a "honeymoon" for new parents and their infant.
  • n. A last vacation taken by expectant parents before a baby is born.

Etymologies

Blend of baby and honeymoon. Sheila Katzinger claims to have coined the word circa 1996, and first meaning of calm spent together with the baby. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Childbirth educator Sheila Kitzinger claims to have coined the term babymoon to describe the period parents spend bonding with a new baby.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • STEPHANIE OSWALD, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, "TRAVELGIRL" MAGAZINE: A babymoon are the new hot thing for couples to do.

    CNN Transcript Feb 11, 2006

  • Yes, the husband enjoys a glass of shiraz with dinner one night, but this "babymoon" is about indulgence.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • Dr. Shoshana Bennett, a clinical psychologist specializing in expecting and new mothers, says they were looking forward to the protracted "babymoon" with their newborns, but "the financial strain has put such unexpected pressure on them."

    WSJ.com: What's News US

  • When my husband and I went on a "babymoon" last year before our first child was born, I decided the trip would make a good travel article.

    The Writer Mama Riffs

  • Jessica Hartshorn, Senior Lifestyles Editor for American Baby Magazine, has some advice for planning the perfect "babymoon".

    Breaking News: CBS News

  • We also learned that nearly 60\% of couples surveyed in 2005 (and probably even more now) embark on a "babymoon" before becoming parents as a sort of last hurrah before the baby comes.

    RVABlogs

  • While on a "babymoon" long weekend at the utterly-fabulous in the Florida Keys, I had a delightful pregnancy massage at their

    Beauty Hatchery

  • "babymoon" and discomfort with the idea of confinement.

    Feminist Mormon Housewives

  • I want to do this.) about Twitter in the context of that plane landing in the Hudson, but he also has great advice on how to get started yourself in the Twitter travelsphere. twitter-sourced his recent "babymoon" to Hawaii by asking people he trusted to give him advice.

    BlogHer

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