Tips On How To Keep Romance Alive After Baby
If you are new parents, then chances are that most of the time you are physically and emotionally exhausted. It may seem difficult to keep romance alive after baby but it does not have to be. Intimacy may indeed be the farthest thing on your mind when you are barely getting any sleep, working, feeding the baby and changing diapers most of the day, and night. The most important thing for parents to remember is that they are in this together.
It’s All in the Touch
Before you had children, when you had more energy and free time, intimacy was probably all about sensual lovemaking. Now you may find that you barely have time or are not in the mood for it. Intimacy cannot be defined only by the sexual act. It is important that you take the time to make physical contact, even if it is kiss, a hug or a back rub. When you get back from work, take a leisurely stroll through the neighborhood as you walk your baby in the stroller. And, don’t forget to hold hands.
Make Date Night a Priority
Choose a day of the week for your date night and stay committed to it. It may seem difficult to get dressed up and go out when you can barely keep track of your household chores, but it is important. Some one-on-one adult time outside the home will do wonders for your relationship.
Special Evenings Together
After the baby has gone to sleep, even if it is only for an hour or two, do something special together. Most couples say that shower sex helps wash away fatigue and brings them closer. Afterwards, set the dinner table, light some candles and enjoy a quiet dinner together.
Surprise Your Spouse
Parenting is exhausting for both parents, and nobody can understand this quite like your spouse can. Make their day a little special by doing something unexpected like sending them flowers or cooking a special breakfast.
Make the Connection
Communication is the key to any good relationship. Write your sweetheart love notes and leave it where they’ll notice it. Send each other loving and sexy text messages through the day, so even when you are apart the intimacy remains. When you get home from work spend quality time talking about how each other’s day went. Avoid any distractions or conversation on any other subject. Your relationship deserves the highest priority. It comes before cleaning the house, texting on your phone or watching television.