Ideas for Last Date Night Before Baby Arrives

Because once baby is here—and the endless eat, sleep, poop cycle kicks in—date night might not happen for a while.
profile picture of The Bump Editors
ByThe Bump Editors
May 2017
Hero Image

Time alone with your partner can be scarce in the first weeks (or years) with baby. Make the most of your final few evenings together before becoming parents with these romantic date night ideas:

• Catch a flick. There are lots of places where you can bring an infant. A movie theater is not one of them. See a blockbuster on the big screen before you’re doomed to Netflix.

• Have a candlelit dinner. A romantic evening at home might not happen for the next, oh, eight or nine years. (Sex almost definitely won’t happen for six weeks.) Cook together or order in and cuddle in the living room.

• Double date. Go out with your childless couple-friends and pack in adult interaction before the little one takes over. And try not to talk about baby. No, you two won’t be alone, but you can use this as a time to reconnect with your partner as a person (as opposed to a babymaker).

Plus, more from The Bump:

Related Video

Mom-to-Be Shay Mitchell Makes Boyfriend Wear Pregnancy Suit to Relate

Laurie Ulster
Contributing Writer

I Am Pregnant (Aka a Message For Dads-to-Be)

Danielle Koubaro

Husband Wears Belly to CrossFit to Exercise Like Pregnant Wife

Anisa Arsenault
Associate Editor

Dad Delivers Baby at Home, Tweets Play-By-Play of Entire Experience

Anisa Arsenault
Associate Editor
6 slides

What Happens When a Dad Poses for a Maternity Shoot

Anisa Arsenault
Associate Editor