Definition of babymoon in English:

babymoon

noun

  • 1informal A relaxing or romantic holiday taken by parents-to-be before their baby is born.

    ‘on the eve of my third trimester, we boarded a plane for a week-long babymoon among the quiet canals of Amsterdam’
    • ‘Giuliana has been enjoying an epic babymoon with her husband Bill.’
    • ‘The couple are currently in Italy following up their romantic Parisian babymoon.’
    • ‘The couple celebrated the pregnancy with a babymoon in Hawaii this week, soaking up the sun on the isle of Maui.’
    • ‘They also went on a babymoon to Jane Mountain in St. Lucia in June in preparation for their impending parenthood.’
    • ‘The couple also splurged recently on a romantic babymoon to Rio de Janiero, Brazil, where they hit up some of the local tourist hotspots.’
    • ‘I am by no means rich but my husband and I saved up to have a babymoon before my daughter was born.’
    • ‘We recently really enjoyed a babymoon in Kauai too.’
    • ‘With a luxury hotel offering stunning views over the beautiful city and plenty of culture to soak up, a Paris babymoon could be just what the doctor ordered.’
    • ‘She and Michael were enjoying a babymoon by the ocean.’
    • ‘The site, which details more than 200 babymoon packages all over the world, has received more than 550,000 hits.’
    • ‘Audrey was five months' pregnant when she and husband Rory took a babymoon to America.’
    • ‘The couple, traveling the world on their babymoon, were left alone for the most part and tried to blend into the crowd of tourists.’
    1. 1.1A period of time following the birth of a baby during which the new parents can focus on establishing a bond with their child.
      ‘a babymoon is regarded as a crucial time for a family to establish itself’
      • ‘You feel drugged within this wondrous little world, this babymoon in which nothing, for the moment, is allowed to intrude.’
      • ‘The babymoon is a huge culture shock – not only do you have the recovery from the birth to deal with, but also you must adjust to life with a tiny, noisy person.’
      • ‘Rather than let the initial problems spoil the babymoon, she resolved to keep trying until she could breastfeed successfully.’
      • ‘A babymoon is important because it allows parents the precious time to be totally present with their new baby.’
      • ‘Your babymoon is an important occasion where you and baby are getting to know each other on the outside.’

Origin

1970s blend of baby and honeymoon.

Pronunciation

babymoon

/ˈbeɪbɪmuːn/