10 things to do as a couple before your baby arrives

10 things to do as  a couple before your baby arrives

Preparing for the arrival of a baby is an exciting and special time for a couple. Here are 10 things to do as a couple before your baby arrives.

Take a Babymoon

Enjoy a relaxing getaway together before your baby arrives. It could be a weekend retreat or a longer vacation, providing a chance to relax and connect as a couple.

Attend Parenting Classes

Take advantage of prenatal classes to learn about childbirth, parenting techniques, and infant care. This can help both of you feel more confident and prepared for the journey ahead.

MANtenatal are a forward-thinking brand who offer tailored antenatal classes designed specifically for men… take a look at their website here, it could be something fun you go do together.


Go on a Shopping Spree

Have fun shopping for baby essentials together. From cute baby clothes to practical items, it can be an enjoyable experience for both of you. You may choose to go down the sustainable parenting route, so research brands out there that align with your ideas on sustainability.  Or why not try shopping at a specialised baby event like The Baby Show, you can visit their website here.

Design and Prepare Your Nursery Together

Sit down together and choose your nursery theme. There are so many inspirational ideas on the web for creating that perfect, dreamy nursery. Design and set up the baby's nursery as a team. This can be a fun and bonding experience, allowing you to make decisions together about the baby's space.  Check out Live Vida if you're looking for some beautiful bespoke wall art.

Have a Date Night

Spend quality time together before your lives become more focused on the baby. Enjoy a nice dinner, a movie, or any activity you both enjoy.

Document Your Pregnancy

Capture the memories of this special time by taking photos, writing in a journal, or creating a scrapbook. It's a wonderful way to reflect on your journey later.

We love Mosaic Journal for documenting your pregnancy and baby’s first years. Take a look at their website here.

Plan a Baby Shower

A Baby Shower can be such a fun day spending time with family and friends. It's a chance to connect with loved ones and receive support. Make a gift list together! 

Discuss Parenting Styles

This is a big one, going into parenthood on the same page can make a big difference to your relationship. Take the time to talk about your expectations, parenting philosophies, and how you plan to share responsibilities. Open communication can help prevent misunderstandings later on.

Enjoy a Spa Day or Relaxing Activities

Before the birth is the perfect time for you and your partner to rest up and indulge in some relaxation. Have you ever shared a spa day with your partner? Treat yourselves to a spa day or engage in relaxing activities like a couple's massage. It's a great way to spend some real quality time together, unwind and de-stress before the demands of parenthood.

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Create a Playlist or Memory Book

Make a playlist of songs that are meaningful to both of you or create a memory book with notes and thoughts about this time in your lives. It's a sentimental way to look back on your journey as a couple transitioning into parenthood.

Baby will be able to hear the music you play together as a couple so it is a nice way to help with bonding. You could always choose to upload this playlist to a musical night light so when baby arrives they will feel soothed and comfortable when they hear it.

We love the Sounds U Like Musical Baby Night Light. You can upload your chosen playlist to it to help create the perfect night time routine for baby to enjoy a blissful night’s sleep. You can even record your own voice on it! Take a look at the Sounds U Like here.

So that’s our 10 things to do as a couple before your baby arrives. Remember, this time is precious, and focusing on your relationship as a couple will help strengthen your bond before the baby arrives. Enjoy!