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Things to do on baby free evenings!


Amelia is now 17 months old and I am yet to spend the night away from her. The longest I have been away for the evening is for a couple of hours for a few drinks or a meal. Now that she is finally sleeping in her cot and will go down to sleep not being nursed I am finding it much easier to be able to do things. I can leave her for longer periods of time and also Andy can look after her while I pop out to the shops. I have been recently thinking about having a night out and going out with some of my girl friends and getting my social life back! 

Here are some things that you can do on baby free evenings! 

1. Go to the movies - I can't remember the last time I went to the cinema. Yes, it was that long ago! When you become a parent you don't do the things you used to do when you were childless. Ask a trusted family member or good friend to baby sit for the night and get other either with your partner or friends to the local cinema. If you're not too confident in leaving them for too long just go and see the movie or you could make a night of it by going for a few drinks or food too if the little one is in bed. 

2. Go to a concert - Same as going to the cinema but you will most likely have to leave your baby for longer as they tend to be further away and more than a couple of hours. There is so much choice on offer to go and see for example, Chase and Status, Stereophonics, and the jesus christ superstar arena tour! If you are brave enough why not stay the night at a local hotel and enjoy a peaceful nights sleep. 

3. A weekend spa - If you are brave enough perhaps you could go away for the weekend to a luxury spa and enjoy being pampered and some good food! If you don't think you can last the weekend perhaps just go for the one night. You will come home feeling like you again and feeling much more refreshed and stress free. 

4. Go out for a meal - It may sound simple enough, but even just getting out the house for a couple of hours to enjoy a nice hot meal in piece without a screaming baby or toddler running wild resulting in eating your meal stone cold. Going out with your partner or friends for a meal can keep you feel human and lets you relax a little! 

5. Go for a walk together - I don't remember the last time I went out for a walk without the pushchair! I think it would feel weird if I wasn't pushing it along with Amelia inside but every now and again it's great to get out without them and have some me time. Whether this be in the summer or winter, if you can find someone to watch your little one taking a nice evening walk can be a great stress relief. You could even ask your partner to bath and put the kids to bed and go out for a walk on your own to get some time to yourself. It can be rather stressful being stuck in the house all day. 

Do you have any suggestions for baby free evenings?

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11 comments

  1. On the rare evenings I get alone with my husband we love to go for dinner and the cinema like we did before my children were born. It's also nice to do mundane things like wander around the supermarket!!! :)

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  2. Uninterrupted sleep would be all I want

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  3. me and my husband would love to go out more but it work mainly but we will find time soon xxx

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  4. A meal in a local restaurant followed by a few drinks then home to watch a movie.

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  5. We prefer going out early doors for a few drinks and meal, back for 10.30ish for a good night's sleep

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  6. Baby free night..... whats that? Dont get free nights cis we have no family where we live, but if we had a night off then a gorgeous meal out would be great xx

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  7. sometimes we just have a night in with a movie and takeaway

    Ashleigh

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  8. can't wait for the day when my mum can have both my boys for the evening, not had a night out in 3 years!!

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  9. child free nights are what keeps me sane!

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  10. These seem great...I think the key is just to spend time together one-on-one, really... :)

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  11. A candlelit bath and a good book. Undisturbed sounds lush! :) x

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