The Importance of Baby Proofing Your Marriage

The Importance of Baby Proofing Your Marriage

One of the best pieces of advice anyone can give you when you add a baby to the equation is that you have to find a way to put your relationship first. This is because you are both going to be better parents and stronger parents if you feel like a team. While it is not something a new parent wants to think about, there is going to come a time where your child will leave the nest. Then, you will be left with just your spouse. The last thing you want to happen is for your spouse to hate you because you put your child before them for the last 18 years.

sunbathing-beach-sunbedPamper Yourself

It is OK to enjoy a little “me time” as a parent. In fact, you are more likely to be happy when you take the time to pamper and enjoy yourself.

The biggest mistake new mothers make is always putting their husband and their child before themselves.

There is no reason why you always have to come in third place. Go get a massage or enjoy a day at the spa. You deserve a break every now and then.

couple-loveRespect Each Other

When you enter the world of parenting chances are pretty good that you are not going to agree about every aspect of parenting. Naturally, there are going to be some things that you are simply not OK with.

However, it is important for you to rationalize what is a big deal and what is not going to make that big a difference. Your husband is a parent too and it is important for you to let him make decisions as well.

couple-love-dateDate Nights

Date nights are extremely important after adding a baby to the family. Marriage experts agree that a healthy marriage is one that includes a scheduled date night at least once a week.

While you are enjoying date night, you should try to avoid too much baby talk and focus on talking about each other instead.

child-toddler-doorBaby Proof Your Room

You do not want to kill an intimate mood by rolling over on a musical toy. You should try to get all of your baby’s possessions out of your room or at least out of sight even if it is just for a short amount of time.

If you co-sleep with your baby, it is important to carve out a period of time during the day for you to spend a little alone time in the bedroom with your husband.

Romance-love-coupleSchedule Romance

A lot of couples are hesitant to add sex to their calendar. However, marriage experts believe that couples who actually plan sex are more likely to remember to have it.

Sex is an important part of being married and reminding each other how much you love them. Unfortunately, it is also something that is easily forgotten or overlooked once you have a child.

There’s nothing wrong with scheduling time for sex when you have a child.

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