How We Prepared for a Baby-Free Getaway

The hubby and I just returned from an amazing little getaway to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. It was just the two of us and although we had a really great time, we missed our little one so much. On the other hand, our 18-month-old was having the time of his life being spoiled by his grandparents (my husband’s mom and dad). He also got to spend time with his 3-year-old cousin.

This “second honeymoon” as we like to call it, was all about enjoying each other. In my opinion, it’s really important to also take some time and reconnect as a couple.

It’s amazing what a few days can do. We came back feeling recharged. We spent four days at a resort called Grand Solmar Land’s End, which was absolutely breathtaking. We lounged by the pool (I finally got to read a book) and indulged in Mexican cuisine (fish tacos and huevos rancheros galore!)

Here are a few tips that helped us prepare for our baby-free getaway:


Leave a “Meal Plan”: We made a meal plan for our son, which listed all of his meals (breakfast, snacks, lunch and dinner) in detail. The day before we also prepared several meals in advance (including those that we knew froze well). This made it a lot easier for my in-laws.

Make a List: Packing with a baby can feel like you’re moving! We made a list of all the things we had to pack from toys, bathtub…etc. This helped us stay organized and make sure we didn’t forget anything. Since he was staying at my in-laws house we also packed his pack ‘n play (for him to sleep in). When we’ve traveled with him before we always bring it along so he’s use to sleeping in it.

Decide Where You Want to Go: One of the most important things of course, is deciding where you want to go. Do you want to relax? Perhaps you want something more action-packed? We researched several places to visit and finally decided on Grand Solmar in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.  There were several things to do throughout the day, from wine tastings to couples massages on-site (so we really didn’t have to leave for anything). Although we love adventure, we decided this time around to make this trip mostly about relaxing. It was the first time in 18 months we actually slept in!

Overall, we had an amazing time, but the best part of the trip was coming back home to our little one and seeing his big smile when he saw us.


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