Being a parent is a beautiful experience however it’s so easy to get caught up in your daily routine and this can put strain on even the most solid relationship. Enabling some one-on-one time with your significant is so important! With your kids snug in their cozy sleep bags and the babysitter on duty, there’s no reason you shouldn’t take advantage of the opportunity to step out. Here’s why date night is important not only for parents but for their children as well.
It Helps You “Recharge Your Batteries”
There’s no denying that parenting babies or young children is exhausting. By going out for some “you” time even once a week or two, you gain the chance to restore lost energy and develop a better mental focus. This is particularly important when you have young infants and need to keep a close eye on them as you want to be fully alert and not burnt out, which can happen if you don’t take care of yourself as well as them.
It Keeps Your Romantic Relationship Healthy
Your significant other may feel neglected or “put on the back burner” from time to time if you’re the primary carer of a baby, infant or young child. Date night can be a miracle worker in this regard, helping the two of you re-establish your romantic connection and maintain a healthy, strong bond with one another. It’s important for that baby in its comfortable and warm sleep sack under the watchful eye of a babysitter, to be able to count on both parents being there. Keeping your relationship with your significant other healthy and ensuring that “spark” is still there can safeguard this need.
It Helps You Connect Better with Your Children
Sometimes, being away even for a few hours can make you long to return home, gently lift your little one from its comfy sleep sheet and hold them closely while snug in their blanket. That’s because the very process of being away on date night can help remind you of what it’s all for. There are so many joys associated with parenting, but not making time for yourself and your significant other can blur the lines, making the process feel slightly mundane. Of course, if you take the time to get away for a little while on a regular basis, it’s going to be easier to find joy and inspiration. Coming home from a night out to find your child warm and snug in their pajamas and blanket is the strongest reminder of love there is.
Regardless whether you’re a parent of a baby, infant, toddler or 6-year old, it’s important that you use date night not only as a means of having fun, but also as a way to recharge, restore bonds and develop a stronger connection with your little one.