Honeymoon with Toddler

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
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692 posts
Busy bee

Really? Two year olds are so distracting. This is not a family vacation. It’s your honeymoon. 

If I were you, I’d go on a slightly shorter honeymoon and find a couple relatives or friends who can each watch her for a couple days while you’re away.

Post # 4
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692 posts
Busy bee

Daenaria727:  I can see that. I do think you should really try to do everything possible to avoid bringing her along. Whenever all three of you are together, she will be dominating your attention. 

If I were you, I’d go on a short weekend trip with just the hubby and delay leaving the country until she’s older, if that’s what it takes. I wouldn’t spend a bunch of money on a trip and then bring a toddler along. It wouldn’t be about you and your husband. It’d be about the challenges of raising a two year old while on vacation.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I also have a two year old, so I comiserate with how difficult it would be to leave her back at home with family while you honeymoon. At that age, they don’t really understand the concept of Mommy & Daddy being away for a week or two and then coming back, they just know you’re gone.

Maybe you could put off the honeymoon for a while? That’s what my DH and I did. Our DD was 8 months old when we got married, so we never really took a honeymoon. We did take a weekend to go away locally once she was older, and that was great. Maybe you could do something local so you aren’t leaving her for an extended amount of time?

If you’re dead-set on a honeymoon now, I think the cruise idea would be the best fit.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Sorry this is not a honeymoon if you take your daughter it is a family vacation. I would personally recommend either delaying until you can find someone to watch her or not take one because you really can’t call it a honeymoon with a toddler in tow. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Eh, I’d still go and take the toddler. Even though I have childcare options for my 18 month-old, I wouldn’t leave him behind for a week (maybe a weekend or 3 days, but not a week). Lots of resorts have daytime childcare, and with a two year-old, I’d use that option. I’d look at family-friendly resorts with childcare options. That way she’s nearby, but you can still have some alone time. And so what if it’s more “family vacation” than “honeymoon”–if you want to go away–do it!

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Daenaria727:  Take a family member or hire a sitter at least one of the nights.  The nice thing about a cruise ship is that they have planned childrens activities for children your daughter’s age so you could check her in so she can tie-dye t-shirts while you and your husband enjoy the spa or sneak back to the room.  You really won’t care how small the room is so long as you have some alone time in it!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Good grief people who cares what they call it! I say go on your honeymoon/family vacation/ what have you. Take her with if that’s what you need to do. Find a family friendly hotel that has a kid center, maybe a kid play area, etc… Maybe even in room baby sitter’s so you can go to dinner one night as a couple. My parents put us in hotel childcare for a few hours at times so they could go play a round of golf etc… Plenty of people take their small children on vacation, in and out of the country. You just have to be willing to deal with it.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

MsJ2theZ:  +1 I have no idea why some people get so bent out of shape over semantics. 

Daenaria727:  if you’re not into the cruise idea, there are also tons of nice resorts in Mexico that have childcare options. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

Daenaria727:  Some of those cruise ships have really nice rooms, especially the larger ones. If you have to take your child (and there is nothing wrong with that, if it were not for my parents & ex husband we would be taking ours) a cruise is a good idea not just for “daycare” but for the activities she can do onboard period. Royal Carib. is the best for those activities.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

Daenaria727:  4 day cruises can be worth the money. It depends on exactly what it is that you want to do. Also, if you are not getting married on Valentine’s day and then cruising right after you can get some really good cruise pricing in Feb.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

It is a honeymoon for goodness sake!! Even if it doesn’t fit your precise personal definition. 

We are doing the same thing and taking our little one (she will be 7) with us becuase, quite frankly we don’t get to take big trips often and it feels wrong to leave her behind to go on a super fun trip without her. 

Look into childcare options, because many places, especially cruise lines, have fun options for kids if you want to do some stuff as a couple that won’t leave them feeling left behind. 

We get plenty of sexy date nights at home. To us our honeymoon is more about spending the money on traveling to a new place, sparing no expense, and creating once-in-a-lifetime adventurous memories.

 

Post # 15
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564 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

This is why I hate the weddingbee sometimes. People get so bent out of shape over nothing. If they want to bring their 2 year old, then it’s their poragative. Honeymoon, family vacation whatever!!! I’d say a cruise because there are plenty of fun activities for everyone. And the day care is so cute. One evening at our dinner the kids sang a song for uS!!!

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