6 Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day with Your Baby!

Valentine’s Day usually conjures up thoughts of lit candles on the table, date nights, bouquets of roses, and chocolate-dipped strawberries. Then you have a baby and suddenly Valentine’s Day can seem a little different. After all, it’s a day to celebrate love and you have a new little love to add to the festivities!

We’re here to tell you that Valentine’s Day can still be an absolute blast after becoming parents. In fact, you can get the best of both worlds by celebrating with your baby during the day and hiring a sitter so you and your partner can have a romantic night like never before! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite ideas for how to spend Valentine’s Day with your baby below in hopes of inspiring you.

6 Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day with Your Baby

Dress up and Take a Hearts Family Photo

Of course, this holiday isn’t complete without taking that precious family photo. Dress up or dress up in your favorite Valentine’s pajamas, set the self-timer, and create your masterpiece! I love having pictures like this to appreciate and remember all the little things, so I use any excuse to gather them and get one.

You can also plan a family photo shoot with a professional photographer. You can often find photographers in your area through community Facebook pages. A quick 30-minute session is great with young children.

Plan a Family Picnic

Let’s be honest, going to a restaurant with a baby can be really scary. They might just fall asleep or they might decide to do the loud squeal and ask to be in your arms the whole time. That’s why I love taking our favorite food to go and having a family picnic. Packing a traditional picnic in a basket and sitting on a blanket is always fun, but parenting is complicated so if you grab some Panera and hang out on park benches your time together will be synonymous too!

If the weather is too cold for a picnic outside; move the couches to the side, spread a blanket in the living room, and order food!

Make a Keepsake

Baby’s first work of art! Your baby may not be old enough to give you a gift on their own, but together you can make a priceless Valentine’s Day memory. Handprint or footprint crafts are always a good option for young babies. Here are some ideas;

Handprint Plate

handprint craft

Finger painting

A Cute Surprise for Mom, Dad, or Grandma

handprint craft

Decorate Your Home (and the Nursery, Too!)

You don’t have to save the home decor for Christmas, I like to add simple touches around the house to celebrate each holiday. I especially like to add decor to the nursery since this is the room we spend a lot of time in. You don’t have to go out and buy a ton of expensive decorations, adding some pink and red pillows and the decorations can go to the Dollar Store. long way

Get Matching Valentine’s PJs

Valentine's pajamas for families

Instead of dressing up for a night out, dress up in the comfiest crazy matching Valentine themed pajamas you’ll find. This is a fun way to include the whole family in a Valentine’s Day celebration. Once you’re all dressed in matching pajamas, you can have game night or movie night together.

Here are some adorable family pajama set options!

Lunch with Baby, Date Night for Dinner

I think it’s important to remember that you don’t have to give up your traditional romantic Valentine’s Day just because you’re new parents. In fact, this is the perfect night to hire a babysitter or call that friend who offers to babysit. To avoid parent guilt, spend the beginning of the day making a special memory with your child. You can have breakfast or lunch together.

How you spend your Valentine’s Day is up to you, but I hope this list helped you come up with some creative options for how to spend it with your baby! Whether you choose to have a picnic, make some crafts, or wear matching pajamas this Valentine’s Day can be as special as ever.

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