Feedings, dirty diapers and spit-ups, oh my! Amongst handling all the responsibilities that come with being new parents, who can stop to think: “What ever happened to date night?”

It seems impossible to even consider.  However, a number of studies show that couples that play together do in fact stay together.

Let’s look at 5 simple date nights that will reignite that post-baby spark in your marriage…

1.  Have game night with just the two of you

After you’ve put your little one to bed, brush the dust off Monopoly and break out the snacks. Laughter is good for the soul and chances are, the two of you are in need of it. Try and make a night out of this fun couple activity (or at least until the baby monitor starts going off).

2.  Have a quiet, romantic night at home

Are you able to send the kids to Grandma’s?  If so, then take advantage. Dim the lights and whip up your favorite meal, paired with some wine and candlelight. Or better yet, order-in your favorite takeout.

3.  Have a night of nostalgia

How utterly romantic to relive your first date, or even to just go back to the place where you both first met. It’s a great reminder of why the two of you got together in the first place and hopefully, you’ll fall in love all over again.

End the night by breaking out some old photos. You’ll relive past memories and have some great laughs too.

4.  Go to dinner and a movie

Okay, so it’s not the most creative date, but at least you’re spending time together. Try a new dining experience by going to a restaurant that you both have never been to before.

For a switch, try going to the theatre first, skip the popcorn, and talk about the movie over dinner afterwards.

5.  Go bowling

There’s nothing like a little friendly competition with your hubby. You can dress comfortable, order some cheap drinks, and even make an exciting wager based on who wins the game.

Congratulations on becoming new parents and remember, you both deserve to celebrate together!

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