MA­TER­NITY-MOONS

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - The Escape -

When you have a new­born baby, a health re­treat might be the last thing on your mind—but it’s the best thing for your re­cov­er­ing body. Ac­cord­ing to travel in­dus­try in­sid­ers, a grow­ing num­ber of new mums are us­ing their ma­ter­nity leave to go on re­ju­ve­nat­ing breaks. Why be sleep-de­prived at home when you can be sleep-de­prived pool­side? In Thai­land, Manathai Koh Sa­mui re­sort has be­spoke well­ness of­fer­ings de­signed for new mums. En­joy a one-on-one yoga ses­sion or mas­sage in your room while baby is (hope­fully) nap­ping. Need alone time? There’s a nanny ser­vice on speed dial and you can even book a new­born pho­to­shoot with the in-house pho­tog­ra­pher. In Aus­tralia, Hamil­ton Is­land, Queens­land, of­fers ex­tras for baby’s first hol­i­day. Want to go hik­ing? They lend out BabyBjörn car­ri­ers and baby back­packs. You can also send a shop­ping list be­fore you ar­rive, so you don’t have to pack nap­pies or tal­cum pow­der. Mummy blog­ger Karen Ed­wards used her ma­ter­nity leave to back­pack across 10 coun­tries with her part­ner and new­born. That might be tak­ing it a lit­tle too far ... www.manathai.com/sa­mui; www.hamil­ton­is­land.com.au

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