Perspectives from New Parents: Date Nights for Parents


These resources are now owned and operated by Child Health BC who is making them freely available to parents, caregivers, families and anyone supporting healthy child development in the early years.

Having a Baby Puts Stress on a Couple

A new baby can strain the relationship between parents. Parents are tired and often don’t have time to cook or eat properly. It is helpful to have a break if someone can look after the baby for a short time. Even a walk can provide the relief new parents need.

A Creative Way for a Couple to Focus on each other

Parents can create a “date night” in their home, without a babysitter, once their baby more reliably sleeps at night. They can make a nice meal and focus on each other rather than talk about chores or their baby!


Dr. Tisha Gangopadhyay