Balancing Date Nights & Child Care During COVID-19


Balancing a date night for parents is hard enough with kids and a busy schedule, let alone during a global pandemic. COVID-19 has made it increasingly more difficult for parents to have a moment alone with one another without a child interrupting. At 5 Little Monkeys, your children’s mattress specialists, we want to give you some ideas to get back your date night, even amidst COVID-19.

Balancing Date Nights & Child Care During COVID-19

The Set Up & Planning

Planning a date night should take some time in order to make the evening special. 5 Little Monkeys recommends choosing a night that works best for your family’s schedule, typically a Friday or Saturday night. Due to the pandemic, many families are not comfortable having a babysitter come into their home nor are they comfortable going out to a restaurant for dinner. Instead, we have a step-by-step process to have a mostly intimate dinner alone, while keeping the kids occupied.

  1. Have the kids pick their favorite dinner, dessert, and maybe a few extra snacks.
  2. Pick out a movie (or two!) for your children to watch.
  3. Set them up in front of the TV with their dinner, dessert, and snacks to watch their favorite movie.
  4. Tell them they can stay up one hour past their bedtime if they stay quietly watching the movie and do not disturb their parents.
  5. At the same time, ensure your favorite dinner is made (or picked up or delivered!) for you and your partner.
  6. Depending on the layout of your home, set up the dinner in a quiet part of the house so that you can both enjoy conversation between the two of you.
  7. We even recommend dressing up for your date night to make it a little more special.

5 Little Monkeys suggests doing this once a week if your schedule allows. Then you will always have a small amount of time to focus on your relationship as a couple, even with the chaos of everyday life right now.

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