18 Things Couples Should Definitely Do Before Having Kids

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Whether you plan on having a baby before or after "I do," or at whatever age, the general consensus is that a little one changes everything. And before that big transition comes, most couples would do well to make the most of their DINK (dual income, no kids) days and cultivate their bond before becoming parents. Of course you can still do most of these things after kids, but trust us when we say it will be WAY harder to accomplish as opposed to before you have little ones to consider.


It's important to really connect, have fun, and enjoy each other before you start expanding your family. As wonderful as kids are, you will probably miss this amount of quality time you have together. So, we have put together a list of things you and your partner should really try to to do before you both dedicate your lives to raising your little ones. 

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Seriously, it will be enjoyable for the both of you, and not only will it strengthen your bond, but some of these things will also add to the list of enjoyable memories you can later share with your kids.

Here is our "pre-baby bucket list" filled with all the things a couple should try to do before there's a tyke in the picture.

The Ultimate Before Baby Bucket List

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