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8 Best Baby Getaways of 2012

You will never be as exhausted (we hope!) as you are now -- and your baby will never be as portable. So even though travel with a tiny one is an adventure, this is a great time to escape. If only we could ensure a solid night's sleep during your stay!
Club Med Sandpiper Bay Club Med Sandpiper Bay

Port St. Lucie, Florida

Paradise for parents! This 307-room gem, sparkling after a recent $25-million renovation, is set on a beach with cozy cabanas (ideal for a snooze with your b?b?) along the picturesque St. Lucie River. Club Med's staff is famous for its friendliness, so you'll be invited to a golf or tennis lesson, yoga class, and even a swing on the flying trapeze. If you came strictly to loaf, they'll leave you to lounge by the two pools (one is for adults only) and the large Jacuzzi situated for glorious sunset-gazing. Relish yummy food (white chocolate bread served daily) in two restaurants, one with an adult section so you and your hubs can have an uninterrupted conversation. Remember those?

Baby Love: Caregivers engage infants and toddlers with games, songs, toys, and books, both indoors and out, at Baby Club Med. It's for 4- to 23-month-olds, and it's open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day but Wednesday. For date night, let Peewee conk out in the Pajama Club, open from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. every night, then carry him back to your room. At the Baby Care Center, Mom and Dad are free to use the sterilizer or pick up teething biscuits or fruit 24/7. You can pack light: A crib, infant tub, changing table, stroller, and high chair are available in your room if you're traveling with a child 2 or younger.

Book It! Rates start at $1,064 per person, based on double occupancy, for a seven-night stay, which includes food, beverages (alcohol too), entertainment, and most sports. Children younger than 2 stay and eat for free, but Baby Club Med is $90 a day, and the Pajama Club is $28 per night.