6 Travel Essentials to pack in your carry-on

Making summer travel plans? About to book that babymoon? We're all for a little last hurrah trip to soak in the warm weather and what's left of your time as a party of two. Most doctors say you can travel up to the 36-week mark, but we recommend leaving town earlier — before the swelling, leg cramps, and restless nights settle in.

Wherever your travels take you, comfort and convenience should be at the top of your packing list when you're pregnant. So we picked a few of our favorite travel essentials that bring the ease and cuteness worthy of the dreamiest babymoon. Let’s take a look at six style and wellness picks we’re loving these days for upcoming adventures. Bon voyage, ma!

wrinkle-free clothing

"I love ironing on vacation" - said no one ever. It's why we love this bump-friendly tank for year-round travel. The sustainable stretch fabric is leak-absorbing for your nursing days, plus the relaxed silhouette and anti-wrinkle fabric mean you can sit in a car, plane, or train all day and still stay comfy and look put together. Make it a whole look with our matching travel pant.

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bump-friendly swimwear

Okay, maybe the Maldives is a bit of an aggressive choice for a babymoon, but you can still bring the island vibes in this namesake swimsuit from Cacher Coeur. We love the textured UV-resistant fabric, feminine ruffles, and *stunning* scooped back. When you and your bump are looking this cute, every day feels like a vacation.

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compression socks

Swollen legs and feet = vacation buzzkill. If you’re pregnant and booked a long-haul flight, chances are your doctor will recommend you wear compression socks. These ones from Motif need to be on your list. They do all the things like ease swelling and varicose veins, but they’re also super stretchy and easy to put on. A total compression sock win. 

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nausea relief

When morning sickness starts to put a damper on that dream vacay, cue the preggo-safe lip balm. This one is made from organic cocoa butter, ginger root, and lavender oil — a combo known to help calm an upset stomach, prevent nausea and vomiting. We love the light scent and perfect portability since ya never know when nausea can strike (spoiler: it’s not just the mornings). 

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mineral sunscreen

Did you know that increased hormone levels can result in you burning more easily? Not only that, you're more susceptible to dark spots when you're preggo, so it's a safe bet to slather on the sunscreen daily. We love this one from Pipette that uses 100% mineral, non-nano zinc oxide for broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection. That means it's safe for you and for babe once he/she arrives. Two birds, one stone.

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dry shampoo

Skipped showers are surely in your future. Long story short: you need to find a good dry shampoo. May we suggest this one from Mother Mother? It's mama-made and totally natural. Arrowroot powder and kaolin clay absorb oil and boost volume, while pink grapefruit and bergamot essential oils give your second or third day hair that fresh-from-the-shower scent. Just sprinkle some onto your roots, rub it in, and watch the magic unfold.

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Traveling while pregnant might be uncharted territory for you (or maybe you've got a toddler in tow now too 😬 ). But don't stress it, mama. That's what we're here for.

Think about the memories you’ll make as a new fam or as a couple before babe arrives — these are the things you’ll hold on to. Put our travel essentials on your packing list, take a deep breath, and try to relax and enjoy yourself! After all, you’ve waited months (maybe even years) to get away.