Top Tips: Packing for Your Babymoon
There's a lot to think about when you're packing for your babymoon. As well as all the usual dilemmas about luggage space and pesky just-in-case items, you have to take your pregnancy into consideration, too.
Luckily, all you need to do is make a few extra tweaks to a standard packing list, and you'll be well on your way.
Here's what to pack for your babymoon (besides your passport!)
What to wear
You may feel hot one minute and chilly the next, so layer up. Loose dresses and some kind of cardigan or wrap will cover you for a variety of temperatures and situations, making extra room in your suitcase since you won't have to carry as many changes of clothes.
Remember: a big scarf can also double up as a blanket if you get sleepy on the plane.
What to walk in
Comfortable shoes are essential, especially if you're planning to do a lot of walking. Your feet may be puffy from pregnancy, plus they'll expand in the heat, so be sure to pack shoes which have plenty of room.
Trainers are a good bet if they have a supportive sole, or you may prefer to wear open sandals if you're travelling somewhere hot.
As for accessories, keep it simple. A roomy bag is ideal for daytime (make sure it's easy to carry and won't give you backache) and you could easily downsize to a smaller, cross-body bag or clutch for the evening.
Top tip: Keep a refillable water bottle in your everyday bag so you can stay hydrated.
What to pack to stay healthy
Chances are you may be taking some medication to calm symptoms of your pregnancy. If this is the case, store it in its original packaging with your prescription, and keep it in your hand luggage to reduce your chances of losing it.
Travel documents you'll need:
- A copy of your maternity notes, in case you need to see a doctor while you're away
- A copy of your travel insurance policy, in case you need to make a claim
- Holidaysafe also suggest obtaining a doctor's note which gives you clearance to fly
Decant your favourite toiletries into smaller bottles or buy mini versions, which take up less room in a suitcase and can be carried in hand luggage.
And don't forget your sun lotion! Look for an SPF of 30+ which shields your skin from both UVA and UVB rays (read this article to find out the difference and how to best protect yourself from the sun). You'll be more sensitive to sunlight throughout pregnancy — be extra careful during the hottest part of the day.
What suitcase do I need?
The size of your suitcase will depend on the length of your trip, but a case with four rotating wheels is by far your best option, no matter how much room you need. It'll be easy to pull along, reducing the chance of you getting extra aches and pains.
What would you pack for a babymoon? Let us know in the comments.