First, I know I can’t forget anything. Plus I spend a lot of the time packing for my whole family, because that task lies solely on my shoulders.
This is why I can very easily remember everything for everyone else and miss things off for myself. So I thought I would share with you some of the things every mom needs to pack for her summer vacation.
The 8 Must Have Items All Moms Should Pack in Her Suitcase for Vacation
1. Sun tan lotion
More often than not we are switched on when it comes to applying sun tan lotion to our children but forget about ourselves. I have been more than guilty of this. However, going on vacation means that the sun will most likely be shining. So don’t forget to pack some sun tan lotion for you. Perhaps you want something a little different that isn’t appropriate for children.
2. A comfortable swimsuit
Buying a swimsuit can be a difficult purchase for moms to make. We are mostly likely wanting to hide a mom tummy or any stretch-marks that we have. But still when in Rome! So therefore, we moms needs a comfortable bathing suit to be able to pack in her vacation suitcase. All I can say is try not to worry too much. Just have a go-to suit that is comfortable and you can wear to enjoy the water moments with your family.
3. Summer sandals
When you are on summer vacation, you may end up doing a fair bit of walking. It might be just for your meals. Or you could be a family who likes to explore like we love Disney World. When in Disney, we most definitely do quite a bit of walking in the parks. So make sure you invest in a comfortable pair of sandals that will see you through the whole vacation.
4. Cover ups for around the pool or at the beach
As a mom, you may find yourself doing a lot of getting up and walking around the pool than just laying on a sun lounger and enjoying the sun. So make sure you pack yourself a few cover ups. This could be anything from a lightweight dress to a kaftan.
5. Summer dresses or shorts
It goes without saying but don’t forget to pack yourself a few summer dresses and/or shorts to get you through. These will come in handy on day trips out or even for casual dinners.
6. A good book for those moments when you get a little you time to read
You may get some rare opportunities during the vacation to sit and relax. It might be if your children take naps or perhaps their dad has taken them in the pool to occupy them. So make sure you are prepared for such incidents and pack a good book or magazine or even your Kindle to enjoy.
Definitely don’t forget those all important sunglasses. They will make keeping an eye on the children much easier in the sunshine than it will without them. Plus they are a great fashionable accessory for summer.
This one you may be more for the kids, but I have to admit that I am just as guilty needing a Kleenex tissue even on vacation.
But for what?
Many varied reasons I make sure to have tissues on vacation, including allergies acting up, small mishaps and more. Kleenex Go Anywhere packs are my go to for vacations and why I pack them in my suitcase just for this occasion.
And right now visit you local Walmart and stock up on the Kleenex Go Anywhere Packs for all of your summer fun.
I hope this helps you when packing your own suitcase for a summer vacation.
What must have items are in your vacation suitcase?
Share with me now in the comment…