5 Foldable Travel Items For Moms On The Go

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When it comes to traveling, moms are usually the carry-all, ‘bring-all’ people of the group. Whether a short trip to the beach or a cross-country adventure, it’s important to pack what you need and pack light. From a water bottle you can stash your carry on to avoid tossing it at the security line, to a completely compressible yoga mat for hotel exercise, here are five foldable travel items for mamas on the go.

1. First, Start with a Foldable Suitcase

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Nothing says convenience like a suitcase big enough to stuff, but small enough to store anywhere. The Biaggi Contempo line has three different spinner bags: 18, 22, and 25-inch. It also has a foldable wheeled tote that shrinks down to 14 inches!

The line offers top quality. Although these bags are slightly heavier and a bit more expensive than most, their ability to be compacted down, (and stuffed full!) makes them a worthy purchase.

Dimensions: Foldable Wheeled Tote: 18″ x 14″ x 9″, Upright: 28″ x 19″ x 14″.

2. A No-Hassle-In-Security Drinking Flask

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Okay, how many times have you taken that water bottle through security and either had to completely leave the line to spill it out, or toss it? This travel-friendly, reusable hydroflask is your new best friend when it comes to airport security and staying hydrated on the go.

Less than half the weight of a regular bottle, it twists and compacts down to almost ¼ size to be tossed in a purse, bag, or even pocket! When filled, it holds up to one full liter. The exterior is TPU with BPA free plastic for both safety and durability (aka: it’s pretty much kid-proof, too!)

3. An Always-Prepared Reusable Straw

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Straws have become increasingly more dangerous for the planet and wildlife. With certain plastics taking years to break down, these harmful substances and items are getting into many natural habitats. (Not to mention the excessive waste of the use-once-and-toss mentality.)

This reusable drinking straw is not like other brands that taste metallic and take up unneeded space in your purse or bag. Instead, it folds down into a convenient size and comes with a storage kit to keep it clean, especially while traveling. This is a no-brainer when it comes to any drinks on the go, and gives you the chance to better the environment in a small way anytime you travel.

4. A Pair of Work-and-Play Flats

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When you’re trying to pack light, it’s hard to narrow down the items you want vs. really need. That’s why these rollable flats are so convenient. They can easily be dressed up or dressed down, plus they’re stylish and comfortable. Whether you’re planning for a variety of events or even just for getting through the airport — these flats make traveling easy.

5. A Mini (And Still Functional!) Yoga Mat

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One of the best foldable travel items for the active mama is this transportable yoga mat. Just like a traditional mat, it’s 2 mm thick, about 68 inches long and 24 inches wide. But the difference is that it folds nicely into a 10 by 12-inch square and can easily be tossed in a purse, backpack, or carry-on bag.

It’s lightweight—only weighing one pound—and comes in fun patterns and designs for you to be able to pick what fits you and your personality, too.

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We’re always looking to share about products that make our mom lives a little easier. If there are items you recommend, or if you’re a brand that wants to share your product(s)with us, leave a comment below or send us an email!

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Marisa Donnelly, M.Ed., is a writer/editor, credentialed teacher, proud bonus mama, and CEO of Be A Light Collective, a coaching and content creation business and digital marketplace. She is the Director of Donnelly’s Daily Apple, a flexible learning/tutoring and educational resource platform, and the lead voice for Momish Moments and Step by Step Parents, verticals dedicated to sharing and advocating for non-traditional parenting journeys. Marisa currently resides in San Diego, California, with her fiancé, kiddo, and their two rambunctious Pitbulls. ❤️