One of the things most missed by Canadian women when moving to Australia, is good feminine products. They are just not the same.
1) All the names are different so you have to start by doing a bit of trial and error which can get expensive and tiresome when it continues to be disappointing! Any that seem familiar, are not what you think!
2) Pads/pantiliners – not only are they massive (even in slender or small size), they are still made the old school way. The nice quick dry weave that goes into the pad and away from the body is not used often here.
Tampons – applicators are about the same. If you want a tampon like OB’s then you will need to look at the “Cotton” brand.
3) Cost is similar for pads, pantiliners, and tampons.
4) We miss ‘Always’ and ‘OB’s’ in Australia. Now they are good products. Lots of different sizes, thicknesses, dry weave, effective!
Our suggestions: Bring a whole stack with you when you come over so that you have time to transition over to a new kind. Or if you just can’t, then have people send you the good stuff!
With October coming to an end, what is on all people’s mind that are from Canada or USA when travelling to Australia-Halloween?! See our next article for more!