Ultimate Guide to Travelling on Your Period
You’ve booked your trip months in advance, have planned out your activities and are ready to set off - but your period is due at the same time.
Travelling is always an exciting chance to explore new places and go on adventures, or to simply relax on the beach and take a break from busy, everyday life. But, if you are on your period, it can suddenly become a trickier experience than you hoped it to be.
One worry, particularly for the more intrepid traveller, is what if there aren’t any bins in the toilets when you need to dispose of your pad or tampon? Don’t worry though, we have you covered, with our discreet and easy to use FabLittleBag.
There are also lots of ways to make travelling a stress-free experience even if your period decides to come along for the ride too! Just keep on reading to find out our top tips.
How to Travel On Your Period
One way to feel confident is to know what products you will be using whilst travelling. There are lots of options available, including reusable products such as a menstrual cup or reusable pads/period underwear - these are a helpful option if you are travelling for a longer period of time and want the reassurance that you will always have an option in your bag.
Of course, there are the disposable options too, and it will set your mind at ease to have a stash of period pads or tampons in each of your bags so you are ready for anything. If you are a disposable user, don’t forget your FabLittleBags as they are a lifesaver for disposal! This can be an added stress when you are travelling to unknown places, so having period disposal bags with you is another confidence-booster and will save you from the worries of if there is a bin, and if you feel comfortable leaving it in the bin…. If you’re going on a beach holiday, it is also best to plan ahead for that and make sure you have your tampons/menstrual cup at the ready if you want to join in with swimming - but if you aren’t comfortable with these, then there are lots of options for dealing with your period at the beach!
Top Tips for Flying On Your Period
1. Be Prepared
Make sure you pack a few extra period products in your hand luggage, then you can be sure that you won’t be caught short on board…. Whether it is a long haul flight or just a couple of hours, it is comforting to know you have back-ups at the ready. Long haul can sometimes mess with your cycle timing too, so expect the unexpected!
2. Get Comfy
Comfort is key-so treat flying as a chance to sit down and relax! Especially if you have a heavy period or cramps can be uncomfortable so put on your tracksuit bottoms, and a cosy hoodie and download some TV on your phone just in case the on board entertainment is dull. Pack some painkillers - ibuprofen is especially useful for period aches, but paracetamol also works…
3. Be Open About Being On Your Period
If you are travelling with a friend or family member, let them know you’re on your period so they can support you, even if it's just by buying you some chocolate!
Whether it is your 5th or your 50th period, it can still feel like an added stress when you are travelling. The best way to deal with your period on holiday is preparation preparation preparation! Make sure you’ve always got some spare pads, tampons with you, then you can head down to the beach without any worries (even those beach loos won’t bother you with your FabLittleBags to hand!)
from your friendly fabber