I almost posted this in the diaper vending machine thread but I was meaning to open a discussion on diapers and travel anyways so here goes...
Before I get into this, check out the restroom I found in the Phoenix, AZ airport today:
After seeing that sign, I HAD to go in and see what that was about. Sure enough, there was an adult-sized changing table there.
So back to the point of this thread, does anyone else try to check out the local offerings on adult diapers, especially when traveling to foreign countries? I seem to find TENA products almost everywhere but sometimes there are other interesting local options. A few years back I was at this large shopping mall in Singapore just looking around to kill time because I had a 9 hour layover. Inside the mall there was a large store that sold almost everything from produce to office supplies to household goods, etc. While I was looking in it, I found a fairly large section of adult diapers ranging from stuff that looked really cheap and ineffective, to some above mentioned well known brands. I remember one was called Dr. P, which kind of cracked me up.
Singapore Shopping Mall
I've also spent quite a bit of time in India. The thing that always really annoyed me about trying to buy adult diapers in India is that if you appear remotely Western looking, every employee of the store wants to be your personal shopper. If you so much as glance at the adult diaper section, they immediately start pulling packages down and trying to sell you on this one or that one (I've had this happen!) One other notable thing about India is that adult diapers seem to only come in small packages. I think the largest ones I've seen had a quantity of 6 or 8, and as low as 3 and they are relatively expensive. In the pharmacy below, they only had 3-packs. (But the place next door called Happy X-Ray is so funny!)
So, does anyone else do this and if so, have interesting stories?
EDIT: Let me know if you can't see the pictures. It was tricky getting it to work.