Some of you may have been following my recent journey into getting real nappies here in Australia, which I've covered in my threads. Essentially, I've exhausted what is available through the biggest/best pharmacy around (Chemist Warehouse), which is limited to TENA Pants and Molicare Mobile (both pull-ups).
As a bit of background (feel free to scroll past this paragraph), I'm a Uni student living at home with parents, who are mostly respectful of my privacy (mum will occasionally thoroughly clean my room for me if I don't clean it often enough). I do have a good hiding spot for my stash; but it can only fit ~10-15 nappies. Fortunately, I do have my own car (which only I have keys to). I can't ship nappies to home due to the package size which would raise parental suspicion (I mostly order small packets e.g. computer cables and such), but Australia Post (like USPS) offer "Parcel Lockers"; like a PO Box but better and free (24/7 Parcel Lockers - Australia Post). I have one of these at the PO near my Uni.
Depend Australia maintain a comprehensive list of stockists (most of whom stock other brands as well, including TENA, Lille, Moli, and Abri-Form): Online Retailers of Depend Products - Depend.com.au. I did some research and found that Independence Australia stock the Abri-Form M3, which whilst cloth-backed, is still many times better than the pull-ups I have been using.
Today, I happened to be in the Melbourne CBD for other business, and figured... why not take a trip to Brunswick (20 minute train ride from the CBD), where Independence Australia's showroom and warehouse are located.
Pleased to say that the experience was easy and pleasant. The cashier took my details (name, address, phone) and my order, without any comment or question as to the purpose (though she was very helpful to the person in front of me in recommending products for their needs). Once paid, you take your packing slip around to the warehouse and they fill the order for you.
I was pretty astounded when the warehouser came back with my two bags of M3's... 22 per bag, and the bags are HUGE and weigh a HEAP. 10 min walk to the station, 20 min train back to the CBD, 30 min to get to my station, walk to the carpark, and drive home. All in public. Fortunately, they gave me plastic carry bags, or I think I would have died.
There's no way I can bring them into my bedroom and store them; they're HUGE!! For now, they're in the boot (trunk) of my car. I just have to ensure that no-one else opens it, except me!
So at the end of the day, I have 44x M3s to use, in addition to my 8 remaining Molicare Mobiles. Wow!!
Pleased to say that I'm super happy with the size, fit, and feel. It's bulky when dry, but not too obviously so. I've wet three times and it's barely wet; the TENA/Moli Mobile would be at capacity by now. Couldn't be more pleased. Glad they're good, too - I've got quite the supply to use!
I know this thread doesn't add a whole lot, but hopefully a fellow Aussie AB/DL might find my insight useful, and help them to work up that courage to buy their own!