First and foremost, you need tampons sized for on-the-go. For ages, my favorite has been the Tampax Pocket Pearl tampons due to their small size and portability. They’re also really discreet, which is key! For those of you possibly concerned about a smaller tampon not being as effective, rest assured–the Pocket Pearl has the same Pearl tampon you know and love, just in travel-friendly packaging! To use, just open the wrapper, pull the stick until you hear it click, and use as you normally would! 🙂 I always keep around 4 tampons in my kit. In my experience, you should have enough to cover you for at least a day just in case something unexpected comes up and you can’t get home or to a store.
My other kit essentials include a change of underwear (self-explanatory), a resealable bag for transporting soiled clothes back home to wash, hand sanitizer and flushable wipes (just in case your bathroom situation isn’t ideal), a pain reliever like ibuprofen and a portable hand warmer in the event that cramps hit, chocolate (because it makes everything better), a tide pen (just in case), and a couple hair ties since there’s nothing worse than struggling in the bathroom with your hair in your face!
I love that all of these fit into a compact bag smaller than most wallets–the small size makes it easy to be prepared no matter that handbag you’re using!
Did I miss any of your period emergency kit essentials? Let me know in the comments!
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