Working out with the Lunette was a success, now how about traveling?
Recently, my family took a ten day trip to the Rocky Mtn. in Colorado (CO). Currently, I’m not on any birth control nor are my husband and I actively trying to conceive a third baby. I just stopped breastfeeding my daughter in July so my cycle’s still a little wonky. For this trip I decided I’d bring my Lunette Cup, just in case I needed it.
Well, I needed it. Sure enough the second to last day were in CO it all started. Not too stressed about it I got my Lunette and went about my normal every day routine. A little sightseeing, working out, shopping; you know the drill when you’re on vacation. Everything was perfect. I actually forgot that I had my period. (Yes, that’s how comfortable the Lunette Cup is.)
I almost forgot until I had to use a public restroom and realized that it might be a good idea to take care of things down there (if you know what I mean…). I hadn’t had my Lunette in for more than 8 hours so technically speaking I still had another four to go, however, I feel better about everything taking it out after 8 hours. The only problem was that I only have my Lunette wash and I did not bring it with me in my bag. Feeling a little blue I decided to skip taking it out and wait until we got back to the house we were staying in.
I also still had my Lunette Cup when we were road tripping it back to the Midwest. Again, I really wish I had had some disposable cleaning pads that Lunette makes. It would have made things a little easier.
Now I have yet to make the switch to mama cloth, however, after this trip, I really want to do it. I typically use a pad at night and I didn’t bring any with me on the trip. It was actually nice not having to bring disposable tampons and pads with me. It took up less room and then I didn’t have to feel too anal about not wanting the tampon box to get bent up. I wish though that I had some reusable pads (you’ll hear them called mama cloth in other venues but they are one and the same). I’m only sleeping after all and every blog review as well as person I talk to that uses them raves about how comfortable they are.
That’s what I would do differently if I needed to travel w/ my menstrual cup. I’d buy the easy, on-the-go disposable (yet environmentally friendly) cleaning wipes and I’d have some mama cloth with me.
What about you? Have you traveled with a menstrual cup?Elizabeth (aka Bert) is a stay-at-home-mom and contributing writer for She Thinks Media. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, Ben, her son Buggie, and daughter Lady Bug. When she's not trying to convince Buggie to expand his interests beyond Thomas the Train or put his pants back on she's writing about her experiences as a mom on her blog, First Time Mom (FTM). After all, Bert maintains there's a first time for everything, even if you have more than one child!