In China, Adult Diaper Sales Soar Before Long Trips Home
I took this photo today at a local market in China, the store was selling "Dr. P. Adult Diapers". You get 10 in a bag and the price was 30 RMB ($4.38). If you click on the photo, you can view it in a larger size.
Adult diaper sales soar before long trips home
Many supermarkets in Foshan, a city in South China's Guangdong Province, have reported an increase in sales of about 50 per cent.
The products, designed for incontinence, have been repositioned at prominent places on shop shelves since the start of the peak travel season for Spring Festival (chinese new year) began on January 14, Guangzhou-based Yangcheng Evening News reported.
The number of train seats for people returning home for family reunions are limited because of the huge demand in the period. It means large numbers of passengers have to buy standing-only tickets and have to jam into all corners of carriages, even in toilets.
This often makes it almost impossible for passengers to pass through and reach the toilets and they are forced to go without relieving themselves for the whole journey.