Travelling? Here are 6 Incontinence Products to Pack
Travel can sometimes be intimidating for those who are managing incontinence, and it's definitely a concern that we hear about from our customers.
These are just a few of the questions we are asked by our customers when it comes to travelling. Fortunately, we have some product recommendations for your trip that will keep you comfortable and protected.
If you're going on vacation, you're likely to be sleeping in an unfamiliar bed. Whether you're staying in a hotel or with family, you'll want to ensure that you avoid leaks while you're asleep.
Underpads are a great solution to this concern. In particular, disposable underpads are very helpful. You can simply add a disposable underpad, like the Prevail Fluff Underpads, to your bed to avoid any nighttime leaks getting absorbed into the sheets or mattress.
There are washable underpad options available, however for travelling we recommend using a disposable product incase you do not have access to laundry.
This may not be your regular product, and that's alright. If you've found a product that works for you, definitely bring an ample amount with you on the trip.
Absorbent underwear, like Tranquility Premium OverNight Underwear, are a great option because they ae worn similarly to regular underwear. This product features a cloth-like waterproof backing, which is more discreet and breathable than most plastic-backed products.
If your vacationing to somewhere warm, you'll likely spend some time in or around water. That's where Tranquility Swimmates Swim Underwear will be useful.
Unlike regular absorbent products, swim underwear will not swell up in the water as they are simply designed for containment rather than absorbency.
They're also easy to dispose of and discreet enough to wear under your regular swim suit.
Adult washcloths and wipes are always good to have, but they are especially useful when you're out and about. These wipes are used to cleanup the perineal area and help protect the skin from irritation.
TENA UltraFlush Washcloths are a good option for travelling as they can be flushed down a toilet (when used as directed and in the appropriate systems), they are also 99% biodegradable. Always make sure that the plumbing system that you are flushing the wipe down is equipped to do so.
Discreetly disposing of soiled incontinence products is a common concern for those managing incontinence, especially when travelling.
If you need to change your incontinence product, NorthShore DiscreetShield Disposal Bags are a great idea. These bags maki it easy to dispose of any incontinence product. They also help to reduce odours and insure maximum discretion when disposing of an incontinence products.
They also come in a convenient package that can be easily stored in a backpack or purse to take with you wherever you go.
Cleansers are important for proper skin health, which is why it's a good idea to bring one with you on your travels.
The Cavilon Skin Cleanser by 3M is a popular option for many Healthwick shoppers. This cleansers is gentle, effective and doesn't need to be rinsed off once applied. It's also safe to use on irritated or damaged skin and helps to ensure your perineal skin is pH balance for proper skin health.
- Amy C