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1 - If you are traveling by plane, train or bus, try to always ensure that you pick an aisle seat, close to the washroom, so that you can easily access it when nature calls.
As a reminder, buses, trains & planes have limited garbage bins. So, plan ahead for this issue & use an adult diaper that has a higher absorbency rating (for example an overnight rating), so that you won't have to change as frequently. This also works best for those who don't feel any warning signs of an impending void, or if the warning signs don't take place early enough to get to the bathroom.
When looking for adult briefs, it is necessary to use hospital grade products. Hospital grade incontinence products have additional features, for about the same cost. Hospital quality products offer enhanced odor control, more discreet fit, elastic legs, etc. When compared to store bought supplies, hospital grade products win hands down. Hospital quality incontinence products are ideal for lengthy trips.
This tip also applies to those who travel by vehicle for their holidays. In the US, rest stops can be found very easily on the key highways of the countryside, but a lot of other countries don't offer this escape route. So, if you are traveling on the back roads of the US, or the highways of Canada, Australia, Japan, etc, you will be better off to use a highly absorbent, hospital grade, incontinence product.
2 - Pack all of your incontinence supplies into a bag (aka: suitable travel kit). This may perhaps be a shoulder bag, a backpack, a business case, etc. You can imagine of numerous ways to disguise your 'adult diaper bag' so that no one but you knows that you've got your incontinence products with you. Basic items for your bag contain:
*Spare underwear & outer clothes *Travel soap & disposable wash cloths (flannels) or wipes *Plastic bags for sanitary & easy disposal (you ought to be able to locate 'nappy bags' at your area dollar store in the baby section, or on the other hand, you can use 'poop bags' for dogs if you can't find diaper disposal bags. *Barrier cream - for any rashes or other skin conditions due to incontinence.
3 - Watch what you scoff and swallow. If you are traveling for elongated periods (for instance flights, trains, bus trips), restrict your liquid intake preceding to your trip & for the period of your trip. However, do not allow yourself to become dehydrated - doing so will trigger headaches, nausea, etc. So, a short list of those things to pass up are: *Anything including caffeine (ie: tea, coffee & soda) *Salty snacks & drinks; such as chips (crisps), peanuts or other nut mixtures, soft drinks, etc, *Alcohol
4 - Plan Ahead. Make the most of your trip. If you arrange on visiting museums, parks, etc, make sure to have a map (usually found at the reception desk or visitor's desk). Categorize where the open restrooms are for prompt & straightforward access. Don't fail to remember to carry your "travel kit" (diaper bag) so you won't be short of provisions & left in an uncomfortable spot.
A splendid place to map out lavatories, that we found, is the NAFC (The National Association for Continence). They have an interactive plan on their site that shows you where the bathrooms are!
Always arrangefor a bathroom break about 30 minutes after meals, when on the road. Also, don't make any radical changes to your diet when on trip, as this could have drastic consequences. Always carry water with you, so you won't be tempted with caffeinated/salty drinks.
5 - Daily routines. It's very effortless when on break to overlook your usual practices. With incontinence, that cannot occur. Always make time for your pelvic floor exercises.
Knowing how to properly manage your incontinence by planning into the future - & NOT allowing your incontinence to manage you - will allow you to get out & enjoy your holiday. So, go ahead & begin planning your holiday...today!
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Tammy Chamberlain is an incontinence products specialist with DryDiapersPlus.
Our goal is to educate people about incontinence, provide information on new products & other tidbits we feel may help to aid in removing the stigma associated with incontinence.
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