Most times, incontinence occurs without warning. This is worrisome, especially when you’re basking in the sun on a tropical island or exploring and sightseeing all our world has to offer. To prevent embarrassing leakage situations and stay dry and fresh at all times, pack a travel kit with all your incontinence essentials. Here’s what you’ll need to enjoy your vacation while managing your bladder control problems:
- Absorbent undergarments. Which type depends based on your specific needs. Some people may only need thin incontinence pads, while others use thick adult diapers. You might need different types of protection of various absorbencies for day, night, and specific activities, such as exercising or swimming. Before leaving on vacation, make sure to test out your options. You don’t want to bring a whole pack of diapers, only to find out it’s the wrong fit. Also, don’t forget to pack extra plastic bags to dispose of soiled products or clothing.
- Skin cleansing products. It’s important to keep your skin healthy and prevent it from developing diaper rashes and pressure sores – especially when it’s 90 degrees out. Disposable washcloths make it easy to freshen up while changing in public restrooms. For a more thorough cleaning, Tena Wash Cream is a no-rinse formula that cleans, moisturizes, and protects in one easy step. Lastly, a diaper rash cream, or barrier cream, will protect fragile skin from irritation and sores.
- Waterproof bedding. Mattress underpads help protect the bed and other furniture from accidental leakage and adult bedwetting. The washable underpads are great to use if you’re planning a long vacation; the disposable pads are more convenient when you don’t have time to do laundry. Be sure to pack more than one underpad, so that when the first gets soiled, you can quickly switch it out with a clean pad.
- TravelJohn. This disposable urinal will come in handy when there aren’t any restrooms around. Ideal for long road trips, the TravelJohn turns your urine into a solid gel that won’t spill or smell. This urinal can be used by children and adults.
- Extra clothing. You never know when an accident will occur, and your clothes become wet and soiled.
An emergency travel kit provides a great way to keep all your incontinence essentials in one place. Just throw everything in a discreet bag and toss it into your carry on, and you’re good to go! Happy travels.