Embarking on a well-deserved vacation should be a time of relaxation, exploration, and freedom from worries. However, for individuals dealing with incontinence, the thought of managing their condition while traveling can be daunting.
Fear not! In this post, we will dive into a collection of valuable items you should pack specifically for travelers with incontinence.
7 Incontinence Products to Pack for Your Travels
These practical tips will empower you to embrace your wanderlust with leak-free confidence, ensuring that your vacation memories are not overshadowed by concerns about managing your needs discreetly and comfortably.
1. Diapers, Diapers, then Some More Diapers
I mean, this is a no-brainer if you've dealt with incontinence for a long time, but here's our tip for packing diapers: Prioritize space-efficient packaging by removing excess packaging or transferring diapers into a more compact bag or container.
Also, estimate the number of diapers you'll need for the duration of your trip and pack a few extra to account for any unexpected delays or changes in plans. Also, if a part of your travels includes long car rides or flights, make sure this stash is packed conveniently in a spot that is easy to reach if you ever need one urgently!
If you're looking for any incontinence products like diapers or briefs, check out our collection at WellBefore, they come in a huge range of sizes and absorbency levels!
2. Booster Pads
Maybe you are going on a long car ride and you're worried that even your extra absorbent diaper may not hold all the fluid throughout the journey. The solution? Booster pads!
Booster pads, also known as diaper doublers or diaper inserts, are absorbent pads designed to enhance the capacity and performance of regular incontinence products such as diapers or protective underwear. These pads are typically made of soft, absorbent materials and are designed to be placed inside the existing incontinence product.
While traveling, it is super convenient to deal with booster pads, seeing as changing them will only require loosening the diaper just enough to pull them out and replace them, and you don't have to do a total diaper change!
P.S. If you're looking for some, look no further than WellBefore, we stock in various sizes and absorbency levels to accommodate different needs and preferences.
3. Odor Control Packets
Odor control packets are specifically designed to neutralize and eliminate unpleasant smells! What better products to have when you're at risk for incontinence leaks?
These packets often contain absorbent materials and odor-neutralizing agents that help to minimize the odor. Also, they are typically discreet and easy to use, making them a convenient solution for odor control while on the go.
4. Loose-Fitting Clothing
When traveling with incontinence, comfortable and loose-fitting clothing can greatly enhance your overall comfort and ease of movement. Opting for clothing that is not too tight or restrictive allows for better airflow and reduces any potential discomfort caused by friction.
Loose-fitting clothing also helps to accommodate any incontinence products you may be wearing, no matter the thickness, allowing for better discretion and reducing any potential irritation.
5. Wet Wipes and Hand Sanitizers
When traveling with incontinence, it is important to prioritize hygiene, and having wet wipes and hand sanitizer can greatly contribute to that. They allow you to easily clean your hands before and after handling incontinence products, ensuring good hygiene practices.
Additionally, wet wipes are convenient for quickly cleaning up any leaks or accidents that may occur while traveling, especially since public restrooms may not always have adequate supplies for personal hygiene.
6. Plastic Bags/Waterproof Bag
At any point of your travels, from the airplane to the touring the actual locations you're exploring, you're going to need a bag or pouch to make sure you're able to dispose of your incontinence products safely and securely.
You can always opt for a plastic bag, which is much easier to come by, but a waterproof bag or pouch can hygienically store soiled diapers separately from your clean belongings if you didn't find anywhere to dispose of them. They can also help contain any odors and prevent cross-contamination during that time.
7. Travel Size Extras
Do you use any barrier creams or anti-rash powders? Get yourself some travel-sized versions! Incontinence can lead to prolonged moisture exposure, which increases the risk of skin irritation, redness, and breakdown.
Barrier creams create a protective layer on the skin's surface, acting as a barrier against moisture and potential irritants, reducing the likelihood of skin damage and discomfort. If you have a travel-sized version of that, you can easily bring it in with you to public restrooms on the go, to quickly moisturize the skin in between diaper changes.
If you have a favorite barrier cream but can't find the travel sized version, you can always plan ahead and fill up some reusable containers to take with you on your trip!
WellBefore and You
From prioritizing space-efficient packaging for adult diapers to having hand sanitizers for hygiene, each item on our list serves a specific purpose in ensuring a hassle-free travel experience for all individuals facing incontinence!
WellBefore wants to make sure you can focus on enjoying your vacation, creating unforgettable memories, and exploring the world without the worry of leaks or discomfort. So, pack your bags and embrace the freedom to travel with confidence, knowing that you have everything you need to make the most of your summer adventures!