Tips for travelling with incontinence
Out and about on the holidays - Being prepared can increase your enjoyment
- Increase your "staying power" with Tranquility Booster Pads used with any disposable brief or undergarment to provide extra absorption.
- Carry your prescription medicines or products for constipation, vomiting or diarrhea and keep them in their original packaging.
- Book seats on the aisle, near a toilet or near the front of the bus/plane where you can exit quickly.
- Allow an extra supply of any incontinence supplies for unexpected delays.
- Choose clothes in dark colours (to disguise any leakage) that are easy to remove and comfortable to wear (elastic waists, track pants or longer, loose-fitting tops).
- Take a small toilet bag in your carry-on bag, plus a change of clothing. Disposable wipes are handy generally and especially good for fecal incontinence.
- Drink plenty of ‘good' fluids (water is best). Don't be tempted to cut down on fluids to reduce urine leakage as it can actually make things worse.
- Avoid bladder irritants such as coffee, tea, alcohol, chocolate drinks, fizzy soft drinks and sports drinks. Spicy or acidic foods are best avoided too.
Watch this 5 minute, 17 second video for more tips on travelling with a parent with incontinence.