How to Travel with Incontinence
What are some tips you should know about when traveling with Incontinence?
rnWhether you are going on vacation in the Bahamas or taking a short road trip to visit old friends, you want to feel comfortable traveling with Incontinence. And the good news is, you totally can!rn
rnWhat method of transportation are you using? Be it a car, plane, train or bus, consider how often you need to use the bathroom and plan from there. While driving, be aware of fast food restaurants, gas stations or service stations along the road that have accessible bathrooms. When booking your flight, train or bus ticket, make sure there is a bathroom available. Try to buy an aisle seat or area closest to the bathroom.rn
rnGo over your medical insurance and check out the travel insurance policy. If you have conditions like Crohns or Colitis, there may be a travel insurance policy that will cover you in other countries in case you need treatment. It’s always good to be prepared, better safe than sorry!rn
Talk to the Doc
rnIf you have medical supplies that Security might find wary, get a note from your physician explaining your condition. Ask your doctor for advice on any other Incontinence supplies you may need. Tell him about your trip, he may have to write a prescription for more medication to last the duration of your vacation. And take his number down in case you need some counsel while you’re away.rn
Pack it All
rnTake a good amount of your Incontinence supplies and more. Overstock on your favorite adult diapers, creams and wipes. Pack these absorbent supplies in both your carry-on and suitcase in case your luggage is lost in transit. This goes for traveling by ground too, spread out where you are packing your supplies so not all is lost.rn
Get your “Just Can’t Wait!” Card
rnThe Bladder and Bowel Foundation has charitably created a card for those who “Just Can’t Wait”, that you can obtain at The Bladder and Bowel Foundation. If you find yourself in an area with no public toilets, whip out your “Just Can’t Wait” Card. This card states that you have a medical condition and need immediate use of a bathroom. While this does not guarantee access to a toilet, it is widely accepted in the international realm, from Denmark to Pakistan.rn
Dress to Impress
rnStop stressing out. You’ve planned out how to maintain your Incontinence right down to the clothes on your back. Wearing dark pants, flowy skirts, patterned bottoms and even a tunic will help you travel stress free. Even if you have an accident, these types of the clothes will make it less noticeable. This combined with slim adult diapers and compress shorts will lessen the visibility of your Incontinence supplies. Sweet and discreet seamless adult diapers can be found in our very own Dry Depot incontinence supply selection. Before you embark on your adventure check it out!rnrnThe most important tip when traveling with incontinence is to have fun! You’ve prepared, you’ve planned, you’ve got this. Just be aware of your Incontinence needs and have a great trip.