Making a visit to your parents’ house for a get together can easily by ruined by worrying about incontinence. What if you need to change your product? Where do you dispose it? Will anyone in the house find out if you throw it away?
Luckily, there are fool proof tips and advice that can help you avoid embarrassment when you dispose incontinence products. With a variety of products on the market, you do not need to dread visiting friends and family.
Invest in Disposable Bags
Scented bags are discreet and maintain your dignity, while masking any unpleasant odours. These bags provide a cost effective, convenient and practical solution. They are even made of 100 percent recyclable material, making for an environmentally friendly option. Used pads should ideally be folded up when they are disposed. Do not settle for a plastic supermarket bag, as these can be easily ripped and a hole can release odour. You can purchase disposal bags with a delicate fragrance here.
Invest in Cleansing and Hygiene Accessories
If you have to use the inside bins, bringing along any sprays and scented products can help to mask the odour. Products such as hand sanitisers and sanitising foam can help you feel fresh and clean. Incontinence wipes are convenient in size, and packs should be able to fit inside a standard handbag. You can use incontinence wipes for adequate cleansing to ensure you are fully clean after changing a product. It may be useful to pack wet wipes, which do not require the use of foam or cleansing lotion alongside them. Wet wipes can be used on every part of your body and are perfect for perineal skin care when changing products. Tena Wet Wipes are a popular option for those with incontinence.
Take your Product to an Outdoor Bin
If you can find a perfect time, it could be beneficial to walk to an outside bin and dispose your products there. Instead of throwing away products in a bin inside, you could walk to a bin outside. This will put your mind at rest and help you to relax knowing there will be no odour in the home. Taking a scented bin bag with you can help mask the odour, and no-one will know you have thrown a product away.
Wear Products that are Easy to Change
If you struggle with mobility, it is recommended that you wear a product that is easy to change. For example, if you have heavy incontinence, an all in one might be easier to change out of than a pull up. All in ones feature Velcro fixation, which allows for quicker changes. Wearing clothing that is easy to remove can also be helpful when changing products. You don’t want to spending a long time in the bathroom and miss out on a party. Although you can still dress up and look nice, avoid clothing such as very tight dresses or clothing with numerous buttons to undo.
Do’s and Don’ts of Disposing Protective Products…
There are social rules of etiquette that should be considered when disposing of an adult incontinence product. is important not only for you but for others around you.
- Don’t flush products in the toilet. Remember that even small pads should not be put in flushable toilets. The super absorbent gel in them will swell up, which can result in blockage.
- Don’t use public trash cans without a disposable bag. This ensures the product is sealed and will not emit unpleasant odour.
- Do consider a disposable system for your home. Disposal systems are convenient in preventing endless trips to the outside bin. Each pad is wrapped in fragranced, antibacterial film. You can shop our incontinence disposal system here.
- Do always carry spare products. You don’t know when or where you will end up having to change a product, so being proactive is invaluable.
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