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How To Navigate Public Restrooms And Incontinence

'Public bathrooms' is a phrase that could strike fear in your heart, especially when caring for a child with urological issues. Navigating the sea of toilets away from home can be intimidating. From finding a clean one to being prepared for potential accidents, there is a lot to consider. However, with proper planning, you’ll be smooth sailing through communal restrooms.

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Helping Parents Avoid Frustration With Pediatric Incontinence

Nothing can throw off your plans like wet sheets, wet car seats, wet pants, and more, but unfortunately, these accidents can be a normal part of caring for a child with pediatric incontinence. When you have to stop what you're doing to handle clean up, remember that any frustration you’re feeling may be intensified for your child with extra anxiety, fear, and embarrassment. Learn how to help your child cope with a little advice on how to avoid becoming frustrated.

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7 ways To survive Holiday Travel With Incontinence

This season tis not a reason to be held captive by incontinence. Whether you have some form of incontinence yourself or have a child struggling with the condition doesn’t mean it has to burden the holidays. Go ahead and take that family trip and enjoy some seasonal festivities with your loved one. By taking the time to plan for incontinence during travel, you’ll be prepared for an incredible trip!

Surviving Holiday Travel With Incontinence

1. Plan A Route With Potty Breaks

If you’re traveling by car or plane, find bathrooms along the way for frequent breaks every couple of hours. Map out the rest stops or family restaurants that you know will have clean bathrooms to use. Look up the airport ahead of time to view bathroom locations and book an aisle seat for easy access during your flight. You can also use a bathroom app like SitorSquat to instantly find a public restroom that’s wheelchair friendly in a moments notice.

Before heading out, remember that holiday traffic can suddenly spring out of nowhere. Check your GPS to see how long you could be in traffic and how busy the airport lines are for baggage claim in order to plan bathroom breaks accordingly.

At holiday gatherings be sure to find the restroom when you first arrive so you don’t have to struggle to find it when the urge strikes.

2. Keep A Moderate Holiday Diet

The holiday season is a perfect time to indulge in festive treats, but doing so in moderation is key. Items with a lot of refined sugar like chocolate can irritate your bladder. You’ll also want to avoid spicy dishes, caffeine, and alcohol unless you know your body’s limit.

Instead of relying on fast food stops or your relative’s menu be prepared with healthy lunches and beverages for yourself and child. Nutritious, fibrous items such as fruits and vegetables can help stop diarrhea and relieve pressure on the bowels.

Also, stay hydrated. Restricting your own or your child’s fluid intake may seem like a good way to prevent accidents, but dehydration can stress out your bladder and lead to urinary tract infections (UTI).

3. Always Be Prepared

Keep a book bag on hand with all of the items you might need to last the entire trip and events with the ability for a quick and easy clean up. Take enough disposable briefs, changing gloves, wet wipes, back up clothes, and disposal bags to discreetly change yourself or child. You can wear dark clothes to hide stains and use chux or bed pads to protect furniture and mattresses.

4. Save Money With Incontinence Supplies Through Insurance

Use our quick qualify form to see if you’re eligible to receive incontinence products through insurance. Then you can save be having monthly supplies shipped directly to your home. Not just any supplies, but the right ones. We will make sure to pair you with properly fitting undergarments to effectively prevent leaks and check in with you on a monthly basis to see if you need to make any changes. For example, sizes need to change with weight gain or loss and you can switch to more absorbent products for long trips if needed. Also, if you don’t want to worry about traveling with incontinence supplies have them shipped to the hotel or house you’ll be staying at ahead of time.

5. Be Discreet 

If your child is struggling with incontinence, keep their privacy in mind. They may not want friends and relatives to know since urinary incontinence can be a source of embarrassment. If an accident occurs help your child clean up quietly and don’t make a big deal out of the situation. Be supportive and let them know everything is alright. The trip won’t be ruined by any leaks!

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6. Practice Timed Voiding

Why wait for the urge to go? Try to go every few hours to empty your bladder. Go before bed, after waking, and after meals. Remember to go before long activities such as riding around to look at Christmas lights or mingling with family members at parties.

Keep track of how often your child goes and remind them during activities to take bathroom breaks. If they don’t want to stop participating in the activity they’re busy with calmly remind them that it will be waiting for them after they go.

7. Relax

Stress can spread! Remember that you’re on vacation. Take the time to relax by not overfilling your itinerary with too many activities. Stress will only lead to more bowel issues and may cause you to forget what really matters, making holiday memories with your family.

Information provided on the Aeroflow Urology blog is not intended as a substitute to medical advice or care. Aeroflow recommends consulting your healthcare provider if you are experiencing medical issues relating to incontinence.

Find The Best Incontinence Supplies For Your Needs

When a loved one is diagnosed with incontinence it’s important to make sure they’re matched with the proper incontinence supplies to keep them clean and dry. Choosing the right items may seem a little overwhelming, but these products will enhance your loved one’s quality of life by providing protection and security. Plus, you may qualify to have these items covered by insurance!

Incontinence Supplies

Incontinence supplies ease managing the condition Adult Pull-Ups - Adult pull-ups are pulled on like regular underwear and even come in sleek designs that look like regular underwear for both men and women. They do not have pull tabs.

Many options have ultra absorbent cloth on the inside with a waterproof exterior to catch urine and prevent leaks. Adult pull-ups can also help contain odors and come in various sizes to catch different amounts of liquid. They are available for overnight use.

Pull-ups are recommended for patients that still have their mobility, between the ages of 40 to 70. They still are able to frequently get up, participate in physical activities, and change themselves.

Adult Briefs - Adult briefs are similar to pull-ups, only they have pull tabs on the sides so a nurse or caregiver is able to easily remove and attach them. Briefs are recommended for non-ambulatory patients that are bed bound or in wheelchairs as they provide protection for sedentary lifestyles.

Briefs are often bulkier in size to catch more liquid. They come with even more padding for overnight use. Like pull-ups, they have a cloth interior with a plastic exterior to prevent leaks. Some options have cotton on the sides to create a breathable fabric in order to prevent rashes and sores. They also help contain odors.

Proper incontience supples make it easier for caregivers Reusable Adult Pull-Ups  - These are like disposable adult pull-ups, only they are made to be washed and dried, like regular clothes. Typically, they have a built-in pad to catch moderate leaks with a liner to prevent leaks. They have varying levels of absorbency but tend to be only recommended for those with light incontinence.

Swim Diapers - You don’t have to give up water aerobics if you have incontinence. There are a variety of options to keep fecal matter out of the pool. There are discreet protective pull-ups that will fit under swimwear, reusable pairs, options with pull tabs for easy access, and much more.

Pants Systems - This is a two-tier system where you place an absorbent pad is placed between the legs to catch urine, then a pair of waterproof underpants is pulled over the pad. They are comfortable and adjustable to provide protection and comfort during physical activities.

You will have to replace the pad, but the pants are reusable. You can choose the absorbency pad based on your needs. This is a great option for an active person looking for discreet protection with light incontinence issues.

Chux are helpful incontinence supplies Bladder Control Pads - Bladder control pads are pads that can be placed in your regular underwear to absorb urine and mask odors. They have varying levels of absorbancy based on your needs and some form-fitting options stick to your underwear with an adhesive on the back of the liner, while others don't. There are also belted options which consist of a pad attached to a belt to make the pad easier to position.

Underpads or Chux - Underpads or chux are protective cloths used to keep furniture, wheelchairs, mattresses, and cleaner. They have a plastic liner underneath to stop moisture before they hit hard to clean fabrics. Chux also simplify the cleaning process because all you have to do is ball them up and chuck them into the trash.

Incontinence Supplies Through Insurance

Don’t worry about the costs associated with purchasing enough incontinence supplies, qualify to receive them through insurance instead. Get started in a few simple steps:

  1. Fill out our quick qualification form!
  2. We will determine your coverage options and contact your doctor and insurance provider to make to ensure a monthly supply of incontinence products are shipped directly to your home!
  3. We will check in on a monthly basis via phone or email to see if any changes need to be made to your supplies!

Incontinence supplies make a difference

Information provided on the Aeroflow Urology blog is not intended as a substitute to medical advice or care. Aeroflow recommends consulting your healthcare provider if you are experiencing medical issues relating to incontinence.

Will Insurance Cover Your Adult Diapers?

With advances in medical technology, people have lived increasingly longer lives in recent years. With this increased longevity, new challenges confront not only patients, but also their loved ones and caregivers. Incontinence can be one of the most difficult facets of aging, but that does not mean that this health concern is a problem only for those of an advanced age.

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