Do Not Let Incontinence Hold You Back: 5 Ways to Manage Spring Travel with Ease

Spring is here, and with it comes the excitement of travel and adventure. But for those who manage incontinence, the thought of leaving home can be daunting. Fear of accidents and embarrassment can be overwhelming, and many may feel like they must sacrifice their freedom & stay home. But this does not have to be the case. With the right tools and strategies, managing incontinence while traveling can be a breeze.

In this article, we will explore five practical ways to help you stay in control and enjoy your spring travels with ease. From packing the right supplies to choosing the right accommodations, we've got you covered. Don't let incontinence hold you back from experiencing all the joys of travel. Read on to learn how to manage your symptoms and make the most of your spring adventures.

Impact of incontinence on travel

Incontinence is a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including age, childbirth, and medical conditions such as diabetes and multiple sclerosis. This condition can make traveling difficult, as the fear of accidents and embarrassment can be overwhelming. Many people with incontinence may feel like they must stay close to home, which can be isolating and limiting.

However, it is essential to understand that incontinence does not have to hold you back from traveling and exploring new places. With the right tools and strategies, you can manage your symptoms and enjoy your spring travels with ease. It is essential to know that you are not alone, and many resources are available to help you cope with incontinence while on the go.

Five tips for managing incontinence during spring travel:

  1. Packing essentials for managing incontinence. When traveling with incontinence, it is essential to pack the right supplies to help you manage your symptoms. Some essential items to include in your travel bag include absorbent pads or underwear, wipes, and a change of clothes. It is also a good idea to bring odor-neutralizing spray and disposable bags for used pads or clothing. DiscreetShield™ bags offers a convenient and discreet disposal of incontinence products. It comes in an opaque navy color that hides contents as well as a fresh scent that masks odors.


  2. Choosing the right accommodations. When booking your accommodations, it is necessity to choose a hotel or rental property that meets your specific needs. Look for accommodations that offer accessible bathrooms, including grab bars, and raised toilet seats. It is also essential to consider the proximity of the bathroom to your room, as walking long distances can be challenging. Many accommodations are willing to make accommodations to ensure their guests are comfortable and have a pleasant stay. NorthShore can also ship direct to most travel accomodations.

  3. Preparing for airplane or car travel. Traveling by airplane or car can bring challenges in managing incontinence. However, with the right preparation, you can manage your symptoms and avoid any embarrassing accidents. When traveling by airplane, it is essential to book an aisle seat, as this will allow you to access the bathroom quickly and discreetly. It is also a good idea to pack NorthShore® Supreme travel-sized pack of wipes and Trifecta™ waterproof diaper covers in your carry-on bag. When traveling by car, it is essential to plan your route carefully and identify rest stops along the way. Consider packing a portable urinal or bedpan, especially if you are traveling long distances. It is also a good idea to pack a waterproof seat cover and a change of clothes in case of any unexpected accidents.


  4. Finding accessible restrooms on the go. One of the most challenging aspects of managing incontinence while traveling is finding accessible restrooms. When planning your trip, research the availability of public restrooms at your destination. Look for restrooms that are accessible and offer privacy, such as family restrooms or single-stall restrooms. It is also a good idea to bring incontinence products with you when traveling such as the protective GoSupreme™ pull-on style underwear. This will allow you to avoid any embarrassing accidents and provide you with a discreet way to manage your symptoms while on the go.


  5. Coping with unexpected leaks. Despite your best efforts, accidents can still happen. It is essential to have a plan in place for coping with unexpected leaks. When packing your travel bag, it is a good idea to pack odor-neutralizing spray and plastic bags to dispose of any used clothing discreetly. If you experience an unexpected leak, remain calm and discreet. Excuse yourself to the restroom or a private area and change your clothing. Remember that accidents happen, and it is essential to have a plan in place to manage them.

Managing incontinence while traveling can be challenging, but it does not have to hold you back from experiencing all the joys of travel. With the right tools and strategies, you can manage your symptoms and enjoy your spring travels with ease. Remember to pack the right supplies, choose the right accommodations, and prepare for airplane or car travel. With the right preparation and mindset, you can travel confidently and enjoy all the adventures that spring has to offer.

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NorthShore Insider Tip: NorthShore offers an easy way to request a hold package for pickup at a convenient location near your travel destination or accomodations. For more, visit our Ordering FAQ section.

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