Operation Holiday Travel: Be Prepared
Holidays are a time of joy yet holiday travel can be anything but. Add incontinence to the mad dash, and you’ve got the potential for added anxiety.
Managing long stretches between bathrooms, overnight stays with family, or juggling an active schedule with friends can be a worry. But with just a little strategic planning, you can successfully manage incontinence and enjoy the season—worry free!
Attack it with high-tech.Driving to your destination has its advantages. It allows you to stop whenever you need to…that is, if there happens to be a convenient exit or a restroom nearby.
Using a GPS when you hit the road will help you find bathrooms in any location, from rest stops to restaurants. You can also download toilet-finder apps for your smart phone to help locate bathrooms wherever, even when you’re not in the car. Several free or inexpensive options are available.
Pack smart.The car trunk may be stuffed with luggage and presents, but be sure to pack a smaller changing bag last with your incontinence supplies and extra clothes. Place it on top of the pile so it’s easily accessible during stops.
When traveling by air, bus, or train, bring a carry-on with Depend® Underwear, wet wipes, a clean change of clothes, and a plastic bag for used absorbent products. Some small onboard bathrooms may not have the garbage capacity for discarding used absorbent products. Placing them in airtight plastic bags makes it easy to throw them out later.