How To Dispose of Incontinence Products Properly

How To Dispose of Incontinence Products Properly

How To Dispose of Incontinence Products Properly


Many people across the United States are learning how to manage urinary incontinence. Along with finding the right products to protect you from leaks throughout the day and using skincare products to prevent chafing and infection, it’s also important to learn how to dispose of incontinence products properly. 

As far as public etiquette goes, there are a few general rules to keep in mind when disposing of your incontinence products. There are also a few tips and tricks to help make proper disposal easy, no matter where you are. Whether you’re traveling, at the office, shopping, or at a restaurant, with these tools and tips, you’ll be able to dispose of incontinence products easily and discreetly. 


3 Tips for Proper Disposal

If you’re disposing of UI products such as protective underwear, a protective pad, or another leak-proof garment in a public place, there are a few rules of etiquette to keep in mind that will make the disposal process easy. 


1. Look for Convenient Products for On-The-Go Changing

The best tip for proper, easy disposal of incontinence products is to find products that are easy to change. Look for protective underwear that can be torn from the sides as well as slipped on and off. This will make it easier to dispose of if you’re in a public restroom or smaller than normal restroom. 

If you’re looking for underwear that slips on and off or tears at the sides, try our Premium Maximum Absorbency Underwear. Made to move up to four cups of liquid away from your body while locking in odor and preventing leaks, these are designed for easy, seamless disposal no matter where you are. 

If you have stress incontinence or overflow incontinence, you may tend to have smaller leaks, and you may not need as many cups of liquid protection, try our Premium Bladder Control Pads. With up to two cups of liquid protection, these are easily removed and replaced for convenience, discretion, and ease. 


2. Invest in Disposable Bags

If you’re traveling, at work, or simply out and about, you may need to dispose of your incontinence products or change them out for new ones. If you tend to void large amounts of liquid at once, you may do this more than once, whereas if you tend to have smaller leaks throughout the day, you may do so less. 

No matter how often you decide to do this, it’s important to know how to dispose of products properly, especially if you’re in a public restroom. The key is to invest in disposable bags so you can easily dispose of your incontinence products anywhere you may be. They’re solid in color for extra discretion, include two handles so you can tie the bag closed, and they’re biodegradable. Plus, the fresh lavender scent works to mask any unwanted odors. These bags help you dispose of incontinence products no matter where you are. 


3. Take Care of Your Skin, Too

Even when you’re out and about, it’s still important to take care of your skin. This might mean finding an on-the-go cleanser to use, hydrating wipes, or protective skin cream to protect your skin from things like chafing, infection, and discomfort. 

Many products that take care of and protect skin are large and inconvenient for on-the-go use. Our On-The-Go Skincare Package comes with everything you need to keep skin comfortable, hydrated, and protected while you’re out. Plus, they come in convenient travel sizes that fit right in your purse, bag, or car! 

Here’s what’s included:

  • No-Rinse Cleansing Spray: Made with chamomile and aloe vera, this cleanser is an easy way to keep your skin clean on the go, no rinsing necessary. Simply spray skin, wipe clean, and pat the area dry.
  • pH Balanced Aloe Wipes: Aloe vera and Vitamin E make these wipes hydrating and cleansing. They’re hypoallergenic, alcohol-free, and don’t require rinsing.
  • Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer Wipes: Great if you’re disposing of incontinence products in an area where you don’t have access to a sink or soap.

Toss It With Confidence

If you’re one of the 33 million adults learning to manage urinary incontinence, managing on the daily doesn’t have to be so difficult. The stigma around disposing of incontinence products can be discouraging, but with these tips and tricks of easy, discreet disposal, you’ll be able to toss it with confidence. 



Sources:

Stress incontinence - Symptoms and causes | Mayo Clinic 

Urinary Incontinence - Causes, Types, Symptoms, Treatments | NAFC 

Caring For Your Skin When You Have Incontinence | NAFC 

Urinary incontinence - symptoms and causes | Mayo Clinic 

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