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Tips for a Better Road Trip with Urinary Incontinence

by lilia fedyanina on Jul 20, 2023

A road trip is an exciting way to see new sights and create unforgettable memories. But what if you struggle with incontinence, and the thought of traveling without easy bathroom access sounds like a nightmare?

 

Tips for a Better Road Trip with Urinary Incontinence

 

The good news is that it's possible to pack up the car and embark on a road trip with confidence, even with overactive bladder challenges.

Explore without limits: Incontinence-friendly travel tips to make your road trip a success


By taking some well-planned steps, like scheduling bathroom breaks into your itinerary and packing extra incontinence products, you can tackle any road trip discomforts and enjoy your travels to the fullest.

 If you're planning a road trip but are worried about traveling with urinary incontinence, we've got some tips for you. 

Prepare Now: Train Your Bladder Before You Travel

 

If you're planning a long road trip but struggle with incontinence, don't worry - training your bladder before you hit the open road is possible.


Keep Track of Your Bathroom Schedule



One of the best ways to prepare for a long journey is to train your bladder using bladder drills. First, start keeping a record of how frequently you typically need to urinate. By establishing a schedule for when you'll go to the bathroom, you can better plan for stops on your trip and gradually lengthen the time between them. Also, if you feel like you have to go, but it isn't time yet, try urge suppression techniques like contracting your pelvic floor muscles.



Get stronger pelvic floor & bladder muscles with Kegels



You might be surprised to learn that kegels, a type of exercise to strengthen pelvic floor muscles, can be performed by anyone, regardless of gender. By practicing kegels, you'll effectively tone up both your pelvic floor and bladder muscles.

 

Stop Unexpected Urge To Go: Use `Freeze and Squeeze`


If you suddenly feel the urge to urinate, don't panic! Instead, try the "Freeze and Squeeze" method where you pause and do a few kegels to give yourself more time to find a bathroom. So, next time you hit the road for a long drive, remember these bladder training tips to keep yourself comfortable and confident throughout the journey.

With these simple tricks, you can enjoy a road trip without the worry of incontinence.

 

Bathroom Breaks: Plan Ahead for a Worry-Free Journey with Incontinence


Using Along the Way, SitorSquat and USA Rest Stops apps to Stay Prepared


A great tip to keep in mind is to plan bathroom breaks along your route. You can do this by using helpful apps like Along the Way, SitorSquat, or USA Rest Stops to locate the nearest bathrooms.

It's also a good idea to prioritize finding bathrooms when you visit a new location, just in case. If you are going through multiple bottles of water a day, reducing your overall fluid intake might help too, but stay hydrated. Remember, dehydration can make your symptoms worse.

 

Enjoy Your Next Road Trip: Eat Foods that Won't Aggravate Incontinence



Making smart food choices is one way to make your travels more comfortable. It's no secret that some foods can aggravate your incontinence, making you feel like you need to use the bathroom more frequently.

To avoid this, consider foods that will bring you the least amount of discomfort. It's best to bypass caffeine, alcohol, artificial sweeteners, carbonated beverages, chocolate, preservatives, spicy or acidic foods and opt for foods that are high in fiber and low in acidity. Remember, taking care of your bladder while on the road will make your road trip a more enjoyable experience.



Choose the Right Clothing for Your Roadtrip 



Planning a road trip with incontinence can seem daunting, but don't let it ruin your travels.
Traveling with OAB is possible and can be made more comfortable by dressing for the occasion.
Dressing for the occasion means finding comfortable clothing for the long car ride ahead. Don't forget to pack a spare outfit just in case.

 

Uncomfortable no more: How to travel comfortably with incontinence


We recommend wearing Total Dry Ultimate Pads or X Plus Fitted Briefs - specially designed for heavy incontinence with odor control and an easy fit for added protection and security. Pair them with our best-selling incontinence booster pad; you'll only need to change the pad when it's full.



Travel Without Worry, Sample of Our Incontinence Care Products for Free



We believe in our products so much that we offer free samples of our premium incontinence products. You only pay for shipping. Here's to a stress-free journey and plenty of enjoyable road trips with incontinence.

With the right incontinence products, such as fitted briefs by Total Dry and a booster pad, you can confidently embrace your road trip. Make sure you find the right fit, we offer free samples of our products - all you pay for is shipping.



Tips for Traveling with Incontinence


- Train your bladder before you go with bladder drills and kegel exercises


- Plan bathroom stops using apps like Along the Way and SitorSquat


- Use the "Freeze and Squeeze" method to help manage unexpected urges to urinate


- Train your bladder before your trip by keeping a schedule of bathroom breaks and practicing Kegels


- Plan bathroom stops using apps like Along the Way and SitorSquat


- Make smart food choices to avoid aggravating incontinence symptoms, such as bypassing caffeine and alcohol


- Wear comfortable clothing and pack spare outfits


- Use premium incontinence products like Total Dry fitted briefs and booster pads for added protection

 

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