Staying Cool in the Summer While Wearing Adult Diapers

July 19, 2013 2 min read

It’s finally Friday! But while you may want to enjoy the sun, this scorching heat wave we’re currently experiencing can be torturous – especially if you’re wearing an incontinence diaper. As you start to sweat, your private area gets super moist and itchy, to the point where it just becomes unbearable. However, there are some simple ways to keep cool during the summer while managing incontinence – here are a few:

  1. Wear breathable diapers. Compared to plastic back diapers, breathable briefs are typically thinner and allow for air circulation. Some popular ones include Attends Breathables and Tena Stretch. If you prefer traditional plastic diapers, try to find the lightest one you can use, and then add a booster pad for extra absorbency.
  2. Use powder. Baby powder, corn starch-type powder, and Gold Bond can all help keep your privates cool during the hot summer heat. Some powders are even scented, which is a plus! Try not to get any powder on your diaper’s tape tabs, as they won’t stick as well afterwards.
  3. Change and cleanse often. During the summer, it’s imperative to change more often and maintain personal hygiene, as moist environments can cause diaper rashes and skin irritation. Be sure to carry extra disposable wet wipes for when changing in public. If you’re not in a rush, take your time during diaper changes to let your nether regions air out.
  4. Dress appropriately. A simple way to beat the heat is to wear loose-fitting clothing. Flowy dresses, A-line and circle skirts, and shorts are your best bets during the summer. Wearing light-colored clothing is also a good idea, as it doesn’t absorb much heat as dark-colored clothing.
  5. Avoid plastic pants. Stepping outside in 90+ degree weather while wearing plastic pants is probably not a good idea. If you’re worried about leakage, try a diaper with cuffed legs and an adjustable waistband.
  6. Stay hydrated. This is yet another obvious point, but nonetheless, highly important. Dehydration can make your urine concentrated, causing your bladder to become irritated and then, leak unexpectedly. Drinking plenty of water will keep your body temperature down, as well as keep your bladder happy.

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