2 Rules and 2 Products Help Women with LBL Wear Summer Fashions with Confidence

Don't miss out on summer fun!

by Lynn Wilson, Founder of The CareGiver Partnership

When lightweight summer fashions show more skin and outdoor events mean bathrooms are farther away, following two simple rules and using the right products for light bladder leakage (LBL) can make fun in the sun a breeze.

For women managing incontinence, summertime can seem stressful. Between lightweight, skin-baring clothing and an abundance of outdoor activities and events, many women worry about little bladder leaks and reaching a bathroom in time. By following two simple rules and using the right incontinence products, summertime living is easy.

2 Rules
The first rule is to stay hydrated without overworking the bladder. Drinking the right amount depends on an individual’s health condition and severity of incontinence, so it should be discussed with her doctor.

Rule two is to avoid known irritants, especially before outdoor events where bathroom access may be limited. Irritants may include alcohol, caffeine, sugar and artificial sweeteners, corn syrup, spicy foods, and acidic foods such as tomatoes and citrus.

2 Products
In addition to following a few simple dietary rules, using the right incontinence products means women can wear summer fashions with confidence. Here are a few recent product innovations that are popular choices for women on the go:

Light bladder leakage is no reason to cover up or miss out on summertime activities. Fannypants is an innovative line of premium-quality, machine-washable panties for light incontinence. The SmartwearPanty designs look like high-end lingerie, yet feature a moisture-proof, stain-resistant gusset that holds an absorbent SmartPad. The panty can be worn with or without the machine-washable pad.

Just because a woman is managing incontinence doesn’t mean she can’t swim or participate in poolside or beach activities. SoSecure Swim Briefs are washable, reusable, absorbent underwear that can be worn next to the skin, under swimwear. SoSecure briefs are designed for bowel incontinence but also hold several cups of liquid.

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