Incontinence Product Innovations Help Women Wear Summer Fashions With Confidence

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Having the right incontinence management tools is even more important in summertime, when clothing is lighter and outdoor events mean bathrooms are farther away, says Lynn Wilson of The CareGiver Partnership. She offers tips on the latest products and how to control urinary incontinence.

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SoSecure Swim Brief is discreetly worn under a bathing suit.

Avoid known irritants, especially before outdoor events where bathroom access may be limited.

Summertime means lighter weight clothing and an abundance of outdoor activities and events. For women managing incontinence, summer doesn’t have to be stressful if they have the right supplies on hand, says Lynn Wilson, Founder of The CareGiver Partnership, a national retailer of incontinence products and other home health care supplies.

“One of our summertime challenges is staying 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,” says Wilson.

“Second, if you experience bladder control problems, avoid known irritants, especially before outdoor events where bathroom access may be limited,” Wilson adds. “Irritants may include alcohol, caffeine, sugar and artificial sweeteners, corn syrup, spicy foods, and acidic foods such as tomatoes and citrus.”

In addition to following a few simple dietary rules, using the right incontinence products means women can wear summer fashions with confidence, according to Wilson. Here are a few product innovations that are popular choices among women managing incontinence:

  •     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.
  •     For women who need the absorbency and odor control of briefs but want a smooth fit under summer clothing, there’s Depend Silhouette Underwear for Women. As seen on TV modeled by Lisa Rinna and Cheryl Burke, Silhouette underwear are premium-quality disposable undergarments designed to fit and feel like regular underwear.
  •     Women who prefer pads might like the comfortable curved shape of new Poise Hourglass. The tapered midsection offers a better, more comfortable fit, for confident protection during summertime activities. Individually wrapped in purple paisley print, a Poise Hourglass pad is easy to stash and discreetly carry in even a small purse.
  •     Elyte 100% cotton incontinence pads are breathable and feel cool next to skin. Ideal for sensitive skin, hypoallergenic Elyte pads help prevent rash and irritation, even in hot, humid weather.

To learn more about these or other products, visit The CareGiver Partnership home page and use our easy search bar or shop by category or brand. To access hundreds of free articles and more than 1,400 caregiver links, select “Resources” from the pink navigation bar.

The CareGiver Partnership is a national direct-to-consumer retailer of home healthcare products for incontinence, diabetes, nutrition support and more. In its sixth year of providing products and services that help caregivers and loved ones maintain personal dignity, the company also offers an online library of more than 1,200 family caregiver resources and personal service by experts in caregiving. Call 1-800-985-1353 or visit online at

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