1. If you’re going on a long trip, make sure you have a bag full of supplies. Keep some diapers, wet wipes, an ointment for rashes, changing clothes, and some plastic bags for disposal. In fact, keep a packed bag in your car, so that you’re always prepared.
2. If there are no single-stall bathrooms, you can check for a handicap stall or a family restroom. Handicap stalls are bigger and usually have trashcans. If there is no trashcan, you can wrap the incontinence product tightly in a plastic bag and put it in your bag to dispose it later, or walk out with the diaper and throw it in the trash. The latter choice needs some courage, especially if there are people around. However, you’re probably never going to see these people again, so you can just walk out and throw it in the trashcan.
3. If you are still uncomfortable with changing incontinence products in public restrooms, you can try a booster pad in your brief. With the help of a booster pad, your product will be more efficient and absorbent. This means that you wouldn’t have to change more often. However, it is always recommended to change from time to time to maintain hygiene.
Changing incontinence products isn’t very difficult – it’s understandable to become embarrassed in the beginning, but as you change a couple of times in public restrooms, you’ll start feeling more confident. Just keep in mind that your comfort and hygiene and more important than the opinions of people whom you’re never going to see again.