As humans we have universally shared emotions, some pleasant, some we’d rather forget. You probably know that feeling of urgency you get when you need a bathroom, immediately. Maybe the lineup is too long, or the rest station is too far away. For some of us, these experiences occur more often than we’d like to admit. The conversations around incontinence tend to be a little hush hush but part of feeling your best is being able to talk about what happens when you don’t. Let’s get started with a few definitions.
Incontinence refers to the loss of control over the bladder (urinary incontinence) or bowel (bowel or fecal incontinence). Both types occur far more often than people tend to imagine, with millions of adults all over the world affected (did you know the average age for incontinence is 52?!)1
If incontinence is impacting your life, or the life of someone you love, what can be done? Here are a few suggestions:
As lovely as it would be to wave a magic wand and have this over and done with, it’s unfortunately going to take a little more effort. Please don’t let that stop you from living your best life, confidently! It’s easy to feel like retiring from the activities you once loved after an occasional bladder leak, but with a little extra planning you can stay in the game.
If you’re heading out for an unexpected day filled with activities, pack an extra pair of pants and underwear, along with some urinary incontinence underwear, in your backpack, gym bag, locker or car trunk, to keep you feeling confident even if a leak happens. Add Cottonelle® Flushable Wipesinto the mix and you’re all set to go. They’re a lifesaver in those moments where a shower is unavailable but the desire for that shower fresh feeling is strong. Discreetly packaged and septic safe, these will clean up any accident and leave you feeling refreshed. They’re infused with the gentle cleansing power of water and are created without the plastic found in standard wipes, so you can officially flush it and forget it. They’re also free of alcohol, parabens, and harmful chemicals so they’re a safe way to achieve that freshness boost which will leave you feeling like the best version of you.
Add Cottonelle® Flushable Wipes to your regimen and soon you’ll want to share your Downtherecare™ routine with everyone you know. Check out our coupons to save on your next flushable wipe purchase!
1Kimberly Clark Global Incontinence Study (2017).
First, Remove more at once with Cottonelle Cleaning Ripples Texture ®
Then, use Cottonelle Flushable Wipes for a refreshing clean throughout the day