The correct storage of your incontinence products is very important to ensure that they work as they should, and you are not at risk of infection or skin problems caused by bacteria entering into the product.
When storing individual products, it is important that they are not removed from their packaging until they are ready to be used. This helps to prevent any damage to the product and reduces the risk of contamination from dust particles and bacteria in the air.
As incontinence products come into close contact with sensitive, intimate areas of your body, it is really important to ensure they are always kept clean when being stored.
Never store products in a bathroom
Incontinence products are thirsty!
They have a super-absorbent core which is designed to soak up moisture. A bathroom is a damp environment due to steam from baths and showers. The products will begin to soak up some of this steam and will not work as effectively when used.
Products also shouldn't be stored where they are exposed to cold or damp (for example a shed), as they will start to soak up any moisture in the air.
They are best stored at room temperature in a clean, dry environment such as a cupboard or drawer in a bedroom.
Be careful when stacking your products, as they can start to collapse and crush the packs- causing damage to the products and making them unusable.
Disposing of used incontinence products
The best way to dispose of used products is to place them in a small bag or nappy sack and then dispose of them in the normal family dustbin for local refuse collectors. Always check your local guidelines for disposing of hygiene products.
Never attempt to flush any incontinence products down the toilet.