What should you wear for beach- and swimwear?
The most important is that you wear something that makes you feel good – feel as you. Some people does not mind showing their bag when going to the beach, whereas some prefer covering up. Do what makes you feel the best.
When buying your swimwear the best piece of advice we can give you is to try before you buy. Unfortunately, buying specialty swimwear is no guarantee of a good fit. On the other hand, you might be able to find regular swimwear that fits your need perfectly. For example, you might want to look at a one-piece bathing suit with detailing or patterns across the stomach area to cover up the pouch.
On the beach, a sarong or wrap can be a great way to gracefully cover up without feeling out of place.
And if you would like to wear a bikini – you should do so.
Always make sure that the baseplate sticks properly before going swimming – give it some time after applying. Be aware that the water can affect the adhesion negatively, so make sure to change your product more frequently.
For some people it can be helpful to use accessories when going swimming – using a skin barrier that helps the adhesive stick better can be very helpful. Using a belt can also be very good for some people, and if it’s the edges not sticking properly an elastic barrier can be a possible solution.
It is always a good idea to talk to your stoma nurse before going if you have any questions. You are also welcome to contact one of our call specialists at 0800 917 8641.