My son and I both suffer from incontinence, he’s only 7 so he’s still young enough to come in the ladies change room with me. There’s no private stalls at our local pool just benches so I help him change and I do the same in the open, it’s normally quite busy so everyone sees that were wearing incontinence pants. Is it ok to be changing in the open? or should the others not have to see us?
Are you wearing incontinence products specially designed for swimming? As long as they are incontinence swim pants rather than normal nappies, it should be fine. Most pools don’t allow normal nappies or pads unless they are designed for swimming. If they are disposable, ensure you are disposing them hygienically (in a disposal bag rather than on their own).
If you are worried about others being upset by this, I’d recommend contacting the local pool staff to ask for their guidance on this. I hope this is useful for you.
There’s no reason for you to be embarrased at all, I to wear incontinence underwear and change as normal in the locker rooms and at my gym it’s more common then you think for women to be wearing incontinent products. When my son was that age I was still helping him shower and change, so you shouldn’t be worried about that
It’s completely down to personal choice. It’s just underwear like any other, but I guess there are some people who might make a fuss about someone who they think might be likely to have an accident in the pool etc. if they see it.
If you are embarrassed/uncomfortable then there’s always the option to go into a toilet cubicle and take your nappy off, shortly before getting properly changed.
I am 16 and wear ordinary underwear for school. Getting changed for gym is a problem. Soiling my pants had meant others see what has happened. It’s embarrassing. I don’t want to wear nappies at 16.