The magic of Christmas is upon us, and for ostomates, navigating the holiday season can bring unique considerations. Let’s explore how to embrace all things Christmas while ensuring your stoma care remains a top priority, allowing you to fully participate in the celebrations.

Stoma supplies

Start by ensuring you have an ample supply of your preferred ostomy products to provide you with comfort and confidence throughout Christmas and New Year. If you need advice or would like to place an order, get in touch with us here.

eakin® seals, with their adaptability to your body’s movements, provide the confidence to partake in all things Christmas. Whether it’s dancing to your favourite holiday tunes, engaging in a friendly snowball fight, or simply enjoying a cozy evening by the fireplace, these seals offer a secure fit, allowing you to focus on the festive spirit.

Food and drink

Consider the potential impact of certain foods on your stoma and make informed choices to support your digestive health. Hydration is equally important especially if enjoying some alcoholic drinks, so keep a water bottle handy to ensure you stay well-hydrated throughout the celebrations.

Social events

Find moments to recharge, practice deep breathing, and enjoy the company of loved ones. If you experience any discomfort or concerns related to your stoma, take a moment for self-care, and address them promptly. If your visiting friends and family, it’s a good idea to be prepared and know where the bathroom is and keep your supplied nearby.

Travelling over Christmas

Order your supplies in good time. If you are traveling by plane don’t forget your travel certificate and packing list to ensure you have everything you need. If you are going skiing, there are support belts available to help protect your stoma. COMFORT flange extenders are a handy solution product to increase pouch longevity during travel when you might not be able to make pouch changes as often as usual. If you’re limited on space, try our REFRESH 3 in 1 which comes as a handy travel size of 50ml.

By being prepared with your stoma supplies and relying on supportive products, you can revel in the magic of the season, creating lasting memories without compromising your comfort. Here’s to a festive and carefree Christmas with your stoma!