Meet & talk to fellow OstoMates 20,306 members

Cruising with a colostomy

Posted by shortywalker, on Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:33 am

Hi everyone  was just wondering if anyone has heard of these black plastic bags ziplock i think. They may have been called bagaway or bag it away brought from america. They hold in the smell and thought they would be good for a cruise im going on in 16 mths. Saw them somewhere but can no longer find the site Thankyou.

Reply by w30bob, on Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:24 am

Hi shorty,

  I believe it's called  "Bag-It-Away Ostaway X-Bag - Ostomy Disposal Bags", and here's a link;

Regards, 

Bob

https://www.exmed.net/p-2988-bag-it-away-ostaway-x-bag-ostomy-disposal-bags.aspx

 

 

Reply by shortywalker, on Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:39 am
w30bob wrote:

Hi shorty,

  I believe it's called  "Bag-It-Away Ostaway X-Bag - Ostomy Disposal Bags", and here's a link;

Regards, 

Bob

https://www.exmed.net/p-2988-bag-it-away-ostaway-x-bag-ostomy-disposal-bags.aspx

 

 


Thanks Bob will check out the site cheers Shorty

Reply by xnine, on Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:22 am

My Hollister supplies come with disposable bags. I just double knot them and it works for me. On the cruise they take your trash 🗑 away daily so there is no problem with odour.

Reply by mamatembo, on Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:22 pm

I have used Bagitaway since my ostomy 2 years ago at the recommendation of my ostomy nurse. You can order them directly at: http://bagitaway.com. They are great. Dark green to black in color so no-one can see what is in it. I remove my pouch, put 2 squares of toilet paper in the opening and then roll the pouch up and put it in the bag along with the wafer and Safe & Simply Peristomal wipes (because water department here asked that wipes NOT be flushed in the toilet because they are clogging the water treatment plant). Then zip it tightly closed and throw in the trash basket. There is absolutely no odor when closed properly. Have never had a problem with the Ziploc closure. When I've traveled I've warned my tent steward not to open them because they will contain body fluids/content and would smell.

Reply by lovely, on Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:38 pm
xnine wrote:

My Hollister supplies come with disposable bags. I just double knot them and it works for me. On the cruise they take your trash 🗑 away daily so there is no problem with odour.

I also use the Hollister bags and the disposable bags come with them. I had a friend who was baby sitting a small child and she asked me to sav my loaf bread bags for her. She said they were good to put the poopy diapers in. I had some extra disaposable bags so I gave her some they worked good for her also.

Reply by shortywalker, on Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:33 am
mamatembo wrote:

I have used Bagitaway since my ostomy 2 years ago at the recommendation of my ostomy nurse. You can order them directly at: http://bagitaway.com. They are great. Dark green to black in color so no-one can see what is in it. I remove my pouch, put 2 squares of toilet paper in the opening and then roll the pouch up and put it in the bag along with the wafer and Safe & Simply Peristomal wipes (because water department here asked that wipes NOT be flushed in the toilet because they are clogging the water treatment plant). Then zip it tightly closed and throw in the trash basket. There is absolutely no odor when closed properly. Have never had a problem with the Ziploc closure. When I've traveled I've warned my tent steward not to open them because they will contain body fluids/content and would smell.


Thankyou for the link. Have ordered some from america but will have to find out if they are sold in australia.  Cheers. Shorty.

Reply by shortywalker, on Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:38 am
lovely wrote:
xnine wrote:

My Hollister supplies come with disposable bags. I just double knot them and it works for me. On the cruise they take your trash 🗑 away daily so there is no problem with odour.

I also use the Hollister bags and the disposable bags come with them. I had a friend who was baby sitting a small child and she asked me to sav my loaf bread bags for her. She said they were good to put the poopy diapers in. I had some extra disaposable bags so I gave her some they worked good for her also.


Thankyou for your reply my Hollister bags also come with the disposable bags but i dont use them. Have another system for home but have ordered the bagit-away ones for the cruise

I have the chance of reversal in January but don't know if im going to go with it yet.much on my mind. Cheers.  Shorty

 

Reply by mamatembo, on Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:01 am

To:  Shortywalker

 

I think you will like them shortywalker. It would be great if they could establish a satellite place in Australia to sell them so others would find them easy to get. We use Ziploc bags here all the time to store left over food in the refrigerator, and I sometimes have a problem getting the regular Ziploc bags to close properly. Yet with the bagitaway bags I have never had a problem zipping them closed. Hope they are as helpful to you as they are to me.

Reply by shortywalker, on Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:36 am
mamatembo wrote:

To:  Shortywalker

 

I think you will like them shortywalker. It would be great if they could establish a satellite place in Australia to sell them so others would find them easy to get. We use Ziploc bags here all the time to store left over food in the refrigerator, and I sometimes have a problem getting the regular Ziploc bags to close properly. Yet with the bagitaway bags I have never had a problem zipping them closed. Hope they are as helpful to you as they are to me.


We have ziplock , ones called snaplock and another called easyslide as you say they are great for refrigerator  food but they are all clear so you can see whats inside. Cant wait for these bags to turn up shame we have to pay us dollars . Cheers  Shorty.

Reply by lovely, on Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:53 pm

Another suggestion would be to go to the baby supplies department of a store they hae bags to dispose of poppy diapers. They do not cost much either. 

Reply by shortywalker, on Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:07 pm
lovely wrote:

Another suggestion would be to go to the baby supplies department of a store they hae bags to dispose of poppy diapers. They do not cost much either. 


Thanks  lovely our supermarkets sell plastic nappy bags $2 for 200 pretty cheap but they are orange so got some doggy dodo bags which are black but very thin okay for home use but don't hold in the odour. Cheers  Shorty. 

Reply by lovely, on Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:56 pm
shortywalker wrote:
lovely wrote:

Another suggestion would be to go to the baby supplies department of a store they hae bags to dispose of poppy diapers. They do not cost much either. 


Thanks  lovely our supermarkets sell plastic nappy bags $2 for 200 pretty cheap but they are orange so got some doggy dodo bags which are black but very thin okay for home use but don't hold in the odour. Cheers  Shorty. 

The baby diaper bags I got for my friend were blue.I haven't asked her how they work but I would think if they are for baby poop they would be pretty good. Hope you find something that works for you.

Reply by iMacG5, on Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:52 pm

Hi Shorty.  I'm not sure this will help for your cruise but we package our produce in plastic bags at the super market.  They're found on rolls, sometimes with colored ties.  At the checkout counter the clerk can scan through the bag to read the bar code and price the item.  I use two or three of these with knots to discard the pouches. Can't beat the price.

Mike

Reply by shortywalker, on Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:14 am
iMacG5 wrote:

Hi Shorty.  I'm not sure this will help for your cruise but we package our produce in plastic bags at the super market.  They're found on rolls, sometimes with colored ties.  At the checkout counter the clerk can scan through the bag to read the bar code and price the item.  I use two or three of these with knots to discard the pouches. Can't beat the price.

Mike


Thanks Mike  appreciate your thoughts. Cheers  Shorty. 

Reply by funnygurl, on Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:45 am

I use doggy doo disposal bags.  They work great and are easy to find.  They have a tie top.

Reply by shortywalker, on Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:45 am
funnygurl wrote:

I use doggy doo disposal bags.  They work great and are easy to find.  They have a tie top.


Hi funnygurl thanks thats exactly what i use at home have ordered the bagit-away ostaway bags from america to try out before our cruise should be here anyday.cheers  shorty.

Reply by Pharmgirl, on Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:24 am

Hi,

if you can’t find that, there is a product on amazon called BOSE disposalable bags, they are white, and there is no smell, I couldn’t live without them!

Reply by shortywalker, on Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:36 am
Pharmgirl wrote:

Hi,

if you can’t find that, there is a product on amazon called BOSE disposalable bags, they are white, and there is no smell, I couldn’t live without them!


Thanks for that Pharmgirl for your imput. Cheers  Shorty .

Reply by Dada54, on Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:20 am

Amazon sells smell proof black ziplock bags..  Great idea, I am going to try.

Reply by Puppyluv56, on Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:31 pm

Hey, I cruise all the time and just for back this week from Bermuda. 
I use zip lock bags and that  keeps the odor in and my Coloplast pouches come with a heave duty gray bag that put zip lock bag Inside just to keep it out of sight! Works well! Any solid colored bag will work. 
Puppyluv

Reply by shortywalker, on Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:59 am
Puppyluv56 wrote:

Hey, I cruise all the time and just for back this week from Bermuda. 
I use zip lock bags and that  keeps the odor in and my Coloplast pouches come with a heave duty gray bag that put zip lock bag Inside just to keep it out of sight! Works well! Any solid colored bag will work. 
Puppyluv


Tthankyou for your input. Cheers  Shorty. 

* Please, do not post contact information like email, Facebook or Twitter accounts, or phone number. These will be removed by the Administrator.
All times are GMT - 4 Hours
Currently online: 15    
1 members & 14 visitors