I always seem to have trouble with my seatbelt. It always feels tight so I am always pulling at it to make it looser on me. I was googling to see what other ostomates do. Here is what I have so far:
· Use a headrest around your stoma, under the seatbelt, with the opening facing down (so output can still travel to the bottom of your pouch without being blocked). This is kind of bulky, but it can provide some relief.
· Take a towel, your jacket, or some other flexible but somewhat thick item to place between your seatbelt and your body, giving your ostomy some room to breathe.
· Place a clothespin near the retraction slot to relieve tension on the belt (suggested by UOAA)
· There's an accessory made specifically for this purpose. OCC Seatbelt Protector by the Ostomy Clothing Company.
(I'm not sure if these seatbelt adjustments are legal, so please drive at your own risk if you choose to modify your seatbelt.)
I would love to hear what others do.