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kittybou

No baby oil in the pouch for me, ever again. It somehow took off one of the Velcro closure tabs.Good thing there were no storms while we were out and about. Lucky me!!!!

14jax71

Hi Kittybou, 

I'm glad you were lucky, and no storms came out. I do hope you find another solution to your problem. I hope your luck never runs out.

Jax

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Mysterious Mose

Yup. That is exactly why I quit experimenting with baby oil. Although I do use a lubricating deodorant, I also use water when emptying my bag. 150 ml to start and another 150 ml, if needed, to rinse. Baby oil is just too pernicious for me. :=)

Daniel

Beachboy

Consider using an IGGIE clip.  It's a deluxe type paper clip that has fold down handles.  I fold the seal area of my bag once,  put on the clip, then fold handles down.  Works good.

kittybou
Reply to Beachboy

Thank you

 
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kittybou
Reply to Mysterious Mose

Thank you

kittybou
Reply to 14jax71

I found a solution. Don't use baby oil, and pay attention, don't let supplies run out. Lesson learned

Nini4
Reply to Mysterious Mose

Hello Daniel,

What kind of lubricating drops do you use?  And what do they do? New to all of this and still learning some of the tricks. 

Thanks!

kittybou
Reply to Nini4

I will let you know when they come in the mail.

kittybou

Oops! Didn't see the message was directed to Daniel. Jeff had his head in the way. Sorry

Justbreathe

Sorry this did not work for you.  I use baby oil everyday and especially at bedtime.  I am guessing success is dependent on the procedures and products we use - my closure is a clamp not Velcro.  My bag is air tight - in other words once placed over my stoma there are no vents for any air to escape.  This requires a good fit around stoma - stoma powder, barrier wipe, barrier ring and bag.  My bag allows a clear view of stoma and interior 🤮 for monitoring.  This along with a bag change and totally naked shower every other day and a bag on shower in between.  jb

kittybou
Reply to Justbreathe

Thank you

IGGIE

G-Day Kittybou,  I am just showing you the IGGIE Clip that Beachboy was talking about. I also glue a very strong Magnet to the clip so it stays closed see image.  I will be looking for Royalty's. Regards IGGIE

Beachboy

Thanks for posting the picture IGGIE.  Shows exactly what it is and how it works.

  I found out they are called "Binder clips."  Available from Amazon.  For colored clips,  type:   Mr Pen    into Amazon search window.  Then type in:     Binder clips      on the Mr Pen     search window.

About $7.00 US   for 25 colored clips. 

Also available from Staples, Walmart, Target. 

I use this clip everyday.  Gives me "peace of mind" velcro closure won't suddenly fail.  And slightly decreases bag length... so at home my bag doesn't poke out under my shirt.  My wife used to always notice the bag tip, point, and start saying "hey...hey....hey."

Thanks IGGIE

 

kittybou
Reply to IGGIE

Thank you!😸🦃

Mysterious Mose
Reply to IGGIE

Here's some Royalties for you, IGGIE! 😂😂

Doe1mama

We tried baby oil for my husband too and it seemed to wreak havoc on the bag. However, after consulting with this group I did determine that we were using way too much. 

ianemily

Hi all. Early Christmas greetings. I have been warned by my ostomy clinic against using water or to be very careful about the ratio of baby oil to water as the seals break down faster with water. Guess it depends how often folks are changing pouches. I have a newish colostomy, BM tends to be more formed, hoping for more of a schedule (ha ha). Anyway I have been using the Adapt lubricating deodorant, a Hollister product & covered by my insurance, fortunately. I put some in the pouch just before applying, careful not to get on the seal or the velcro parts. Seems to be working well for me. Comes in larger bottle I use to fill mini bottles on the toilets to use in between emptyings. Also comes in travel size. Hope this helps someone out there OOXX

 

IGGIE

G-Day ianemily,  A few of us have stopped using oil as it does course problems and leakes, I just wash the bag after emptying with plane water. Regards IGGIE

Bertha
Reply to Justbreathe

I too use baby oil daily. After rinsing my bag I hold it upwards and let a couple of drops fall into the bag, then I fasten the bag (Velcro) and massage the bag to lubricate it inside. Touch wood, so far I've suffered no disasters from using baby oil. 

kittybou
Reply to Bertha

I will bet you anything, that I used too much baby oil...

Mysterious Mose
Reply to kittybou

Using too much is how I ended up with problems. Today, I use lubricating deodorants from Hollister and Brava. The work rather well. However, I still use water to rinse the bag. I've read others saying that using water can also be a problem for your barrier seal. But, I have not seen that. I am careful not to swish water near the stoma unless I am doing a bag change. Then, I rinse around the flange as much as I can to make the removal a little less messy.

Daniel

kittybou
Reply to Mysterious Mose

Pernicious? Every time I have time to stop and look that word up, something happens. It is always busy here!😸🐕‍🦺

warrior

did i miss something? baby oil in the bag? a few drops? why? does it make the pooh quickly exit?

 

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