Alternative lubricants for drainable pouches?

Jun 20, 2015 12:38 am

Hello all.

I use baby oil to lubricate my drainable pouch. But I am finding that the drainable end does not last the distance, though the rest of the pouch is okay. I am sure this is because of the baby oil. I have used Hollister Adapt, but the price here in NZ is not good and I seem to have to use quite a bit of it. Do any of you out there have any ideas? I have a colostomy and use a one-piece drainable. Eakin Pelican, which is good in all other ways (as far as pouches go)! Many thanks.

Jun 20, 2015 1:18 am

Why not try a two-piece setup? If the bag gets a bit worn, you could pop it off and put on another bag without removing the wafer and causing more skin irritation. You can also try using M9 made by Hollister. I tried using Adapt but it didn't do much for odor control (maybe I'm just a stinky guy). With both of them, you have to use more drops than they say. I use the M9 every time I empty the bag. I use a two-piece.


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Jun 20, 2015 11:16 pm

Thanks for your reply, megalyman. Ah! Two pieces. I tried them. No success at all, I'm afraid. They came off, which wasn't great. I may have tried the wrong brand. M9 I do use (like you) every time I empty the pouch. They work as far as odor goes but not lubricating. Ngaire.

Jun 21, 2015 1:59 pm

There was a post by Shitzengiggles on the topic of baby oil. I found it interesting. Maybe helpful.

Jun 22, 2015 4:20 am

Thanks for your reply Xnine. Interesting article. I notice there was another person having trouble with their pouch breaking down with baby oil. My next step is to try the Hollister Adapt mixed with the water. If it works, at least it will be more economical! Everything is worth trying, thanks.

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Jun 22, 2015 7:54 pm

Do you have ileostomy or colostomy? My solution for pancaking stool that would not drop into bag was learning how to irrigate. Zero stool output for 24-36 hours.

Jun 22, 2015 10:48 pm

Do you use a belt with the two-piece? It is virtually impossible for the bag to come off if it is tightly snapped on and the belt is tight enough. The belt attaches directly to the bag and not the wafer.


Jun 23, 2015 12:55 am

Hello. Yes, I have a colostomy. Pancaking!! I could write a book on it. It's a nightmare! I seem to have it all the time. Good luck with your irrigating. I have been tempted to try but am concerned (what I read) about the time it takes? Ngaire.

Jun 23, 2015 1:01 am

Hi Don. I just don't fancy wearing a belt. And my one-piece Pelican does stay on very well. As "irrigationthebest" points out, I think one of my main problems is pancaking! Ngaire.

Jun 23, 2015 1:31 am

I have an ileostomy not a colostomy so that might be the difference. I am liquid all the time.


Jun 23, 2015 5:27 am

Yes, you won't have the pancaking problems, but no doubt you probably have others. Cheers. Ngaire.

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Jul 22, 2022 9:45 pm
Reply to megalyman

Hi Don, it's true that mostly liquid here as well with ileostomy, but I do have pancaking depending on the menu....