There’s a group of ostomate who love decorating their pouches; Be it with patterned duct tape or pouch covers. I haven’t ventured into any DIY projects (at least not yet), but I love seeing what others make for themselves. I came across a photo of a nice looking ostomy pouch cover on Twitter that caught my attention.
I hadn’t seen anything like it and became excited that the same style would be sold on Etsy. So when I got the news that they were ready to be ordered, I quickly hopped on the PrettyLittleCurls Etsy store and purchased three pouches. I review those pouches today.
About these Pouch Covers
These pouch covers come in two fabric choices: fleece and thin cotton. Both options work well, but the fleece is really nice as a nighttime pouch cover. There are many patterns to choose from accommodating both men and women, and there’s also solid black if you don’t need a pattern. These are also handmade I went with the ones below, and I was gifted a black cover for being the first customer.
The design of each pouch is simple but functional. All of them are closed-bottom and have an opening in the back that’ll fit just about any style of ostomy pouch. Because they don’t have a pre-sized circle opening, you can very easily put this your pouch, and just as easily remove it when it comes time to empty your pouch.
New (June 2016):
I was informed that new patterns have been added to the product line!
Using both opaque (cloth-covered) and clear pouches, I could fit the pouch cover in less than 10 seconds, but I found the clear pouches allow the cover to slide on more easily than the cloth pouches.
They easily fit the Hollister New Image and Coloplast Sensura Click pouches, and the owner of the Etsy store, Katie, has used these covered on several styles herself, including ConvaTec pouches. With the Hollister 18183 pouches, the covers were a perfect fit and it hardly feels like your wearing it when using the thin cotton style.
At no point did these covers come off or even feel like they would, not even while wearing them to bed or while I was out in public.
Because they don’t have a bottom opening for drainable pouches, they don’t hang really low like I’ve seen other pouch covers do. This keeps the covers discrete, but it won’t conceal any bumps under your clothing like an ostomy wrap would.
At the time of this writing (June 2016), these pouch covers go for around CDN$11.74 or US$9 plus shipping, which was very reasonable. International shipping is also available and shipping costs are calculated based on size and weight of the package.
If you like to decorate your pouches, or if you’d just like to keep the pouch contents of your transparent pouch hidden, I’d recommend giving these pouch covers a try. Their low-cost, comfort and style makes them a bargain.
For more info, please visit: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/PrettyLittleCurls
QUESTION: Do you use pouch covers?