I've thought of that very same thing, but usually don't have the time when I change to do that. I just usually press, hold for a few seconds and snap on the pouch. Sometimes, if my hair dryer is handy, I lay it on the counter and turn it on, aiming it toward my belly while I am putting away my supplies, etc. Feels really, really good in the winter time when it is sooooo frigid outside!!!
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery