Adult Briefs & Diapers
Adult Diapers With Tabs | Disposable Incontinence BriefsThe right adult diapers and incontinence briefs can give you more freedom to enjoy life without worrying whether or not you will make it to a bathroom in time. With advances in these products, many can be worn discreetly. For caregivers, adult diapers provide peace of mind knowing that a loved one or patient has the protection they need.
Selecting the Right Protection for IncontinenceThere are two choices when it comes to wearable incontinence protection. The most common are:
- Adult briefs (diapers with tabs) provide a high level of protection and are easier for caregivers to get on and off the patient. Briefs are also a better option for someone who has trouble standing on their own or has limited mobility to pull-on incontinence underwear.
- Adult diapers that pull on – a pull-on version of adult diapers is a great option for patients with the mobility to get dressed on their own, and pull them up or down to use the bathroom. Adult pull-on diapers offer discreet protection and are also easy to wear because they’re similar to undergarments.
What to Look for in Adult Diapers and Adult BriefsThere are several brands and options for adult diapers. Selecting the best ones ensures the highest level of comfort and protection. Some things to consider as you are selecting adult incontinence briefs include:
Fit – Make sure you select an adult diaper brand that comes in the right size for a comfortable fit. The diaper should fit snugly to avoid leakage, but not be so tight that it cuts off circulation or becomes uncomfortable to wear for several hours.
Absorbency – Determine what level of absorbency you need for your adult incontinence pull-ons or briefs. Generally, adult diapers come in three levels: light, moderate, and heavy. Moderate absorbency is still a high level of protection for day-to-day wear and will meet most people's needs. Heavy absorbency is designed to protect against severe leakage and handle extended wear (such as overnight use).
Material – Choose a breathable material that is moisture-wicking and comfortable against the skin. Moisture-wicking properties pull urine and fecal matter away from the skin to limit rash or infection risk. If you or the person you’re caring for has sensitive skin or skin allergies, be sure to find one made of natural materials to avoid irritation.
Dry technology – Adult diapers are made with different materials, and the type of material used is important for how well it can keep you or someone you care for dry. Absorbent materials like polymers and starches, with multiple layers of absorbent material, can help keep wick moisture away from the body and securely lock it in place. This prevents rash and skin irritation.
Odor guard – Specialized odor blockers in adult diapers can help control unpleasant smells and neutralize odors. This can provide a healthier and happier environment for the person wearing adult incontinence products and caregivers and others in the same room.
Wetness indicators – Caregivers who need to know when to change an adult diaper can rely on wetness indicators. After they are soiled with urine or fecal matter, these change color, notifying a caregiver that it's time to change the diaper. This prevents unnecessary changes but ensures that you can attend to someone who needs a new incontinence diaper as soon as possible.