Underpads

  • Passport Underpad Griffin Care 3834

    Passport

    Passport Disposable Blue Underpad, Moderate, 22 X 35 Inch

    All Griffin Care underpads help promote healthy skin, while designed to protect beds, chairs and other surfaces.For use in hospitals, nursing homes and in the home For added comfort and skin health the underpads are manufactured with an extra soft and...

    $14.06
  • Ibex Underpad Beck's Classic IBX7136

    Beck's

    Ibex Reusable Pink Underpad, Heavy, 36 X 36 Inch

    Beck's underpads are reusable, and designed to fully protect bed linen, mattresses, or any surface from moisture and staining Ibex fabric is 80% cotton/20% polyester.Quilted to a blended poly/rayon soaker Knitted vinyl barrier Pink backsheet

    Starting at $18.46
  • Prevail Total Care Underpad First Quality UP-150/1

    Prevail

    Prevail Total Care Disposable White Underpad, Light, 23 X 36 Inch

    Prevail Underpads provide reliable and comfortable protection that helps keep beds, linens, chairs and other surfaces dry and clean. They are soft, absorbent and durable even when wet. Features include: 1) Fluff Underpads feature a fluff layer to quickly...

    Starting at $14.99
  • Prevail Total Care Underpad First Quality UP-100/1

    Prevail

    Prevail Total Care Disposable White Underpad, Heavy, 30 X 30 Inch

    Prevail Underpads provide reliable and comfortable protection that helps keep beds, linens, chairs and other surfaces dry and clean. They are soft, absorbent and durable even when wet. Features include: 1) Fluff Underpads feature a fluff layer to quickly...

    Starting at $18.99
  • Birdseye Underpad with Tuckable Flaps Beck's Classic BV7136DSPB

    Beck's

    Birdseye Reusable Pink Underpad, Heavy, 34 X 36 Inch

    Beck's underpads are reusable, and designed to fully protect bed linen, mattresses, or any surface from moisture and staining. "Birdseye" refers to the all-over pattern for fabric used here which consists of a small diamond with a center dot.Each pad has...

    Starting at $18.62
  • Quik-Sorb Underpad Essential Medical Supply C2002

    Quik-Sorb

    Quik-Sorb Reusable Blue Underpad, Heavy, 34 X 35 Inch

    Quik-Sorb cotton quilted underpad, for beds and sofas, can be machine washed and dried up to 300 times.100% cotton, quilted birdseye top sheet Quilted top sheets with waterproof back Heavyweight 8 oz. liquid-fill absorbent center

    $21.61
  • Beck's Classic Underpad Beck's Classic BV7172PB

    Beck's

    Beck's Classic Reusable Pink Underpad, Heavy, 36 X 72 Inch

    Beck's underpads are reusable, and designed to fully protect bed linen, mattresses, or any surface from moisture and staining. "Birdseye" refers to the all-over pattern for fabric used here which consists of a small diamond with a center dot.Designed to...

    Starting at $29.81
  • Seni Soft Super Dry Underpad TZMO USA Inc S-0330-UD1

    Seni

    Seni Soft Super Dry Disposable White Underpad, Heavy, 23 X 35 Inch

    Seni Soft Super Dry hygienic underpads are designed as additional protection for keeping bed and bedding clean.Absorbent core made of cellulose pulp, with super-absorbent microbeads for extra protection Soft nonwoven surface for comfort Outer layer made...

    Starting at $29.67
  • Beck's Classic Underpad Beck's Classic TL7136

    Beck's

    Beck's Classic Reusable Underpad, Heavy, 34 X 36 Inch

    BECK’S CLASSIC underpads are designed to fully protect your bed linens, mattresses, or any surfaces from fluids and staining. These underpads are constructed with 3 layers of soft and thick quilting combined with a VINTEX vinyl barrier and a special...

    Starting at $12.46
  • Seni Soft Classic Dry Underpad TZMO USA Inc S-0330-UC1

    Seni

    Seni Soft Classic Dry Disposable White Underpad, Light, 23 X 35 Inch

    Seni Soft Classic Dry hygienic underpads are designed as additional protection for keeping bed and bedding clean.Absorbent core made of cellulose pulp, with super-absorbent microbeads for extra protection Soft nonwoven surface for comfort Outer layer...

    Starting at $19.23
  • Attends Supersorb Advanced Low Air Loss Underpad Attends Healthcare Products ASB-300

    Attends Supersorb Advanced

    Attends Supersorb Advanced Disposable White Underpad, Heavy, 30 X 36 Inch

    Attends® Supersorb Advanced for adults are made for heavy incontinence. These premium underpads absorb liquid helping to keep skin dry while protecting bed linens and furniture. Made with a strong backsheet the Supersorb Advanced underpads will stay in...

    Starting at $11.59
  • Seni Soft Super Underpad TZMO USA Inc S-0330-US1

    Seni

    Seni Soft Super Underpads, Moderate Absorbency - 23 in x 35 in

    Seni Soft Super hygienic underpads are designed as additional protection for keeping bed and bedding clean.Absorbent core made of cellulose pulp and soft nonwoven surface for comfort Outer layer made of impermeable anti-slip film prevents from leakage...

    Starting at $28.73
Underpads

Underpads, also called chux or bedpads, are large, rectangular products designed to protect surfaces from incontinence leakage. They have a soft top layer and waterproof backing. The top layer absorbs fluid, and the bottom layer traps it so it doesn’t spread to the protected area.

How Do Incontinence Underpads Work?

Adult incontinence underpads protect whatever is under the body. That means they can be used in a variety of ways, but the primary function is to protect furniture from urinary incontinence.

For example, underpads can be used in the following scenarios:

  • Beds - to protect sheets and bedding at night while sleeping
  • Chairs & Sofas - to protect furniture upholstery from stains and odor as a result of leakage
  • Wheelchairs - to protect wheelchair cushions and absorb leakage while on the go.
They can also be effective when combined with other incontinence products for extra protection, such as adult pull-ups, pads, or tabbed diaper briefs.

Underpads also work well to protect clothing and bedding when changing feeding tubes or ostomy bags. They also can be used as a protective surface when cleaning wounds.

How to Choose the Right Incontinence Underpads

There are a variety of incontinence underpad products available. Here are some things to consider before choosing one:

  • Disposable or reusable - Disposable underpads have a soft paper top layer and a waterproof plastic backing. You use them once and then throw them away, hence the nickname chux. Reusable underpads provide a soft fabric top layer and a quilted inside that absorbs moisture. You toss them in the washing machine and reuse them.
  • Absorbency - Incontinence underpads offer varying degrees of absorbency, including light, moderate, and heavy. Light is suitable for small amounts of urine leakage or infrequent leaks. The moderate absorbency products are for medium or continuous leakage. Heavy is appropriate for heavy leakage of urine and/or feces. There is also a maximum or overnight underpad. Ideally, you shouldn’t have to change the underpads more than two or three times daily. If you do, then you need a higher level of absorbency.
  • Size - Incontinence underpads come in a variety of dimensions measured in inches. A patient with a twin bed could use a smaller chux pad than a patient with a Queen. Other sizes may be appropriate for different uses, too. For example, 18-inch by 18-inch fits a standard wheelchair seat. A popular size is the 30-inch by 36-inch, which is suitable for various applications, including covering furniture and beds.
  • Breathability - Some underpad products have a breathable backing allowing air to circulate. These are better for skin health, particularly for patients with existing skin problems like bedsores. The breathable adult incontinence underpads won’t have the polypropylene backing that can irritate sensitive skin.