What are adult diapers?
Adult diapers are absorbent undergarments used by people with fecal or urinary incontinence. Adult diapers have adhesive tabs that make the garment easy to take off and also allow you to adjust the fit. They protect against leaks and keep moisture away from your skin, which helps prevent adult diaper rash.
What are adult diapers called?
Adult diapers are also referred to as incontinence briefs, adult briefs, and adult diapers with tabs. These products are available in different absorbency levels and sizes to best suit your needs.
Adult diapers with tabs are worn underneath clothing in place of traditional underwear. These incontinence briefs tend to be more absorbent, so people often wear them overnight, though they can be worn during the day as well. Adult diapers are beneficial for caregivers, as the peel-back tabs allow them to easily check the condition of the diaper and see if they need to be changed. Express Medical Supply carries several types of incontinence briefs for adults in various absorbency levels, including maximum absorbency. We also offer diaper sample packs that allow you to try different brands and styles. Some medical diapers have tabs that are only meant to be fastened once, while others can be fastened and unfastened multiple times without tearing the diaper or losing their adhesive properties.
Adult pull ups, also called disposable underwear, are a slip-on style garment with an elastic waistband instead of adhesive tabs. The stretchy waistband makes them easy to take on and off. They also have elastic gathers around the legs to prevent leaks. The breathable panels provide ultimate comfort. Adult pull up diapers conform to your body and quickly lock away moisture inside an absorbent core. This pulls moisture away from the skin, preventing rashes and skin damage. Some have a wetness indicator, which lets caregivers know that the garment is soiled at a glance. We carry disposable adult pull ups as well as washable incontinence underwear.
Another type of pull up we carry is an adult swim diaper. This disposable undergarment is designed to contain bowel movements while in water. They are thinner than traditional diapers, which makes them discreet under a bathing suit. The material will not expand or disintegrate when it comes into contact with water. Adult swim diapers have an elastic waistband and gatherings around the legs to provide a secure fit and prevent leaks. It is important to take measurements to ensure that you purchase the correct size swimming diaper.
If you wear adult diapers or pull ups but need extra protection, consider adding diaper booster pads. They are worn inside of a pull up or diaper to increase the absorbency level of your incontinence product. These diaper inserts do not have an adhesive backing on them. This means they are suitable to wear with a diaper because they can be removed or changed without tearing the diaper. A booster pad can also be worn alone inside regular underwear if you only experience light to moderate incontinence. Tranquility is a popular brand of booster pads and offers several styles to choose from.
Incontinence pads are another option for protecting against bladder leakage. These liners are worn alone inside your regular underwear to absorb urine. This style is more discreet than a full diaper. Some pads have adhesive strip on the bottom to hold them in place, while others do not. Bladder control pads are available in styles specifically for men and women, as well as unisex styles. You can also choose from light absorbency which are ideal to wear during the day, or heavy absorbency which are suitable for nighttime use. Belted incontinence pads are similar to liners, but they have a belt at the top that goes around the waist. The belts have buttons or velcro so that they can be adjusted to fit the wearer. This product is ideal for people who find that normal incontinence liners slip or move around too much.
If you're looking for extra protection against leaks while sleeping, using a bed pad is a great option. These absorbent pads are placed underneath a patient in bed to absorb fluid. Most bed pads feature a polymer core that locks away moisture to protect the skin. Underpads are available in disposable and washable styles. Disposable bed pads are often called chux pads. They are single-use products and should be discarded after they become soiled. Some disposable underpads have adhesive tabs to prevent them from moving around on the mattress. Washable bed pads are more durable and can be machine washed after each use. Keep in mind that reusable bed pads are not available with adhesive tabs. Adult bed pads are available in a variety of sizes, including smaller sizes that are ideal for using on wheelchairs or recliners.
Wearing adult diapers means that your skin frequently comes into contact with moisture, which can lead to skin irritation. Using a barrier cream can help prevent these issues. This product creates a layer on the skin to shield it from urine and feces. It also protects against friction from the diaper material. Be sure to apply a generous layer of the barrier ointment for maximum effectiveness. You may have to apply more than one layer of the product, depending on the formula and how it works with your skin.