Overview, Blog and Choosing a Product
Now let’s see how else we can be helpful! Most people have trouble choosing a product. We’ve got at least two blog posts that could help. To see the full blog go here. You can visit our thorough “How to Choose the Right Incontinence Product” article or read about the different types of products in our article “What Types of Adult Diapers Are there and What’s the Difference Between Them?”
To tell you briefly right here, be sure you purchase the best product you can afford, and be really careful about the size. The wrong size will leak. Call our customer service if you need to toll free at 866-559-0353. Another important factor is absorbency level: Light, moderate, heavy, overnight, and fecal incontinence. Overnight works for everything urinary, but it is sometimes more bulky. These Tranquility pull-ups are many times the best.
If it’s bowel incontinence or both urine and bowel then be sure to go to our fecal incontinence section. These are made just for that. A cheap product not made for fecal incontinence could make a terrible mess or have unwanted odor or both.
Incontinence On the Go
On the go or at home try wipes like these for cleanup. Also here is a carrying container and scented hygiene bag for a trash bag for on the go. It's good to have gloves and an odor eliminator when you're out and about as well. Those who are very prepared usually do fine, there are millions of men and women that deal with incontinence on the go.
Pads and Liners
Pads and liners are for light incontinence all the way up to possibly heavy. A good example of light is Poise Panty-liner. A much heavier pad is the Tena Night/Super Pad. Some pads are just for men like the Prevail Male Guards. Look for an adhesive strip to hold them in place, usually that’s important.
For the Heaviest Leakage Jobs
For heavy or overnight jobs, again, we first recommend this Tranquility pull-up. This Abri-Sans pull-up is also good. You'll want a really good product that has a snug fit, especially around the legs. Men sometimes have skinnier legs and need a brief with tabs like the Tranquility ATN so that the legs can be adjusted to be more snug.
Briefs, Pullups, and Belted Undergarments
Pull-ups or incontinence underwear are made to pull off like regular underwear. Briefs with tabs, on the other hand, are formed like large baby diapers with tabs on the side.
The Tranquility ATN is the most popularly used brief with tabs. Belted garments are another option for light to moderate incontinence. They are like a belt with a pad that some people wear inside of their regular underwear.
Swim Diapers are made to control fecal incontinence while in the water. Pool Pal and SoSecure make reusable styles and a disposable style has been developed by Tranquility. They are not designed for urine control in the water.
A Plus size or bariatric section was added to our site to help adults needing larger sizes find the brief or pull up that best fits their size and need. Some of these briefs will fit sizes up to 106” (Tranquility Air-Plus Bariatric Brief). Always measure carefully to get the correct fit.
Adult Cloth Diapers
Reusable Briefs, panties, and underwear can be washed over 200 times. They are more economical and environmentally friendly than their disposable counterparts. To learn more, read our blog post “Why Are Adult Cloth Diapers Better?”.
Diaper Covers are reusable and give added protection to those that feel they need something extra. They vary in style and colors. GaryWear Active Brief provides a choice of colors.
More on Fecal Incontinence
Fecal incontinence products come in many different styles. Abena offers an awesome pad for fecal or urine incontinence (Abri-San Premium pads). Many of the products have odor control built in (FitRight Extra Briefs).
Reusable underpads and their disposable counterparts protect the furniture and bedding from leakage of urine or feces. Although, these underpads can be purchases as either reusable or disposable, reusables are usually superior. Both types are also designed in a large variety of sizes ranging from a chair pad size (reusable chair pads) to a pad that is 54” in length (Haloshield Reusable Underpad). There is also a product called Pad Secure that holds underpads in place.
Booster Pads - What the Heck Are They and What Are They For?
Booster pads are a product to enhance your containment, "beefing up" the amount of liquid a product can hold. These pads are meant to be used in addition to whatever pull-up or brief you currently use. They are an awesome design to add leakage protection and extend the life of your product. They come in a variety of styles and sizes including reusable (Extra Absorbency Reusable Liner) or the ever-popular disposable booster pad (Dignity stackable).
For the Women there are products designed specifically for active female. These products are styled for the shape of the women keeping the absorbency in the area needed most. Along with design some manufacturers have added style and color to their products. Medline offers a pink pull up (Fit-Right Pink Protective Underwear). Tena offers a body hugging pull up with cottony soft material (Tena Protective Underwear Super Plus for Women). Wearever offers a variety of ladies panties including a sleek lacy panty (Women’s Wearever Lovely Lace Trim Incontinence Panties).
For the Men there are products designed especially for the male. There are pads for light incontinence that protect in the area needed most. Some manufacturers have designed disposable pull up styles just for men (prevail Per-Fit Underwear for Men). There is even a disposable boxer style just for men (Prevail Boxers). In the reusable styles there are boxers (Dignity Men’s Boxers) or the Brief style with a functional fly front by Salk (Men’s Reusable Brief with HaloShield Odor Control). These reusable briefs come in several different styles.
The Blog Tells You So Much More
Beyond all of that we have much more information in our blog. We even have a video blog post all about the best videos for learning about types and treatment of incontinence, even treatments that you can start to do in your own home that will reduce leakage if you give it a little effort each day, and it’s free. It’s called kegal exercises. See the very end of this video blog post for the women’s’ and men’s versions.
Ask Our Nurse
Contact our nurse here if you have any really tough questions, or if you just want a very experienced answer.
Really - incontinence does not have to stop your life and there are so many good people like you that have to deal with it. Take charge of your life! Call us if you need to at 866-559-0353. We’re glad to give you personal help.
Good luck and take care,
The iDiaper team