Understanding absorbency levels is one of the keys to selecting the right product for your or your loved one’s needs. Each manufacturer has its own rating system, but the most common terms utilized are light, moderate, heavy, and overnight. As with all of our products, if you have any questions about what is right for you please feel free to contact our amazing customer service.


Light Absorbency


People with a need for light absorbency products can use either a pad, like the Poise, or a full diaper in either the pull on style or brief with tabs. The pads are easily changed and disposed of if out in public or traveling. The pull on style full diaper is the most requested as it is most like normal underwear. A light absorbency product such McKesson Light Absorbency Brief is intended to be a lightweight product for occasional or mild incontinence. They are a lower profile underneath garments.


Moderate Absorbency


A moderate absorbency product provides more protection than light ones without adding significant amounts of bulk. There are also pads available for moderate needs. Poise again is very popular. In the pull on style the Per-Fit Protective Underwear for women are one of our most popular for balance between comfort, discretion and protection.

Per-Fit Protective Underwear

Heavy Absorbency


A heavy absorbency product is going to be one of the most absorbent options within each type. The Tena Extra Absorbent Underwear is one of the most absorbent pull on styles available. A high absorbency product may simply provide more absorbing area or it may have advanced technology to boost its effectiveness.

Tena Extra Absorbency Underwear

Overnight Absorbency


Despite their name, overnight absorbency products do not have to solely be used at night. They simply provide the most absorbency possible in a particular style of product. While comfort is always a priority in our products, overnight products are focused more on protection than discretion. This means that the product may be a little bit more bulky than a daytime type product, One of our most popular products in this category are the Tranquility Premium Overnight pull-on  which can absorb anywhere from 20-34 oz of liquid, depending on the size. Or for the those that prefer the briefs with tabs there is the Tranquility All-Through-The-Night with tabs or  Tranquility SmartCore Disposable Brief. Both of these products offer the same high capacity depending on the size needed.

Tranquility Premium Overnight Pull Ons