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Product styles range from pads, guards, and boxers, which mimic the look and feel of traditional boxers, but offer protection, to full adult diapers, also referred to as briefs. These are for maximum protection, and offer tabbed sides for easy removal.
Briefs were one of the very first styles of incontinence products, and were first introduced in 1978. They are sometimes referred to as ‘adult diapers’, and are the ones with tabbed sides, not to be confused with the newer, pull-on variety. They are the most absorbent style you can purchase, and are best for those with heavy to complete incontinence. They offer the most protection when it is needed. Because of their absorbent capacity, they are the most commonly used incontinence product in care facilities and nursing homes.
However, even within the product style of “briefs” it can be confusing to know which products to get, and what certain feature descriptors really mean. The following is a look at some of the top rated disposable incontinence briefs:
Most absorbent- If your goal is absorbency the brief you want is the Wellness Brief. If is imported from Turkey, and can contain up to 87 ounces of fluid. Abena is also a very absorbent brand, imported from Denmark, and known for its comfort and absorbency. And for the US made version, the Tranquility brief is a great option for high absorbency.
Largest- There are some US manufacturers that make bariatric briefs, with waist sizes that fit up to 100”. Attends offers briefs up to 90”. Prevail has a few bariatric briefs that range from 68”-88”.
Variety- TENA is the #1 global brand, headquartered in Sweden. They make a full range of briefs and a great option is the TENA Super Brief.
Depend full protection with tabs is another great option. Depend is slowly getting out of the ‘adult diaper’ product style and only offer 2 items now, as they are branching into other options, but their brief options are still amongst the top rated absorbent products.
When purchasing disposable incontinence briefs, take time to check fit, style, and comfort, as buying sizes, absorbencies, and styles that are not right for you can be costly. In fact, according to a Kimberly-Clark study, the average consumer wastes over $130 the first time they buy incontinence products.
In order to avoid making costly mistakes when selecting disposable incontinence briefs, try samples before buying cases. Samples can be purchased in sets of 4 for just $3.49. Call 800-985-1353 M-F 9-4 CST to talk to one of our product specialists. These nice ladies are here to help.
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