Adult Diapers-Questions to Ask Before Buying

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You may be surprised to learn that recent studies show that approximately 25 million people suffer from incontinence. However, before you assume that incontinence only affects the elderly, ill, and bedridden it is important to know that a large number of people with incontinence are younger, basically healthy, and trying to hold down jobs, raise families, and continue socializing even while managing their incontinence. This can be a daunting challenge. Once you begin charting bathroom routes, avoiding long trips without restroom access, or curtailing your social life then you know that it is time to put better incontinence management strategies into place. There are many different styles of incontinence underwear including an adult diaper. Using an adult diaper can be an effective incontinence management strategy.

  • How wearable is the adult diaper? The first question to ask about any adult diaper that you are considering buying is how wearable it is. The bottom line is that if the adult diaper isn’t comfortable to wear you will likely not wear it and need to choose something else. Incontinence undergarments can be pricey and you want to make sure that you have chosen an adult diaper that you are not wasting your money on. The good news is that many of the sites that offer incontinence supplies also offer samples for a very low cost. This allows you to try out the adult diaper that you considering before buying in bulk. Don’t be afraid to try several different types of adult diapers before committing your money to the one that you like the best.

  • How absorbent is the adult diaper? Another major consideration in any adult diaper that you are considering buying is dealing with how absorbent the adult diaper is. First, it is important to understand that there are varying absorbencies. Not all adult diapers will have the same absorbency nor are they designed to. You will need to determine what your absorbency needs are before making a selection. Keep in mind that while you can use incontinence pads to boost the absorbency of your adult diaper you want to make sure that it has a good baseline of absorbency by itself in order to meet your needs and help you to manage your incontinence.

  • How long can you wear the adult diaper? The reality of using an adult diaper is that you may not be able to change it immediately when it becomes wet. This means that you should choose an adult diaper that has a moisture barrier that will pull any wetness away from the skin. Many adult diapers have a wicking material that will do this.  This will help to keep the wearer feeling comfortable until a change can be made.

  • How conducive to your lifestyle is the adult diaper? While many people think that only ill and bedridden people are incontinent the reality is that there are lots of active on the go people who are trying to manage their incontinence.  If you are one of those people then the good news is that you can choose an adult diaper that fits your lifestyle. Today, there is no reason to settle for an adult diaper that it bulky, ill fitting, and rustles when you walk. There are many different styles that can be worn under normal clothing both discreetly and comfortably. If you need an adult diaper that will accommodate having mobility problems or other issues that are adult diapers that have tear away sides for easy removal and changing.
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