Often people jump straight to the assumption that those with incontinence must wear adult diapers or pull-us. But there’s a world of discreet pads and liners that help many people with incontinence, especially if only experiencing light bladder leakage (LBL). Let’s take a look at the different types of pads and liners that we sell here on TotalHomeCareSupplies.com.
Some pads and liners are created specifically for each gender. There are pads for men, sometimes called guards, available that are shaped differently to help cater to a man’s anatomy. Some pads are especially designed for men with light to moderate urinary incontinence or those with post-prostate surgery incontinence.
Pads and liners for women are generally shaped like an hourglass to cater to a woman’s anatomy. Women should keep in mind that pads and liners that are used for menstrual periods are not as effective at containing urine as items that are specifically manufactured for incontinence. Some incontinence pads have stay-dry strip that wicks liquid away quickly, eliminating odor concerns. Some incontinence liners guarantee that will they stay three-times drier than leading period-only liners.
Most pads and liners are held in place by an adhesive strip, some that are full-length for security. If you’re allergic to latex, it’s easy to find pads that are latex free. It’s also helpful to keep in mind that pads an liners come in different lengths, so you can experiment and find which length works best for you. It’s easy to do this when ordering samples, which you can find on our site here.
Please let us know if you have any questions about incontinence pads and liners – we’re here to help!
On many of our diaper descriptions, you may see words like, “cloth-back” or “zones.” We thought our customers might appreciate a closer look at the different words and phrases that are used to describe adult diapers.
Cloth-Like Outer Fabric
This is the material that makes up the “shell.” Do not worry that the back of a diaper isn’t plastic, or plastic-like – the majority of adult diapers on the market today do not use plastic shells, or backing, to make the diaper leak proof. Diapers are able to be leak-free due to their absorbent qualities; so, as long as the wearer has a good fit and the right absorbency, leaks should not be a worry. The pleasant qualities that the cloth-like outer fabric provides are less noise (no crinkle-factor), more comfort against the surrounding skin and a more breathable diaper. Those last two qualities help the wearer maintain healthier skin by keeping it dry and chafe-free.
The zones that are referred to in an adult diaper description are to let you know what each part of the diaper is supposed to do. Considering the anatomy of the adult, diapers will sometimes have “acquisition zones” either for liquid matter or fecal matter. “Zones” can also refer to the outside of the diaper where the fasteners can be placed (as some diapers have tabs that can just stick anywhere on the outside). There are also “breathable zones” where the diaper has less absorbency as a way of making sure your skin stays dry.