TotalHomeCareSupplies.com has a variety of underpad (also known as chux) brands and sizes. The Prevail underpads come in three sizes (along with an available sample), and we also have underpads from Tena, Attends, Ideal Care and Lew Jan Textiles. These items are generally thought of as being used for older adults who are incontinent, but they actually can be used in a wide variety of ways.
One way is for smaller people. A lot of new parents swear by using underpads on their diaper changing tables. Putting these on top of the changing pads means less laundry. As one reviewer said, “babies oftentimes love to go when that fresh air hits their skin.” Having an underpad there means they are welcome to take advantage of that diaper break. Additionally, when your child is a little older, they can be used for that in-between time of toilet training. Or, when they’re sick, you can use them on the bed for when you’re worried about getting vomit or sweat on the mattress.
Another way is for animals. “Wee wee” pads for puppies and older dogs can be a major convenience for those trying to house train a dog, those who need to let a dog relieve itself while home alone, or those with older dogs who have become incontinent. These pads will give you the same amount of absorbency and have an assortment of sizes. And they can be used for more than the canine world! They can also be used as bird cage liners, especially if the cage has a separate section under the bars. It is not recommended that you allow your bird to tear up the undepad with their beak, but if they’re separate from the pad, this may be the alternative to newspaper that you’ve been looking for.
What are some uses you’ve found for underpads, or, chux? We’d love to hear any and all suggestions.