While both adult diapers and protective underwear (also known as pull-ups) do a great job of keeping the user dry and leak-free, they differ in other ways, including how they’re worn and more. Let’s explore the differences so you can discover what will work best for yourself or your caree.
|Adult Diapers||Protective Underwear|
|Keeps the user dry||✔||✔|
|Can put on without the removal of pants/shoes||✔|
|Small and medium sizes (20 inches to 79 inches in waist size)||✔||✔|
|Larger sizes (over 80 inches in waist size)||✔|
|Maximum overnight absorbency||✔|
|Cloth-like material for the outer shell||✔||✔|
|Can be easily disposed of (either by removing the tabs or ripping the sides apart)||✔||✔|
|Look more like regular underwear||✔|
|Soft, stretchy sides||✔||✔|
For those looking for something that provides the look and feel of underwear with the adjustability of an adult brief, try Prevail’s Adjustable Underwear: these have the close fit and slim line of a pull-up, but also have Easy Lock Fasteners (ELF)’s that makes it easier to put on and take off the underwear. And the fasteners are non-sticky, so there’s never any worry of the tabs sticking to items other than the underwear.
The most important thing to keeping leak-free in either a pull-up or an adult diaper is to have the right fit. For Prevail products, you can consult their Sizing Guide.