FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the difference between adult pull-ups and protective underwear?
Adult pull-up diapers and protective underwear are the same. Designed explicitly for bladder control, protective underwear fits on your body like regular underwear. Often called "pull-ups," protective underwear fits discreetly under your clothing. Also, many people with incontinence choose pull-ups because they don't make sounds when you shuffle in a seat. Even though protective underwear beats out adult incontinence diapers in the discretion category, they lack the absorbency necessary to accommodate consumers with higher volumes of urine discharge. However, overnight pull-up diapers for adults provide more protection than the standard option. In addition, adult pull-up diapers are not as adjustable as adult diapers with their panels and adhesive tabs.
How do I know which size adult pull-up to buy?
Most adult pull-up diapers are available in 4 to 5 sizes: small, medium, large, x-large, and xx-large, using waist size as a standard measure. However, the method is not ideal for many consumers to order the correct size since body mass and shape are essential factors in getting a comfortable diaper fit. Therefore, the easiest and most effective way to get a comfortable fit is to measure the circumference of the widest part of your waist and abdomen. Then, use the larger of this measurement pair to choose your adult diaper size. Since brief sizes vary from brand to brand, it is best to double-check by reading their adult diaper size chart. Also, a loose-fitting diaper could lead to leaking in the leg area. So, it would help if you started with the snuggest comfortable size and progressed upward from there.
Are all adult pull-up diapers disposable?
Adult pull-up diapers have a single-use design that makes them disposable after soiling. As a result, people refer to them as disposable pull-ups. The design features properties that transport moisture away from your skin to the core of the garment. The one-time-use feature reduces your risk of infection and exposure to pathogens.
How do I change a pull-up style diaper?
Assuming that the patient is sitting or lying down, start the pull-up diaper changing process by getting a new diaper and preparing it for use by pulling open the cling at the diaper's contamination zone. Then put it aside. As a precaution, conduct your disposable adult diaper changes over a waterproof changing pad. At this point, start removing the old diaper by getting a firm five-finger grip on the diaper's front panel and forcefully pulling it outward until you hear a ripping sound. Altogether remove the pull-up diaper and lay it in front of the patient. After that, ask the patient to lift their bottom off the diaper changing surface so you can clean them with a wipe or washcloth. Then set the old diaper to the side and ask the patient to stand. Start the replacement phase by asking the patient to place their legs in the corresponding foot holes of the diaper, one at a time. Next, you can pull up the diaper like any other type of underwear.
Which absorbency is right for me?
Your level of absorbency requirement depends on the frequency and volume of your voids. If they are occasional seepage, a light absorbency should satisfy you. Frequent discharges of urine (or stool) require heavy absorption or overnight protection. You can find the higher absorption option brands of adult pull-up diapers for men and women.
Are adult pull-ups discreet?
Since they are very similar to regular underwear, adult pull-ups have characteristics that make them discreet. For example, they are form-fitting with no protruding folds or tabs like adult diapers. They also don't make squishing sounds when you move around on a couch or chair. This attribute is why incontinence underwear manufacturers promote adult pull-ups as the silent alternative.
What are the best pull-ups for adults?
Some of the best adult pull-up brands are Prevail, Depend, and Tranquility. Prevail has a wide selection of pull-ups for men and women, including highly reviewed products in all absorbency rates and sizes, including bariatric sizes. Also, Depend offers a broad range of protective underwear from both sexes in all sizes and absorbencies. Another trusted brand is Tranquility, which provides a solid line of pull-up diapers that offer thorough protection.
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