FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I need to use pads with washable incontinence briefs?
Good men's washable incontinence briefs hold 6 ounces of liquid and do not require inserts or disposable pads. However, if you want to wear them to bed, you might need to add extra protection. That is because washable incontinence underwear is designed for going out and about. They are ideal for light and moderate incontinence. This means you might want to limit washable incontinence briefs to daytime activities. Heavy night flows can be managed better with an overnight pad slipped into the briefs. You can also switch to disposable ultra-absorbent diapers at night if you don't mind them.
How do I determine which size incontinence panties is best for me?
Getting washable incontinence panties for women in the right size is important as these items are non-returnable. Since every manufacturer has its own sizing chart, it is best to check the details on each product page. When you select a size on our website, the product title will change to include the waist or hip circumference in inches. Fabric choice and cut are also important factors. Some washable incontinence panties provide extra comfort and stretch. Others focus on ensuring a tighter fit.
To make the right decision, we recommend you check each product's reviews. You will see that most are true to size but some mention incontinence panties to be either too small or too large. You are always welcome to ask questions about the particular designs that interest you most.
What are incontinence briefs and panties made of?
Men's washable incontinence briefs are primarily made of cotton blended with polyester. This cotton/poly jersey fabric ensures comfort and elasticity. A waterproof outer layer that prevents leakage is usually added for additional protection. Washable incontinence briefs also come in 100% cotton. Their unique combination of interior fabrics pulls moisture away from the skin and allows it to evaporate.
Women's washable incontinence panties range from 100% cotton to silky nylon trimmed with stretch lace. The traditional cotton/poly blend is also used in many designs. This way you can opt for regular cotton panties or more fashionable lacy ones. The good part is you don't have to compromise functionality for that. Sewn-in absorbent pads will trap liquids just as well. The antimicrobial fibers will also eliminate bacteria that cause odor. In the end, you will feel like you are wearing a regular pair of panties, without any concerns.
How do I care for washable incontinence panties?
Washable incontinence underwear lasts for more than 200 washes. Panties and briefs can be machine washed and tumble dried without any issues. If they are not terribly soiled and you wish to make the most out of them, it is best to set the machine to a delicate wash cycle. In a nutshell, treat them like regular underwear and everything will be fine.
How do I change soiled incontinence briefs?
Washable incontinence briefs and panties can be removed just like their regular counterparts. When changing incontinence briefs on a loved one, make sure you put on gloves first. After removing the soiled briefs, clean the skin with wet wipes and apply a moisturizing antimicrobial cream. If you are away on a trip, washing your undergarments might not be an option. In this case, consider using disposable pads and guards in your washable incontinence underwear. This way, your pair of briefs or panties will stay fresh longer and you only need to throw away the soiled pads.
Can I wear washable incontinence panties to bed?
Adult diapers are the best choice at night but washable incontinence panties can also be an option. This is especially true if your nighttime urinary incontinence is only occasional. Depending on your flow, washable panties might require some extra protection. To achieve that, you can line them with a maximum absorbency pad designed for heavy night flows. You can also switch to more absorbent panties as some models hold up to 10 ounces of fluid. To truly enjoy a carefree sleep, also consider covering the mattress with a waterproof bed pad.
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