It’s not just about getting the right size of protective underwear or adult diaper; it’s also about making sure the product works properly.
When going out with friends or romantic partners, well-fitting briefs and protective underwear can make you feel more comfortable and confident and eliminate the messes that come with poorly fitting underwear.
Because up to 80% of incontinence sufferers are wearing the incorrect size product, we’ve created a simple guide to help you find the proper fit and get the most out of your protective underwear.
What Are Bariatric Diapers?
Adult diapers with tabs specifically designed for overweight people are known as bariatric diapers or bariatric briefs. These items typically fit waist/hip sizes ranging from 64″ to 108″ and weigh more than 250 lbs.
Sizes for bariatric diapers typically range from 2XL to 5XL. Many bariatric briefs have a superabsorbent core, stretchy side panels, and other features that make them suitable for heavier people.
Tips to Select A Plus Size Diaper for Aged People
Finding the correct size is the most important aspect of any bariatric brief or absorbent product. Leaks and accidents are almost unavoidable if you do not wear the proper size. A secure and well-fitting product will provide better absorbency, increased comfort, and reduced leaks.
Sizes for bariatric diapers typically range from 2XL to 5XL. The waist measurement for most 2XL products, the smallest of bariatric products, is 60″. If you or the person you care for has a waist measurement of less than 60″, you should probably look into XL-sized products, as bariatric sizes aren’t always necessary for plus-size people. 3XL adult pullon are the medium size waist measurement while 5XL, on the other hand, is the largest disposable brief available, fitting up to a 108″ waist.
Another factor to consider when buying a disposable bariatric product is the level of absorbency it provides. The type of incontinence experienced and the amount of urine or stool typically lost in an episode will help dictate the amount of absorbency needed in an incontinence product for those who wear disposable products or care for someone who does.
Some people experience only minor bladder loss. When laughing or exercising, a few drips and dribbles occur. Others may lose bladder control and have full urinary episodes. This is commonly known as heavy incontinence.
When dealing with heavy incontinence, finding and purchasing highly absorbent bariatric diapers is critical. This may necessitate sampling a few products to determine how absorbent they are and testing them for your requirements.
Some manufacturers state the absorbent capacity of their products clearly, while others do not. This frequently leads to confusion and difficulties for wearers and caregivers in determining which products are the most absorbent.
3. Allergic Reactions
Check the material of your adult diaper if you are allergic to latex. Unfortunately, those who are allergic to latex are also likely to be allergic to other materials used in adult diapers. Polypropylene and polyethylene (abbreviated PP and PE) are synthetic plastics commonly used to dry skin in adult diapers and natural rubber latex.
If you are allergic to latex, polypropylene adult diapers are ideal, but they have health risks, especially when wet. Although PP and PE were specifically designed for use in disposable diapers, studies show that both materials can cause severe rashes when wet.
Currently, larger-sized disposable products are only available in tab-style briefs. Most pull-on underwear only comes in sizes up to 2XL. Tab-style briefs are the product style available for children and adults with waist sizes greater than 80″.
One of the most important considerations when deciding which incontinence management product to buy for yourself or a patient is comfortable. It may be difficult to focus on other tasks if the material or design is uncomfortable.
Furthermore, if you use a product with rough material, you may experience chafing, which can lead to sores and other avoidable skin issues. If you have sensitive skin, a bothersome product can cause redness, irritation, rashes, and other side effects.
6. Odor elimination
Nobody wants to smell like urine because it is revolting. Look for a diaper that will eliminate odor by controlling the bacteria that cause odor. Everyone will be happier as a result of this. In addition, neutralizing bacteria will reduce the likelihood of urinary tract infections and skin issues.
Plastic back and breathable are the two types of materials. Breathable fabrics are typically preferred because they allow for airflow. They are also thinner, making them less noticeable.
Why the Right Adult Diaper Size Matters
Fit is one of the most essential factors in determining whether your adult diapers or incontinence underwear work.
The liquid may be squeezed out and stain your clothing if your underwear is too tight. Too-tight underwear can also cause chafing, particularly around the leg openings, and can irritate your skin by keeping urine and stool too close for comfort. Tight underwear can also impair circulation in your legs or groin, causing pain or discomfort.
If your underwear is too baggy, it will not be able to catch liquid before it escapes through the leg openings. If you have an accident while lying down, your underwear may leak from the waist opening. Overly large diapers and underwear can be bulky, stick out of your clothing, or even bunch up when you walk, causing pinching and chafing.
Remember that the person suffering from incontinence is dealing with physical and emotional issues. They may experience feelings of embarrassment, anxiety, depression, and frustration. Taking care of physical issues by providing appropriate incontinence products is a great place to start. Seek emotional support as well, such as connecting with others who are dealing with incontinence.