Diaper Doubling Causes Leaks – Boosters Don’t
August 16, 2018
By Nathan Sheffer
We talk to consumers daily to help solve their incontinence related issues. Many times, we recommend inserting a booster into a proper-fitting high absorbency product, to get the needed extra absorbency at an economic price. One of the most problematic issues we hear about is what is called “Diaper Doubling.” Consumers share that to get more absorbency and protection from leakage, they use two incontinence products, like two briefs or two pull-ups (or one of each). They want to increase absorbency, and most commonly will use a feminine care hygiene product inside a diaper or layer a brief with a pull-on for overnight security.
Do NOT Double Diapers!
Why not? Because incontinence products (disposable briefs, disposable absorbent underwear, liners, pads, guards) feature a moisture-proof backing. In other terms, the outside of the product is designed to keep liquid in. So, putting one product over the top of another does not allow fluid to pass through, and therefore the outermost product is not being used. In fact, using two products with a moisture-proof backing may end up causing more leaks than just using one product. For more information, read why you should not double diapers.
Booster pads feature a flow-through design, allowing fluid to pass through it – the opposite of a moisture-proof backing. Booster pads are designed to provide extra absorbency to another incontinence product, one with a moisture-proof backing. Therefore, booster pads are inserted inside a disposable brief or disposable absorbent underwear, for the additional protection one seeks when trying “diaper doubling”. So next time you think you need more absorbency or protection from leaks, buy a booster and follow the suggestions below for placement.
How to Use a Booster Pad
Booster pads are most often placed in the center of the disposable brief or disposable absorbent underwear, between the Kufguards® (inner leg cuffs). We recommend positioning the pad in the target area where leakage generally occurs. This could be right in the middle, or it could be on the side (for side sleepers who experience leakage), in the front, or towards the front or back. There are many uses for booster pads and multiple applications, but if you follow these directions, you’ll get added protection!
If you are looking for additional absorbency, do not use two diapers! Try a booster pad and you’ll get the results you are seeking. Try a sample today to see if a booster is right for you!
Booster pads are also avaialble under many state Medicaid programs! Read more about How to Receive Booster Pads & Incontinence Supplies through Medicaid.
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