6 Tips for Choosing the Best Women’s Diapers to Stay Dry & Confident All Day
January 3, 2023
Adult diapers are often a part of everyday life, and they don’t have to be embarrassing. In fact, there are many high-quality incontinence underwear options for adults out there to help keep skin dry and help you feel confident while managing adult incontinence.
Diapers can be expensive with high prices, but with a little research and some trial and error, you’ll find the right fit for your lifestyle—and save tons of money in the process! Below are seven tips that will help you find the best women’s diapers on the market today:
Tip #1: Find the right adult diaper style.
There are many different styles of incontinence underwear for adults, so you’ll want to find one that suits your needs and preferences. In general, they fall into two categories: briefs (or tape tab briefs), which offers a more customized fit, and are often preferred for limited-mobility individuals. Breathable briefs have tabs that can be adjusted to provide a perfect fit. Alternatively, there is disposable underwear (i.e.; pull-ups), which provide more standard sizing and protection but can be more difficult to get on and off if you are not mobile. Those who prefer the feeling of regular underwear, typically prefer the pull-on style disposable incontinence underwear to help manage their adult incontinence. Tear away side seams make these easy to remove completely (helpful for a caregiver to remove, or the person who is wearing).
After deciding whether absorbent incontinence underwear or briefs are preferred, consider the material. Do you want a product with breathable material for night? How about cloth like material, or would a plastic backed material be the right product for your body and preferences?
Also consider the absorbency level you need. Do you require heavy absorbency from your healthcare products? Do you need a super absorbent core for maximum absorbency? Make sure you’re not overpaying for more protection than you need (for example: buying maximum absorbency briefs when you may only need moderate to prevent wetness and leaks). Check and see what the stated liquid capacity and total absorbency is from the brand.
Tip #2: Consider female adult diapers fit.
You’ll also want to consider the fit of incontinence underwear for maximum absorbency potential. If your pull on style diaper or brief is too tight around the legs, the diaper may cause unnecessary discomfort. On the other hand, if your incontinence underwear is too extra large or too loose, it could mean that you are wearing a larger size than what works for you and could cause fluid leakage at night.
You want a secure fit that is comfortable, providing you the maximum absorbency you need. Measure your waist and your hips. If your waist is larger, use that as your primary measurement. If your hips are larger, use that number. For example, if you have a medium waist and XL hips, you would use XL as your size to get the right size adult incontinence brief.
If you’re unsure about sizing for this reason, try on a few different pairs of adult briefs or pull-on style incontinence underwear before buying a pack—and don’t be afraid to ask someone in-store or online for help! Adult women incontinence is more common than you think – so there is no need to be shy asking, especially when it’s for your health and wellness!
Tip #3: Read Online Ratings and Reviews.
Once you’ve narrowed down your options to the top 5 or so brands, take a look at how their products are rated by women customers dealing with adult incontinence night and day. The best way to do this is to visit a product’s page on Amazon and scroll down until you see reviews on the adult diaper you’re exploring. If there aren’t many reviews, check out other websites that sell adult incontinence products for women —we recommend checking out Target and Walmart’s websites as well as blogs written by women with incontinence seeking maximum absorbency.
It’s important that you read all of the reviews before deciding which adult brief or incontinence underwear is right for you; some women might love using one underwear brand but hate using another because they have sensitive skin or prefer organic cotton diapers over conventional ones—so don’t make any assumptions! If allergies are a concern, you can also check if absorbent underwear brands are dermatologically tested. Also look for women talking about how it feels under clothing, if it helps with odor, how it performs at night, and how it offers protection from leaks. You can learn a lot from others’ reviews and real-life experience dealing with adult incontinence!
Tip #4: Always Look for a Guarantee
Many companies offer a money back guarantee for incontinence underwear. Others may call it a maximum absorbency guarantee. This is a great way to make sure the product offers protection that works both day & night before making a purchase. You may have to pay shipping, but it is smart to ensure that incontinence product is made out of a comfortable material to wear overnight, and also retains fluids.
Tip #5: Take Advantage of Trial Programs for Adult Diapers.
As you consider which women’s diapers or adult diapers to get and in what absorbency, it’s important to look for reliable brands. There are many different companies that make incontinence products that you can use for bladder or bowel incontinence, heavy urinary incontinence, and odor control. Tranquility offers free 2-pack samples to customers who would like to try a new product, or try a different size, before committing to a full-size bag or case.
But not all of them are created equally! Some incontinence companies have a good reputation; others have less-than-stellar reputations. It is also important to consider the shipping & return policy of the company so that if something goes wrong with your order (like an unexpected allergic reaction to a pack of XL incontinence underwear or doesn’t offer maximum absorbency), then you won’t be stuck with unsellable items sitting around in your home.
Tip #6: Do research on the company’s values and mission.
Your last step when finding the best adult diapers is to do research on the company’s values and mission.
- Look for a company that is transparent about their mission. What are they trying to accomplish? What do they believe in? Do they support women? Fair prices? Do they care about the environment?
Now that you know what to look for in women incontinence items, it’s time to take action! Finding the right incontinence underwear is a crucial step on your journey towards becoming more confident and comfortable, so don’t shy away from all the options available today. From online reviews to trial programs for women underwear and more, there are plenty of resources out there to help make your search easier.
Hayley is a Brand Supervisor for Consumer Marketing at Principle Business Enterprises, parent company of Tranquility Brand Continence Care Products. She has 10+ years of experience leading tactical integration of business objectives and guiding creative execution. She is passionate about brand and customer experience.
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