At Tranquility, we’re here to enrich lives … and educate.
Tranquility has assembled some of the most frequently asked questions and information about incontinence and combined them into a comprehensive “knowledge base” to help you easily find the information you need about products, health and incontinence issues.
Please also check out our comprehensive Incontinence Guide blog – a great resource if you’ve just recently began experiencing incontinence.
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What are Refastenable Tape Tabs?
What is a host garment? When using a booster pad product, the booster must be worn inside a host garment, and cannot be used by itself or placed directly into regular underwear. Learn more about host garments in combination with booster pads here.
What is moisture-proof backing?
What is Superabsorbent Polymer (SAP)?
Can two briefs/pads be used at the same time (also known as diaper doubling)?
1) Incontinence briefs and pull-ons have a plastic, waterproof backing to contain fluid. If you doublediaper, when the first garments fills up, the excess fluid does not simply flow through into the second garment below it. Instead, it’s more likely the excess fluid will leak out of the sides and onto clothing and furniture.
**Please note there are special products called booster pads that are designed to be placed into disposable briefs and pull-ons, so you can wear them longer without leaks. Read more about booster pads here.
2) Double diapering can act like insulation, holding in heat and water vapor close to the body and creating an unhealthy environment for skin.
3) Having two garments on can be extremely uncomfortable for the wearer.
4) It can cost twice as much
Learn more about diaper doubling here.
What is the difference between a booster pad and a personal care pad?
Are there alternative placements for booster pads?
Position the booster pad horizontally across the stomach, adhesive side away from the body. Apply host (primary) undergarment as usual and adhere pad.
Place the booster pad over the hip to prevent leaking for side sleepers.
For women, position the pad towards the back.
For men, position the pad towards the front.
Please note: Booster pads can be folded but never cut.
Read more about booster pads here.
Can I double the booster pads?
What do I do if I have the right product style and right fit, but I am still leaking?
Can I use powders to help neutralize odors with Tranquility products?
What is the wetness indicator? How does it work?
If a brief has “breathable sides,” will it leak?
Do “clothlike backsheets” leak?
Are your tape tabs refastenable?
How do I know what size of product is right for me?
What part of my body should I measure for sizing?
What is the purpose of disposable swimwear?
How does PBE test for Capacity Under Pressure (C.U.P.)?
What are Micro-hook Closure Tabs?
What is a clothlike backsheet?
How do you know by looking at the wetness indicator that the product needs to be changed?
What can I do to stop leaking with my current incontinence products?
Why are some incontinence products so much more expensive?
Will drinking less fluid help with my incontinence?
I have a rash, can I use diaper rash cream or other creams with your products?
My product broke open and there are little beads coming out, are those harmful?
Are your products hypoallergenic?
What is overflow incontinence?
What is functional incontinence?
What do I do if I notice a problem with one of my incontinence products?
Can I purchase direct from your company?
How do I find out who I am purchasing from?
How do I find a retailer for a specific product?
Does Medicaid cover your products?