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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. Additionally, read our guide to the various types of adult diapers to learn which type might be right for you.
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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.
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.
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.