Choosing the Right Absorbency for your Adult Diaper
Shopping for adult diapers can be overwhelming due to the range of absorbency levels available. With options such as light, moderate, heavy, and maximum, it can be hard to know which level of absorbency will work for you. The best way to pick the right absorbency is to order diapers and test them out. For example, you might order light for during the day but realize you need a bit more absorbency and switch to moderate. Here are some tips for picking an adult diaper based on the absorbency level.
Light absorbency adult diapers can feel just like regular underwear. These diapers are perfect for daytime wear for active adults. The light absorbency level will not be able to handle large accidents but works well for bladder leaks. The technology inside a lot of today's diapers fights against odors and is comfortable against the skin even after it is soiled. Light absorbency diapers come in brief, pull up, and belted styles.
The moderate level of absorbency is for adults that need something in between light and heavy diapers. Moderate absorbency adult diapers work well for the adult who is active but is having more than just small bladder leaks. The diapers are designed to hold accidents while keeping users comfortable and odor-free.
Heavy absorbency diapers are perfect for the adult who has both bladder and bowel incontinence issues. These diapers also work well for someone who needs the diaper on for a longer amount of time. The heavy absorbency diapers can hold comfortably and odor-free for up to 8 hours.
Maximum (overnight) absorbency diapers are perfect for overnight use. Rest assured that you will get a good night of sleep despite incontinence issues. These diapers will hold for well up to 8-10 hours, leaving users comfortable and well-rested in the morning. Some of the maximum absorbency diapers can hold up to a quart of liquid.
Adult diapers come in many different absorbency levels, meaning there is a proper fit and feel for everyone. Don’t hesitate to try different levels of absorbency to figure out what works best for you. It is also a good idea to have different diapers for different situations. For example, you may use maximum strength during the night, but moderate strength during the day. Just because you have incontinence issues does not mean you have to be uncomfortable. Finding the right absorbency level is the first step to being comfortable in adult diapers. Contact LL Medico today to learn more about the different diapers available at each absorbency level.
|About the author|
|Alex Jensen is co-owner of LLMedico.com. His parents started the company in 1993 so he has been around incontinence and medical products almost his entire life. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University with his undergraduate degree in Information Sciences and Technology. When he's not working on LLMedico.com, he enjoys playing golf, trying new beers, and most of all spending time with his wife Heather (co-owner of LLMedico.com) and baby (Ziggy). He also LOVES animals. We have a dog, 6 cats, snakes, and the occasional stray cat and racoons that we leave food out for on our front porch.|