Find the Right Adult Diaper Fit

Find the Right Adult Diaper Fit

Alex Alex
3 minute read

Do your diapers leak? Leaky diapers are the most common complaint from individuals dealing with incontinence.  Adult diapers are meant to be discreet, yet provide total coverage and absorbency. However, even the best diaper on the market will leak if it doesn’t fit properly. Here is how to find the right adult diaper fit.

Take Accurate Measurements

The best place to start when trying to find the right fit for adult diapers is to take your measurements. Most adult diapers only require two measurements – the waist and hips. However, there are some products that take three measurements – the waist, hips, and thighs. While you may not need all three measurements, it’s a good idea to go ahead and take them all while you are at it.

Measuring Your Waist

It’s essential to have your waist measurement to get an accurate adult diaper fit. Some people accidentally get the wrong size because they use their pants size instead of measuring their waist. Pants are typically worn below the natural waistline, which doesn’t provide the right fit for your adult diapers. Getting the waist size wrong can leave you with an uncomfortable fit that is either too snug or too large. Your adult diapers rest on your waistline, so make sure that you take the time to measure it properly.

Measuring Your Hip

Your hip measurement is also important for a proper fit. Having any gaps in the fit of incontinence products is just asking for a mess. On the other hand, you still want to be able to breathe and function as normal while wearing your adult diapers. Measure your hip at the widest part in order to get the most accurate measurement. Taking the time to measure your hip will help you find the right adult diaper fit.

Measuring Your Thigh

While thigh measurements aren’t needed for every diaper, it’s still a good idea to take it. Measuring your thigh is typically needed for incontinence swimwear. It is also sometimes needed if you have thighs that are either smaller or larger than an average-sized thigh. In order to take your thigh measurement, measure at the widest point while your thigh is parallel to the ground. Make sure that the fit is snug in order to prevent any accidents, especially in the water.


Having the wrong-sized adult diapers can make dealing with incontinence a whole lot harder than it needs to be. Taking the time to take some measurements will help save you trouble later on. At LL Medico, we offer an extensive catalog of high-quality adult diapers along with other incontinence products. If you have any questions, contact us at  (855) 422-4556 to help you find the best fitting incontinence products for your needs.

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