Which Adult Diaper Style is Right For You?
Shopping for adult diapers can be intimidating due to the variety of styles available. It is important to research the different types of diapers on the market to figure out which one works best for you. It is a good idea to buy several different types and test them out for a few days at a time. This can help you decide which type you like best. Here are some different adult diaper styles to consider.
The pull-up style comes higher up on the waist and provides full absorbent coverage. This style will make you feel like you are wearing regular underwear. Pull-ups are also taken on and off like regular underwear. There are no fasteners or sticky tabs. Just as the name says, you can literally pull them up or down. This style is beneficial for adults with active lifestyles. Typically pull-ups aren't as absorbent as tab-style briefs but there are some very absorbent pull-ups being made today, such as the Abena Abri Flex Level 3. Pull-ups are also not as well suited for sleeping because they likely won't have as tight of a fit around the body as a tab-style brief.
Briefs are a more traditional adult diaper style. As opposed to the pull-up design, briefs are secured by tape tabs on the sides. These tabs can allow you or your caregiver to check and see if it is time for a change. They are also easier to take on an off when laying down or when taking your shoes and pants off isn't ideal. Briefs are typically higher in absorbency than pull-ups, so they are a good option for overnight when the diaper may need to be used more than once. They also provide a tighter and more secure fit to prevent leaking from the legs and sides.
Cloth diapers are good for adults who may suffer from allergies from the disposable diapers. Sometimes the chemicals used to make disposable diapers can irritate the skin or cause an allergic reaction in certain people. Cloth diapers can solve this problem! They are also great for adults who are concerned about their impact on the environment. They can be washed and used again and again. Make sure to buy diaper pins and plastic pants to wear when using our non pull-up cloth diapers.
Belted undergarments are designed for the adult that needs something heavier than a pad but is not quite ready for a full-blown adult diaper. This style provides good coverage while leaving the sides open for a more breathable feel. There is a belt around the top that is typically adjustable to different sizes.
When shopping for adult diapers, spend some time making a list of what you need. Do you need high absorbency? Are you an active person? Are you prone to skin allergies? Answering questions like these will help you to determine which style of diaper will work best for you. For help with choosing the best adult diaper for your needs, contact LL Medico today.