Adult Diapers: 8 Things to Consider Other Than the Brand
With something like a car brand, a new refrigerator, or a new restaurant, it’s normal to ask your best friend or next-door neighbour for recommendations. They know what’s good because they’ve experienced it.
When it comes to universal items and services, this logic can be applied, but for something as personal as adult diapers, you might want to explore your options on your own. A friend may tell you that their parent loves a specific brand, but that doesn't mean you will like it.
Fortunately, Healthwick has a free sample program in which you can try up to 5 free samples of products to discover which brand, absorbency, and style work best for you.
Different diapers work for different needs, and that’s why it’s best to choose a diaper based on factors specific to your body, rather than a name brand. The following are elements to consider that are more important than what brand name is associated with the diaper.
Leakage type: Choose a product that suits your needs, whether it be urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, or both.
Leakage amount: Different products have light, moderate, heavy, or maximum absorbency levels. Make sure to read the description and packaging of each product to understand the absorbency and coverage levels to ensure you are choosing what will work for your incontinence levels.
Activity level: Certain products are more suited for an active or moderate lifestyle, whereas others tend to be for those with sedentary lifestyles. Paying attention to these differences will allow you to move around as needed.
Unisex vs. gender-specific products: Gender-specific products are made to fit the body type of the wearer, by covering the contours of the female or male body. This is personal preference, as there are unisex, male, and female options available.
Product style: Healthwick carries several product styles catering to personal preferences. You may prefer pull-on styles over tab styles, or maybe looking for plastic-backed products. You may be looking for nighttime protection or breathable briefs. You can filter out the incontinence products by need on our website by viewing the catalogue and using the “Filter Products” section on the left-hand side.
Size: The fit may be the most important part of ensuring you choose the right product. Our Guide to Managing Incontinence explains how to measure yourself for the right fit in step number six. We carry bariatric products as well.
Disposable vs. reusable: Think about which option you’d prefer. While disposable products may be more convenient as there is no laundry involved, reusable products can be softer and more comfortable. Consider sampling one of each type.
Discretion: Certain products can be more inconspicuous than others. If you’re searching for maximum discretion, read this blog for product suggestions.
We’re here to help. You can refer to our blogs for further insights on products and their differences, and you can always reach out to us for any help. Our customer care team would love to help you find the right product for you, and help you place an order for your free samples.
- Sanjana A