Incontinence Pads

Why should you care about incontinence pads? They're one of the most critical aspects of healthcare for persons with disabilities. That is if you or someone in your family has a disability and needs to wear adult Nappies before going out. The choice between an absorbent incontinence pad and a containment system can be difficult if you're unsure of which is more appropriate for your situation. Here's what to consider when making that choice.
The right choice for you varies significantly from person to person, with several factors such as lifestyle, medical needs, and budget.
Containment systems are the most popular choice to date because they offer peace of mind for most caregivers. The idea behind containment or Previa pads is that they provide a fail-safe way to keep accidents from happening on your bathroom floor or in your vehicle. They are popular with caregivers who are worried about the embarrassment their loved ones experience when they need to wear adult Nappies out in public. On the other hand, they can be considered restrictive and uncomfortable by those who wear them on a daily basis because they don't allow one freedom during their daily routine.
Thus, they tend to be the least popular choice for people with disabilities who are on a tight budget. If money is your primary concern, incontinence pads or adult Nappies may be the right choice for you.
Adult Nappies. See more about adult Nappies.

There are many different types of disposable incontinence pads that will suit different needs and budgets. Here's a quick overview of the three main categories: first-generation absorbent incontinence pads (FGAs), second-generation absorbent incontinence pads (SGAs), and disposable adult Nappies.  

First-generation absorbent incontinence pads. These absorbent incontinence pads were invented in the early 1900s and have been used by thousands of people with disabilities since then. However, they are now being replaced by second-generation disposable incontinence pads because some have found them too bulky to fit in their pockets, leading to new accidents happening in the first place.

Second-generation absorbent incontinence pads. FGAs were designed to be more comfortable than traditional adult Nappies when worn for long periods of time. They are still considered a good choice for those seeking protection against accidents when going out in public, like shopping or dining out. They are softer, lighter, and thinner than traditional adult Nappies and are great for daily wear. 
Disposable adult Nappies.

These are the largest of the three, which is why they're also called XL Adult Nappies. They also offer a high level of protection against leaks, but they tend to be more expensive than incontinence pads or FGAs. If you need the highest degree of protection against leaks when wearing incontinence pads, this may be the best choice for you. These adult Nappies feature soft modern materials that promote comfort while providing solid leakage protection at home or out in public. 

Taking care of yourself is often the best way to feel stronger each day. If you decide to wear adult Nappies or incontinence pads, make sure you're getting a comfortable fit. Be sure before purchasing that they have the right amount of absorbency for your needs and preferences. 

Incontinence pads are ideal for wheelchair users who use them to stay dry while transferring from their wheelchair to bed because they do not require the use of a separate waterproof pad or pants. These pads can be washed and reused many times with proper care. 

Incontinence pads and Nappies provide a valuable service by protecting caregivers from the embarrassment of their loved ones. If they are misused, they can also lead to more accidents that could damage your home or car. As you can see, there are many pros and cons to choosing the best incontinence pad or adult Nappies for yourself and your loved ones. 
Last Updated: 08/14/2016