Choosing The Best Adult Belted Undergarments
The greatest advantage of a disposable belted undergarment is its' flexibility of applying and removing the super absorbent pad: active users have the ability to change out the absorbent pad while standing and without removing pants or shoes while family caregivers and professional caregivers also like the easy on and easy off of this style in caring for their patients. The construction of a belted undergarment varies by manufacturer, but it typically consists of a soft elastic band that sits on the user's hips, with a disposable absorbent pad that attaches in both the front and back.
When the wearer requires a change of pad, they unattach the used pad, and attach a new pad in its place. The absorption capacity of the pads used in these systems is more than an incontinence pad alone, and the construction ensures a secure fit versus an incontinence pad used inside an adult's panties (female) or underwear. Some active incontinence users report movement of the belt or band on their hips during the daytime. For those seeking incontinence supplies that are less bulky, that require less storage space than traditional adult diapers, and that ultimately have a smaller footprint in materials used and landfill impact - disposable belted undergarments meet that criteria. We have received some feedback from users that adult belted undergarments are not always ideal for side-sleepers, or for those seeking very high absorbency (although a booster pad can theoretically be used to increase absorption capacity.
Our most popular and highest rated belted undergarments are by Tena, Protection Plus, and Tranquility. Some of these (Tena Flex) are unisex but have European sizing (not to be confused with Female garment sizes!) We have found that belted undergarment tend to work best for: those who require more absorption capacity than an incontinence pad can deliver, who are seeking less bulk under their clothes, who can achieve a good fit, and who seek flexibility in application and removal of pads whether standing (without removing pants or shoes) or prone (incontinent patients tended to by caregivers). Adult belted undergarments occupy a small niche in the spectrum of incontinence supplies, but users who find a good fit tend to love them.