Simply put, the technology of reusable diapers has not kept pace with the advances in disposable diaper manufacturing: advanced polymer technology (the absorbent core found in most disposable adult diapers
) plus the engineering prowess of sandwiching that polymer core within layers of textiles (paper or plastic or both) with other advanced features like leg cuffs, channels, and impermeable outer shells that our best disposables offer.
So what is right for you – Disposable or Reusable products?
Reusable, washable briefs offer cotton comfort and the non-bulky familiar feel of standard underwear. They protect the skin, are environmentally friendly and are cost effective over time. Whether choosing the Men's reusables
with a front target zone or Women's reusables
with the center target zone, there is a built-in transport system designed to keep urine away from the body while helping to protect clothing from any embarrassing leakage. A breathable outer shield allows evaporation. But are they right for you?
The choice between reusable, washable briefs and disposables is easily defined by the level of incontinence; reusables are best suited for light incontinence only and are good for occasional, small amounts of urine loss – usually less than 6 oz. They will offer a sense of comfort found in standard undergarments. Because they are made of cotton, without the addition of super-absorbent polymers, they are a good choice for people with light incontinence resulting from minor urge or stress incontinence.
However, wearing reusables out during the day presents problems; how much of a void has occurred? More than the 6 oz limit claimed by the manufacturers? Although they allow for evaporation, will there be an embarrassing odor? What do you do with the soiled brief while at work or shopping? How much laundry will be generated?
This is where disposable briefs excel – they hold much more fluid than 6 ounces – some can hold more than 100 ounces! They often have breathable sides and a much larger, overall target zone. They do not require frequent changing and still offer excellent odor control. Disposables are discreet, can be tossed in the garbage and generate no extra laundry. Even if the incontinence level is low, disposable liners or pads
are a great solution to be worn in standard underwear or comfortable mesh pants
The technology of today's disposables is amazing! Ultra absorbent polymers, superior odor control, the ability to wick fluids away quickly from the skin, wetness indicators, soft leg guards preventing leakage – all these factor in when choosing disposables over reusables.
can be worn over reusable briefs but a cautionary note must be made about heat build-up and sweating. Although disposables have plastic outer coverings, they are texturized for a cloth-like feel and have microscopic holes which allow breathability and yet retain all fluids. The sides can offer even more breathability and be easily torn for removal.
So choose the incontinence system best suited for your lifestyle, needs and incontinence level. Our Customer Care Specialists will be happy to discuss your specific requirements and find the perfect solution.