Features of the Best Adult Diapers for Sensitive Skin

What to Look for When Choosing Adult Diapers for Sensitive Skin

Wearing adult diapers is a big life adjustment by itself, and when you add sensitive skin to the mix, it becomes an even bigger deal. Those who experience incontinence and have sensitive skin can rely on adult diapers, pull-ups, and other products, but they need to search for options that are skin-friendly. Here, we highlight the best products and the top five features to keep in mind when you have sensitive skin.

Understanding Sensitive Skin Needs 

When you think about incontinence issues, you’re typically not thinking about skin health. But this should be top-of-mind, especially for those with sensitive skin. If not managed properly, urinary and fecal incontinence can wreak havoc on the skin, especially around the buttocks, hips, genitals, and perineum. When waste collects and sits in an adult diaper (especially one with little to no airflow or with irritating materials), it can disrupt the skin’s pH balance and go through the skin barrier, causing inflammation, diaper rash, redness, dryness, skin irritation, peeling, dermatitis, and even yeast infections.  Those with sensitive skin will have a higher prevalence of experiencing these issues, so it’s important to prioritize purchasing products with sensitive skin-friendly features.

Features to Look for When Buying Diapers for Sensitive Skin 

Just like buying sensitive skincare products for your face, it’s just as important to look out for these features when buying for yourself or a loved one who has sensitive skin.

Hypoallergenic Materials  

Look for materials that have been dermatologist-tested and are hypoallergenic. This ensures that common allergens or irritants will not be involved in the adult diaper and that the product was made with safer ingredients for the skin, making it less likely for you or your loved one to experience any allergic reactions.


Look for diapers with a breathable outer shell, which allows air to circulate and helps prevent moisture buildup. This keeps the skin dry and cool, reducing the risk of irritation or infection. 


To reduce wetness, make sure the diaper has a super-absorbent core that wicks moisture away. Be sure to look at the absorbency level before you buy. Another great feature to look out for is a wetness indicator. This lets you know when it’s time to change the diaper, so prolonged periods of sitting in moisture can be avoided. Guard leaks are also great to ensure no leakage will seep into the skin.

Non-Irritating Inner Linings

Choose materials with soft, cloth-like inner linings that are gentle against the skin. Avoid any materials with allergens or irritants, such as latex, dyes, or fragrances.  

Aloe & Vitamin E 

In addition to avoiding harmful chemicals, it’s important to supplement helpful ingredients, such as Aloe and Vitamin E, which help to soothe and protect the skin. 

The Best Diapers for Sensitive Skin

At Parentgiving, we are proud to offer a wide range of adult incontinence products. Our large selection means you or your loved one can find the right product for their type of incontinence, skin type, and more. We offer many diapers and underwear for those who deal with sensitive skin. Here are some of the top options:

Dry Direct Ultimate Protective Underwear: Experience unparalleled comfort and protection with our best-in-class protective underwear. Ideal for continuous wear, it offers up to 10 hours of leakproof coverage, both day and night. The design is breathable and odor-reducing, ensuring comfort and freshness. Additionally, it's crafted from hypoallergenic materials and is 100% latex-free, making it exceptionally soft and safe for sensitive skin.

Tranquility Premium OverNight Absorbent Underwear: Get a great night’s sleep without interruption. The super-absorbent design has breathable fabric, a full-rise waist panel, and is latex-, lycra-, and spandex-free. The peach core guarantees skin dryness, odor reduction, and urine pH neutralization. 

Dry Direct Maxi Overnight Brief: This is our finest tape-on brief for heavy absorbency/overnight use. It holds up to five cups of void and is locked away from sensitive skin for 8+ hours. It has a luxurious top sheet and side panels, 100% made in Italy. The super-soft hypoallergenic non-woven fabric is used in the front and side panels. It also has a leak guard to prevent leakage.

TENA Extra Absorbency ProSkin Protective Underwear: Designed for heavy urine loss, this product provides dignified protection and is weorn just like underwear. It has instadry skin-caring technology, which rapidly absorbs urine into the core and wicks away moisture. It also has ConfioAir Fully Breathable Technology to maintain the skin’s natural moisture balance and has fully breathable technology, promoting skin health.

Additional Skincare Tips 

It’s important to find the right products and change adult diapers regularly to maintain skin health. Some additional steps you can take to care for sensitive skin include: 

  • Bathing after accidents (and definitely every day) with gentle soap
  • Using skin ointment, creams, and moisturizers to reduce inflammation and promote nourishment
  • Eating a healthy diet while staying properly hydrated 

If you’re dealing with severe skin sensitivities or ongoing skin issues, it’s important to consult with your doctor for more specific help. 

Soothe Your Skin at Parentgiving 

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