5 Great Reasons to Try Pads Instead of Adult Diapers

5 Great Reasons to Try Pads Instead of Adult Diapers

While adult diapers and absorbent underwear are indeed beneficial for managing bladder and bowel leaks, let's take a moment to reconsider incontinence pads.

Often overlooked, especially by men, there's a common misconception that incontinence pads are similar to feminine hygiene pads and lack the absorbency of briefs and underwear. However, both assumptions are inaccurate. In fact, pads can often offer superior advantages in various situations.

Available in a diverse range of absorbencies and sizes, including options for overnight, light day, and heavy day needs, so no matter what your needs, there's a product to help.

Reason 1: Better Fit

The most common cause of leaking in adult diapers and underwear isn’t absorbency; it’s fit. Bodies come in all shapes and sizes, and a product that fits snugly and securely for a rounder hip may not work for a narrow or flat figure.

Since pads are designed to only cover the area where you need protection from leaks, proper fit at the waist, hips and inner thighs isn’t an issue.

Reason 2: More Discreet

Continence underwear commercials focus on discretion and for good reason – no one wants others to know they’re wearing absorbent underwear or an adult brief!

However, pads are worn with your regular underwear under your clothes, ensuring a superior fit and a slimmer profile. They don't cause creasing, crinkling, or bulk that might show through clothing, making pads a more discreet option.

Reason 3: Easier to Change

Changing adult diapers or pull-up underwear can be a chore, especially for individuals with limited mobility or those relying on caregivers or loved ones to help. You have to remove your pants (and often your shoes as well) to remove the soiled item, then remain disrobed to put on a fresh product, then re-attire your pants.

Pads, however, only require that you pull your pants and underwear down, a task that can be completed while seated on the toilet. This means that you don’t have to worry about slip and fall accidents while disrobing, nor do you have to sit on a piece of furniture with your bare bottom while you change your adult diaper or absorbent underwear.

And, we have to point out that this is a (BIG) bonus if you have to change in a small bathroom while out to dinner or shopping.

Reason 4: More Affordable

When compared to absorbent underwear and adult diapers, incontinence pads can be up to 50% less expensive while still providing the same level of absorbency and protection. This is primarily because they are less complex to manufacture and require fewer materials, such as elastic threads (for underwear) or sticky tabs (for adult diapers).

Whether you're on a fixed income or seeking ways to reduce monthly expenses on continence care items, pads present a highly affordable option.

Reason 5: Possibly Better for Your Skin

Many individuals report skin irritation caused by adult diapers and absorbent underwear, especially around the waist, particularly in the humid summer months. This occurs because many products lack breathability, trapping moisture against the skin.

Pads, fitting inside your regular underwear, are less likely to cause irritation due to reduced surface contact.

For optimal skin health, be sure to change your pad as soon as possible when soiled and wear breathable cotton or cotton-blend underwear.


If any of these reasons make sense for you, we hope that you’ll consider adding pads to your next order.

1 comment

Jan 29, 2024
Mary Black Eagle

If I decide to purchase my products through you, will I get a paper receipt with my order?

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