One point I have repeatedly emphasized in my articles is that there is no single solution to managing incontinence. This article discusses the various brands and types of cloth and disposable diapers available to manage bedwetting and is divided into three parts. There are many different factors that go into choosing an incontinence product. The key factors that play a role in the decision-making process are: the type and level of incontinence, whether or not the person prefers to wear disposable or reusable garments, how a particular garment affects the wearer’s skin, the ease usage including how easy and comfortable it is to put on and take off (some people are not ambulatory and need more suitable garments for this problem), price, how comfortable the product is, whether the problems occur during the day, night or both , and how a particular product fits the wearer (which in turn influences how comfortable the product is and how effective it is in protecting both the individual and the bed). While these are important factors to consider when purchasing incontinence products, the two primary criteria to consider are how effective the product is at keeping both you and the bed dry, and how comfortable the product is. .
As I discuss below and have mentioned in other articles, most people wear clothes that look like underwear. I have decided to take a different approach with this article. I decided to focus on diapers, specifically cloth diapers covered with plastic briefs and tape-tab disposable diapers. The reason for this is twofold. In my reading on this topic, I’ve noticed that these diaper styles receive little attention from the public, including parents of bedwetters, pediatricians who write about bedwetting, and other professionals. The second reason to focus on these types of garments is that many people feel that these styles offer superior protection for heavy incontinence, such as bedwetting. I point out the advantages of these types of products later in this article. As an example of this, a father who had a son who wet the bed wet a lot and wet several times a night. The father could not afford to spend the money on the amount of diapers needed and he switched to diapers with snaps covered with plastic briefs. The majority of the public has always had a negative view of diapers and I think it’s about time we take a more pragmatic approach to this issue and use the type of protection that is most effective in keeping both the bed and the child (or adult) safe. ). dry. If that means wearing diapers (which in many cases are the best option), then diapers should be used.
When shopping for incontinence products, it is important to be aware of the different terminology for incontinence products. For example, the term “disposable briefs” refers to disposable diapers for older children, adolescents, youth, and adults. These garments have the same fit, design, and style as baby diapers: they have drawstrings, elastic gathers at the legs, some have elastic waist bands, and an outer shell made of plastic or cloth (also known as nonwoven). As for the outer cover, there are manufacturers of disposable underpants that offer two models, one model has a plastic outer cover and the other has a cloth outer cover. Some manufacturers, in turn, only offer models with a plastic outer shell. It is also important to remember the terms used for the different types of incontinence. This helps you choose which type of product to buy. In the case of bedwetting, the clinical term for this form of incontinence is “nocturnal enuresis.” I’ve also heard people refer to bedwetting simply as “enuresis.” So if you are on a website that sells incontinence products and it says that a particular product is suitable for “bedwetting” or “enuresis”, you will know that the product is suitable for bedwetting.
The type of disposable garments most used to treat nocturnal enuresis are the “Goodnites” which are designed for older children, adolescents and adolescents with bedwetting problems and the Huggies “pull-ups” which are designed for both children who are being potty trained to go to the bathroom and wet the bed. The reason for bringing these products to the market is that they look and fit like regular underwear, which is supposed to be less stigmatizing to an older child or teenager. The same type of design is also used in reusable products. While it’s true that these products work for some people, most people seem to feel that diapers are the best option for managing heavy incontinence, such as bedwetting. However, due to the stigma surrounding diapers, most older children, teens, and teens are reluctant to use them. Most of the public feel that diapers should only be used for babies. I feel like the following quote from “Diapers Get a Bum Wrap” (which is the second chapter of The New Diaper Primer, a very good resource) perfectly sums up current thinking on this subject: “This childlike image keeps many, if not the mostly children and adults with incontinence without diapers and struggling with leaks, wet beds, etc. We can still be embarrassed to hear the oft-told story of a child who wets the bed and piles up laundry every day with sheets, blankets , pajamas. , not to mention the emotional stress and loss of sleep from interruptions during the night. But if we were to suggest that it would be much easier for everyone if the child wore diapers to bed, the answer would be a look of wonder and /or outrage while arguing that the young man is too old to wear diapers. Again, that unbreakable stigma!”
Many people buy cloth diapers with pins to control bedwetting and when using these diapers it is necessary to buy waterproof pants to cover the diapers. This brings me to another term you should be familiar with. Years ago waterproof pants were made out of rubber and these were the diaper covers that parents used for their babies, then after the advent of plastic pants (which I think was in the 50’s) rubber pants became they became less popular. Later, rubber pants were phased out entirely for the baby market, although there are a few companies that make rubber pants for older children and adults. The term “rubber pants” came into use as a generic term for waterproof pants, particularly vinyl pants (which are themselves better known as plastic pants; vinyl is a type of plastic, so the terms are basically interchangeable). When most people use the term “rubber pants,” they are actually referring to plastic pants. Some people use the same type of terminology when referring to waterproof sheets; Some people use the term “rubber sheets” as a generic term for waterproof sheets, although this usage seems to be more common when talking about waterproof pants.
Some people who have heavy incontinence during the day and night use both reusable and disposable garments. For example, one person mentioned that she used disposable diapers during the day and diapers with snaps wrapped in plastic briefs at night. Another person with bedwetting problems said that she used diapers with snaps and plastic pants during the cooler times of the year and disposable diapers when it was hot.
Several people who wet the bed rely on disposable briefs as much as diapers covered with plastic briefs. These garments are especially suitable for cases of severe incontinence such as bedwetting. In a situation like this, it’s a good idea to experiment with different products to find the one that works best for you. At this time I would like to talk a little more about pin diapers. The downside of pin diapers and plastic pants is that some people find them uncomfortable to wear in hot weather. That said, not everyone feels this way, and some cloth diapers (particularly those made from gauze cloth) are supposed to be very comfortable to wear in hot weather.