Disposable incontinence products simply didn’t exist, and the subject was taboo. It was only when Kimberly –Clark began test-marketing that these incontinence protection products were brought to life.
The products were first termed as briefs, also known as adult diapers and came like undergarments with button straps. Later on, they introduced different sizes for extra comfort. The outer plastic was changed to cloth-like breathable material and thus reducing the rustling noise and allowing the skin to breathe better. Guards for Men were introduced that mainly targeted on men who were experiencing incontinence following prostate surgery.
When discovered that around 20 percent of the females were using feminine care pads as incontinence protection products, Kimberly-Clark introduced ‘Poise’ that solely targeted the females. Unlike pads, these were super absorbent and provided sanitation three times better.
Here are some facts that one needs to know before you buy incontinence products:
If you are an average wearer, you’ll require around 2-3 products daily and can wear them for 5-8 hours on average. Briefs are more commonly worn than compared to other styles like pull on underwear’s or pads.
10% to 15% out of the available products leak. Male guards leak the least when compared to the briefs or adult diapers.
If you are planning to purchase briefs or pull up underwears, always wear a pad.
Today you’ll find foam pads to pull-up underwear, adjustable underwears, shields and various products for men and women both. Reusable incontinence products were a boon to the people suffering from incontinence. These were similar to cloth diapers, but as well better for the environment in many ways as these could be washed easily and reused. These products are super absorbent as well and leave the wearer’s skin dry as the other products would.
Wipes and washcloths, gloves, odor control and skin care, are some of the major factors that one suffering from incontinence needs to take care of.
Disposal- Whether you are at home or traveling or at someone’s place, disposal and odor control are the two major concerns. You can wrap the used product in the produce bag and then throw it away in the trash. Today, you’ll find separate specially designed disposal bags for incontinence products.