Adult nappies, also called adult diapers, slips, all-in.-one pads or full pads are incontinence products designed for people with moderate to severe levels of urinary incontinence, faecal (bowel) incontinence and double incontinence.
They are most often used when the user is in a full time care setting, a wheelchair user, confined to bed, unable to manage their own care or if their needs exceed the protection offered by pull-up pants or shaped inctinence pads.
They are also bought by people that use lighter absorbency products during the day, but require something more absorbent over night.
Many people assume that you need to buy these products from a local pharmacy, but we offer adult nappies with nationwide UK delivery to your door.
We have a full range of products from the UK market leading brands, Hartmann MoliCare®, TENA®, Lille Healthcare® and Abena®.
All of our products have premium leakage protection features such as elasticated leg cuggs and leak barriers.
When choosing an adult nappy you will have several considerations. The price, comfort and level of protection should be considered. The factors that affect your decision will be different for different people.
Some people would rather pay more money for a product with a textile like breathable back sheet with high absorbency such as the Abena® Abri-Form Premium or the Lille® SUPREM Fit. Other people prefer the comfort and security of a plastic backed nappy such as the TENA® Slip or highly absorbent MoliCare® Super Plus.
As a general rule when choosing adult nappies you should buy the lowest absorbency product that will meet your needs for use during the day. This is because changes can be more frequent and choosing a lower absorbency product will reduce wastage (as the capacity on a higher absorbency product might not be fully used between changes). This will reduce costs and waste.
During the night you should choose a product that is absorbent enough to cope with the longer period between changes and keep the user comfortable. For these more absorbent products consider the Abena Abri Form and MoliCare Super Plus.
If you need any help choosing products or you want more advice please call on 01636 30 20 50