What Is A Kylie® Sheet? | Kylie® Bed Pads Explained

Posted by Will 01/07/2016 15 Comment(s) Adults,

What Is A Kylie® Bed Pad?


It's exactly how it sounds. A Kylie® Bed Pad is placed on top of the sheets, but under the duvet, and is highly Kylie® Bed Padsabsorbent, washable and with a waterproof backing. This allows you to keep your mattress clean and cut down on time consuming sheet washing and changing.

I worked in a nursing home very briefly after leaving school before starting my first job. The residents at the nursing home would all sleep on a Kylie® Bed Pad. It's clear why such a product would find a place in a nursing home. Roughly, there are 3 great benefits for anyone:

  • The Kylie® absorbs urine away from the skin which keeps skin healthy
  • The Kylie® can be quickly changed and washed, cutting down on time consuming bedding changes
  • Kylie® Bed Pads are washable and reusable, so save lots of money over their life


The original pad design was created over thirty years ago, and was so successful that the name Kylie® has become synonymous with washable bed pads, but not every washable bed pad is a Kylie®. The design has been continually improved over the years but the principal remains the same. 

The 5 layer design is carefully constructed to keep urine away from the skin. The top layer is highly absorbent in one direction only, and repels water from the other direction. So as urine gets on to the top layer it is quickly absorbed through, and not allowed back.

The second layer is made from spun fibres which distribute the urine over a larger area. Remember that at this point it can't get back through the top layer.

The third layer is also highly absorbent. This draws the moisture down from the sharing layer so that the capacity for more urine isn't lost.

Under that we have an impermeable layer. This is the waterproof material that prevents the urine seeping through into the bed.

The 5th layer is the backing material. This is designed to be non-slip so that the pad doesn't move around during the night.

These layers combined make the Kylie® Bed Pad a very effective tool for absorbing even large amounts of urine while keeping the sleeper's skin relatively dry.
5 Layer Kylie® Bed Pad Design
Other bed pads will use a less expensive 3 or 4 layer design, which is why they don't work quite as well as a Kylie®. 

As well as the 5 layer technology the pads are finished with a number of features that make them very easy to use and live with. 

Every pad has mattress tucks at either side. These are flaps of material that can be folded under the mattress to prevent the pad from moving in the night. The sides of the pad have been sewn in a very specific way to seal them, so that urine can't leak out of the edges.


Who Are They For?


We have already talked briefly about nursing homes (where you will find Kylie® Pads in use all around the UK), but they are also ideal for bedwetting children, adults that wear incontinence products that are prone to leak, elderly people who have the occasional accident or toddlers going through the potty training stage.

  • Older People
  • Bedwetting Children and Teens
  • Women with heavy menstrual flow
  • Women post surgery such as pelvic organ prolapse
  • A backup for incontinence products
  • "Just in case" protection for your guest bed (use under the sheets)


How Do I Use Them


The Kylie® Bed Pad can be used straight from the packaging although it is recommended that you wash it first to improve the absorbency. Simply place on the bed you need to protect, roughly in the middle of where the person will lie. Tuck the flaps under the mattress, and you are good to go! The coloured side (either pink or blue) should face the sleeper. The white side should face the mattress.

In the morning you can wash simply by putting the pad in the washing machine. They can be washed at up to 90C and tumble dried on a low heat.

We recommend you get three Kylie® Bed Pads to use in rotation. This is because you can have one on the bed, one in the wash, and one ready to use in the morning. This rotation will save you a lot of effort, and has the added advantage that if the user has a particularly wet night, you can change with a spare pad before the morning if neccessary.

Kylie® Bed Pads are available in pink or blue, and in five different sizes. Kylie® 4 Double Bed Size Waterproof Sheet

Roughly these are:

  • Cot bed
  • 3/4 Child/Toddler Bed
  • Adult Single Bed
  • Double Bed
  • King Size Bed


You can buy them from most online healthcare shops, our product page is here.



 

 

15 Comment(s)

Gaynor:
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM
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These bed pads are by far the most superior on the market. I personally use them for my teenage daughter who has an extremly heavy menstrual flow. The Kylie bed pads have saved me a fortune in bed linen and matrresses. Ideal if you are also visiting family or friends, nobody need know you are protecting the bed. I wouldn't consider buying any other brand.

Every Nappy:
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM

Hi Gaynor, we agree with you. We think they are the best pads on the market too. I hadn't heard of using them to protect for menstrual flow before but it's a great idea. Thanks for the tip!

Carole:
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM
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I bought my father 2 kylies a few weeks ago but the carers keep putting disposable sheets on top of it. My father in very incontiinant at nights and wakes up soaked even though he has pads on and has to lie in his urine until carer comes in the morning. I thought the whole point of the kylie was to make him more comfortable an dry. Please could you tell me if carers are doing it right or not. Thanks

Will :
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM

Hi Carole They are doing it wrong! The quilted side of the sheet should be in direct contact with the user. Putting a disposable sheet on top defeats the purpose of the Kylie Sheet. See if you can have them test just the Kylie?? on it's own for a few nights, you should notice a significant difference! Thanks Will

Sheila:
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM
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Are they available in the United States?

Will :
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM

Hi Sheila Currently they aren't, but we hope to fix that soon. Thanks for commenting Will

LO:
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM
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Hi can you help, I work in a residential home, of which an individual lies on their front at night to decrease the risk of aspiration thus the individual uses this product below their head, is this recommended ? The Kylie is very wet and we use this so they aren't disturbed throughout the night. However the individual does still have wet staining and dry skin due to this, can you advise what you recommend on how often new Kylies should be purchased or if you have any other amazing products ?

Will :
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM

Hi LO I'm a little unclear about what you are saying. Is the person sleeping with their face on the Kylie pad? I wouldn't think there would be problem with this, but as always it's up to nursing staff to make that decision. Kylie?? Pads will last a very long time, but if the top surface is always wet then it might be a sign that the pad needs changing. Over time, the absorbent fibres inside the pad start to mat together, which reduces the absorbency. Perhaps the user will be better off with one of our Kylie?? Chair Pads, these pads are much smaller than a bed pad so might be more suitable to use under the face (if that's where you are using it) We have lots of other amazing products from waterproof wipe clean duvets and pillows to washable incontinence underwear - Please give us a call if you would like more information. Thanks for commenting! Will

Pauline:
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM
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Hello. Should a Kylie pad for nighttime sleeping be put on the bed if my mother is wearing a continence pad? Thankyou. Pauline

Will :
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM

Hi Pauline Yes! Absolutely, that's fine. The Kylie?? pad can be used "just in case" a normal body-worn continence pad leaks. A huge number of our customers are using them in this way. I hope that helps! If you have any more questions please give us a ring 01636 30 20 50 Thanks for commenting! Will

Nurse:
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM
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Have you done any research with using kylie sheets with electric airflow mattresses. Does it alter the effectiveness of the mattress on sacrums if kylie sheet used on top of an airflow mattresses? If you have, could you share it please ? Thank you

Ross Corbett:
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM

Hello there and thank you for your question. Unfortunately we don't recommend that you use a Kylie with an airflow mattress. We have not done any research or know of any research into reduced efficacy of airflow systems specifically with Kylie products but we do know that obviously occlusions of any kind that prevent the turning action of an airflow mattress from working will lead to a higher risk of skin tissue damage. That said, may care homes and users have used Kylie will turning mattresses and not suffered any ill effects, but the default advice remains that you check with the manufacturer of the specific air flow mattress or turning system that you have and get their advice. Thank you again for your comment. If we can help you further please get in touch. Regards, Ross

Wondering nurse :
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM
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Hi, At my work (aged care residential) we have the Kylie sheets that have the squiggly lines up and down rather than the circle pattern. I was wondering if there was a correct way to place the pads on the bed under the resident. I was told that the lines going across the bed for men and up the bed for women. Is this true or does it ideally not make a difference? Thankyou

Gabriel:
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM

Dear Tess Thank you for your message. Kylie?? Bedpads which are produced by Every Nappy's parent company, Capatex Ltd are only manufactured with the circle pattern and not the wavy (squiggly) lines. Kylie?? is our brand of bedpads and the term "Kylie??" is often used incorrectly as a generic term for washable absorbent bedpads where in fact it is our unique product and brand - in the same way that people use Hoover?? & Velcro?? generically for vacuum cleaners and hook and loop fasteners - Not all bed pads are Kylie?? We have sent you an email with more information. Best regards Gabriel

Fiona:
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM
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Hi I wanted to share how useful Kylie sheets are for my Mum. She has a rare skin disease which flares up with friction. She is doubly incontinent but can't wear pads 24/7. Kylies are great at night as she lies on them bare bottomed and it gives her skin a much needed break!

Will:
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM

Hi Fiona I'm so happy that our products are able to help people out like this. Most of the time nobody ever says anything, so it's absolutely fantastic to hear that we are making a real difference to people's lives. For other readers, the point about the Kylie?? Bed Pad is that it's able to keep urine away from the skin, so makes people's beds far more comfortable if they aren't able to rely on disposable incontinence pads. Other times this is helpful is where people suffer with dementia and refuse to wear incontinence products or take them off. A Kylie?? can really improve user's sleep if they can't or won't use disposable incontinence products. Thank you so much for letting us know about your experience, it's really great to read. Thanks for commenting! Will

Jenny:
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM
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Hello, Two questions about Kylie pads: 1. We have a King size bed can I get a pad to fit this size? 2. If one person in a double bed is incontinent would the urine seep across to the person on the other side? Look forward to your answer in due course. Jenny

Aga:
30/11/-0001, 12:00:00 AM

Hi Jenny Thank you very much for your comment. Answering your first question we do sell Kylie Bed Pads in King Size, unfortunately we are out of stock at the moment. We expecting to have some more next week. Regarding your second questions it is unlikely to happen. If you have any more questions, Please do not hesitate to contact us. Kind Regards Aga

Sussan:
10/10/2016, 02:08:34 PM
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I have recently introduced a new client to the Kylie range after using them in nursing and disability houses and the lady who I care for is thoroughly impressed with this range however she asks why are they called Kylie? And who created this product? Thanks

Will:
03/01/2017, 01:40:35 PM

Hi SussanThis product was invented by an Australian gentleman called Bill Kyle - hence the name Kylie.The Kylie® brand is manufactured and marketed by Capatex Ltd.I hope this helps!

Tara:
04/12/2016, 10:43:13 PM
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Is there any chance I can get these in a pattern or could you maybe recommend a material I could stitch over the top please? My disabled sister uses them but is very self conscious about it and I thought if they were less obvious and could blend into her bedding more, she would be happier :) Kind regards Tara nicholson

Will:
03/01/2017, 01:44:49 PM

Hi TaraI'm afraid these don't come patterned, I would highly recommend against stitching anything over the top because of the design of the top layer of fabric. It is cleverly engineered to act as a one-way hydrophobic membrane (it lets urine in through the top but won't let it back out). Stitching another fabric over the top would make the pad less effective which would in turn be even more embarrassing!Hope this helps!Will

Laraine:
28/02/2017, 02:08:25 PM
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Hi there. I was just wondering where the name 'kylie' 'conni' & 'mac' sheet all come from? Thank you

Will:
28/02/2017, 04:10:27 PM

Hi Laraine - The Kylie sheet was invented by a man called Bill Kyle - So he called his sheet a "Kylie". No idea about "Conni" but I imagine its a contraction of "Incontinence". "Mac" probably comes from the Mackintosh waterproof jacket invented by Charles Macintosh - The name has passed into common usage for all waterproof fabrics. I hope this helps! Will

VANESSA ANN Merriman:
08/06/2017, 09:08:59 AM
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i like to try to pink kylie for my bed

Wil:
08/06/2017, 09:29:13 AM
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Hi Vanessa - That's great! Please choose Bed Protection from the menu at the top of the page and then choose Kylie Bed Pads from the products that come up. I'm sure you will be very pleased with the product when you receive it.

Jo:
04/09/2017, 03:13:54 PM
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Washing recommendations please I know to use a non biological powder but just want advice on temp and cycle length . The carers are not happy on a quick wash cycle of 14 mins at 40. Although the kylie is clean Also I think the nightie when wet is hindering the absorption of the kylie Thank you

Will Samuels:
04/09/2017, 04:13:30 PM

Kylie Pads can be washed at up to 95C if required.We have no specific advice about the cycle that you use, however you should only tumble dry on a low heat.Please see the washing instruction below:Washing Instructions • Machine Wash at up to 95°C • Do NOT use Bleach • Do NOT use Fabric Conditioner • Do NOT Iron • Do NOT Dry Clean • Tumble Dry on Low HeatDo not expose pad to direct heat i.e drying over a radiatorI would suggest that 14 minutes is probably not long enough.As for the nightie issue, I suggest that you try to use a disposable product such as pull-up pants or nappies if this is a concern, the Kylie® pad can be there just in case it leaks but people are generally more comfortable when these disposable products are used. Please visit our site Every Nappy to see what we have available.The product I would recommend for over night use is Abena Abri Form:https://www.everynappy.co.uk/adult-nappies/abena-abri-form-adult-nappiesIf you have any other questions please let me know.

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