Bedwetting is a problem in both children and adults alike. Bedwetting affects children and adult’s self-esteem. For adults the situation is difficult because they not only suffer from lack of bladder control, but they also feel embarrassed. However, a strong support system is needed to boost their self-esteem and motivate children and adults to stay dry. Diapers are a convenient way to ensure that those suffering from incontinence remain dry.
Diapers for Children
There are two types of disposable diapers for children.The first type of diapers are for children in potty training. The second type of diapers are for children over the age of 4, who are wetting the bed. Diapers for children under the age of 4 require the diaper to be changed often. Bedwetting diapers are better for overnight protection because they are more absorbent. More absorbency allows the diaper to hold more urine without leakage. Bedwetting diapers also differ from potty training diapers in that they are gender specific. Bedwetting diapers provide extra protections in areas that are more likely to get wet. Potty training diapers are made the same in all genders.
In addition to disposable diapers, there are also cloth diapers for bedwetters. Some cloth diapers are designed specifically for bedwetters as they are have extra padding and are waterproof. These cloth diapers made for bedwetting are designed to protect against leaks and provide comfort.
Diapers for Adults
When adults have bladder problems a convenient way to help them stay dry at night is a diaper. There are a few different types of diapers for adults depending on the type of coverage that they need. There are two main types of adult diapers: pull-ups and female menstrual pads styles. Both types provide discretion and comfort. Pull-up style diapers are made with maximum absorbency for nighttime and daytime usages. Pull-up style diapers also provide more coverage because adults are able to hold more urine. Female menstrual style pads are also called Boosters. These booster pads are slim and unnoticeable. They are ideal for daytime bladder control protection as they provide light absorbency.
When deciding on a diaper a parent can get super swamped between deciding to buy disposable or cloth diapers. Here we have made the list so that it is easy for you to decide which ones to buy.
- Easy to use
- Available at most retailers
- Easy while traveling
- Eco –friendly diapers are also available
- Different sizes easily available to suit the growing children’s needs
- More absorbent than cloth diapers
- Allergic reaction to plastic
- Harmful preservatives might not be healthy for children
- Harmful to the environment
- Expensive to maintain in the long run
- May cause diaper rash
- More soothing on a baby’s bottom
- Gives the appearance of regular underwear so kids feel more grown up and are ready for normal underpants sooner
- There are services that cater to washing and delivering clean diapers to your door every week, so you don’t have to clean every day
- Better for the environment because there is no waste to throw
- They are not travel friendly
- Needs to be changed more frequently
- May cause diaper rash
Purchasing diapers for grownups is a different challenge altogether. Not only do they have greater bowel and bladder production, the factor of appearance is also taken into consideration. Following is an assessment of all the adult incontinence products.
- Waterproof briefs look like regular underwear. They are absorbent and made of nylon. However they do not provide protection against very high incontinence. They are washable and reusable.
- Booster pads are like feminine menstrual pads put inside underwear to absorb urine and feces. They can be disposed of easily and are quite discreet. Booster pads need to be frequently changed because they have a light absorbency.
- Adult pull-up style diapers are the ones with the highest level of absorbency and are useful for adults who have a low level of bladder control.