Saturday, March 19, 2011

Adult Diapers - Which Diaper Is the Best Choice

R Skinner

The age old debate of quality verses price is just as relevant today as it has ever been. One of the many decisions faced by many as they age is the issue of how to deal with the persistent problem of incontinence. We all want to believe that we are using the best medical supplies available for ourselves as well as our loved ones however the cost of adult diapers can have a substantial impact on the family finances.

Much as is the case with baby diapers, there are multiple brand names of adult diapers as well. Some of the more well-known brands include depends diapers, attends diapers, and tranquility adult diapers as well as multiple store branded versions of urinary incontinence products. Most brands will be within 10 % of each other in price however there are some store brands which may be somewhat less expensive as well as premium brands that definitely sell for a premium.

When choosing the right incontinence product it is always a good idea to ask yourself the following questions. How important is appearance? Some products are designed to appear less bulky so as to be less noticeable when in public. How important is comfort? If you have sensitive skin you may want to give great weight in the decision making process to the degree of softness afforded to the inner liner of each product. How important is your sense of security that the diaper will not leak in or trickle down your leg in public? Should you purchase one product with specific design features for daytime use such as superior elastic around the legs to prevent leakage and other design features for overnight needs? Perhaps it would be more economical to purchase bottom dollar adult diapers for overnight use coupled with the purchase of a waterproof mattress pad in the event that your low cost choice doesn't quite do the job form time to time.

Maybe your repertoire of home health care products should consist primarily of washable products. While certainly not as convenient, in the long run washable products ranging from incontinence undergarments to bed pads are readily available and will likely be considerably cheaper over time.

Only you can determine what constitutes the best medical supplies for you. In the final analysis, the answer will very from person to person and will depend upon the things that matter most to you and your loved ones.

Ron Skinner has been involved in medical research for years. Many of his readers have signed up for his free newsletter available at for valuable information on topics ranging from incontinence to sleep apnea and nearly everything in between.

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