Disposable Incontinence Pads
Choosing the right incontinence aid to fit your personal needs is a matter of finding a product that is comfortable, secure and suited to your absorbency requirements. Disposable incontinence pads are ideal for heavy-duty care, including bedridden and intensive care patients, as they provide higher security than more conventional pads.
There are a variety of incontinence aids to choose from, including disposable incontinence pads, washable underwear
, pull up pants
and bedding protectors
. So what’s different about disposable incontinence pads?
As well as being a disposable option (you can throw the pants away after use), the primary advantage is that these products often have a much higher absorbency level than washable products.
Additionally, they’re much much discrete than pull up pants as you can simply slip the incontinence pad into your regular underwear.
Absorbency levels for disposable pads are usually split into five levels:
- Very Light (0-100ml)
- Light (100 - 300ml)
- Moderate (300 - 1000ml)
- Heavy (1000 - 2500ml)
- Severe (2500ml+)
If you don't know which absorbency level you need, you can buy a disposable incontinence pad, weight it, use it and then weigh it again. It's recommended to get a little bit more absorbency than you think you'll need, just in case.
At Bayliss Mobility, we supply a wide range of disposable incontinence pad brands, including Forma Care, Lille Healthcare, Attends, Nateen and Abri-Man. Each has its unique speciality on the market — take a look at some below:
- Forma Care ranks the absorbency level of their unisex disposable pad products in colours, from Blue (1770ml) and Yellow (1881ml) up to Green (2140ml) and Purple (3715ml).
- Abri-Man products are designed especially for men, shaped to fit the male anatomy. They have 450ml, 700ml and 900ml options.
- Lille Healthcare also offers incontinence pads for men, in 600ml and 800ml options.
Many of these are large shaped pads, which are more absorbent than small pads. Large shaped pads also have better odour control technology and offer discreet protection for more severe levels of incontinence. These are major considerations for users who are looking to minimise disruption to their day-to-day life.
To minimise movement and to keep a disposable incontinence pad in place, you can wear washable pouch pants
, which have a sewn-in internal pouch (to place the disposable pad in), as well as waterproof backing. This fitted type of underwear can be worn instead of regular underwear and have an elasticated waistband to give you comfort and security all in one. You can wear regular underwear with a disposable incontinence pad, but the leak-proof factor will be less effective.
If you have limited mobility, disposable incontinence pads are generally unsuitable to wear in bed, due to the long period spent wearing them — although there are a few nighttime options, such as the Forma Care Night Plus
(3715ml). However, for best protection, we recommend using, all-in-one incontinence aids
which can be fastened to your body and worn in place of your regular underwear.
Disposable incontinence pads can also be difficult for carers to manage and so are best for independent users.
To dispose of your incontinence pad discreetly, the Abri-Bag
seals perfectly so that no unpleasant odours or liquids can escape.
If any of our items are out of stock and you would like to know when our next delivery of the stock is, please message us via the contact form
or call us on 01377 258217.