Choosing the right incontinence aid to fit your personal needs can be daunting. Especially with so many to choose from. The key to the matter is finding a product that is comfortable, secure and suited to your individual needs and requirements. Disposable incontinence pads are ideal for most heavy-duty care. Including bed-ridden and intensive care patients, as they provide higher security than more conventional pads.
As well as being disposable. The primary advantage is that these aids have a much higher absorbency level than the Washable Incontinence Aids. Additionally, they're more discreet than 'pull up' pants, as you can simply slip the pad into your regular underwear. Absorbency levels for Disposable pads are usually split into five levels.
Very Light 0 - 100ml
Light 100ml - 300ml
Moderate 300ml - 1000ml
Heavy 1000ml - 2500ml
Severe 2500ml Plus
If you are unsure on which absorbency level pads you need, you can do a simple yet effective test at home. Buy a disposable incontinence pad and weigh it, use the pad and then weigh again. We recommended to get a 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.
Many of these brands are the larger shaped pads, which are more absorbent than the smaller pads. Large shaped pads also have better odour control technology and offer discreet protection for more severe levels of incontinence. These are both major considerations for users who are looking to minimise disruption to their day-to-day life.
You can wear washable pouch pants. This design has a sewn-in internal pouch which you place your disposable pad into, as well as waterproof backing. This fitted type of underwear can be worn instead of regular underwear. They feature elasticated waistbands to help give comfort and security. But, if these arnet for you, you can still wear your 'normal' underwear with one of our disposable incontinence pads. But please be aware that the leak-proof factor will be less effective.
If you have limited mobility, Disposable Incontinence Pads are generally unsuitable to wear in bed. This is due to the long periods spent wearing them - although there are a few night time options. These include 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 be difficult for carers to manage, so this option is sometimes best for independent users.
To dispose of you pads after use, we also provide the Abri-Bag A bag that seals perfectly so that any unpleasant odours or liquids can't 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.