Understanding diaper sizes

When you are a first time user of adult diapers, it is very important that you find an adult diaper that is the right size.  It has to fit snugly to ensure zero leak and at the same time, large enough so that you don’t have to stretch the sticky-tapes too far (for nappy type diapers), leaves enough space and does not bite into the skin or hinder blood circulation.

Adult diapers come is familiar sizes such as Small, Medium, Large, etc., but due to a lack of standardization of sizes, these labels can be misleading.  To complicate things further, some of the sizes refer to hip sizes and other refer to waist sizes.  In addition, with age, for most people the waist disappears and more weight seems to settle in the hip area. To find your size, take the larger of your hip size(around the hip bone) and waist size (at the level of your navel).

Given all these complications, it may be necessary to try out one or two sizes before one can figure out the right one.  To get you started on your hunt for the right adult diaper, please find below the sizes and measurements for the different brands we sell at Old Is Gold Store.

NO PRODUCT BRAND SIZE RANGE
1 REGULAR SENI SUPER X S 40 – 60 CM
2 REGULAR SENI SUPER S 55 –  80 CM
3 REGULAR SENI SUPER M 75 – 110 CM
4 REGULAR SENI SUPER L 100 – 150 CM
5 REGULAR SENI SUPER X L 130 – 170 CM
6 REGULAR SENI STANDARD S 55 –  80 CM
7 REGULAR SENI STANDARD M 75 – 110 CM
8 REGULAR SENI STANDARD L 100 – 150 CM
9 REGULAR SENI STANDARD X L 130 – 170 CM
10 REGULAR ELDER PLUS M 32 – 44 HIP SIZE
11 REGULAR ELDER PLUS L 38 – 54 HIP SIZE
12 REGULAR LIBERTY M 71 – 111 CM
13 REGULAR LIBERTY L 100 – 150 CM
14 PULL UPS MEDIPLUS M 75 – 110 CM
15 PULL UPS MEDIPLUS L 110 – 145 CM
16 PULL UPS ICHIBAN M 60 – 95 CM
17 PULLUPS ICHIBAN L 85 – 125 CM

Disposing the diaper after use

Here’s how you can responsibly dispose of used adult diapers.

Do:

1. Once an adult diaper has been used, immediately after removal, please check if there is any fecal matter in it.  If there is any fecal matter, dump the solid waste (not the entire diaper) into the toilet.

2. Roll the diaper in on to itself from one end to the other so that the soiled area is on the inside and use the tape available (for the nappy type diapers) to keep it closed.

3.  Put the rolled-up diaper in a plastic bag (a small garbage bag is ideal) and knot the mouth of the plastic bag tightly.

4.  When you next leave the house, drop the plastic bag into the nearest bin.

5. Wash your hands thoroughly.

Don’t:

a.  Do not try and flush the diaper into the toilet.  A diaper is too big to be flushed down and you will end up clogging the plumbing.

b.  Do not leave fecal matter in the diaper as this will attract stray dogs and other scavengers that will tear the diaper apart and strew the contents all over the place.

c.  Do not throw out the diaper without a plastic cover.

Finally, remember that though a few varieties of completely bio-degradable adult diapers are available, most of the ones available in the market are not fully bio-degradable. So use them wisely and sparingly.

What is urinary incontinence?

Urinary incontinence (UI) is any involuntary leakage of urine  caused by poor bladder control.

It can happen to anyone, but  becomes more common with age. Urinary incontinence is more common in women and older people. Incontinence is reported to affect one in 3 women and one in 10 men.

 Indicators

  • Frequent visits to the toilet to pass small amounts of urine (more than 8 times in a 24-hour period).
  • Feelings of a strong and sudden desire to urinate and being unable to hold on.
  • Having to pass urine several times during the night.
  • A feeling of not having emptied your bladder even though you’ve just urinated.
  • Leaking urine when you laugh, cough, sneeze or walk.

If you have any of the above symptoms please do visit your Doctor, preferably one who is a geriatric specialist to eliminate other possible ailments.

If you are suffering from incontinence, adult diapers provide all the support you need.  Most people continue to lead a normal, active life as modern adult diapers are light-weight, thin, super absorbent with deodorizing capabilities which ensure that no one can tell that you are wearing one!

Choosing the right Adult Diaper

Disposable adult Diapers are primarily of two types- the traditional nappy type & the pull on type (also called adult briefs and adult pants).

Choosing between the two types is usually determined by the condition of user.  The pull-up type is for active persons who can wear their own diapers while the nappy type is better suited for people who require assistance in putting on a diaper.

Removal of both types of diapers is fairly straight forward.  For the pull-up type, you can remove the diaper either by pulling it down or by tearing at the sides and removing it.  For the nappy-type, once the sticky-tapes are removed, the diaper can be easily removed.

Note that adult diapers are largely unisex and are the same for both men and women.

Introduction to Adult Diapers

An adult diaper is a diaper made to be worn by adults to differentiate them from those worn by infants more commonly known as baby diapers. Diapers can be necessary for adults with various conditions, such as incontinence, mobility impairment, severe diarrhea or dementia.

Adult diapers are made in various forms, including those resembling traditional nappy diapers, underpants etc. Absorbent incontinence products come in a wide range of types with varying capacities and sizes.

If you are new to using adult diapers, please do check the size details of the brand you wish to buy carefully before making the purchase.  Though adult diapers come marked as small, medium, large, and extra-large, the actual sizes vary from brand to brand and manufacturer to manufacturer.  To start with try and get a sample if possible.  If not, buy a pack of 10 and use it.  Try a couple of brands to figure out which one you are most comfortable in and then you can buy a month’s supply at a time.

Some online shops provide an annual subscription as well that helps ensure regular supply of diapers for you.