Reviewed by Christine Kijek, Registered Colorectal Nurse, on August 29, 2022
How do you determine the proper adult diaper size? Which measurements are important? Since every patient is different, finding the proper fit for you may seem confusing. For instance, does larger mean more absorbency? While sizing is a major component to selecting the proper adult diaper, understanding your incontinence needs will also help with selecting the adult diaper that fits you and your lifestyle/need.
Every person is different and has different needs, even if it’s in a minute way. Height, weight, and even absorbency needs can differ. There can be differences in adult diapers for men and women, so let’s state the obvious. Men should wear briefs made for men and women would benefit from adult diapers designed for their unique anatomy. There are some other tips for proper adult diaper measurements and some are:
Now that you know what to look out for, how exactly is the best way to determine diaper size so that you use the proper adult diaper? You should use a flexible or paper tape measure in order to get an accurate measurement. The best way to measure properly is:
Many briefs are measured by waist and/or hip size, but this may vary from brand to brand so be sure to carefully read their adult diaper size chart. When measuring and deciding on an adult diaper, remember too loose will mean leakage at the legs so you should always try to start with the smallest comfortable size and work your way up from there. Whenever there is significant weight gain or loss, another measurement should be taken in order to choose the proper size.
An incontinence size chart such as depends for men sizing chart is sometimes a complex diagram to look at, but it is not when you understand how to check your size with ease. For example, follow these steps to easily understand a diaper size chart of Prevail Breezers360:
Most of the size charts have two parameters, height, and weight.
Height is usually numbered on the left of the graph, and weight is numbered on the top of the graph, like in the graph above.
Once you have marked your height and weight on the graph, mark the point where the column and the row meet each other. Depending on what sizes are available for the brand you are looking at, the meeting point of the two measurements is your size. In this case, if your height is 175 cm or 5 ft 9 inches and your weight is 77 kgs or 150 pounds, your size is Size 2 or medium in some cases.
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Kevin Cleary has been a Health Products For You contributor for many years and has a degree in marketing. His health and wellness journey has a very personal meaning and has guided him in his content writing for HPFY.
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