Frequently Asked Questions on Incontinence


Diapers and Brief
How do diapers work?

Diapers are made from plastic, paper as well as crystal referred to as sodium polyacrylate. When exposed to water, this converts into gel which can absorb great amount of water.

Which size of diaper should I use?

Diapers vary in size as per the brand. It is important to use measurement for determining the suitable size for each brand. The user should measure around the waist or hip. The diaper should provide a comfortable fit, yet be snug enough to avoid any chances of leakage.

How can one make the best use of diapers?

To ensure a comfortable and worry free diaper experience follows these best practices:

  • Change diapers on a regular basis Use barrier ointment or lotion 
  • Use barrier ointment or lotion  
  • Wear clothes that are comfortable and loose fitting
  • Wear darker clothes when going out as it hide leaks, if it occurs

What is the material used in diapers and briefs?

Diapers are made using either cloth or a disposable synthetic material. Cloth diapers are made of fabric layers like bamboo, microfiber and cotton. They can be washed and reused multiple times. However, disposable diapers consist of absorbent material and are for one-time use.

How many types of diapers and briefs exist?

There are several different types of incontinence diapers and briefs including:

Conventional cloth diapers: These are reusable and washable. They are effective if changed on a frequent basis. 

Disposable diapers: They absorb moisture and also prevent rashes. 

Super-absorbent disposable diapers or briefs: These diapers have absorbent gelling material that absorb excess moisture and prevent skin from irritation.