Taking care of incontinence can be expensive. Buying new pads and pants just to throw them away once they have been used can be painful. However, have you ever thought about an option which could see an end to disposing of your incontinence products straight away?
Washable incontinence products have been developed to a high standard over the years. From washable incontinence pants to washable incontinence pads and bedding, this option may be a perfect cost-effective solution.
Are they suitable for me?
Do you have light incontinence (occasional leaks and dribbles) and are looking for discrete products? If so, washable incontinence pants are an ideal choice for you. They look and feel like normal underwear for those who find incontinence products uncomfortable or are conscious of the visibility of the pants.
However, it is important to note that washable incontinence products may not be suitable for everyone. They are not recommended for those with heavy urinal loss due to the possible insufficient capacity of the fabric to absorb large amounts of urine.
If you have light incontinence and feel intrigued about this option, have a look at our list of pros and cons for trying the washable products.
What are the benefits of using washable products?
Let’s have a look at the basic reasons you may want to switch to washable incontinence products!
- They look and feel similar to normal underwear. Washable incontinence products are designed to look as discrete as possible and provide you with the comfort and feel of normal underwear.
- They prevent waste. Shockingly, in 2016 alone, nearly £24 million was spent on incontinence products. 90% of this waste ends up in the landfill. There’s a booming market in disposable continence products that’s adding to Britain’s waste mountain. You can help this through choosing the washable option over the disposable.
- Washable incontinence products can simply save you money.It’s common sense that there are no additional washing costs when pads or pants are included in your normal household wash. For the amount of money you would spend on disposable pads in 8 weeks, you could purchase all the washable pads to be used for over a year.
What are the downsides of using washable incontinence products?
Like every product, there are potential downsides to opting for washable products. Let’s have a look at some weaknesses of using the washable option.
- You will probably need a washing machine to wash them fully at high temperature. Most washable products require a heat of at least 60 degrees.
- It is vital to ensure you have several pairs to ensure you have enough clean at any one time. Just like those favourite items of clothes you are constantly re-washing, you need to be pro-active and ensure you always have some pants available.
Where can I find washable incontinence products?
Most popular brands offer washable incontinence pants and additional washable products. Have a look through this selection of washable incontinence products below which are available on our website.