Many people who have to live with incontinence also live with low self-esteem and feelings of embarrassment. These negative feelings around incontinence often stem from the fear of being discovered and the fear of their protection resembling a bulky, baby-style nappy.
However, you do not need to hold onto the viewpoint that incontinence products are bulky, big and old-fashioned. The market for incontinence products is becoming much more advanced and user-friendly. Incontinence Pull Up Pants for adults are one of the product styles that could change your life. Pull-on disposable underwear styles, also known as Pull Up Pants for adults are designed to look and feel just like normal underwear. This means that they can offer more dignity and freedom than many other products. Pull Up Pants are easy to put on and remove, making them a convenient product for those who can sometimes simply use a bathroom instead of relying on a diaper. They are perfect for users who are fully mobile and independent. You can get both washable and disposable pull up pants on the market. There are also a variety of different styles that include those that look more like incontinence underwear and those that can be fastened and unfastened with side tabs.
A study was carried out in 2008 to evaluate the key product designs for incontinence and found that Pull Up Pants for adults were preferred over insert pads for daytime use. Pull Ups were found to be more effective overall than the other designs for women during the day and for community-dwelling women during the night. The results also revealed that caregivers found Pull Ups easier and quicker to put on and take off. In particular, the ability to stand during application of the product was a reason for preference of Pull Ups maintaining the user’s dignity. It was reported that users felt the process of application felt familiar and safe, mimicking that of putting on regular underwear.
How can Pull Up Pants increase your confidence and quality of protection?
Perhaps many people can associate the word “pants” with ordinary underwear and may be unconvinced about the effectiveness of the products. However, Pull Up Pants contain a built-in pad and can be worn just like normal underwear. Just like other incontinence products, Pull Ups have a “hydrophobic” layer which draws urine away from the surface of the pad, so your skin stays dry. Pull Ups often also feature leg cuffs to ensure excellent anti-leakage security. Pull Up Pants for adults feature breathable panels, elastic waistbands and anti-leak guards for better comfort and maximum absorbency. Some protective underwear feature tear away sides, offering easy removal for caregivers.
A reason for wearing Pull Up Pants to maintain discretion can arguably be revealed in the name itself. Calling a product an “adult Pull Up Pant” can help to maintain dignity as opposed to saying “incontinence diaper”, or “nappy”. Manufacturers of pull up products realize that although it is a common condition, incontinence is often seen as embarrassment or a taboo. This causes sufferers to feel insecure and reluctant to try many incontinence products that appear bulky or noticeable. Unlike adult diapers, protective underwear appears just like normal underwear, and thus doesn’t resemble baby diapers. The Tena Men Protective Underwear for example, appear just like ordinary underwear and provide a snug, close body fit for men.
The Key Benefits in a Nutshell
These key benefits of Pull Up Pants for adults may help you when choosing which style of product to invest in:
- A snug, close and comfortable fit
- A discreet appearance that looks like normal underwear
- A sense of flexibility and freedom
- An option for both washable and disposable pants
- A comfortable, elasticated waist
- The ease of buying an all-in-one product rather than shopping separately
- No rustling or noise during use
- Perfect for users with an active lifestyle
- Neutralising Odour Technology in most products
- A wide range of sizes to choose from
- A soft, comfortable choice of material
How do you choose the perfect Pull Up Pants for you?
Do not ignore the importance of sizing
It is important that Pull Up Pants are fit snugly enough to contain leaks. Therefore, do not underestimate the importance of finding a perfect fit for you. Our pull-up pants come in a range of sizes from 50cm to 160cm, which equates to a size 20” to 60” inch waist size for men and women’s dress sizes between 4-28. To get your correct fit, measure your hips and waist then take the larger of the two. With the right fitting of a Pull-Ups product, you can lead an active lifestyle and forget about your incontinence product.
Find out which absorption level will work for you
Our Pull Up Pants come in absorption levels ranging from 200mls to 4000mls plus. Certain aspects of Pull Up Pants can vary depending on the manufacturer of the product. Some manufacturers choose to outfit their pull ups with inner leg cuffs, whereas other products such as Abena Pull Up Pants use an elasticized crotch. Attends Pull-Ons has an absorbency level of 900-1299mls and is perfect for those with light incontinence. On the other hand, you should be looking at products like the Tena Pants Maxi, which has an absorbency level of 2500-2900mls if you have severe incontinence.
List the features that are important to you in a pair of Pull Ups
Although very similar, different brands of incontinence products can often add different features and tweaks to their products. iD Pants Fit and Feel, like many pants, feature a super soft waistband to provide a more secure fit. Some users find this creates a sense of control and confidence in the product. You should also take into consideration that some manufacturers choose to outfit their pull ups with inner leg cuffs, whereas other products such as Abena use an elasticized crotch.
The material of Pull Up Pants is also an important feature to consider. Lille Suprem Pants have a soft cotton feel, which provides a pleasant feel on the skin during use. This is perfect for those with incontinence who are worried about products irritating their skin or feeling rough and unpleasant.
If you have sensitive skin and or react badly to latex, you should choose products that are latex-free and have been tested to ensure they are ideal for delicate skin.
You can shop our full range of Pull Up Pants here.