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How To Choose The Best Incontinence Products For You or Your Loved One

With the variety of incontinence products to choose from, making the right choice can help save time and prevent unnecessary leaks. From disposable bed pads, sanitary napkins, adult diapers, pads, liners and so on, finding the best product can take some trial and error. Following these basic tips can help narrow down what kind of incontinence product can best help you or your loved one's specific incontinence needs.

1. Be accepting of you or your loved one's incontinence 

Let's be honest. There is an apparent stigma associated with urinary incontinence. Whether it be embarrassment, frustration, or disbelief, all of these feelings could arise when someone is diagnosed with incontinence. This sudden change in one's body could lead to additional disruptions like leaks and strong odors, which may be unsettling for some people. It is important to understand that incontinence is part of aging and/or a side effect of an illness someone have. There are many people who experience urinary incontinence every day and still manage to live normal, happy lives. With the right incontinence products, one can feel confident and free to live their lives as usual. 

2. Determine the level of absorbency needed based on leak frequency 

Most incontinence products have different absorbency levels and can vary from - light, moderate, heavy, or extra absorbent. Lighter absorbency products are best for those who might experience a few drops of urine over the course of the day while moderate absorbency can help those who leak more often and in greater amounts. Meanwhile, those who experience heavier urine loss and/or fecal urges should wear heavy or extra absorbent incontinence products for maximum protection. Every person will have their own experience with incontinence. We recommend consulting with your doctor to talk about your incontinence and specific issues that you may be facing.

3. Try different incontinence product options to see what works best

Finding the right incontinence product will take time. Be patient and know that there are different products out in the market that can best accommodate your incontinence needs. Here are some urinary incontinence products and how they work:

    Disposable Bed Underpads (aka "chux", "bed pads")

    • Moderate to heavy incontinence
    • Protects bed sheets and furniture from leaks and accidents
    • Choose from adhesive tape-down bottoms or tuck-in mattress pads
    • Composed of multilayers of fluff, super absorbent polymer & tissue

    Breathable Adult Brief Diapers

    • Moderate to heavy incontinence
    • Includes four tape tabs to easily remove diaper and wetness indicator for easy checking when soiled
    • Breathable cotton-like side panels and inside linings for maximum comfort and skin protection from perspiration & wetness
    • Easy to use, especially for caregivers who are aiding someone who is bed-ridden or with limited mobility

    Reusable Cotton Underwear

    • Light incontinence
    • Includes internal pouch to insert bladder control pads or liners
    • Comfortable and discreet, perfect for those who do not want to wear bulky diapers

    Disposable Protective Underwear, also known as "pull ups"

    • Light to moderate incontinence
    • Simple pull-on & pull-off design to be worn like regular underwear
    • Comfortable, convenient, and discrete

    Pads & Liners

    At San Pablo Commercial, our small family business is committed to bringing high quality incontinence products to our customers. We are dedicated to serving you with compassionate care and are here to assist with your incontinence needs.

    San Pablo Commercial is a family-owned, small business with a mission to deliver affordable medical supplies to their customers. We offer a variety of incontinence products including SPC underpads, bed mats for children, tuckable bed protectors for potty training, and disposable bed pads for incontinence. We ship directly to our customer’s home within 2 to 3 business days. We care deeply about our customers and want to make ordering incontinence supplies easier so that they can spend less time cleaning up spills and messes.


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