What are Disposable Underpads?
Disposable underpads also known as “chux” are protective bed pads that often come with adhesives to help secure it in place. They are made for absorbing urinary leaks or catching fecal incontinence spills. They are designed to protect mattresses and furniture from moderate to heavy incontinence. Often, they are made with non-woven materials that soak up liquids effectively to maintain dryness and reduce odors for maximum comfort.
Disposable bed pads with adhesives are helpful medical supplies that are commonly used in medical care. They are extremely useful during medical procedures, after childbirth, and managing urinary incontinence. In long-term care facilities and hospitals, they are used to protect mattresses and furniture from urine damage and reduce linen laundry. For postpartum care, they are used to catch urinary leaks as women’s bladder and pelvic muscles tend to be weakened after giving birth. Disposable underpads can be used as potty training pads for pets.
How to use disposable bed pads?
To use a disposable bed pad, simply place a clean underpad on top of bedding or furniture such as an office chair, sofa, loveseat, recliner, dining chair, or wheelchair. Feel free to use more than one underpad if there is a lot of leakage. The main purpose of bed pads is to keep things dry so use them as needed.
To ensure maximum comfort, change the quilted incontinence bed pad when fully soiled and dispose accordingly. To dispose, roll up the wet incontinence bed pad and dispose of it in a waste basket. Do not rinse or flush underpad down the toilet. To prevent skin rashes and maintain personal hygiene, it is recommended to change the underpad as often as possible.
How to keep a disposable bed pad in place?
The best way to keep a disposable bed pad in place is to purchase ones that have adhesive strips on the bottom. To secure the disposable bed pad with adhesive, simply peel off the adhesive strip protector and then press on the underpad to firmly keep it in place. The adhesive will be sticky enough to stay in place but will not leave any marks on linens or furniture.
Alternative Uses of Underpads
While it is common to use underpads for beds and furniture, there are alternative ways they can be used and help those who need extra protection. Other ways underpads can be used:
- It is common to use underpads for baby changing stations to provide a clean, sterile surface when changing a baby’s diaper in public. Underpads help protect the baby from touching dirty surfaces and make cleaning up easy.
- Prevent skin rashes from bladder leakage when using a wheelchair
- During long car rides or travel to protect vehicle upholstery and prevent stains
- Underneath a commode, also known as a bedside toilet, to protect flooring
- To absorb light water leaks underneath a kitchen sink or leaky pipes to prevent wood damage
- At the bottom of a garbage can to absorb any leaks from holes in the garbage bag
- To protect flooring and carpet when painting the walls of a home
Where to buy disposable bed pads with adhesive?
San Pablo Commercial sells high-quality disposable bed pads with adhesive at an affordable price. Our most popular product, SPC Disposable Bed Pads 30 x 36 comes in a large box of 100 count. We also offer a smaller box of 75 count of SPC Disposable Underpads 30 x 36. For hospitals, we offer a tuck-in mattress SPC Quilted Bed Underpads 27 x 70 that easily tuck underneath twin mattresses.
As a family owned business, purchasing your incontinence supplies from our company helps our small women-led business. We care deeply about our customers and only source the highest quality materials to ensure maximum absorbance. We are more than happy to help you order so give us a call or order online.
San Pablo Commercial is a family-owned, small business with a mission to deliver affordable medical supplies to their customers and caregivers. We offer a variety of incontinence products, ranging from SPC underpads, adult diaper briefs, reusable protective underwear, sanitary pads, absorbent liners, and disposable bed pads with adhesive. We ship directly to residential homes, home health care facilities, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, and senior living communities 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 more time doing the things they love.