Seniors with family playing guitarBest Brands of Adult Diapers - 2017

It’s already almost a full month into 2018. While some people may be at the gym sweating off some unwanted pounds, there are others that are in search for that one product or group of products to help them manage their output the best way possible during the day or night. If you’re managing a highly overactive bladder or managing bowel incontinence, adult diapers will be one group of incontinence supplies you want the most information on. Finding the right diaper can mean a night of full sleep without wet sheets, a happy relative or even a new way of life. 

Some adult diapers are known for their strong back sheet, some for their capacity of liquid.  There are also ones known for their discreet fit. Let us break down each top rated diaper brand for you so you can find a diaper that works for you. We’ll give you our top 3 brands based off customer reviews (in no specific order) for the following categories that we think are important to consider when purchasing adult diapers. 

Best Adult Diapers for Odor Control

Adult fitted briefs (tab-style briefs) come in a smooth plastic back sheet (poly exterior) option. Based on customer testimonials, the following brands are best known for their odor containing (odor reduction). 

Best Adult Diapers for Highest Absorbency

Best Adult Diaper for Discreet Fit

Pull-On Style Underwear 

Tab-Style Briefs 

Best XXL+ Adult Diapers

Tab-Style Briefs 

Pull-On Style Underwear

Make sure that you understand the strengths of each brand of adult diaper so you can save time and money on products that will most likely work for your body type and needs. Shopping for adult diapers without prior research can get costly. 

Important Tips to Keep in Mind When Shopping for Adult Diapers:

  • Measure your current waist and hip to get correct measurement on sizing – brands of diapers have their own unique size charts. We don't recommend guessing your size or using regular underwear sizes. A medium in one brand isn’t the same as a medium in another.
  • Take advantage of samples offered in products you're interested in. You may now always know how certain products feel until they're on. You may think you want a pull-on style, but actually like how a fitted brief feels, or vice versa.
  • Take notes when leakage occurs and see how certain products feel. How often are voids? How many diapers do you use at during the morning vs. the night? The more you record, the better you can monitor the success of products.
  • Try to not feel ashamed or embarrassed when going through the process of buying adult diapers. Incontinence is a symptom from other conditions, procedures and life events that can happen to anyone at any point in their life. Know that there are products available to help you continue to live your life the way you want to.
  • If you need help, get help from the experts in the industry.  NorthShore's was recently awarded the Family Choice Award for select incontinence products for adults and seniors. Call NorthShore at (800) 563-0161. We're always happy to help!