Booster Pads: A Great Incontinence Product

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A Booster Pad, also known as a diaper doubler or insert, adds extra absorbency to a disposable undergarment such as a brief, pull-on or underwear. When filled with liquid, it flows through to protect against leaks. Booster pads are especially useful when diapers or pull-up style products do not provide enough. When managing incontinence, it's important to find quality products that absorb liquid away from the body to prevent skin irritation. According to The Simon Foundation for Continence, finding a product depends on your own specific needs. It's important to try the right size of booster pads, to ensure they work properly with your current brief or pull-on.

Adult Diaper Doublers 101

Booster pads are easily inserted, removed and replaced with a new one. One of the benefits of using a booster pad is they allow for new protection without having to completely change the diaper or pull-on underneath. This can be especially helpful for individuals who are less mobile and caregivers. Additional advantages include booster pads are easy to use, easy to dispose of, provide additional protection and are often reasonably priced.

As soon as a booster pad fills up, the design allows excess urine to flow through the pad’s porous backing onto the absorbent undergarment underneath. Due to its flow-through design, a booster pad should NEVER be used alone and should ALWAYS be used with a diaper or brief. With the addition of a booster pad, briefs stay dryer longer and do not have to be changed as frequently.  

Booster Pads vs. Liners

Many people confuse a booster pad with a liner. What's the difference? A booster pad features flow-through backing to make it easier for liquid to go through to absorbent diapers, pull-ons or undergarments underneath. A liner, also sometimes called an incontinence pad, has a waterproof backing and is designed to be worn inside regular underwear. Liquid cannot flow through a liner and will eventually leak. Booster pads allow liquid to flow through to the absorbent undergarment for extra protection.
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Using a Booster Pad

There are certain situations and times when using a booster pad can be beneficial, including:

  • Traveling Long Distances - The added absorbency of a booster pad helps provide leak protection during long periods of travel when mobility may be restricted. 

  • At Night - Many people find they tend to experience more leaks during the night. Using a booster pad in addition to another product during the night can help ensure a good night's rest and dry bedding in the morning. 

  • Going Out in Public/Special Occasions - Add a booster pad to a brief or pull-on when going out of the home for added confidence and leak protection. 

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Top-Selling Booster Pad

A booster pad added to a diaper is a great way to avoid untimely leaks and gain extra confidence. They are also helpful for people who are bedridden or wheelchair-bound, as they reduce the need for a full diaper change.

Customers give high ratings to NorthShore's Booster Pads & Contoured Diaper Doublers. Features include: 

  • Exclusively at NorthShore - Designed with customer input, NorthShore Booster pads are available in sizes and absorbencies not offered by other brands ... at a lower price.

  • Super-Absorbent - Unique Microsorb lining contains highly absorbent polymers that lock away wetness.

  • Flow-Through Design - After the pads fills, moisture flows through to absorbent undergarments underneath, minimizing leaks and reducing changes.

  • Contoured Boosters - Offered in larger sizes, the wings in the front and rear offer added protection for bowel incontinence.

  • Adhesive Backing - Adhesive tape strips on hold the booster pads in place.

  • Latex-Free - Also safe for those who are allergic to natural rubber proteins.

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Designed to add absorbency to minimize changes, especially at night, NorthShore Booster Pads are a better solution than a plastic-backed liner that may leak out the sides. NorthShore brand booster pads are softer and slimmer than other brands as well as offer better pricing. These pads help to cut down on linen changes and provide more overnight protection by doubling the absorbency of a regular adult diaper or pull-on.

Changing a booster pad is easy. Simply remove the booster from the pull-on or brief and change with a new one if the entire product does not need a complete change.

Shop our best-selling Booster Pads, available in a variety of sizes up to 2XL, online or call (800) 563-0161.