How the Right Absorbency Products (and Mindset!) Can Be Life Changing

Two active women overcoming the battle with life changing products

For the over 80 million people in the US affected by incontinence, dealing with leaks can be a struggle. The battle to stay dry can often be eclipsed by the mental and emotional toll that comes with losing control. Many avoid treatment for years or try to manage their fear and embarrassment by avoiding liquids or staying home.

When you or your loved one are finally ready to venture out to the store to try an absorbent product the drugstore shelves are lined with light pads or ultra-thin protective underwear. For some, this is all the protection they need, but others may need a heavier absorbency.

But guess what… you don’t beat incontinence by using the lightest product available.

And adopting this mindset is the first step in finding the right absorbency products for you and your life. If a product is working, who cares how many droplets are on the package? No one is going to know either way. Using light products is not winning – living your life without fear of leaks is winning. Feeling confident in your body is winning. Staying dry is winning.

The right solution for you, your family, and your lifestyle is out there. It just might take a little more than a trip to your neighborhood pharmacy to find it. And that’s okay.

Because the second important mindset you need is that managing incontinence is not failure. Managing incontinence is taking care of yourself. It’s taking back control of your life and finding a renewed sense of hope. Managing incontinence is freedom.

Judgment Free & Leak Free

Learning to accept your incontinence for what it is – a very common, often treatable, and regardless, very manageable medical condition – opens the door to a better, happier, and drier life.

Whether wearing adult diapers, pull-ups, or pads, your value as a person is absolutely not dictated by the kind of undergarments worn. And one of the perks to releasing yourself from the negative stereotypes that come with wearing incontinence products is learning that we have so many more protection options than what is typically stocked at your local drugstore.

From different colors and styles to longer wearability, more absorbency, and more comfort, the wide range of adult diapers and pull-ups available online guarantees you’ll finally be able to find the right leak protection for your needs. And the perfect fit is a gamechanger.

Finding the right protection means not waking up for overnight changes. It gives you freedom to travel, visit with family, take road trips, have adventures – or anything else you might dream of doing. Finding the right incontinence supplies can actually save you money because you don’t have to buy extra accessories or change constantly throughout the day anymore.

And above all else, finding the right products helps you feel confident, comfortable, and most importantly, dry.

Find Products (& People) You Can Trust

Don’t simply take our word for it. We know sometimes it’s best to hear it from someone who has been there before and understands exactly what you’re going through. And that’s why we’ve reached out to a few people willing to share their own stories with incontinence and their personal journeys toward acceptance.

“Now in my thirties, after many conversations and years of working at it, I’ve begun to feel like I can handle things with a more open mind. I’ve learned that the embarrassment only makes my troubles worse and to focus on finding ways to live comfortably. I discovered that it bothered me much more to show or feel leakage than the idea of wearing protection. So, I focused on that to feel more in control of the situation. Identifying the things that I cared about most in life helped me gain perspective. My biggest priorities were maintaining my active lifestyle and sleeping better. And I knew wearing diapers would be the best way to achieve both of those things. So, I decided to explore leakage protection products again, but this time, with a more open mind.” – Read more from I.

“Over the years, my health has declined, and I have faced many more challenges. From dealing with doctors of all specialties and surgeries to an amputation and becoming a wheelchair user, my health has gone awry in any way you can imagine, and I’ve certainly had my share of ups and downs. But wearing diapers has never stopped me from doing what I want. I might have to prepare a bit more that the average person, making sure I have enough supplies on hand, and be a little more cautious in my clothing choices. But in the end, diapers have allowed me to live my life without constant worry. Diapers have given me freedom.” – Read more from E.

“It might be because I used to work in a movie theater when I was younger, but I have always loved movies. However, in my 40s, I began to have trouble with my prostate, and it made sitting for long stretches in a movie theater more difficult. Back then, there were only a few options when it came to protection, and none of them were very good. I tried going to the movies a few times during that period, but I always ended up missing important moments while in the bathroom or with wet pants. Since then, the number of options for incontinence products has gotten far better. I have been able to start watching and, even better, enjoying movies in the theater again. Just last weekend, I bought a bag of popcorn and a large drink without a single worry in the world. It was every bit as wonderful as I remembered.” – Read more from D.

Get Started

If you’re ready to find the right product to help you regain control of your life and live with the freedom and dignity you deserve NorthShore is happy to help! Check out our convenient Product Finder Tool for personalized recommendations, or if you’d rather talk to someone on the phone, you can call (800) 563-0161 for assistance and expert recommendations. Remember, NorthShore offers free samples so you can try different products and sizes to find the right solution!

NorthShore Products Inspiring Our Customer Stories

NorthShore MegaMax Overnight Diaper Style Briefs with Tabs
Top Seller
Maximum Absorbency

Starting at $13.99 FSA/HSA Eligible

NorthShore GoSupreme Overnight Incontinence Underwear
Top Seller

Starting at $8.99 FSA/HSA Eligible

NorthShore EternaDry Booster Pads Diaper Doublers
Top Seller

Starting at $3.99 FSA/HSA Eligible

NorthShore Supreme Quilted Cleansing Wipes
Top Seller

Starting at $2.49 FSA/HSA Eligible

NorthShore DynaDry Supreme Heavy Unisex Incontinence Liners
Top Seller

Starting at $4.99 FSA/HSA Eligible

NorthShore Champion XD Premium Washable Bed Protectors (Underpads)
Top Seller

Starting at $24.99 FSA/HSA Eligible

NorthShore DoubleStop Male Incontinence Guards
Top Seller

Starting at $3.99 FSA/HSA Eligible