How Do Disposable Underpads Come In Handy To Take Care of the Less Mobile
Disposable Underpads or Chux Pads as known commonly are bed protective mats with a super absorbent core designed to protect multiple surfaces such as mattresses, linens, sofas, etc., from urine/fluid damage. Underpads usually come with a quilted pattern that helps in rapid fluid distribution and absorption, leaving the wearer dry and comfy for hours. There are different kinds of underpads available in the market depending on their absorption capacities, sizes and types.
Who Needs An Underpad?
Wearing an adult diaper for long can be both uncomfortable as well as cumbersome. It is in times like these, underpads come in handy. Adults experiencing minor or occasional leakages may not always need a diaper, and using an underpad can be a better option.
Pee Pads are many times used by caregivers in addition to adult diapers as a second line of defence against incontinence. For adults who tend to a move a lot while sleeping, underpads can help manage fluid leakages due to diaper displacement.
Underpads are increasingly being used in senior care centres, homes, and hospitals for managing incontinence or for post-operative care. Incontinence Underpads are effective in protecting multiple surfaces including beds, linens, mattresses, wheel chairs, sofas, etc. from urine leakages.
Types Of Underpads
Underpads usually come with various absorption capacities, sizes and types. These are largely of two kinds:
- Underpads with Silicon Release Liners: These underpads come with silicone release tapes at the back. After removing the tape, one can stick them gently on a flat surface like bed or mattress. This prevents any kind of fluid damage associated with underpad displacement due to any bodily movement.
- Underpads With Tuckable Wings: Tuckable underpads come with wings that can easily be tucked under a mattress or any surface to prevent underpad displacement due to movement. Winged underpads usually provide a larger protective area.
Disposable Underpads V/S Reusable Underpads
Disposable Underpads as the name suggests are crafted for one-time use only. These need to be changed every time on soiling. As against these are their reusable counterpart that can be washed regularly. What sets disposable underpads apart is the fact that they can be changed regularly, thereby reducing the risk of infections. Disposable underpads are crafted from a super absorbent fluff (SAP) and polymer, making them extremely absorbent, thereby, keeping the user dry and hygienic. Reusable underpads may not always provide a full-proof protection against leakages.
Disposable underpads or chux pads are extremely useful for the bedridden or for people with limited mobility. Keeping them packed in an adult diaper may not always be a healthy option; and as caregivers, one needs to make sure that their skin gets enough time to breathe. Taking care of someone with a limited mobility can be overwhelming for the caregiver also. Maintaining mattresses, linens or any surface from a leaky bladder may prove to be quite hard. Using adult diapers, disposable underpads and adult wipes can help in managing the situation better and more effectively.
Crafted usually from a non-woven hypoallergenic fabric, disposable underpads are safe and sensitive on the skin, and help prevent rashes. Their breathable textile back sheet will provide soft cloth-like comfort to the user. While choosing an underpad, go for an option that has a zig-zag pattern. This would prove instrumental in rapid and even distribution of the fluid, thereby preventing the risk of overflow, if any.
To sum up, Disposable Underpads come in extremely handy for the bedridden and those suffering from limited mobility. Struggle of these people is not an easy one, and we as caregivers can do the least to make life easier for them. Choosing a good quality product becomes even more imperative to make sure there is no skin allergy or infection with the use of a bad product.
Dignity has two types of Underpads:
Mattey Disposable Underpads: Mattey Underpad has a super absorbent, extra soft top-sheet for cloth-like comfort. The unique quilted pattern helps in rapid and even absorption of the fluid. Breathable back sheet comes with adhesive side tapes to prevent underpad displacement due to any movement. It comes in one size, 60 X 90 cms. These can be used by elders, kids, or for post-operative care. Mattey Underpads are disposable and can be used for one-time or until dirty.
Mattey Tuckable Underpads: Mattey Tuckable Underpads have super absorbent, extra soft top-sheet for cloth-like comfort. These come with tuckable wings that can be tucked under a mattress or any surface to prevent underpad displacement due to any movement. Their unique quilted pattern helps in rapid and even absorption of the fluid. Comes in one size, 60 X 180 cms. Mattey Tuckable Underpads are disposable and can be used for one-time or until dirty.
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