FAQ - One-Piece Disposable Products
What are one-piece disposable products?
These are heavy-coverage products that can be pulled on like regular underwear. They are available in two styles: Slip-OnT undergarment or protective underwear. Both types of one-piece products have been very popular with consumers, who find these products easy to use. Instead of securing the tape tabs, hook & loop fasteners or buttons, one-piece products feature an elastic waistband attached to each pad. Tear-away sides allow you to choose your preferred removal method: either tear down the sides or simply pull down and step out.
What is protective underwear?
This is the closest product to real underwear. Because there is material around the hip area, there is more complete coverage than with undergarments. This one-piece, pull-up product looks like underwear while offering nearly as much protection as a brief.
How is protective underwear sized?
There are two sizes. Small/Medium fits approximately 34"-36" hips (28"-40" waist) and Large fits approximately 44"-54" hips (38"-50" hips).
Who can wear protective underwear?
Protective underwear is designed for men and women experiencing heavy urinary incontinence and can hold as much as two cups of urine.
What size do I need to purchase? Do I purchase by weight, waist size or hip size?
Generally, men purchase by waist size, women by hip size. Sizing will vary according to manufacturer and will be listed on the packaging. Briefs are available in small, medium, large and extra large sizes.
How much will it absorb?
Briefs are designed to hold the amount of fluid released in an 8-hour period. They can generally be expected to hold between 3 and 4 1/2 cups of urine. Briefs are also the only incontinence product designed for bowel incontinence.
Is there a front or a back? Which side goes against my body?
Yes. When you first open the brief, the side where the tapes are attached is placed behind you. The tapes are then fastened across the front of the brief.
Why don't these tapes stick? Why can't I refasten the tapes? (briefs)
Generally, there are three basic reasons tapes do not stick:
- Residue on the hands, such as powder, lotion, cream or ointment transfers to the tape and prevent sticking.
- Tapes that have already been fastened once may not refasten multiple times.
- A brief that is too small may be difficult to tape in place, and the consumer may need to purchase a larger size
Are there different kinds of briefs?
Yes. There are standard briefs, overnight briefs and supreme briefs. Consumers should look for the features they feel will provide the greatest comfort and protection
Who can wear this product?
Men and women who have total urinary bladder loss and/or bowel incontinence.