Incontinence Bed Pads

Written by Norene Anderson
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Incontinence bed pads are available in reusable and disposable material. The reusable can be washed and used over and over. The disposable are conveniently tossed after each use. The choice is really a matter of preference and cost. Some prefer the convenience of the disposable while others prefer the option to get multiple uses out of each bed pad. Either way, the protection and peace of mind knowing the bed will be kept clean is possible.

Incontinence bed pads should be made of a material that does not stick to the body. It can become very uncomfortable if a person is sweating and sticks to the pad every time they move around in bed. If the pad moves freely, it will become bunched up under the person and can begin to irritate areas of skin causing sores. The pad should have a backing that will hold it in place on the bed.

More to Consider about Incontinence Bed Pads

Two major components of incontinence bed pads that should be present are high capacity for liquid matter and a high absorbency rate. The fibers of the pad should draw in the moisture and retain it away from the skin. The backing must be waterproof and the edges must be secure to prevent loss of fluid. Various sizes are available to provide ample bed coverage.

Some bed pads are available in colored designs. This gives a more aesthetic appearance for those concerned about appearance. Chair pad protection is also available with the same option for coverage. Incontinence does not have to isolate anyone. With all the products available, it is possible to have interaction with family and friends without the fear of having an embarrassing accident.

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