I talk with families every day who need to order diapers, underwear, and other supplies. I have noticed there are a number of catchall terms for incontinence products. The obvious ones, of course, are “diapers” and “pull-ups”. Someone might request a “diaper” they could depend on; while someone else might actually mean they want the brand-name, "Depend", which is made by Kimberly-Clark! Even more frequently, I have observed that some people use “Depends” as a generic term for any adult incontinence product, be it pull-on underwear or briefs (with tab fasteners).
If you have an incontinent person in your home, you will soon be doing battle against two relentless foes: odor and stains. Don’t despair. There are steps you can take and products you can use to incontinence-proof your environment.