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.
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).
This touching essay has been shared many times, especially with parents whose children have been newly diagnosed. Some parts resonate with every parent who has a child with special needs. Why? Because I think this essay resonates with every parent. Period.
Do you really want to save money? Buy a more expensive, better made, higher quality product. That sounds counterintuitive, but you get what you pay for. All major manufacturers of incontinence supplies make a good, better, and best product line.
The good news is that there are lots of choices out there for incontinence products. The bad news: it can be very time-consuming to sort out exactly which ones work best for each individual.
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