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.
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.
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.
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.