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How Adult Diapers Are Must-Haves for Bedridden Patients

Diaper pads for adults can make the lives of several users suffering from incontinence very easy. Incontinence or involuntary urine leakage is the sudden, or uncontrolled expulsion of urine. It can be caused due to:

  • Damage to the urinary bladder as a result of which the bladder fails to hold any urine.

  • Damage to the urethra, as a result of which the body is not able to correctly expel urine.

  • Pressure on the urinary bladder (especially common due to pregnancy and menopause).

  • Ageing, which loosens the muscles in the pelvic region causing the organs to sag, or stopping the bladder from opening/closing efficiently enough.

  • Damage to the nerves that control the urinary system resulting in delayed/hampered signalling for urination.

All of these can occur as symptoms of larger issues such as stroke, neurological disease, prostate issues, ageing, menopause, pregnancy, cancer, a tumour, injuries, or post surgery.

In some cases, the patient is left bed-ridden due to the condition they are suffering from. Since they cannot love, using the toilet becomes very difficult. If the patient is in the hospital they may be given a bedpan or a catheter. However, a bed pan may take time to arrive, and a catheter may be too invasive. The hospital may thus equip the patient with a diaper so that they can be comfortable, sleep at night and do not need to worry about constant leaks.

The Caregiver’s Guide to Change a Bedridden Patient’s Adult Diapers

Friends Premium Tape Style Diapers are made for bedridden patients. These are simple tape style diapers that can be slipped on with a little help from the caregiver, and minimal movement on the part of the patient.

  • STEP 1: Position the patient
    Make the patient lie down on a bed on their back. Preferably make them lie on a flat surface. You can also use Friends Underpads which help make sure the process of changing does not cause any leaks or spills.

  • STEP 2: Position the Friends diaper for adults
    Take the diaper out of the packet. The side with the plastic landing zone faces front. As the patient to turn on their side. Roll the diaper slightly, sideways and put it on the side they have turned away from.

  • STEP 3: Ault the Friends diaper for adults
    Roll your care onto their other side. Now the rolled part of the diaper would be visible on the other side. Pull it out and flatten it with your hands.

  • STEP 4: Fasten the diaper
    Once the diaper has been put in place, make your patient lie flat on their back again. Now put the diaper up from between the thighs. Fasten the tapes onto the landing zone.

  • STEP 5: Changing and throwing
    When the diaper is full (the yellow colour wetness indicator will fade), remove the tapes and pull the diaper out much as we did while putting it on. As you remove elderly diapers, make sure to keep rolling them inwards so that liquid/solid waste is contained inside them. Dispose the diapers in a clean dry facility and wash your hands thoroughly.

Make sure to change elderly diapers every 6 hours even if the patient has not suffered a leak. Buy diapers that fit correctly to avoid spillage or leaks.

Why Choose Friend’s Adult Diapers

You can buy Friends Tape Style Adult Diaper online to help treat incontinence in bed ridden patients. These diapers are created to fulfill your every need and have the following features:

  • Super Absorbent - with an enhanced gel-layer which converts liquid into gel form immediately on contact, making sure the surface of the diaper remains dry.

  • Aloe vera treated - we at Friends understand how frustrating diaper rashes can be. Thus each of our products is super soft and aloe treated to make sure the user had the most comfortable experience possible.

  • Magic Grip Tape and Landing Zone - Friends Diapers include a magic tape that can be fastened and unfastened, allowing the diaper to be removed and worn again. This is a unique feature we developed so that users can adjust their diapers, or remove them if need be, instead of feeling pressured to throw them away entirely when removing briefly for a check up.

  • Leak proof - Friends Diapers are constructed with a water-repellant side-leg guard that deflects liquid and keeps it from trickling down the user’s thigh.

  • Wetness indicator - Friends Diapers are equipped with a yellow coloured strip that runs along its length. This strip changes colour and fades out when the diaper is full. This way the caregiver is not required to constantly check to see if the diaper is full, or risk leaving it on for too long resulting in leakage.

So, if your patient is suffering from urine leakage do not hesitate and buy Friends Diapers online today!

That being done, shall we get back to the first American in space (in a diaper)? 

In 1961, astronaut Alan Shepard faced an unexpected challenge during his historic Freedom 7 mission. As Shepard waited in the capsule for launch, he realized NASA had made a major oversight: No plans were made to answer nature’s call. Shepard radioed Mission Control, explaining his urgent need to relieve himself. NASA engineers hesitated, fearing that allowing Shepard to urinate in his suit could cause electrical issues. 

In the end, they gave him the green light to relive himself in the suit, and history was made. Alan Shepard became the first American in space, but with a rather unconventional tale behind his wet suit. The prototype to the adult diapers we see today were created by NASA after this quirky incident. Space exploration may be ground-breaking, but even astronauts need a little help from diapers along the way!