How to Choose an Incontinence Pad

“I’m experiencing some light bladder leakage. I was told to use incontinence pads but I’ve never used one before and don’t know how to choose one. What features should I be looking for when choosing an incontinence pad?”

Urinary incontinence pads, or bladder pads, are a great way to manage leaks. They’re thin and discreet, allowing you to perform daily activities without anyone knowing you’re wearing a pad. Most of them come with an adhesive backing (like a menstrual pad), so it’s easy to use and remove. Here’s what you should consider when choosing a bladder pad:

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How to Protect Your Mattress from Adult Bedwetting

Mattress protection is critical when dealing with adult bedwetting. Disposable products, such as adult briefs and protective underwear, may help protect the mattress, but accidents can happen. If you or your loved one experiences enuresis at night, there are various waterproof pads that can be used to keep the mattress dry and clean:

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National Incontinence Offers New Nightingale Washable Underpants

Update (6/17/15): This product has been discontinued.

Washable underwear are a great alternative to disposable diapers and briefs. They look and feel like regular underwear, and can be reused over and over, helping you save money in the long run. We’re excited to introduce a new product we’re carrying, the Nightingale Premium Mesh Underpants!

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Dancing Your Way to a Stronger Pelvic Floor

If you’re experiencing involuntary urinary leakage, dancing may be the answer to your bladder problems, according to a new Canadian and Swiss study.

Urinary incontinence is a common malady among elderly adults, especially in women between the ages of 70 and 80. Those suffering from incontinence are often encouraged to strengthen their weak bladder muscles through pelvic floor exercises, or kegels.

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