If you or a loved one is experiencing nighttime incontinence or bedwetting, it can be extremely embarrassing and difficult to deal with. But don’t worry; there are plenty of ways to protect your bed from incontinence and save you money on replacing mattresses due to damage and odour from accidents. So, which one is best suited for your needs? Rest assured (pun intended), this article will provide information on the various products available and how they differ in use for each individual.
While some people use protective undergarments, such as reusable underwear or underwear liners, others choose not to do so. Regardless of what method of protecting the user chooses, it is still important to have a layer of protection specifically for the bed. This will not only keep your sheets clean but also save you money on replacing mattresses every few years due to damage and odour caused by accidents.
The three main types of incontinence bedding products include absorptive pads, waterproof fitted sheets, or fully enclosed mattress protectors.
Waterproof and Absorbent Incontinence Bed Pads
The Conni Fitted Bed Pad Sheets is a fitted sheet and bed pad combined in one product that allows the built-in bed pad to be secured in place for a peaceful night’s sleep. It goes over the top of the bed and basically acts as a diaper that you don’t wear.
It assists the management of incontinence, bedwetting, and excessive perspiration as its absorbent core holds up to 2500ml over 8 hours. It’s ideal for users who require less frequency of changing mattress protection. For those who require more frequent changes, a simple Waterproof and Absorbent Tuck-in Bed Pad is ideal for overnight use and easy to replace.
Water Proof and Absorbent Mattress Protector
While the bed pad just covers a portion of the bed, waterproof mattress protectors cover the entire mattress from top to bottom. This adds an extra level of protection when other methods such as adult diapers, bed pads, or underwear liners fail. Using both the bed pad and mattress protectors in tandem provides complete peace of mind when it comes to protecting the bed from incontinence and accidents.
At Caring Clothing, our range of mattress protectors comes in fitted sheets and fully encased styles. All of these breathable covers are comfortable, easy to launder, and recommended for long-term use.
Fitted sheets are ideal for frequent changing, while fully encased protectors provide great protection from accidents while also acting as an allergen barrier to protect from dust mites and allergens.
All Caring Clothing’s bedding products are Oeko-Tex accredited and safe to use against the skin. Other product benefits of the bedding range include:
- NDIS Funded
- Oeko-Tex accredited and quality tested in Australia
- Absorbent and Waterproof
- Breathable and quiet
- Soft and luxurious
- Elasticated Edge to ensure the product stays in place
- Free from harmful chemicals which could irritate the skin, or react to medical dressings
- No PVC, latex or formaldehyde is used in manufacturing
- Machine washable and tumble dryer safe, Conni products can be used countless times
Why Use Bed Pads and Mattress Protectors Together?
You may be wondering, why use a bed pad when you can just use a waterproof mattress protector?
This is certainly an option as both products work very similarly and will absorb liquids into the materials inside, and keep them from reaching the mattress.
While Waterproof and Absorbent Tuck-in Bed Pads are designed for convenient removal and washing, the main difference with Mattress Protectors is how they’re fitted or encased over the mattress, as well as their sheer size. This can be time-consuming when removing and washing them on a frequent basis.
At the end of the day, different solutions may work better depending on the individual’s unique situation. When choosing incontinence bedding products, keep in mind the ease of cleaning, frequency of changing, and comfort of the product. You and your loved ones deserve a good night’s sleep - we hope this article has given you better clarity on the different types of incontinence bedding products available so that you can find the right solution for you.