Does the idea of Leak-Proof Washable Incontinence Underwear sound good to you? Here are 5 things to consider when making the switch from disposables!
5 Things to know about Washable Incontinence Underwear:
1. They are for Bladder Leaks only
Washable absorbent underwear is designed for bladder leaks only, and they are not suitable for full bladder or bowel incontinence. They are therefore a great replacement for people using disposable pads. Our incontinence maximum absorbency range can absorb 50ml per leak, and can hold 10-12 such leaks making the total absorption volume 500-600ml. For people who find that disposable pads do not work optimally on their own and who do not want to use pull up diapers, but who leak more than 50ml per time, absorbent underwear worn with a disposable pad works very well!
2. The may seem expensive, but they work out cheaper
Washable incontinence underwear are washable 200 times, which means that they work out to roughly R2 per use (this depends on which style you buy). Disposable pads can work out up to R15 per use (premium brand maxi pads). While it may seem like a large initial expense this can save up to around R5000 per year!
3. They take time to dry
This specialized underwear has a built-in absorbent pad, which means that the entire garment is washed as a single item. Their amazing absorbing ability (which is what we want!) means that they absorb water during washing, which results in a longer drying time. Drying time is very dependent on environmental conditions (season, temperature, humidity), and we recommend buying 2-4 items to allow for washing and drying.
4. You are helping Reduce the Environmental Burden of Single use Plastics.
Each disposable product (everything from plastic bags to disposable incontinence pads) needs to go somewhere after it has been used. Throwing a disposable absorbent product in the dustbin and forgetting about it does not mean it disappears! Current research estimates that it can take up to 150 years to decompose! Each person that makes the switch to washable alternatives contributes massively to helping the environment.
5. You will need a New Excuse!
Having comfortable, reliable, leak-proof underwear will give you the confidence to do everything you want to do, or maybe not do! This means you will need a new excuse not to go for a walk or join the yoga group.
I hope this helps! Having the right absorbent product for your needs can be life changing! Please feel free to contact us is you have any questions or need asssistance in any way! You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are looking for a great alternative to disposable absorbent products for incontinence- we have a range of washable absorbent underwear that have been specifically designed for bladder leaks! They look and feel like regular underwear, but have built in protection. They are washbale 200 times- so are better for you, better for your wallet and better for the environment!