Kylies are back! Kylie Bed pads are so popular that the term is often used a generic term for washable incontinence bed pads in the same way that the brand name “Sellotape” has become a generic term for adhesive tape. However Kylie is the brand name for one of the market leaders for washable incontinence products. Although these were briefly unavailable at the start of the year these items are now available again and Allanda are pleased to be able to offer these high performing products to our customers.
The Kylie bed pad consists of three key sections. Firstly a quilted polyester “stay dry” layer which draws liquid into the absorbent layer which prevents it seeping back out, then the absorbent fluff layer. Unlike disposable bed pads, Kylie washable bed pads don’t contain absorbent crystals as these would prevent the product being washable, instead they rely on a layer of fabric fluff to absorb (and they can be very absorbent holding 2 to 3 litres typically). Finally you have a plastic base layer which both prevents liquid seeping through to the bedding below and also to prevent the pad slipping on the bed so that it stays in the best place on the bed.
Kylie Bed washable bed pads are an essential item when managing night time incontinence as they provide protection against leaks from bodyworn products, thus protecting expensive bedding (e.g. sheet, and mattresses) and we always recommend their use. However, ideally they should also be used in conjunction with a mattress protector to give a “belt and braces” back up which can be helpful if the person sleeping moves significantly during the night.
Allanda offer both single and double bed Kylie incontinence bed pads at our www.allaboutincontinence.co.uk website. It is generally recommended that these products are purchased in threes on the basis that at any time this gives one product on the bed, one in the wash, and one spare for when needed.