No matter whether your continence issue is a temporary or ongoing problem, choosing the right product for your needs is important to ensure comfort, security and dignity. Yet with some many different types of product available it’s difficult to know where to start.
For those with light conditions (occasional leaks or dribbles) then washable incontinence pants are often the best solution. These are like normal underwear but with an absorbent pad built in to them. For those who prefer the convenience of a disposable product then small pads that fit into the user’s own underwear are available for both women and men. Disposable pads also have the benefit of odour control. Pouch Pants can be a good half way solution as these use a disposable insert pad, held in a pair of washable pants.
For those with a moderate or heavier condition then disposable products are the only solution but again here there are a variery of different options.
Shaped Pads are very cost effective, these are larger shaped pads designed to be held in place against the body using mesh fixation pants. These products can move around over time though, especially at night increasing the risk of leaks and can be awkward to remove and then replace when toileting.
All in One pads use tapes (generally two per side, high and low) to hold the pad securely in place. This means that the pad is very well located and unlikely to move, thus reducing risks of leaks. However they nature of the product mean that they are best applied with the wearer lying down and applied by a second person such as a carer. This means they aren’t ideal for those who toilet normally and are more suited to less mobile people. This type of product is sometimes referred to as an adult diaper.
The Belted All in One Pads resolve this problem as the pad has a belt attached to the back of it which fits around the waist of the wearer, and the front of the pad fits onto the belt using a Velcro style fastening. This product has the advantage that regular toilet use if far easier as the pad doesn’t need to be removed fully, and also the product is easier to put on, and this can be done by the wearer if needed.
For those who are fully mobile then disposable pull up incontinence pants offer the best solution as these can be pulled up and down just like normal underwear but offer the security of a built in pad. For quick and easy removal they have side tears. As they are like normal underwear the product can be put on by the wearer quickly and easily.
Once you have determined the type of product suitable for your needs it’s important to check you have the right size for a close, comfortable fit and the right level of absorbance for your needs. This might mean using a different level of absorption during the day compared to night time.
You might also find that different products are most suitable for your needs depending on the time of day and the planned activities for that day.
If you are unsure which type of product is best for you, it might be worth trying a few different types to see which suits you best.
As well as single packs these pants are also offered as Case Savers to give savings of up to 10% over single pack prices for extra value.
TENA Lady Pants are a new pull up incontinence pants specifically designed for women with an elegant feminine design. Thanks to a revolutionary cotton-like soft fabric TENA Lady Pant’s body contoured shape looks and feels like regular underwear, yet provides complete confidence and security.
The new TENA Men Level 4 Protective Underwear is now available from Allanda. The latest addition to the TENA Men range, the TENA Men Level 4 Protective Underwear is unique in this range by being a pant product rather than a pad. TENA Men Level 4 Protective Underwear is the first incontinence pant designed specifically for men. The cotton-like soft stretchy fabric is breathable and comfortable and looks and feels like you’re wearing normal underwear.
You can confidently enjoy active days out with reliable protection. TENA Men Level 4 Protective Underwear is as easy to pull on as it is to pull off. Just tear open the side seam of the TENA Men Protective Underwear on one or both sides and that is it, they are ready to dispose of. Only available in one size – Medium/Large (95 to 125cm Hips) and available in single packs and CASE SAVERS for extra savings.
Following requests for a wider range of Children’s continence products we’ve added a new range of Washable Pants for Boys to our range. These washable pants are 100% cotton pant and available in Navy or a Starships printed design (for younger children) and are suitable for machine washing.
The pad has been designed to go up the front of the pants and right up the back giving protection for different types of wetting or soiling.
TENA have just launched added the TENA Pants Normal in Small and Extra Large sizes to their TENA Pants range. The TENA Pants Normal products offer greater absorbency than TENA Pants Discreet and fit into the TENA Pants range just below TENA Pants Plus. The TENA Pants normal range have the usual benefits of TENA Pants products including:
- – Odour Control System to keep you protected for up to 12 hours.
- – 3 Absorption layers including for fast absorption and greater capacity.
- – “Feel Dry” (TM) Top sheet to keep skin dry and protected.
- – “Air Dry” 100% Breathable waterproof backing aids comfort and prevents perspiration.
- – Outer and Inner leg cuffs for extra anti-leak protection.
The full size range of TENA Pants Normal is:
|Small||26″ – 34″||65cm – 85cm|
|Medium||32″ – 42″||80cm – 110cm|
|Large||40″ – 53″||100cm – 135cm|
|Extra Large||46″ – 62″||120cm – 160cm|
As a response to the requests we’ve received to increase our range of Bariatric Incontinence products, Allanda have now added the XXL sized Prevail Incontinence Pants to our range. These pants are designed for a hip/waist size of 68″ to 80″ (173-203cm), and a cloth feel, breathable backing for skin comfort and tolerance. Should a larger waist size be required the Prevail XXL All in One Pads fit up to a 94″ (240cm) waist.
Continuing our policy of offering customers extra value, we have now added Case Savers for Tena Pants Plus Medium, Large and Extra Large. These offer savings of up to 27% over the manufacturers recommended price. Each Case contains 4 packs of TENA Pants Plus.
Tena Pants Plus Incontinence pants offer a number of benefits
A fitting guide is available and can be viewed here – TENA Pants Fitting Guide.