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The Best Fit and Measuring for Adult Incontinence Products

No one likes the feeling of something not fitting correctly, especially when it comes to personal care products and absorbent undergarments like tab-style briefs and protective underwear.

Finding the right adult diaper or pull-on is essential when dealing with incontinence. With the right product, you can ensure a good fit and prevent any embarrassing leaks while going about your day. But how do you go about finding the right product?

First and foremost, it's important to understand that there are many different types of incontinence, each with its own unique challenges. Whether you're dealing with bowel or urinary incontinence, it's important to find a product with the right features to meet your specific needs.

When it comes to finding the right adult diaper or pull-on, measuring correctly is key. This can be a daunting task, but it's important to take the time to do it right. Measuring correctly will help you find a product that fits well and provides the right level of protection.

So whether you're looking for adult diapers for yourself or for someone else, taking the time to find the right product is essential. With the right product, you can regain confidence and independence, knowing that you're protected from leaks and accidents. Don't hesitate to reach out for help if you're not sure where to start - there are many resources available to help you find the right product for your needs.

We'll explain helpful product tips and features to look out for to find the best fitting, reliable product for you or your loved one's needs.

Incontinence Protection for Different Body Sizes

Certain products and styles will fit different body sizes more comfortably, so relying on diaper sizes by weight alone can lead to a poor fit. For example, those with thinner thighs may find that tab-style briefs provide better protection than pull-on underwear and vice versa. Some styles also have leg gathers for extra security.

It's important to find the right fit when it comes to personal care products such as adult diapers and pull-on underwear. But relying on diaper sizes by weight alone can lead to a poor fit, especially since certain products and styles will fit different body sizes more comfortably. For instance, those with thinner thighs may find that tab-style briefs provide better protection than pull-on underwear and vice versa. Some styles also have leg gathers for extra security.

However, measuring for the right fit isn't always straightforward. In addition, some people may have larger belly sizes than hip or waist sizes, so only measuring one part can lead to selecting the wrong size of adult diapers or pull-on underwear. This can result in discomfort, leaks, and a lack of proper protection.

To ensure a good fit and prevent these issues, it's essential to measure correctly. Our measuring guide below provides step-by-step instructions on how to measure for the right fit. By taking the time to measure properly, you can find the best fitting, reliable product for you or your loved one's needs.

Common Myths About Adult Diaper Sizes

Before diving into measuring tips, it is important to address some common misconceptions about the proper fit of a diaper. One of the most notable misconceptions is that a diaper should fit snugly and tightly, almost like a pair of pants. However, this is not the case. A properly fitting diaper should allow room for movement and enough space to comfortably accommodate your baby’s mobility. Additionally, it is important to remember that different babies have different body types, so there is no one-size-fits-all approach to diaper fitting. Some babies may have wider hips or thighs, while others may be longer or shorter in length. Therefore, it is crucial to take into account your unique body shape when selecting the right size and fit of a diaper. By keeping these key factors in mind, you can ensure that your baby stays comfortable and dry throughout the day and night.

Bigger Means Better

A lot of people think bigger is more absorbent. Adult diapers, pull-ons, liners, and pads are designed to manage specific capacity levels and types of incontinence. No matter the size – X-Small to 3XL – a product that features high absorbency and can handle heavy voids while keeping users dry and comfortable. Well-made products have technology that pulls liquid away from the skin, known as "wicking," which keeps the skin dry and helps control odors.

Loose is Okay

Liquid finds the path of least resistance. If the leg area of the product is not snug enough, urine can flow through the gaps. The best incontinence products pay close attention to the leg opening areas. A simple way to ensure a secure fit is to run a finger lightly underneath the elastic around both legs. If the opening is snug – not too loose or overly tight – it usually indicates a comfortable and leak-free fit.

Double Up

When managing incontinence, doubling up on products for extra protection is not always the best solution. Using just a pad or liner is helpful for light incontinence or what some call “stress incontinence.” Liners and pads are designed with a waterproof backing that secures regular underwear with an adhesive strip. But when doubling up on pads while wearing adult diapers or pull-up style underwear, the backing can cause added leakage.

Adult Diaper Size: Guide to Measuring

A closer look at individual sizing charts reveals that brands differ in their sizing, but once you’ve confirmed the measurements for you or your loved one, you’ll be able to find the right product. Each NorthShore product page has an individual sizing chart to help find the correct size for measurements.

When purchasing incontinence briefs, it's important to know the correct size to ensure maximum comfort and protection. For example, the Supreme Tab-Style Brief is available in a small size that fits waists between 22-32 in. (56-81 cm). On the other hand, the MEGAMAX Tab-Style Brief is available in a small size that fits waists 24-34 in. (61-86 cm). It is crucial to measure yourself before making a purchase to ensure that the brief fits properly and effectively prevents any leakage. By doing so, you can have peace of mind knowing that you are protected throughout the day.

Measuring Guide

First, decide which is most comfortable: standing or lying down. Then, using a tape measure, take the following steps:


Keep in mind, products that are too large tend to leak at the legs, so start with a smaller size. And if there’s been significant weight gain or loss, measure again.

How Should an Adult Diaper Fit?

Incontinence protection should feel comfortable and secure, but not tight to the point of creating red marks on the skin or reducing circulation. The waist should fit without sagging or gaps and the wearer should be able to move freely without creating gaps in coverage.

Signs of an Ill-Fitting Product

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If the sides split or tabs in brief come undone, consider a larger size. For products with tabs, try readjusting the tabs to fit more comfortably. If the waist sags, consider a smaller size or a snug waterproof cover to contain leaks if changing sizes isn’t an option.

Check if movement is restricted in the waist, legs, or other areas.

Incontinence underwear and briefs should fit closely against the body without causing discomfort. If frequent changes are needed, consider a higher-absorbency product or add a booster pad to increase absorbency.

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Looseness or gaps around the legs, particularly when lying down, could cause leaks. Consider another product or size, or request a free sample from JSNODA to determine if a product provides the coverage needed.


Request a Free Sample from JSNODA

Each person's incontinence needs are unique, so finding the right product and size may take time. Always seek the medical advice of a professional for help and assistance with medical conditions, including nocturnal enuresis, urge incontinence, overactive bladder, bladder muscle control issues, and uncontrollable urges to urinate.

JSNODA provides individuals managing incontinence with a choice of premium, high-absorbency products and supplies to manage different types of bowel and urinary incontinence. From briefs with tabs and pull-up style to pads and liners, identifying items that provide the most coverage and best fit is important.

Not sure what to order? To help everyone find their best incontinence protection, JSNODA offers Free Samples and an Online Product Finder tool. Or call (86) 15106113535 for personalized assistance and recommendations.

We provide custom solutions to all our customers and offer free samples that you can take advantage of.


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