That's Right! An Adult Diaper's Fit is every bit as important as selecting the correct diaper because even the best product on the market can leak if it doesn't fit properly. Please refer to the adult diaper size chart seen below for proper fitting of an adult diaper. This particular graph was produced by the manufacturer of Attends, but the key to fitting any adult diaper is to have an accurate waist or hip measurement. There are some more fitting guidelines below the graph. But remember, choosing an adult diaper requires you know how to fit an adult diaper. Size charts are not standard, and can very by brand. Proper fitting of an adult diaper depends on an accurate hip/waist measurement. If you have the right size, a good diaper like those on this site will not leak. Conversely, if you buy cheap store brand incontinence products with poor absorbency properties even the right size may leak.
How to Fit/Size an Adult Diaper
Most people use the Sizing Guide to find the proper size based on height and weight. However, if you prefer to find your exact waist size or the size of someone you care for, follow these simple steps.
For Someone Standing: Use a tape-measure to measure the hips or waist, whichever is largest. Place the tape measure snugly, but not tightly, around the largest area.
For someone sitting or lying down: Place the tape measure from hip bone to hip bone, multiply by 2, and add 2 inches to the measurement. For example, someone who measures 18 inches from hip bone to hip bone would have a 38-inch waist: 18" x 2 = 36" + 2" = 38"
Take the "Would You Wear It" Test If you're measuring as a caretaker, take a look at the product once it's being worn and answer the following questions. Then decide whether this is the right size:
- How does the adult diaper fit in the legs?
- How much overlap is there on each side?
- Does it look like a pair of underwear?
- Is it too loose?
- Is it too tight?
- Does the adult diaper shift or bunch up?
Remember that bigger is not always better. When it comes to adult briefs and incontinence products, proper fit = better containment and better comfort. We go out of our way to offer the best adult diapers on the market, but even the Tranquility ATN
Adult Briefs, the Cadillac of adult diapers, isn't going to be leak-proof if you don't have the proper fit. The adult diaper fit is KEY to comfort and performance