What are disposable underpads?
Protect your furniture from incontinence with disposable underpads! Also called chux or bed pads, disposable underpads are large, rectangular pads that help protect surfaces from incontinence. They typically have a soft top layer, an absorbent core to trap liquid, and a waterproof plastic backing to keep moisture from soaking through the pad. They can be used on floors, bedding, wheelchairs, car seats, or any other surface!
Enjoy less laundry and more time with what matters most: your loved ones.
How do they work?
Place underpads on couches, wheelchairs, beds, car seats, or anything else to protect against moisture and incontinence. Once used, just toss them out - no clean-up necessary. Use them for extra nighttime protection, under loved ones while changing incontinence products, while tending to wounds, or any other time you want protection from moisture.
What features exist?
Fabric backing or cloth backing is less likely to slip or move. This is especially important for users who are sleeping on underpads (you don’t want the pad slipping away if you move in your sleep). Cloth-backed underpads are also a little more discreet and comfortable.
Some underpads come with adhesive strips or tabs on the back to prevent the pad from moving.
Ability to reposition loved ones
Some of the heavy duty underpads can be used to gently reposition loved ones of up to 400 pounds. These are typically sturdier fabrics, so they won't rip or tear.
Top sheet texture
Some underpads come with soft top sheets. These are ideal for people who will be laying on top of them, especially for long periods of time.
Range of sizes
Underpads come in various sizes, ranging from 17 x 24 inches all the way up to 40 x 57 inches, almost the size of a twin bed. The size you choose should match up with both the size of the person that will be using it, and the size of the furniture it'll be covering. For example, a large adult looking for protection in their bed will want to go with a larger underpad.
Polymer cores are more absorbent (they trap more leakage), diminish the risk of odors and skin damage, and keep the top sheet feeling dry, even right after voids.
Fluff cores tend to be cheaper, but also less absorbent. Since moisture isn’t locked away in the core, the top can still feel wet, leading to less comfort and skin health.
Low air-loss options
Some of our underpads have a completely breathable backing, making them a perfect companion for low air loss beds.
Post time: Aug-08-2022