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Adult Diapers : Ratings of Sources

By: Damon McClure on August 03, 2017

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Adult Diapers: Ratings of Sources

Gary Evans and Editors of XPMedical.com, Not Dated

This adult diaper retailer does extensive testing on the products it carries. It provides a wealth of information on the dimensions, absorbency and capabilities of a number of adult briefs, and it also supplies a brief review of each product. Even though this is a retail website, we found the testing to be well explained (on a separate page) and both appropriate and balanced. Downsides are that comfort is not always addressed, and only a handful of brands -- none of which are mainstream supermarket brands such as Depend -- are included.

John Davis, March 2015

This long PDF file offers excellent information about adult diapers, including types, technologies, fit, how and where to buy, use and more. John Davis, a diaper wearer, also names what he considers to be the top brands of diaper, and recommends specific diapers that he's personally used. Elsewhere on the site, a diaper primer provides some helpful general information on wearing diapers for incontinence.

Editors of IncontinenceSupport.info, Not Dated

Incontinence Resource Center rates more than 20 adult diaper products according to several criteria, including both wet and dry comfort, absorbency, rewet absorbency and ease of removal. The authors fail to describe how they conduct the testing, though the reviews indicate that at least some of the information is based on hands-on use. The reviews, although a little informal and anecdotal, are detailed and informative.

Editors of NationalIncontinence.com, Not Dated

This retailer offers several informative, comprehensive comparison charts on different types of adult diapers and incontinence products. Each list is comprised of over a dozen premium products, which are ranked as "Good," "Better" or "Best," or denoted as being "Unique," which means that they have features or applications that are unlike other products. National Incontinence says the ratings are based on absorbency, cost and wearability, although the website doesn't appear to have conducted any formal testing. The charts also list the cost per diaper and note key features of the products.

Lutz Albrecht, As of August 2017

Based in Germany, Lutz Albrecht, who blogs here under the handle "Mylenium" blogs about his health issues and how he deals with them. There are a great many reviews of adult diapers here, based on personal use. though you won't find much in the way of scientific testing, nor specific recommendations on which diaper is best, there is fairly extensive discussion of issues such as fit, comfort and ease of use.

Contributors to Amazon.com, As of August 2017

Amazon.com is an online retailer that allows users to post reviews of the products it sells, including a good selection of incontinence supplies. Adult diapers and other incontinence products often get significant feedback -- sometimes hundreds, and occasionally even more than a thousand reviews. Reviews vary in length, but it's not unusual to find good, detailed information for each product. Listed products run the gamut from premium brands to mainstream products sold in supermarkets and other popular retailers.

Contributors to Walmart.com, As of August 2017

Walmart's web site offers another place for users to review a variety of incontinence products. The site is a good source of owner opinions as most products attract at least a few comments, while some get dozens and a few draw hundreds.

"Sarah", Not Dated

ThoroughlyReviewed.com reports that it spent 24 hours researching 15 different kinds of adult diapers. Hands-on testing is indicated, but not detailed. A list of the top 10 choices is provided.

Editors of MagicMedical.com, Not Dated

Magic Medical carries a good selection of adult diapers, including both brief and pull-up styles. Although it doesn't include full reviews, this comparison chart contains useful information on absorbency and features.

Editors of NorthShoreCare.com, As of August 2017

NorthShore Care Supply is an incontinence supply retailer that allows its customers to leave reviews of products it sells. Most products only garner a little bit of feedback, but NorthShore's house brand incontinence products draw a considerable number of reviews and generally strong ratings.

Contributors to Walgreens.com, As of August 2017

Walgreens.com is another site with a fairly large selection of incontinence products. There are generally fewer user reviews than at Amazon.com, but many products get enough feedback to provide helpful  guidance.

Contributors to Overstock.com, As of August 2017

Overstock.com is a discount-price online retailer that sells a number of adult incontinence products. It allows users to post reviews based on their experiences with their purchases. Most of the products aren't reviewed more than a few times, though the most popular products attract dozens of reports.

Editors of The CareGiver Partnership, Not Dated

Part retail site, part caregiver resource, The CareGiver Partnership has some useful information on adult diapers. This review lists the top six brands in the site's opinion, with brief notes on pluses, minuses, and what to look for in terms of sizing and fit.

Editors of WebMD.com, Sept. 30, 2015

The editors at WebMD provide this physician-reviewed guide to finding the right products for urinary incontinence. Specific products are not named, but the available options for men and women are well described.

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