Diaper Galore – Types of Adult Briefs

Incontinence is a tender condition which people usually tend to avoid speaking about and sharing it in public. Imagine the embarrassment one has to go through when it becomes visible out in public or among family at home. This is where the idea of adult briefs or diapers come into play. As technology advanced, different types of diapers and briefs evolved depending on the usage of the person. 

What are Adult Briefs?

A brief has tabs on the side and cover your entire backside and package, but leave the upper thigh and side of the leg exposed, so they’re comfortable to wear under just about anything. It is majorly worn by people suffering from different types of incontinence, but is also sometimes recommended to people suffering from mobility impairment, dementia, and diarrhea.

Types of Adult Briefs

There are many more choices of briefs than there are of pull-ups. Brief types include cloth-like backing, plastic backing, belted, beltless, tab style, and stretch style:

Diaper Galor- Types of Adult Briefs

  • Briefs with Cloth-Like Backing – There are a number of briefs with cloth backing available. They are less noisy than briefs which have plastic backing. These are briefs have a cloth-like outer cover which is comfortable and gentle against the skin. The soft, non-woven back sheet is less noisy under everyday clothing. They feel more like a regular underwear and have skin-safe closures with hook and loop tabs for fastening and refastening. Because of the outer cloth-like covering, there is no damp or wet feeling when the brief is saturated and the risk of irritation and rashes is minimized. These types of briefs have more breathable zones due to an increase in air circulation and the user stays dry and happy.
     

Diaper Galore - Types of Adult Briefs

  • Belt-Less Undergarments – They provide maximum discretion along with super absorbency. They are usually preferred by those who do not wish to carry a bulk on them. They provide moderate level of protection but with exceptional polymer-assisted fluid-retention quality. Beltless undergarments can be worn inside ordinary underwear, with mesh pants or waterproof pants. They adhere to pants with an adhesive strip for secure placement. Some of these can also be used for containment of fecal incontinence.
     

Diaper Galore - Types of Adult Briefs

  • Belted Undergarments – They are generally effective for those who prefer moderate to heavy protection. These are ideal products for those who are not comfortable in briefs and do not like the ‘wrap-around’ effect. The belted undergarments are modern in style, open from the sides, letting the air flow in and allowing for a lighter experience. They have comfortable, wide reusable straps and the fitting around the waist can be adjusted comfortably. Convenient for those who are confined to the bed or would rather change while standing.
     

Diaper Galore - Types of Adult Briefs

  • Briefs with Plastic Backing – Earlier these were the most popular kind of briefs. These types of diapers provide maximum protection against wetness with the plastic keeping the moisture and odor inside. They are comfortable and now available with improved fluid management. They feel soft to touch and therefore, are gentle on the skin.
    Check out our range which includes products with a capacity to absorb heavy moisture all through the night while keeping the skin dry and comfortable stretch poly backing to ensure comfortable movement. Breathable side panels ensure good airflow for a healthy skin. Many people prefer this type of briefs with plastic backing.

     

DiaperGalore - Types of Adult Briefs

  • Tab Style Briefs – Fitted/Tab style briefs or diapers have strong guards against leakage and are available in different absorbency levels. They are designed to provide maximum comfort and characterized by soft-stretch elastic waist and leg cuffs that give added protection against leakage. Some of them have wetness indicators which signal a change. Poly outer covering in some provide ease of positioning while others have a cloth-like outer fabric which improves air contact with skin and allows for less heat build-up. These briefs are re-fastenable with either tape or Velcro style tabs for easy opening or closing and can be adjusted to fit snugly around the legs.
     

Diaper Galore - Types of Adult Briefs

  • Stretch Style Briefs - It has stretchy side panels to provide comfortable stay-in-place fit. The stretchable side panels allow air to circulate therefore, letting the skin breathe and remain gentle eliminating all risks of rash or irritation. These types of stretch briefs promote skin health and comfort. We have quite a variety here including those with curved leg elastics to provide a better fit and guard against leakage and briefs with sure stay wide hook system. The 4D core with odor protection wicks fluid away rapidly to promote dryness. Also available briefs with active hip-protect side panels which protect skin from excess friction and pressure.

Five Tips To Wear and Maintain the Adult Briefs

  1. If you’re a person who wants the brief to be as discreet as possible then choose clothing that doesn’t allow the diaper or brief to either jut out or bulge in any way 
  2. Always choose diapers that fit snugly around the legs to avoid any kind of leakage from the briefs
  3. Always keep a backup of a few diapers along with you, as you never know when you might need one  
  4. Never use any substitute along with the brief as it can compromise the integrity and the absorbency of the diaper 
  5. Always check the size you are choosing as the slightest change in size can affect comfort and can result in leakages and rashes

Ways To Prevent Diaper Rash

  • Firstly, determine the exact cause of the rash. Rashes can form due to leakage, moisture reduction, tight briefs, etc.
  • Change your briefs carefully and do not make haste as it can also cause rashes
  • Choose the right product, as the wrong fitting product can result in irritation and rashes
  • Use creams and powder that are compatible with the briefs and those that don’t aggravate the rash instead
  • If the problem is for too long and turns painful, then visit a medical professional immediately


Briefs or diapers are an important part of incontinence control and choosing the wrong kind of incontinence product can not only result in health issues but also become a reason for embarrassment. So choose the right incontinence product for easy and safe incontinence control.