Underpads/Chux

Underpads or chux are designed to solve incontinence issues that are associated with minor leakage. Incontinence diapers and pads help with incontinence management but, there are times when you do not want to wear any pad or diaper, and it might be possible that you happen to have a sudden urinary or bowel leakage. These potential messes can be easily avoided by just slipping the underpads over your bed or chair. Underpads come in disposable or reusable varieties. Hospitals and other medical facilities commonly use these chux to absorb body fluids such as blood and urine during surgery. Underpads can be used alone or with incontinence garments to manage incontinence by absorbing leakages and providing good odor control. They help keep surfaces sanitary, protect bedding and furniture, and, most importantly, ease the laundry workload.

At Adult Diapers and Chux, we offer underpads from top incontinence product manufacturers like Attends, Prevail, and Medline. These chux are made of high-quality material which is gentle on the skin and reduces the risk of skin breakdown. Just spread the sheet over your bed, the sofa or the wheelchair and allow it to lock in the moisture while you relax!

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Features of Underpads

  • Flaps to hold pads in place
  • Moisture-proof back sheets
  • Antibacterial technology
  • Convertible bed transfer sheets
  • Bariatric pads for people up to 600 lbs
  • Extra-large size underpads that hold up to 18times their weight in fluid

The two primary types of underpad used are disposable underpads and washable or reusable underpads.

What are the benefits of Disposable Underpads?

  • Convenient and Absorbent: They are available in a large variety of sizes and absorbency levels
  • No Mess, Easy Clean: Once soiled, simply discard the underpad. This is especially helpful when traveling, and saves the cost and effort of laundering
  • Temporary Usage: Temporary incontinence, house training for pets, procedures such as enemas etc.
  • Odor Control: Ultra Fresh Odor Control disposable underpads inhibit the growth of bacteria and yeasts that can cause odors
  • Better Dry Technology: Disposable dry-pads feature faster drying technology which draws moisture away from the skin and protects bedridden patients from bedsores

What are the benefits of Re-usable Underpads?

  • Stays in Place: Reusable pads stay in place reliably, while disposable bed-pads and chair-pads have a tendency to move out of position and become folded and creased if sat on or used in bed
  • Saves Money: Overall cost of reusable underpads is 50% less than the cost of disposable underpads
  • Reduces Environmental Waste: Because reusable underpads can replace up to 200 disposable pads, they help reduce the amount of bed pads piling up in landfills across the country

What are incontinence underpads/chux made of?

They are made of absorbent materials such as fluff wood pulp and hydrogel absorbent with viscose rayon, polyester, polypropylene, or polyethylene coverstock.

What if I am prone to bedsore while using chux?

Many people complain about bedsores and rashes while using chux. The moisture generated can also sometimes cause problems related to bacteria and yeast formation thus creating a risky situation. Air-flow backsheets are a feature in many chux products that provide superior air circulation and have a breathable back-sheet, both of which reduce the chances of bedsores and rashes. The reduced moist conditions also inhibit the growth of bacteria and yeast.

How to prevent the slipping and bunching of chux?

Many times, greater movement in bed results in the slipping or bunching of chux. The chux might slip out of place or become disoriented thus giving way for the urine to seep into the bed or into the clothes of the user overnight. Adhesive underpads or chux can be helpful in such conditions. The adhesive underside is stuck to the bed sheets and thus prevents the chux from moving out during sleep or even later.
Winged underpads are also a feasible option. The wings are tucked beneath the mattress so that there is a lot of space for movement and greater coverage area for absorption.

What size Underpad to buy?

When choosing an underpad, make sure that you have at least 6 to 10 inches around your waist i.e. the target zone. This stands true for both underpad types, disposable and reusable and allows enough coverage to adequately contain fluids. Smaller sized pads are designed for use in chairs and make excellent absorbers in baby cribs or on diaper changing tables.

What are the things to keep in mind while selecting Underpads?

  • Absorbency levels for both day and night usage
  • The sizes needed to protect the bed as well as chairs and other surfaces
  • The type of underpad best suited to the condition