People with incontinence issues do have options when it comes to what kind of underwear they will wear. But what are the options and which makes more sense, both financially and from a comfort perspective?
Disposable Incontinence Underwear
While it is definitely easier to take out a fresh adult diaper each time it is needed, you have to take into consideration how much that one diaper will cost to keep purchasing over time. While the cost per pair might be modest (one option is currently $2.19 for a single pair of disposable incontinence underwear), that will quickly add up over time.
Comfort is another major factor to take into consideration. With Wearever’s incontinence panties and briefs, you have seamless lines and cotton panties rather than the rough edges, bulges and uncomfortable materials that disposable adult diapers are often known for.
Lastly, it is important to consider the environment. Each time you throw away an adult diaper, that is one more piece of trash that clogs up a landfill, and the materials used take hundreds of years to biodegrade. Disposable diapers contribute to 200 times more landfill waste than reusables.
Reusable Incontinence Underwear
Reusable options have a higher initial cost, but pay for themselves in savings – $473 in one year – and comfort as you don’t need to keep buying replacements and are easily washed.
Wearever has come out with a completely reusable line of both incontinence panties and incontinence briefs. Each line has different style and absorption options and the best part, you can wear them over and over again. Wearever incontinence underwear is designed to last up to 200-250 washes per pair, and is soft, comfortable and easy to machine wash.
This means that you get unbeatable protection over and over again without having to purchase your adult diapers during your weekly grocery store trip. Their women’s incontinence panty line has nine options to choose from, including both cotton and lace panties and their men’s incontinence brief line carries options including both men’s incontinence boxer briefs and the classic incontinence brief.
Is reusable incontinence underwear worth the initial investment?
It is easier to just throw away your underwear after each use, but consider how much you can save by choosing to wear reusable incontinence underwear, the added comfort level and how you’re protecting the environment.