About Booster Pads, Inserts & Doublers
Adult diapers booster pads, also called “doublers” or “inserts,” are designed to extend the life of a disposable diaper by adding extra absorbency. Place these pads on the inside of another product like protective underwear or adult diapers to add an extra layer of security and protection. Easily changed and disposed of, booster pads can be used for a variety of reasons, including incontinence, heavy menstrual flow, post-partum bleeding, or overnight leak prevention.
How to Choose
- Size: Be sure to choose a booster pad with width and length dimensions that fit inside of your existing product - if the booster pad pokes out of your protective underwear or brief, you could experience leaks
- Absorbency: Need just a little extra boost or only experiencing small leaks? Look for a moderate absorbency booster pad, as these will likely be the most comfortable anyway. If you need something more heavy duty or if you’re experiencing large leaks, look for a higher absorbency level.
- Specific need: If you’re using a booster pad in a particular area, like to prevent leg hole leaks or attached to a specific leg, look for a booster pad with an adhesive backing.
How do I use a booster pad?
You may want to use a booster pad if you find you are going through adult diapers too quickly or if you would like an extra layer of protection. To use a booster pad, secure the pad inside of your adult tab style or pull up diaper. Adhesive backing fastens the pad to your protective underwear or tab-style brief to elongate the usability of your adult diaper.
You can also use booster pads for more targeted protection wherever you often see leaks. Some customers place these in the waistband of their product if they find they leak out the top. Many of our customers leak out the sides, and so they’ll add a booster toward the side.
Which incontinence pad holds the most urine?
Finding the pad that holds the most liquid is dependent upon variables such as the user's urine output, the pad's absorbency level, and the pad's size and shape. Some incontinence pad types, however, advertise absorbencies of a minimum of 400 ml (1 cup), while others promote a maximum hold range of 68 fl oz (8.5 cups).
The absorbency of pads tends to be higher if the product title contains phrases like "extra" or "maximum." However, make sure to confirm the absorption rating.
Can you wear incontinence pads overnight?
Yes. Some pads state “Overnight” on the packaging and are designed specifically for night time. When selecting an adult incontinence pad for night time wear, consider these factors:
- Size: make sure the pad is big enough to cover the entire area you need.
- Absorbency: make sure the pad can absorb a lot of urine, so that you won't have to worry about getting up in the middle of the night to replace the pad.
- Comfort: check that the pad is both pleasant to wear and won't irritate your skin.