The Best Adult Diapers for Sensitive Skin of 2024

Chad Birt

Written by Chad Birt on Thu Dec 21 2023.

The Best Adult Diapers for Sensitive Skin of 2024

Adult diapers help those with incontinence stay comfortable and live life to the fullest. But if you or your loved one have sensitive skin, they may present risks. The waste collected in diapers can affect your skin’s pH levels, while the materials they’re made from limit airflow, affecting proper circulation. This combination of moisture and warmth provides an ideal environment for bacteria and fungi to thrive.

Diaper rashes occur for various reasons, but you may be able to reduce their frequency by wearing skin-friendly products. Various manufacturers have incontinence products designed to moisturize and support sensitive skin.

Since it can be difficult to find the right incontinence product for those with sensitive skin, we’ve created this round-up of the best adult diapers for sensitive skin. Below, we highlight some of our most popular products and expand on their key benefits and features.

What Are Adult Diapers for Sensitive Skin?

Adult diapers for sensitive skin –– also known as adult hypoallergenic diapers –– are incontinence products free of latex, fragrances, and allergens. Often, they’re fused with botanicals, aloe, or vitamin E, which help moisturize and protect the skin.

Adult diapers with tabs aren’t the same thing as adult pull-ups. Pull-ups look like regular underwear and have visible leg holes; adult diapers don’t. Adult diapers have refastenable tabs on either side, allowing you to make adjustments for a perfect fit. They’re a great option for people with heavy incontinence and limited mobility.

How We Chose the Products on This List

The products featured in this list are a mix of our “highest-rated” and “best-selling” adult diapers for sensitive skin.

Under each entry, we’ve highlighted real customer feedback using the header:  Hear it from a Caregiver. 

1) Prevail Per-Fit 360 Daily Adult Diapers with Tabs, Maximum Plus

These adult diapers with tabs from Prevail have a unique design featuring  360-degree breathable zones. The strategically placed ventilation keeps your skin at the perfect temperature, reducing the risk of inflammation and irritation. 

Prevail daily briefs don’t contain latex or fragrances. They’re made from Dri-Fit technology, featuring a combination of cotton and synthetic fibers. The stretchy side wings hug the curves of your body, providing a comfortable, leak-free fit.

Key Benefits & Features:

  • Omni Odor Guard locks away odors

  • Resfastenable tabs on the front of the diaper for easy adjustments

  • Clothlike backing keeps the skin healthy and dry

  • Heavy absorbency, perfect for urinary or bowel incontinence

Hear it from a Caregiver: “Nice fitting, great absorbency, what a surprise. I will order more.” - Kimberly R.

Hear it from a Caregiver: “I am new to these products so I'm kind of experimenting with different ones. These do great during the day. They have a long tab instead of 2 separate tabs, which I like. They are great at absorbing and strength. I’m ordering a different diaper for night use. - Kathy L.

2) Tranquility Adult Diapers with Tabs, Disposable All-Through-the-Night, Maximum

If you or your loved one need overnight protection, consider these diapers from Tranquility. They’re soft and absorbent, providing up to 12 hours of support. The stretchy side panels, elastic leg gathers, and adjustable tabs provide a supremely comfortable, leak-proof fit.

Key Benefits & Features

  • Protects against urine and bowel incontinence

  • No rubber or latex

  • Peach Mat Core pulls moisture to the core, keeping your skin dry

  • Soft on the skin

  • Diaper has a wetness indicator so you know when it’s time to change

Hear it from a Caregiver: “The diapers are great. They keep his skin dry and he sleeps through the night without leaks.” - Bobbie S.

Hear it from a Caregiver: “The diapers are very absorbent. I also added a liner. I am very satisfied with the product. I will continue to buy it. - Nola L. 

3) Prevail AIR Overnight Stretchable Adult Diapers with Tabs

Prevail’s AIR Overnight line is one of our most popular products for those with sensitive skin. 

The proprietary AirMax material inside each diaper’s inner layer traps wetness while allowing heat and humidity to escape. The stretchy DriFit material that lines the diaper is a combination of cotton and synthetic fibers, designed to keep your skin dry and healthy. 

Key Benefits & Features:

  • Made with one-of-a-kind Skin Smart® Fabric

  • Multiple layers lock in moisture and prevent bacteria from making contact with your skin

  • Latex-free

  • Urine and fecal protection

  • Soft, flexible side panels for a secure and comfortable fit

Hear it from a Caregiver: “If you are in need of products for a loved one or someone you are caring for, I highly recommend Carewell because of their good quality and awesome prices. Satisfaction guaranteed.” - Willie A.

Hear it from a Caregiver: “Still checking these out. Very good absorption and quality. Good fitting and do not tear apart when closing!!😊 Would probably be a 5 if I had been using longer.” - Ann H.

Hear it from a Caregiver: “These disposable underwear fit well and are very absorbent. They have greatly improved my husband’s comfort overnight.” - Jayne S.

4) TENA ProSkin Stretch Ultra Incontinence Brief

TENA Stretch Ultra Briefs Heavy Absorbency
TENA ProSkin Stretch Ultra Incontinence Brief

Price: $22.00 - $77.68

These adult diapers have a multifunctional design with full-length hook fasteners. You can keep the fasteners in place and wear them like traditional pull-ups, or you can adjust the fasteners, like tabs, to secure a better fit.

These diapers have a reinforced, moisture-proof lining. Their absorbency and ability to hold both urine and bowel incontinence make them ideal for wheelchair users and people who spend most of their time in bed. 

Key Benefits & Features:

  • Stretchy side panels for a comfortable, leak-proof fit

  • InstaDri Skin-Caring System™ draws moisture away from the skin

  • ConfioAir’s 100% breathable air technology promotes skin health

Hear it from a Caregiver: “Tena ProSkin Stretch works very well for my Mom who is incontinent. It's a comfortable fit, the absorbency is excellent and they don't have an odor. We have tried other briefs and found that this one is the best.” - Charlene M.

Hear it from a Caregiver: “This is an excellent product. It has plenty of stretch and keeps mom dry ALL night. The delivery speed is phenomenal. 2 days from the order date max. Excellent quality and service. Thank you!” - Rachel N. 

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How to Choose Adult Diapers for Sensitive Skin

Before you buy adult diapers for yourself or a loved one, it’s important to consider various factors, including:

  • Absorbency - Do you need a product that will all night or a few hours?

  • Odor prevention - Will you wear the product outside the house? If so, are you worried about potential smells?

  • Type of incontinence - Some adult diapers support urinary incontinence; others support urinary and bowel incontinence.

  • Lifestyle - When do you or your loved one need the most protection? If you’re worried about bedwetting, you need a diaper than can last through the night. Conversely, if you play sports or run, you need a diaper that can keep up. 

Commonly Asked Questions

1) Why do diapers irritate the skin?

Diapers themselves aren’t the cause of most skin irritation. Often, diaper rash and other similar problems occur because of infrequent changes or wearing products with certain materials (such as polyester). 

All of the adult diapers listed above are formulated to keep your skin comfortable, dry, and healthy. If you have sensitive skin or a history of allergies, the products on this list can help reduce flare-ups and improve your quality of life. 

2) How do I find the right size of an adult diaper for someone with sensitive skin?

Finding the right size of an adult diaper is different than finding the right size of pants. To ensure accuracy, measure the following:

  • The width of your or your loved one’s waist (just below the bellybutton)

  • The width of your or your loved one’s hips (in inches)

Write those numbers down and compare them to the incontinence product’s “size chart”. Adult diaper size charts have “brackets” with waist/hip measurements. Use the larger of the two numbers when referencing the sizing guide.

3) Are there any other products that can help keep my loved one’s skin healthy?

Diapers for sensitive skin can significantly reduce the risk of diaper rashes and other skin problems, but you don’t have to stop there.

 If you or your loved one regularly use diapers, consider investing in a skin barrier cream. Barrier creams provide an extra layer of defense against harmful bacteria and fungi that can irritate your skin

Best Adult Diapers for Sensitive Skin - Takeaways

If you or your loved one have incontinence and sensitive skin, it’s crucial you find products that keep you both dry AND comfortable. 

There are a variety of diapers with tabs designed specifically for adults with sensitive skin and skin-related allergies. 

Need Some Help?

Trying to determine which diapers with tabs are right for you or your loved one? We’re happy to assist!

Our care specialists can make personalized recommendations based on your lifestyle and needs. Call (800) 696-CARE or send an email to support@carewell.com. We’re here to make your life easier. 

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Chad Birt
Chad Birt

Chad Birt is a freelance medical writer who resides in Astoria, Oregon. When he isn't behind a keyboard, you can find him hiking, camping, or birdwatching with his wife Ella and their two dogs, Diane and Thoreau.