Pull-up diapers are an excellent choice if you're active but need some type of incontinence protection. They look and feel like regular underwear, fit discreetly under your clothing, and can be easily removed and disposed of.

Pull-ups have many benefits ––, but if you have sensitive skin or skin-related allergies, it can be hard finding a product that both fits well and doesn't cause irritation or chafing.

Our Care Specialists regularly field calls about incontinence products for sensitive skin. To make your search a little easier, we've created this round-up of the best pull-up diapers for sensitive skin. Below, we highlight some of our best-selling pull-ups and explain how they can help keep your skin healthy.

What are Pull-up Diapers?

Pull-up diapers (also known as incontinence briefs) look like regular underwear. They have a stretchy waistband, two leg holes, and flexible leg gathers that hug the thighs. Pull-up diapers are ready to wear out of the package and don't require any assistance to put on.

Though similar, pull-ups and diapers with tabs aren't the same thing. Diapers have adjustable fasteners –– pull-ups don't. 

How are Pull-up Diapers for Sensitive Skin Different from Other Types of Pull-ups?

The only thing that makes pull-up diapers for sensitive skin different from traditional pull-ups is the material they're made from.

Pull-ups for sensitive skin are designed to wick moisture away from the skin and promote airflow. Some even incorporate botanicals, aloe, or vitamins into their fabric, helping moisturize and protect the skin.

How We Chose the Products on This List

The products featured in this list of the best pull-up diapers for sensitive skin are a mix of our "highest-rated" and "best-selling" pull-up diapers for sensitive skin.

Under each entry, we've highlighted real customer or user feedback using the header:  Hear it from a Caregiver/User.

The Best Pull-Up Diapers for Sensitive Skin

1) Tranquility Premium Overnight Disposable Absorbent Underwear

These pull-ups are our best-selling overnight underwear regardless of brand. The material is soft and breathable but can hold high-volume urine and bowel voids. 

The core contains absorbent polymers that help sponge up liquid, and the odor control technology neutralizes the smell of ammonia, keeping the wearer's skin healthy and fresh.

Pro Tip: Caregivers tell us these pull-ups are true to size and especially nice for petite people or have very skinny legs. They range in size from extra small to 2XL.

Key Benefits & Features:

  • Cloth-like back sheet that's breathable and comfortable

  • Latex-free and hypoallergenic, so they're gentle on the skin

  • Soft, stretchy leg gathers that prevent leaks and irritation

Hear it from a User: "Your product is the one I can wear [as] I have thin legs due to weight loss. I am happy I found them." - Catherine C. 

Hear it from a User: "This is the only pull-up underwear that I have found works for me overnight. I do use a booster pad with them, though." -Penguin L. 

Hear it from a Caregiver: "They work great!" -  Dana T.

2) TENA ProSkin Overnight Super Protective Incontinence Underwear

These TENA pull-ups are specifically designed for overnight use. The core has "lie down protection," preventing moisture from leaking from the waist or leg cuffs. The soft, stretchy material fits like regular underwear, and the tear-away sides make changes a breeze. 

These pull-ups are an excellent choice if you or your loved one have sensitive skin. They've received an endorsement from the Skin Health Alliance –– a panel of dermatology experts that independently ensure products are safe for the skin.

Key Benefits & Features:

  • Body-Close™ fit and fully breathable innovative "W"-shaped high absorbency zone draws liquids away from the skin

  • New ConfioAir® technology helps retain the skin's natural moisture balance

  • The backing has a wide pad for increased absorbency and protection.

Hear it from a Caregiver: "I purchased these for my 94-year-old mother, who is 5'2", 145 pounds (size Large). Great fit and [the] best leakage protection we've found. She wears them day and night." - Rebecca N.

Hear it from a User: "I feel more secure with these. I bought similar ones on Amazon that are nowhere near as good." - Linda H.

Hear it from a User: "They are more absorbent that the "cheaper" brand I was using. They also fit better, I love them...I don't have to change as often." - Larry K. 

3) TENA ProSkin Extra Protective Incontinence Underwear

These pull-ups can be worn day or night. But the 'body-close fit' and increased absorbency make them ideal for people with mild or moderate urinary incontinence.

Like the ProSkin overnight series above, these incontinence briefs have received an endorsement from the Skin Health Alliance –– a panel of skin health experts responsible for verifying that products are safe on the skin.

Key Benefits & Features:

  • Features New ConfioAir® fully breathable technology to maintain your skin's natural moisture balance

  • Have a W-shaped fully breathable dual absorption zone, keeping the skin comfortable and dry

  • Leg gathers are soft and contain a urine leakage barrier protection system to keep liquids off the skin

Hear it from a Caregiver: "The style of this brand is really nice, closest to regular underwear (without the pouch for men) that I have yet to find. I buy these for my husband and he likes the feel of the material very much - breathes much better than others we have tried. They don't hang low under his private parts and yet are not tight or pinch." - Sandra P. 

Hear it from a Caregiver: "I have tried so many different brands of overnight diapers and these work the best. He used to wake up in a swamp. With these diapers and the Tena Men Super Guards, he wakes up dry." -Shelly C. 

Hear it from a User: "4.0. That's Marine talk for 'Outstanding'!" - William C. 

Hear it from a User: "Size is very good....they feel nice... and they wear very well." - Helen C.

4) Attends Maximum Pull-Up Underwear

Attends Underwear
Attends Underwear, Ultimate Absorbency

Price: $12.00 - $86.02

These pull-up diapers have a unisex design that supports the male and female anatomy. They have a stretchy elastic waist and soft comfort-fit fabric that's easy on the skin. 

The cloth-like material isn't noisy (like some diapers with tabs). And the briefs fit discreetly under almost any type of clothing, including slacks, leggings, and dresses. 

Key Benefits & Features:

  • No rubber or latex (ideal for people with skin allergies)

  • Cloth-like backing that's soft on the skin

  • Breathable fabric allows moisture to escape, reducing the risk of diaper rashes and other skin problems

  • Absorbent core locks in odor and moisture, keeping you comfortable and clean

Hear it from a User: "They never fail me and the fit is perfect." - Linda B.

Hear it from a User: "I am very pleased with my purchase. The product fits well, is absorbent, and I feel safe and protected. I would purchase again." - Aletta S. 

Hear it from a Caregiver: "These are great for my special needs 4-year-old. He outgrew pull-ups and overnight diapers. These are durable and do not rip when we put them on our son. They do not irritate his skin and he has sensitive skin. Great for larger kids who are not yet potty trained." - Jenna N. 

5) Seni Active Super  Plus Underwear

Seni Active Super Plus Underwear
Seni Active Super Plus Underwear

Price: $14.76 - $79.96

Closing out our list of best pull-up diapers for sensitive skin is Seni active super plus underwear. 

These pull-ups are made with athletes, runners, and other active people in mind. For example, they're an excellent option if you're in physical or occupational therapy and recovering from surgery or a stroke. 

The pull-ups support urine and bowel incontinence and can be worn for hours at a time. Some users even tell us they wear these incontinence briefs overnight.

Key Benefits & Features:

  • Perfect for active people

  • The breathable outer layer allows moisture to evaporate, promoting a skin-friendly microclimate

  • Absorbent core locks in moisture to prevent skin irritation. Also reduces bacterial growth, reducing the risk of diaper rash or infection 

  • Soft and delicate materials for maximum skin comfort

  • Contains no rubber or latex

Hear it from a Caregiver: "Fits my grandma perfectly!" - Kontaunya C. 

Hear it from a User: "[I've] tried lots of products, and after speaking with one of [the] folks there. I am so happy, comfortable, less laundry, fit great, less obvious under clothing. Please keep these in stock." - Hughes C.

Hear it from a User: "I've spent years struggling with inferior products before discovering Seni just a few months ago, I love this company. The Seni Active Super Plus is fantastic. The fit is amazing, it feels really comfortable, and the absorbancy is amazing. I love these Pull-ups. You really can't tell you're wearing one, not bulky at all. Extremely form-fitting. Trust me here folks, look no further, Seni has you covered, literally." 😎 - Gregory S.

How to Choose Pull-Up Diapers for Sensitive Skin

Before you buy skin-friendly pull-ups for yourself or a loved one, it's essential to consider several factors, including:

  • Absorbency - How much incontinence protection do you need? If you only have accidents occasionally, a product with mild absorbency should be fine. But, if you experience voids regularly, look for something with moderate to heavy absorbency. If necessary, you can even increase your level of incontinence protection with a booster pad.

  • Odor prevention - Concerned about unpleasant smells? All modern pull-ups have technology that helps lock in odors, so you can feel confident about whatever you're doing.

  • Type of incontinence - Do you have urinary incontinence, bowel incontinence, or both? Make sure you choose a pull-up designed for your specific situation.

  • Allergy triggers - Are there certain materials that cause your skin to become red or irritated? Skin-friendly pull-ups aren't made with latex or other similar materials. 

  • Lifestyle - How do you spend most of your time? If you're independent and still go to work, it's important to have a pull-up that's discreet but comfortable. Conversely, if you spend most of your time in bed, you need a pull-up that offers special leak protection. Consider your daily routine before making a purchase.

Commonly Asked Questions

1) How do I choose a pull-up diaper for sensitive skin?

The best way to choose a pull-up diaper for sensitive skin is to look at the materials used and the technologies featured. 

Most skin-friendly pull-ups are hypoallergenic, meaning they use materials less likely to trigger allergic reactions. 

For example, skin-friendly pull-ups don't have rubber or latex. They're typically made from plant-based textiles and aren't fused with artificial fragrances or lotions.

2) How do I find the right size of pull-up diaper for someone with sensitive skin?

The easiest way to find the right size of pull-up is to take two measurements:

  • First, measure the width of your or your loved one's waist (just below the bellybutton)

  • Second, measure the width of your or your loved one's hips (in inches)

Write both numbers down and compare them to the "size chart" for the pull-ups you're thinking about buying. Pull-up size charts have "brackets" with waist/hip measurements. 

Need help sizing? Call our Care Specialists at (855) 855-1666

3) How do I know if a pull-up fits right?

Pull-ups are like regular underwear in that they should fit comfortably beneath your clothing and hug your skin. If the waist or leg gathers, pinch, or squeezes, the pull-up is too tight. Likewise, if the pull-up gets bunched up or doesn't prevent leaks, it's too big.

Takeaways

If you have eczema, contact dermatitis, or other skin-related allergies, finding a pull-up that's both absorbent (and not going to trigger your symptoms) can seem like a nearly impossible task.

Fortunately, most manufacturers of incontinence products now create pull-ups and diapers for people with sensitive skin.

Our friendly 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 help and look forward to assisting you!

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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.