The Best Pull-up Underwear for Teens and Young Adults of 2024

Chad Birt

Written by Chad Birt on Thu Dec 21 2023.

Since there are so many options to choose from, we’ve created this round-up of the best pull-up underwear for teens and young adults. By the time you’re finished reading, you’ll be familiar with some of our best selling products as well as their key benefits and features.

Finding the right products can be a real challenge if you care for a tween or teen with incontinence. Many manufacturers make diapers and pull-ups for babies, children, and adults, but there are far fewer options for people between the ages of 11-16. 

Fortunately, the lack of teen-centric incontinence products is starting to change. A variety of companies now make pull-ups specifically for teenage bodies.

Since there are so many options to choose from, we’ve created this round-up of the best pull-up underwear for teens and young adults. By the time you’re finished reading, you’ll be familiar with some of our best-selling products and their key benefits and features.

What Are Teen and Young Adult Pull-ups?

Teen and young adult pull-ups are disposable incontinence products that look like regular underwear. They’re made of soft, fabric-like materials and have a padded lining that absorbs moisture and locks in odor.

Teen and young adult pull-ups aren’t the same thing as adjustable diapers with tabs. They’re specifically designed for adolescent bodies, ensuring a perfect fit. What’s more, they come in various colors and patterns, so your child can express their style.

How We Chose the Products on This List

The products featured in this list are a mix of our “highest-rated” and “best-selling” pull-up underwear for teens and young adults.

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

The Best Pull-Up Underwear for Teens and Young Adults

1) Comfees DriNite Juniors Pull On Underwear, Heavy Absorbency

These junior pull-ups from Comfees are perfect for overnight use. They pull on like real underwear and feature a unisex design supporting male and female anatomy. Their heavy absorbency holds urine and fecal voids, allowing for up to 12 hours of wear between changes.

Key Benefits & Features:

  • Perfect for older children and teens who wet the bed

  • Soft and feels like normal underwear

  • Colored threads to easily identify the back of the pants

  • Tear away sides for easy removal

Fun fact: These pull-ups have a stretch-fit waist, a super-dry core, and side leak barriers to keep your loved one comfortable and dry.

2) Bamboo Dreamy Night Pants for Girls, Heavy Absorbency

These pull-ups are designed for girls ages 4-15. They have an ultra-absorbent core that wicks away moisture, making them perfect for overnight use. The stylish pattern and thin, clothlike fabric mimic normal underwear but provide protection for hours at a time. 

Key Benefits & Features:

  • Specifically for girls who are potty training or struggling with bed wetting

  • Eco-friendly

  • Ultra absorbent

  • Great for home use, sleepovers, or traveling

Hear it from a Parent/Caregiver: “These fit well and did not leak.” - Sarah W.

3) Cuties SleepOvers Youth Underwear Pull-Ups

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Does your child or teenager have sensitive skin? Then you’ll love these pull-ups from Cuties. They have smooth, soft sides and a hypoallergenic inner liner infused with aloe, vitamin E, and natural botanicals. The ultra-absorbent core locks away wetness, keeping your child’s skin smooth and dry.

Key Benefits & Features:

  • Available in three sizes –– small-medium, large-XL, and XL

  • Suitable for children and teens between 38-140 lbs.

  • Ultra-absorbent material to prevent leaks and keep the skin dry

  • Unisex design that supports the male and female anatomy

Hear it from a Caregiver/Parent: “This is just what we needed! We have tried so many different options and this product works for us! No more washing the bed sheets every morning!” - Mary F.

Hear it from a Caregiver/Parent: “These are great!! Our daughter is really hard to fit but these do the job and are really absorbent!! Will definitely be buying these again VERY soon!!!!” -Rachel L. 

4) Cardinal Wings Youth Pull-Up Underwear

Cardinal Wings Youth Pull-Up Underwear
Cardinal Wings Youth Pull-Up Underwear

Price: $16.76 - $50.19

These unisex pull-ups from Cardinal Wings are comfortable for adolescent boys and girls. They have heavy absorbency, providing up to 12 hours of protection from urinary and bowel incontinence. 

The clothlike backing and plain white covering make the pull-ups look like regular brief underwear. The soft sides and stretchable waist comfortably fit the body’s contours, reducing the risk of leaks and accidents.

Key Benefits & Features:

  • Super dry core that protects against leakage all-night

  • Tear away sides for easy removal and disposal

  • Perfect for tweens and teens who are 38-125 lbs.

  • Elastic leg gathers

Hear it from a Caregiver: “These briefs work well for my daughter. They fit her as expected using her weight. They catch and hold majority of incidents. These are great in lieu of something more discreet.” - Justin M. 

Hear it from a Caregiver: “Best product we’ve found for our special needs son.” - Lillian H.

5) Medline Youth Protective Underwear, Heavy Absorbency

Incontinence affects every teenager and young adult differently. While light protection is enough for some, those with bowel incontinence often need additional support. 

These protective pull-ups from Medline are the perfect solution! They’re made of a soft, elastic-infused fabric covered in a white sheet. The moisture-resistant barrier prevents leaks, and the absorbent core draws voids away from your child’s skin.

Key Benefits & Features:

  • Suitable for tweens and teens 40-125 lbs.

  • Latex-free (perfect for children with allergies)

  • Heavy absorbency for urinary or bowel incontinence

  • Soft, comfortable, and easy on the skin

Hear it from a Caregiver: “Delivery was fast and I love how much they hold.” -Gloribell G. 

6) Comfees Drinite Junior Youth Pants

Rounding out our list of pull-up underwear for teens and young adults are these junior youth pants from Comfees.

Each package contains 20 disposable pull-ups. The pull-ups have soft, stretch-flex waistbands and stretch fasteners, ensuring a comfy fit. The fabric moves with your child, reducing the risk of leaks and chafing. And the wetness indicator turns blue once the pull-up is full, alerting you it’s time for a change.

Key Benefits & Features:

  • Ultra-absorbent core locks away wetness

  • Provides up to 12 hours of incontinence protection (day or night)

  • Fun, colorful design

  • Total fit system provides ultimate comfort and leakage protection

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How to Choose the Best Pull-Up Underwear for Teens and Young Adults

How to Choose the Best Pull-Up Underwear for Teens and Young AdultsBefore you buy pull-up underwear for your child, it’s important to consider different factors, including:

  • Absorbency - How much protection does your child need?

  • Odor prevention - Does your child go to school or attend playdates? If so, are you worried about potential smells?

  • The material the pull-up is made from - Some pull-ups are made of clothlike materials, while others have a combination of polymers and fabric (similar to diapers with tabs.)

  • Type of incontinence - Some pull-ups support urinary incontinence; others support urinary and bowel incontinence.

  • Lifestyle - When does your child need the most protection? If you’re worried about bedwetting, you need a pull-up with lots of absorbency. But if you just want to keep your child comfortable during the day, light protection may suffice.

Commonly Asked Questions

1) What are pull-ups for teens?

Pull-ups are incontinence products that look like regular underwear. They don’t have adjustable tabs like diapers. Instead, they have an elastic waistband and leg gathers that move with your child’s body. When your child’s pull-up is full, rip the tear-away seams, and throw them in the trash.

2) How do I find the right size of a pull-up for my teen or young adult?

Finding the right pull-up size is different from finding the right size of pants. To ensure accuracy, measure the following:

  • The width of your child’s waist (just below the bellybutton)

  • The width of your child’s hips (in inches)

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

3) What if my teen has sensitive skin?

If your teenager has sensitive skin or an underlying skin problem, like eczema or contact dermatitis, it’s important to select an incontinence product that’s hypoallergenic. Cuties SleepOvers Youth Underwear Pull-ups are infused with aloe and other botanicals to moisturize and support your child’s skin.

Best Pull-Up Underwear for Teens and Young Adults - Takeaways

If you’re a parent or caretaker for a teenager or young adult with incontinence, it’s important to find high-quality products that your loved one is willing to wear.

There are various pull-ups designed specifically for teens and young adults that are comfortable, discreet, and affordable.

Need Some Help?

Trying to determine which pull-ups are right for your loved one? Get in touch! 

Our friendly care specialists can make personalized recommendations based on your teen’s lifestyle and needs. Call (800) 696-CARE or send an email to support@carewell.com. We can’t wait to assist 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.