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night incontinence

windflower

Registered User
Jun 7, 2015
3
I have bought several pairs of pants with built in pad, do they loose. their soak up after a few washes, as I am finding they Are not as good as they were
many thanks
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cragmaid

Registered User
Oct 18, 2010
7,941
North East England
Hi, I have no experience of washable pads, Mum wore disposables, but I know that using a fabric softener diminishes the "soak upability" :) of towelling because it coats the threads and I presume would work the same on most fabrics. Have you tried the disposable types eg Tena etc? and have you asked your incontinence clinic * for any advice?
* usually found via the GP.;)
 

1954

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Jan 3, 2013
3,835
Sidcup
I too was originally using the washable pants with built in pads for my MIL but I too found they lost their absorbency, so had to move on to net knickers and pads which I was able to get via the district nurses. Unfortunately MIL fiddles with these now so we have moved on to pull ups which our council does not supply


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sleepless

Registered User
Feb 19, 2010
3,223
The Sweet North
Hi, I have no experience of washable pads, Mum wore disposables, but I know that using a fabric softener diminishes the "soak upability" :) of towelling because it coats the threads and I presume would work the same on most fabrics. Have you tried the disposable types eg Tena etc? and have you asked your incontinence clinic * for any advice?
* usually found via the GP.;)

Good point about fabric conditioner.
It should not be used with any continence products eg. Waterproof bed pads, as it will affect the ability to absorb urine.
I too stopped using it on towels and find they are more absorbent without it.