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Home Bed, Chair Protectors

A range of products are available that are designed to protect the bed or chair. Some products are absorbent while others are only waterproof, and most are available in both disposable and washable versions.

Washable bed pad with integral waterproof backing and tuck in flaps

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  1. When you are incontinent it is important to use a good quality waterproof mattress protector under your sheet, the larger the better.
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  3. If you have bladder leakage at night you can protect your bed with a waterproof mattress protector and washable underpads. Your duvet and pillow can be placed in pvc fitted covers that are undetectable when the fabric outer covers are added. Your bed and duvet will remain clean and dry leaving just the sheet and outer cover to wash.
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  5. Washable underpads are a must. Worth shopping around especially if you prefer white. Try double size lengthwise on the bed. Not only absorbs more and stops liquid creeping off edge but also holds pad in place by additional body contact.
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  7. Sometime even the best pads or waterproof pants will leak around the leg bands. Prolonged sitting can lead to dampness leaking at the back of the legs which you may not be aware of until you stand up. You can protect furniture with washable underpads in a range of attractive designs.
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  9. Disposable underpads can be used under the sheets for extra protection at night
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  11. If you leak urine in your sleep it makes sense to use a waterproof mattress protector just in case bodyworn products leak – fleece covering on the upper side looks and feels normal
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  13. If you are a restless sleeper or sleep on your side, use a washable underpad and/or waterproof mattress protector in case body-worn disposable pads are insufficient.
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  15. An absorbent bath mat with a rubber backing can be useful as a makeshift washable underpad
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  17. If you do not soil the bed for several nights, disposable underpads can be reused for about one week before they become too creased and “manky”.
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Evidence

Continence Product Advisor

Incontinence can often be cured. Incontinence is a problem with one or more underlying causes that can often be cured or improved. Whatever your age seeking help is always advisable. Take the first step to getting help by contacting a health professional or continence organisation in your country.

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