Diaper training yourself can be hectic and may require a little bit of patience. So, did you get diagnosed with urine incontinence and don’t know where to start? It may feel embarrassing, but no need to worry! We’ve got you covered!
It is as easy as putting a diaper on and going to the bathroom. Sometimes, you just have to walk into your bathroom, sit on the bowl, and pee without removing the diaper, assuming everything is normal. After a while, it will become second nature for you, and the next day you will feel more comfortable doing it.
How-To Put On A Diaper
Here are a few steps you need to follow when putting on a diaper:
Step 1: You Have to Fold Your Diaper
Fold the adult diaper length-wise so that the back of the diaper faces outward. Please don’t make a big crease; it is only necessary to fold the adult diaper very gently. Avoid touching the inner part of the diaper to avoid any potential contamination. Folding the diaper carefully may also allow you to avoid bacterial contamination while putting it on your body.
Step 2: Gently and Carefully Wear the Diaper
Place your adult diaper between the legs, front to back, and hold it carefully to avoid contamination. If you are wearing a disposable adult diaper, place the very narrow part between your legs. Hold it tightly and try hard not to touch the inside of the diaper with your hands in order to avoid contamination.
Step 3: Adjust the Diaper
Now you can make changes to the adult diaper. If it is uncomfortable for you, then you need to make some minor adjustments to make it comfortable. Start by moving either the top or the bottom edge of your adult diaper, depending on how you want it to fit.
Step 4: Secure Tapes on The Adult Diaper
Once your diaper is exactly where you want it to be and fits you correctly, you can secure it with tape. Use its fasteners to make sure that the diaper fits snugly around your waist but is not too uncomfortable or tight. If you want more comfort around your bottom and legs, try tilting the lower tapes to place them slightly higher on your body. Meanwhile, slightly angling the tapes will help you feel safer around your waist.
Step 5: Adjust the Diaper’s Edges
It’s very important to adjust your diaper’s edges as it provides you with maximum comfort and prevents leaks. You can tell when it is time to make adjustments or changes based on how comfortable the brief feels after putting it on. You want to make sure that its edges around your legs don’t cause irritation or a rash.
You can also place a small amount of fabric around any edges that you think are a little too sharp or that cause you some discomfort.
How To Put on A Diaper on Another Person
Are you a healthcare provider, or do you stay with someone who needs to diaper train because they can’t go to the toilet on their own? Well… then here is a guide for you.
Step 1: Gently Fold the Diaper
Wash your hands thoroughly, or put on some rubber gloves to protect your hands. Next, fold the diaper gently and avoid hard creases. Remember that you can prevent contamination by folding the diaper length-wise before putting it on.
Step 2: Move Your Patient to The Side Position
Transfer the individual so that they are lying on their side. Put the front and back sections of the diaper between the legs of the person you are helping to diaper train, making sure that it’s worn correctly. Be sure not to touch the interior of the diaper. Spread the back part of the adult diaper on the person’s body so that their bottom is covered.
Step 3: Move Your Patient to Lay on Their Backside
When the person is completely lying on the backside, spread the diaper all over their butt. Make sure that it does not crumple between the legs.
Step 4: Secure the Tapes of The Diaper
When you’re sure the adult diaper attains its suitable position, you can secure it with the tapes. Position the tapes under it so that they point upward instead of down. Ensure to angle the tapes in the right direction to secure the waist. The adult diaper ought to fit snugly but avoid tightening it so much.
Step 5: Adjust the Diaper Edges to Fit Comfortably
Finally, adjust the corners of the adult diapers. It will help ensure that the person is comfortable and will prevent leaks. It’s important that all of the elastics are attached to the diaper in the position they should be and that they are not cutting into your patient’s gs or waist. Ask the person if they’re comfortable and make any necessary adjustments.
Advantages & Drawbacks of Using Adult Diapers
- They reduce accidents – diapers are very good at keeping all the poop and pee contained. It means you will not have to worry as much about picking up messes.
- They are great to wear at night. Even though you may have been sleeping throughout the night and wake up with a dampened diaper on, it is best to keep them on while you are asleep. You don’t want to wet your bed.
- Absorbency is very important when you cannot go to the bathroom on your own. You want to put the most absorbent diaper on your bottom to prevent yourself from getting a diaper rash. Using poor absorbent quality diapers may cause irritation and rash.
What does it feel like to have to wear a diaper?
If you wear a disposable diaper, it feels soft and comfortable to sit and walk around. You may feel warm in them if you put on underwear, which is awesome in cold weather!
What’s the best disposable diaper for adults to use?
FitRight Ultra Adult Diapers are hands down the best diapers for overnight use. These overnight disposable pull-up diapers are comfortable to use for both poop and urinary incontinence. They are also very absorbent and hold about 34 ounces of urine.
When you pee in a diaper, does it feel good?
Sometimes you feel warm and damp when you wet your skin, but not bad. You can smell salty/alkaloid smell as your diaper absorbs liquids. The wetness of the diaper will decrease as you use more diapers, and the feeling of wetness will diminish as the diaper absorbs more liquid. The diaper gets thicker between the legs, forcing you not to stand or walk longer if you have a lot of liquid in your diaper.
Diaper training yourself is as easy as wearing diapers and using the toilet as usual. Wet yourself as soon as you want to, whether in a diaper or not. Just follow the correct steps on how to put on a diaper, and you’ll be set. It’s simple!
Amos Christen graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Drexel University — Philadelphia, PA. Since 2003, Amos has worked with top interior design professionals in this area, including architects and interior/graphic/lighting designers. As a skilled interior designer, Amos Christen is highly versed in fine arts and crafts and uses that to supplement his main area of expertise. He often publishes articles related to home décor on several websites, including Sprucetoilets.com, Sprucebathroom.com, and Mybesuitedhome.com. He also contributes to leading interior design magazines.