Everything You Need To Know About Incontinence Bed Pads

Bed pads are waterproof sheets that are put under your sheets to protect your mattress from night-time accidents. Incontinence bed pads are commonly used on baby and children’s beds to protect from bed wetting. Although less common, many adults suffer from nocturnal enuresis as well according to The National Association for Continence.

According to the Mayo Clinic, there can be a variety of different reasons as to why you may be suffering from night time bed wetting such as medication side effects, neurological disorders, bladder issues, etc.
Bed pads offer protection and peace of mind and for anyone who is dealing with night-time accidents. Keep reading to learn about the different styles & size of incontinence bed pads, how to care for them, and alternative ways to use them.

Waterproof Bed Pad

Like the beds they protect, bed pads come in a variety of different sizes, the most common being 34” x 36”. This size is perfect for twin size or hospital beds and is also great to use on other furniture around your home.

There are smaller sizes like, 18” x 24” or  24” x 36”, that are more geared towards furniture, like dining chairs or wheelchairs, but they can also be used over mattresses as well.

On the larger side of the spectrum there are 36” x 72” bed pads which are perfect for queen or king size beds.

How to Use a Disposable Waterproof Underpad

1.Cut the product’s bag open with a scissor from the bottom side of the packaging. Doing so will present you a better place to hold onto the pad as you take it out of the packaging. Start to cut into the edges of the bottom of the bag until the scissor feels tight without breaking through the entire package. Pull the bottom two sides apart and continue opening each of the sides of the bag(without opening the entire sides or top of the bag) until the product packaging is open.

2.Take the underpad out from the product’s surrounding bag, and place it (in a folded-up state, onto the surface you’ll be using it on). Much like taking out a disposable diaper from the package, reach down into the package and grab one with your open fist. Keep your palm open, but curve your fingers, so that you only pick up one pad.

  • Likely, when you lay the pad down on the surface without unfolding it, the plastic-looking side will likely be face up. If you see the colored or plastic-looking surface (absorption surface) you’re likely looking at this a bit awkward; you will want to be looking at the pad with it showing the white (non-plastic-like surface).
  • Try to grab the pads one at a time. Opening the package from the bottom may give away the secrets to only grabbing one (and if you are adept at taking out diapers from a package, this feeling is rather natural), but if you may feel the need to double the absorption rate or one pad might not be enough, you may need to use a second one on top of the first.

3.Unfold the pad. Grab the edge of the product and “throw” it outward, away from you. This’ll potentially be enough to create an air burst to be able to separate the quarters of the product from each of themselves.

4.Place the pad down on the surface, with the white side up. The white side can absorb the moisture, while the plastic-looking side can help deter any moisture from going through and onto the surface (which is potentially what you’re trying to avoid by using these pads! Right?)

  • If both sides are white colored, look for a side that has a smooth, non-glossy (non-plastic-like) surface. The non-plastic side is the side the person must lay on. The liquid will be absorbed through this side, and yet won’t travel through the plastic out the back.

Post time: Dec-14-2021