How to Change an Adult Diaper – Five Steps
Putting an adult diaper on someone else can be a little tricky – especially if you are new to the process. Depending on the wearer’s mobility, diapers can be changed while the person is standing, sitting, or lying down. For caregivers new to changing adult diapers, it may be easiest to start with your loved one lying down. Staying calm and respectful will help keep this a positive, low-stress experience.
If your loved one is wearing a diaper that needs to be changed first, read about how to remove an adult diaper here.
Step 1: Fold the Diaper
After washing your hands, fold the diaper in on itself long-ways. Keep the diaper backing facing outwards. Do not touch the inside of the diaper to avoid contamination. This is especially important if the wearer has a rash, open bedsore or damaged skin. Gloves may be worn during this process if you prefer.
Step 2: Move the Wearer into a Side Position
Position the wearer on his or her side. Gently place the diaper between his or her legs, with the larger diaper backside facing the buttocks. Fan out the rear end so it fully covers the buttocks.
Step 3: Move the Wearer onto his/her Back
Have the wearer roll onto his or her back, moving slowly to keep the diaper smooth and flat. Fan out the front of the diaper, just as you did with the back. Make sure the diaper is not scrunched up between the legs.
Step 4: Secure the Tabs on the Diaper
Once the diaper is in a good position, secure the adhesive tabs. Bottom tabs should be fastened at an upward angle to cup the buttocks; top tabs should be fastened at a downward angle to secure the waist. Make sure the fit is snug, but also make sure the wearer is still comfortable.
Step 5: Adjust the Edges for Comfort and to Prevent Leaks
Run your finger around the elastic leg and groin area, making sure all ruffles are facing outward and the leg seal is secure. This will help to prevent leaks. Ask the wearer if he or she is comfortable and make any needed adjustments.
5 key points to remember:
1.Make sure to choose the correct diaper size.
2.Make sure all ruffles and elastics are facing outward, away from the inner thigh crease.
3.Fasten both top tabs at a downward angle to secure the product at the waist area.
4.Fasten both bottom tabs at an upward angle to cup the buttocks.
5.If both tabs overlap across the stomach area, consider a smaller size.
Note: Do not flush incontinence products down the toilet.
Post time: Sep-14-2021