Washable Absorbent Underwear
Washable absorbent underwear is ideal for those who are experiencing urinary incontinence and would prefer something that looks and feels like regular underwear. There are a few important factors when choosing incontinence underwear; absorbency, style and material.
Absorbency: is the amount of liquid the underwear can hold. For a light flow, and if you are male, try the Sir Dignity Fitted Brief, which is designed to hold a pad in place for light protection. If you are female, the wearever cotton brief provides light protection with built-in pads. The wearever briefs do not require separate disposable pads to be absorbent. For moderate protection, Salk makes moderately absorbent underwear for men and women.
Style: Washable absorbent underwear comes in either a brief style or a boxer style for men. Women's underwear comes in a variety of panty styles. Basically, it is just a preference as to which style you choose.
Material: Reusable incontinence underwear comes in a few options of materials. Cotton underwear is designed to be comfortable and resemble regular underwear. Nylon and lycra absorbent underwear is designed to be stretchable and achieve a more precise fit. Finally, some other styles are made from a plastic material and are designed to prevent fluid from striking through the material. The trade-off is that plastic underwear would be less breathable than the cotton or nylon alternatives.
Basically, choosing a reusable underwear will depend on which of the above features are most important to you and selecting a style, material and absorbency that meets your individual needs.