Boosters are often looked over when considering things to buy when you are either forced to wear diapers or just enjoy wearing diapers for the fun of it.  But, boosters can provide a lot of benefit for both groups of people if the correct booster is chosen.  The design of a booster is simple but the effect a booster can have is immense.  They can take an ordinary diaper and make it super absorbent or they can give you that extra padding that so many people love the feeling of.

An adult diaper is designed to only hold a certain amount of liquid and that amount of liquid varies highly across all the diaper brands.  Some adult diapers can barely manage to hold one wetting before they leak while others such as the premier Bambino Diapers, Secure X-Plus, or Abena can hold multiple wettings.  For those people who depend on adult diapers to keep them from leaking and want to save a little money in the long run, boosters are for you.  A booster, if chosen properly, can take ANY diaper and make it last twice or three times as long if used properly.  In the end, this adds to the life of the diaper and thus giving you an extension of time before one needs to change their diaper.

Many people, especially adult babies and diaper lovers, love the feeling of extra padding, especially if that padding is in the butt/seat area of the diaper.  If you like that feeling, a booster is definitely the answer because it provides instant padding that not only increases absorbency of the diaper but also gives you that nice padded feeling in the seat region of the diaper that many people love.

Choosing a booster for an adult diaper can actually be quite meticulous and should be chosen with care.  There are some boosters out there that are fairly absorbent but are super uncomfortable.  Watch out for those because though they will provide you with added absorbency BUT, they can cause chaffing issues in that region and discomfort which nobody wants.  Here are my recommendations for the best boosters you can buy:

1.  Bambino Quadro: This booster is the top-dog of all boosters.  It is extremely helpful in preventing people who leak from the sides while sleeping or out of the back of their diaper.  This booster completely stops all that.  It is the best booster money can buy.  Plus, this booster is made with a special material to give it a super soft feeling that most diapers can’t even compare to.

2.  Bambino Duo: This booster is probably the second best booster on the market.  It can absorb more than 90% of diapers on the market can by themselves so you can imagine sticking one of these booster in your diaper and how long you can last.  Plus, they are also made with Bambino’s super soft material so there is NO chaffing or discomfort.

3.  Tranquility Topliner Booster Pad: This booster is a very well designed booster with a good absorbency that is one of the better ones on the market.  Because the material is not as soft as the two above and the absorbency is significantly less…this gets the #3 spot but it is still a good booster to use.

4.  Depend Boost Inserts: These are the most popular just because they are the most well known because they are in most grocery stores.  The only reason they are on this list is because they are actually decent feeling as far as the material but the absorbency is not very good.  If you are looking for really good absorbency, I would go with another booster such as the Bambino Quadro or Duo.

There you have it…those are my choices of my favorite boosters that I have used.  I have both the Bambino Quadro and Duo taking up at least one whole decent size shelf and a few extra packs in storage.  That is how important I find boosters.  They not only save me money but also they can allow you to go a lot longer in between diaper changes especially if you get one of the better boosters..

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  1. Ryan January 20, 2010 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    The abena booster pads are really good as well!

  2. William January 21, 2010 at 12:45 am - Reply

    Thank you soo much for the Detailed Suggestion im going to place my order now.

  3. Nia January 22, 2010 at 9:47 am - Reply

    I have to agree with you about the Bambino Quadro. I sleep on my side mostly and they have made for a lot more dry sheets in the morning. I also have to agree about the tranquility there ok but no where near the quadro.

  4. rebaka staley January 22, 2010 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    I side sleep and use the quadro booster pads. They make a big difference in my bambinos at night and during the day. My mom likes them cause I dont have to get changed as often and she knows I dont need to be reminded as often to change my diaper when she is not here with me.

    • michau June 7, 2015 at 2:36 pm - Reply

      Do u mess ur diapers and do u wear diapers 24/7 and does ur mom change ur diapers

    • michau June 7, 2015 at 4:41 pm - Reply

      do u wear diapers 24/7 and if so is it for want or need if it is for want how did u convince ur mom to put u back in diapers and does ur mom change ur diapers and do u wet and mess in ur diapers

  5. Jks16 January 23, 2010 at 8:44 am - Reply

    I am a side sleeper too, so I am very interested in the quadro+bambino combo since you first mentioned it. Alas, i still cant get them easily living out side the US.

    Funny how the cloth diapers in Japan are wonderful, but the adult diapers here are so not good. Considering the aging population here, this is going to mean a lot of messy beds!

  6. Penny January 24, 2010 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    The only thing I don’t like about the Bambino boosters is that stupid line of sticky stuff. I’ve never had trouble with a liner shifting and it sometimes messes up the diaper. I hate that!

  7. Stuart January 30, 2010 at 1:43 am - Reply

    for the higher quality diapers like abena, molicare or bambino i use in Canada, they ship out of Quebec and are fairly reasonable in price and shipping time

  8. cwick February 7, 2010 at 10:46 am - Reply

    while i have not tried the bambino booster the abena abri-let maxi boost is huge! I mean it was as if they took the padding area between the leak gaurds of an abena x plus and just lifted it out into a boost pad. I remember when i bought a bag of these booster and was like OMG THIS BAG IS HUGE! I mean it was double the size of the bag of abena diapers itself. As far as absorbancy it was so absorbant they took a single flooding and and make it like i just had a little sprinkling in the diaper itself while the pad was well soaked. Not too bad of pad to try out. As far as padding for ab/dl it’s big so nice plus there. Worth a check one time at least.

    Stay healthy and happy everyone,

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  10. alex September 8, 2010 at 8:37 am - Reply

    i use abena abri let maxi without the plastic backing…. great for feeling and performance…..

  11. LA September 29, 2010 at 1:17 am - Reply

    I recently gave into my urge of wearing a diaper and bought my first pack of adult diapers; when I wet in them for the first time I leaked 🙁 To correct the problem, I bought a pack of size 5 pampers and used them as a booster inside the adult diaper. This works well and I had no leaks!!!! Also…I have giggle incontinence and leak small amounts of urine when I laugh, cough or sneeze; I don’t really need to wear a adult diaper to help this problem, but am now thinking that a small pamper inside my underwear would help me have less accidents in public.

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