One of the most important factors I take into consideration when buying adult diapers is how they perform when it comes to chafing. No matter how absorbent or cute or whatever the diaper is, if it is going to cause chafing then I am most likely not going to use it. I am a very active person and I cannot afford to have chaff problems on my crotch and butt area all the time. Most diapers do OK with not chafing until they are wet. Wet diapers are the epitome of causing chafing problems because that added moisture against your skin plus the continual rubbing of plastic or cloth will cause chafing. So, below are some of my “facts” and tips that I have developed to get a diaper that does not chaff (as much).

Buy adult diapers that do not sag very much when they are wet. Adult diapers have to be supportive, hence why most adult diapers have either 4 or 6 tapes on the diaper because they are there to hold up the diaper and provide support from sagging. In addition, other factors that help prevent sagging in diapers is the core of the diaper. If the core of the diaper is made up good compacted material then it will also help support the diaper from sagging. One of the main reasons besides the features and absorbency that Bambino Diapers are my main diaper is because no matter how much I wet them, they never seem to sag on me that bad. Hence, no chafing! Sagging is one of the number one causes of chafing with adult diapers because the further it sags down, the more its going to rub on your legs and cause chafing.

Buy adult diapers that do not have a clammy feel on the outside of the diaper when wet. Cheaply made adult diapers do not use premium plastic material and instead go for cost-saving plastic materials that do not contain moisture as well. Have you ever wet a diaper and could feel on the outside of the diaper that moisture feel…hard to describe…but, it is like you can almost feel the wetness through the outside of the diaper. You want to try to avoid diapers like these. Preferably, use diapers that use premium materials when making their adult diapers.

Overall, chafing can come down to a lot of things including your body shape, the way you walk, how much you walk, when you walk, how you put the diaper on, how tight it is, etc. But, there are certain things you can do when it comes to buying the correct adult diaper to minimize chafing. But, try a few diapers out and see how it goes. In NO PARTICULAR ORDER, these are the diapers that I recommend that I have found to be good at minimizing chafing:

  1. Bambino Diapers
  2. Abena X-Plus
  3. Tranquility (not very absorbent but have a good fit too them)
  4. Depends (probably the worst absorbency but never had issues with chafing)
  5. Secure X-Plus


By |2017-07-17T21:42:27+00:00February 21st, 2010|Uncategorized|15 Comments


  1. Joshua February 22, 2010 at 12:45 am - Reply

    I’m a big fan of Bambinos as well. What’s your opinion on Molicares?

  2. cwick February 22, 2010 at 2:00 am - Reply

    Diapers i recommend.

    abena x plus

    bambino are quite good too (i’ve been surprised by these)

    secure x plu (also surprised, not only at how good but how similar to bambino)

    molicare super plus (i found these to be as good as the abena but didn’t see you
    mention them so thought i would here.)

    tranquility i thought were alright but haven’t tried them in a while

    the original attends with the 3 blue tapes were good the newer ones are more akin to depends now.

  3. Nia February 22, 2010 at 9:23 am - Reply

    I was really surprised how little bambino’s chaffed. We went to Disney World for 8 days and walked the whole time and I had no problems. I was quite worried about chaffing with that much walking. Molicare for me chaffed terrible as well as any of the cloth backed diapers.

  4. Adrian February 22, 2010 at 10:06 am - Reply

    Yeh I did not mention Molicare because I had a bad experience with them chaffing me – I think its the type of plastic they use.

    Also, I did not mention cloth diapers…cloth are notorious for causing major chaff problems!

  5. cwick February 22, 2010 at 11:13 am - Reply

    Wow you guys had issues with molicares? that is surprising cause I never had that issue with them. Cloth I did, well clothlike anyway. Haven’t ever tried actual cloth diapers. Some people swear by them. *shrugs* I had a bad experience with attends but that was just a leaking issue. No stand up leak guards = big trouble.

    stay well everyone 🙂

  6. Amanda February 22, 2010 at 12:42 pm - Reply

    None of these are found in the UK

  7. Jks16 February 22, 2010 at 9:15 pm - Reply

    I have had some problems with my cloth, but nothing too bad. Maybe it is because I don’t move around in my sleep that much. Maybe it is the cloth that I am using. Maybe it is I am lucky.

    But given my options here in Japan I made the best choice.

    cloth-like attends are the best I can get here, if that says anything :p

  8. TinLizzie February 24, 2010 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    I’m somewhat surprised that Molicare isn’t present in the U.K. since I thought they were a european company. I don’t particularly care for molicare diapers because they feel like I’m wearing thick, stiff cardboard. They aren’t very flexible, and, being male, I appreciate a little more room down there than they provided me.

  9. Brian May 5, 2010 at 12:45 am - Reply

    I wear Depend Fitted Briefs almost all the time!!! I have also noticed that they occasionally leak, but this is only when I wet like twice or more and then sit down in the wet diaper. I love those diapers because they’re very much like baby diapers. Once I get the chance, I want to get some Bambinos. I’ve heard great reviews from you and others about them!!!

  10. Ryan June 10, 2010 at 3:44 am - Reply

    This article made me laugh because sometimes I’ll end up wearing diapers for my chaffing. Me being quite the heavy sweater, I tend to have problems with my crotch becoming to damp. So to fix that I just put on a thin diaper (Which is way more absorbent then my underwear) and problem solved. No more chaffing do to major sweating.

  11. alex September 8, 2010 at 8:33 am - Reply

    i swear by abena x plus with a good soaker pad inside. i have worn for long periods of time and have never had a problem with rashes and chaffing. i put diaper cream on the inside of my diaper and plenty powder on the leg cuffs and the inside of my legs on the outside of my diaper…

  12. babyevan September 8, 2010 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    sorry didn’t read the whole post adrian, but I did read some of those on cloth diapers. I must say that cloth diapers, real cloth diapers w/ plastic pants mind you, are the absolute best. I would wear them all the time if I could, the only reason I don’t is bulk. Mostly one doesn’t want to advertise their diaper and if you want a cloth diaper you can wear all day super thick gauze is the way to go. I have some contour diapers from Tri-county Cloth that are great and not so bulky, you can wear them out of the house with loose jeans or overalls and it’s not a problem. The only problem I have ever run into isn’t chaffing, it’s the plastic pants the leg holes on them tend to irritate me if i don’t adjust them occasionally.
    I suppose the long an short of it is, cloth diapers are the way to go. They’re more cost effective, more comfortable (if you don’t have giantly muscular thighs, such as myself *grin*), and signifigantly more leak proof, so they’re great overnight diapers.

    thanks for listening

  13. babyevan September 8, 2010 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    oh yes other than tri-county cloth another good US made cloth diaper comes from ACD (Adult Cloth Diaper), I’m not sure what the brand name actually is, but I have seen them on other sites. Order the contours one size larger than what you think you need and double pin.

  14. troy bratcher December 31, 2017 at 10:46 pm - Reply

    i wear bambino all white diaper in the day time and 2 cloth diapers and rubber pant’s at night i don’t have any problem’s with tham being over wet but you well have leak’s at time’s nonthing is 100% good i know i have reflex incontinence for the last 45 year’s now i have tryed all of tham and i don’t care if someone see’s my diaper’s and i feel like a toddler some time’s .

  15. toddler timmy January 28, 2018 at 12:57 am - Reply

    there is also (baby pants .com) i get my cloth diapers i also get the PUL pants there to .

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