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