Disposable underpads are large, rectangular pads outfitted with super absorbent polymers in between two layers of waterproof plastic. The absorbent material still lays flat allowing you to rest comfortably while protecting your bedding. You can also place them on top of couches, recliners and car seats to protect the upholstery.
Staying dry when you’re unable to run to the bathroom can be a challenge. Disposable underpads, often called Chux, protect furniture and bed sheets while also giving caregivers a way to reposition immobile patients. Chux also allow caregivers to change an adult diaper more easily and with less chance of a mess. Advantages include:
Absorbent protection: Disposable pads come with varying levels of absorbency. If you need protection for light incontinence, or if you’re managing bed sores, breathable materials can help protect skin. Ultra-absorbent designs are available, too, for overnight protection.
Seamless repositioning: Disposable underpads can hold up to 300 pounds of weight without ripping so they’re great for repositioning.
Reliable placement: For patients who don’t require repositioning, chux pads with adhesive strips on each corner can help prevent slipping.
Disposable pads can offer peace of mind. You can use them for light incontinence, overnight protection or to help you reposition a loved one. Place them over linens, on top of car seats and on leather chairs to comfort your loved one, save time and protect your linens and furniture.