Like traditional adult pull-up underwear, plus-size pull-ups offer around-the-clock protection for people who weigh up to 250 pounds.
Most plus-size, or bariatric pull-up underwear, come outfitted with high absorbency polymers to ensure dryness. The higher-quality absorbent polymer in the product, the greater protection it offers.
Cautionary Note: pull-up underwear is not recommended for bowel incontinence or for use with incontinence pads.
Pairing plus-size pull-up underwear with a disposable booster pad offers the flexibility of disposable underwear with the protection and absorbency of an adult diaper with tabs. The booster pad absorbs urine. When it fills to capacity, the overflow passes through into the absorbent layers of the adult pull-up underwear. Cautionary Note:Do not use an incontinence pad with overnight pull-up underwear since overflow may trickle through the leg holes of the underwear.
Pull-up underwear for patients who are more than 250 pounds does not yet exist on the market. Patients who fit into that category can still try plus-size pull-ups since a snug fit helps prevent leakage. In fact, patients who weigh up to 300 pounds may discover that plus-size pull-ups offer a comfortable fit.
Another option is to select a larger size adult diaper with tabs to protect against incontinence.