John Davis Posted May 3 Share Posted May 3 What do we really need in a diaper? What is essential? There is a trend among the manufacturers of premium quality diapers to put every feature on they can think of. Of course, all of that adds to the price of the diaper. Do we really need a wetness indicator? When these began, they were intended for caregivers, not for the wearer. After all, we can just reach down and determine how wet our diaper is. What about elastic waistbands? I would opine that most of us stretch the waistbands out when we fasten the wings of the diaper. The elastic is barely functional. Internal standing leak guards - they are optional for those who dribble and change frequently but are essential for most of us with OAB and all of us where are fecal incontinent. Good tapes - got to have them. I have never seen a diaper where I criticized the tapes for working too well. Leg elastics - we need good ones that are truly functional. I have worn many less expensive diapers where the leg elastics just did not work as they were too loose. Good backing material is essential. Must not tear, rip, or suffer pinhole defects. Absorbency must meet your needs. This includes not only total absorbency, but also the rate of absorbency. Don't forget second and third wettings. Front plastic taping zones may be controversial. I hate them as I don't need them. They interfere with how I want to tape my diaper. I tape my diapers once and the tape stays in place until I discard the diaper. What have I overlooked? What are your thoughts? --John Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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