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Last Post: Mar 07 2012 07:40 AMby: Engine

Loving life
Loving life
Member since:
7/23/10

Plastic pants over disposables

Dec 02 2011 04:08 AM

I have worn plastic pants over disposables at night my entire life for just one more degree of protection and confidence. I obviously realize that there is limited benefit if there is substantial leaking, but it's a combination that helps me feel a bit more secure.
Am I the only one that does this?
Sunset
Sunset
Member since:
3/31/09

RE: Plastic pants over disposables

Dec 02 2011 01:38 PM

No your not the only one, in fact I have been wearing rubber pants at night lately due to the fact that I am a heavy wetter at night. Even though I have in place a Tena Ultimate Pad in a brief, I have found that there still can be that chance of leaking. The worst thing in the world is to wake up to wet sheets!

But I will say that I do not wear plastic pants, but rubber pants. They seem to hold up better and have a longer life expectancy than the plastic ones (just my thought). Down fall though to both is sweating, so I only add this extra layer of protection during the winter months.

I will agree with you on the added level of protection either have. If you wear one size larger than your diaper, then you end up with additional protection higher up the waistline. Any advantage around the leg gathers is minimal at best.
EARL H
EARL H
Member since:
3/30/09

RE: Plastic pants over disposables

Dec 02 2011 01:44 PM

A Favorite Quote:
Some folks bed down with a diaper and their scantys
Its better with a diaper and plastic panties

I never retire without them myself after 1 too many trips to Leaksville in the early years
Guest
Guest
Member since:
3/31/09

RE: Plastic pants over disposables

Dec 02 2011 02:32 PM

I also wear plastic panties over two disposable diapers and a pad. Make sure your diapers are tucked inside the plastic panties all around the legs and waist.
RMS
RMS
Member since:
3/31/09

RE: Plastic pants over disposables

Dec 03 2011 07:35 AM

I've honestly never understood the purpose of wearing plastic pants over disposables, for the very reasons you mention, Loving. If there's a significant leak, pants that are waterproof both outside and in. Any leaks will just roll around looking for a place to escape.

That's why when I feel it's warranted I'll wear lined plastic pants. I have some that are lined with flannel, which is perfect for small leaks, and some that are lined with terrycloth, which is great for larger leaks, like overnight.

I'd highly recommend the polyester pants from Kins. They're durable and do a great job of actually preventing leaks.

-RMS
Puffy Pants
Puffy Pants
Member since:
12/24/09

RE: Plastic pants over disposables

Dec 03 2011 07:01 PM

Just added reassurance I guess. When I use disposables at night, not often now mostly cloth all the time, I would go the underwear route overtop with the coverpant, good for catching any minor leaks that may get through, which does happen, no disposable is 100% guarenteed to cover it all. Without some type of cloth to catch the leak, it is pretty pointless with a disposable, Puffy
chip091618
chip091618
Member since:
3/30/09

RE: Plastic pants over disposables

Dec 04 2011 10:55 AM

I do wear them both at night and the daytime. The best way to take care of leaks in the bed is to purchase a flannel rubber sheet that can be placed over the top sheet. That will take of any leak at night. You replace it the next day if a leak happens. That way you can sometime forgo the plastic pants to allow the disposable to breath more. Let me know and I will let you know where you can purchase the flannel rubber sheets.
JimJim
JimJim
Member since:
3/31/09

RE: Plastic pants over disposables

Dec 07 2011 03:22 AM

I was looking to buy some extra protection but was unsure what to buy. After reading blogs from you guys I did buy from Kins and with flannel. Thanks for the help. It's nice to read what people say about do's and don'ts and the like. Nice place to visit.
irish1980
irish1980
Member since:
9/21/09

RE: Plastic pants over disposables

Dec 07 2011 06:11 AM

i believe men use plastic pants more because we cant always control the direction of the flow. if its at an angle that hasnt much protection then the extra layer is very helpfull
draco_americanus
draco_americanus
Member since:
3/30/09

RE: Plastic pants over disposables

Dec 10 2011 01:39 AM

i use a pillow top matress protector and just a disposable but if you are going to wear rubber or plastic pants over them you should have some other means to absorb the leakage from the diaper, wearing boxer style underwear over the diaper would soak up the leakage, otherwise it just stays lose as nothing is there to take it up
Gejoe
Gejoe
Member since:
7/24/10

RE: Plastic pants over disposables

Dec 16 2011 06:19 PM

I not only use plastic pants with my disposable I also pin a cloth diaper over my disposable. The disposable leaks from the side all the time, so the cloth diaper catches the over flow and the plastic pants keep everything dry.
bedwetter789
bedwetter789
Member since:
2/28/11

RE: Plastic pants over disposables

Dec 17 2011 03:06 AM

its odd in life how things happen, I had just got my supply of wellness diapers that i use at night for my wetting and I noticed they was thinner I was concerned about leaks but tried them any way. What a dissapointment woke up in a wet bed and a wet diaper then I was reading this article and someone recomended kins for getting plastic pants so i found them and ordered a pair of plastic pants with a linner.
All I can say is thank you now my bed is dry and only my diaper and the linner in my pants are wet.
i normaly switch between wellness, drycare, and abena, after this I will be sticking to abena and drycare the wellness diapers have gotten to the point that i cant use them at night.
draco_americanus
draco_americanus
Member since:
3/30/09

RE: Plastic pants over disposables

Dec 17 2011 10:27 AM

one would think after all of our complaining and this is including compaining from both medical needs and well other needs from both sides that there would be an American brand disposable with absorbent side panels, ohwell the makers only want us to shut up and buy substandard disposables.
RMS
RMS
Member since:
3/31/09

RE: Plastic pants over disposables

Dec 17 2011 12:19 PM

Wow, Draco, I think that might be a bit, well, Draconian. :)

Look, nearly all improvements are driven not by the consumer but by competition. Consumers can suggest improvements, but manufacturers have little incentive to improve their products until their sales are affected. And sales won't be affected until there is something better available. In other words, no one's going to stop buying a something until there's a better alternative.

So, if the day ever arrives when a diaper manufacturer comes out with a diaper with protection in the sides*, and we all start buying it instead of Depend, Depend would come out with an improved version of their diaper so fast it would make your head spin.

But the way things stand today, there's really no reason to make such a diaper since no one else is.

-RMS

* The Prevail diapers with the "full mat" design is the closest I've seen, though I'm not sure they're any good. Prevail/First Quality has never struck me as a quality product.
JimJim
JimJim
Member since:
3/31/09

RE: Plastic pants over disposables

Dec 19 2011 03:14 AM

Loving Life, you are not the only one. I too, wear a cover/plastic pant over my disposable diaper. I do like the added protection (just in case) for peace of mind.
JimJim
JimJim
Member since:
3/31/09

RE: Plastic pants over disposables

Dec 21 2011 03:12 AM

I now wear plastic pants over my pull up at night. It makes me feel better that I do have some extra protection. Not often does my pull up leak but it has in the past four years or so.
pin
pin
Member since:
3/31/09

RE: Plastic pants over disposables

Jan 05 2012 08:21 AM

I know this has been said befor put a pampers #5 or #6 in the diaper you use. Cut the sides of and put small cut in the outer cover. Place this in the diaper you use in a spot that will work the best for you at day time and night time.This will work with cloth diapers to.
dave82
dave82
Member since:
3/31/09

Re: Plastic pants over disposables

Jan 05 2012 10:38 AM

I use them over mine because it cuts back the noise of the diaper, protects against minor leaks and helps contain odor until I get a chance to change
Robert109
Robert109
Member since:
5/6/10

Re: Plastic pants over disposables

Jan 05 2012 03:59 PM

I don't think plastic pants work very well for me. I bought a pair and wore during the day over the thick underpants that are like training pants (in order to reduce costs of disposables) and they were ok, but got hot and leaked a bit. I like the idea of flannel lined ones to catch little leaks when sleeping. It would be even better if they had snaps so they wouldn't be too hot.
dave82
dave82
Member since:
3/31/09

Re: Plastic pants over disposables

Jan 05 2012 04:11 PM

The sani pants I wear are snap on, yes they get hot

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