How to Dispose of Adult Diapers And Pads – The Right Way

Updated on February 28, 2024

Urinary incontinence (UI) affects millions of people worldwide, causing anxiety and impacting their quality of life.

Adult diapers and pads offer relief and confidence to those suffering from UI, allowing them to carry on with their daily lives.

However, knowing how to dispose of soiled adult diapers and pads discreetly and hygienically is essential for maintaining dignity and comfort.

This blog post explores the challenges of managing urinary incontinence in public settings, focusing on the importance of proper disposal methods, the use of disposal bags, and the prevention of diaper rash.

Discover practical tips and solutions for discreetly disposing of adult disposable diapers, helping individuals with UI to navigate social situations with ease and confidence.

Managing Urinary Incontinence in Public Settings, Washrooms.

What is Urinary Incontinence?

Urinary Incontinence (UI) which refers to loss bladder control, is a common health concern specifically among our senior population.

In a recent study The Official Foundation of the American Urological Association found that approximately one third of men and women suffer from urinary incontinence. It is estimated, globally 50% people who suffer from UI do not treat their condition, causing them to frequently run to bathroom or avoid social outings all together. As accidents often occur at the most uncomfortable of times, one’s who suffer from urinary incontinence often take precautionary measures by using adult diapers.

The use of adult diapers and briefs offers peace of mind to those suffering from UI, allowing one to continue to with their day to day life without fear of evident leakage.

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The sense of relief a diaper or brief can provide to a person who is experiencing UI is overwhelming, as it is estimated that over ten million adults throughout North America wear adult diapers.

Urinary incontinence is considered a symptom, from a variety of larger health concerns. Women on average are twice as likely to experience urinary incontinence and can often result from childbirth, menopause and surgery.

In fact, the University of California revealed a year after childbirth 5% of women still experience incontinence. Men on the other hand, experience the symptom of UI from prostate removal, an overactive bladder and nerve damage.

As UI results from a variety of health conditions, it is also important to note the psychological impact that UI can create. People who experience urinary incontinence may also suffer from depression, anxiety and grief. The relation between urinary incontinence and negative psychological effects is clear, as one may feel their quality of life has decreased.

People who experience UI often worry about going out in public and an accident striking with no washroom insight or, having to abruptly leave from a social gathering to race to the washroom.

Disposing Of Soiled Adult Diapers

how to dispose adult diapers eco friendlyThe use of diapers can provide a sense of relief to these psychological worries, putting an ease to the threat of urinating evidently in public or having to make a mad dash to the washroom. However, once in the washroom, users then have another obstacle to overcome which is disposing of their soiled adult diaper or brief.

Finding a solution to secretly dispose of soiled adult diapers or briefs can cause a new set of psychological concern as one is now left trying to inconspicuously dispose of their diaper or brief in the washroom’s public garbage, where there may be other patrons watching.

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Using disposal bags can be a convenient and discreet method for disposing of incontinence products like soiled adult diapers.

In a recent publication from Stanford Health, Rachel Hayes* addressed the societal struggles of dealing with incontinence and changing her diaper in public.

Rachel highlighted “A large amount of urine means changing [my] pads and finding a discreet place to dispose of an adult-sized diaper. I always have this anxiety, which doesn’t add to my social charm.” The Future of Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence affects individuals of all age groups although, more commonly experience by females and elder adults.

Adult disposable diapers and briefs were designed to be a solution to urinary incontinence, alleviating any associated stress UI may bring to one’s social life.

Instead, a new stress for those who experience UI has been created through the disposal of adult diapers. Urinary Incontinence affects individuals of all age groups although, more commonly experienced by females and elder adults.

A study conducted by the US National Library of Medicine highlighted that the percentage of elder adults 85+ plus is projected to more than double from 6.6 million in 2019 to 14.4 million in 2040 (a 118% increase). This means as a significant portion of our population ages into senior years, urinary incontinence will also increase.

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With the distress UI can bring individuals increasing due to population age, it is important to consider what can be done to improve washrooms and facilities to accommodate a large portion of our population who experience UI.

Citron Hygiene has always been an advocate for proper sanitary disposal, and adult diapers are no different. Citron is proud to support proper diaper disposal throughout all public bathrooms, as people deserve the right to use the bathroom without judgement.

Environmentally sensitive solutions, such as using biodegradable disposal bags or a dedicated diaper pail, can help manage the disposal of soiled adult diapers more effectively.

Diaper and briefs disposal not only breaks the stigma that many people with incontinence experience but also provides a hygienic and sanitary disposal method that accommodates other patrons and employees of the washroom, while addressing concerns like diaper rash and fecal matter contamination.

Citron Hygiene’s adult diaper disposal service is available throughout all locations and can be set to a frequency that fits your business’s needs. The need for healthy and hygienic public bathrooms has always been a movement supported by Citron.

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