I find the pads he gets delivered are not suitable for his needs. Any ideas or tips on where I can get the right products. I have tried to sort through the GP but I think its going to take a while if at all
Sorry to hear your son is having this problem. There are plenty of online stores that can offer a fast solution to managing incontinence. Many of these give you the choice of buying online or over the phone, such as Incontinence Supermarket and Allanda. You will often also be able to get a one-day delivery option.
The type of product you choose for your son depends on his age, mobility and the severity of his incontinence. If your son is less mobile and experiences heavy leaks, All in One pad products use tapes to hold the pad securely in place, ensuring it does not move. They are best applied with your son laying down. You might have heard this product referred to as a diaper. Tena Slip Maxi is a product commonly used by less mobile users and is suitable for managing both faecal incontinence and urinary incontinence.
For very young children, the Libero range of incontinence pants and nappies is perfect for babies and young children. However, if your child is going to school and may be embarrassed about this product, a more mature product such as an all-in-one or incontinence pad is more ideal. You can find this brand in most incontinence online stores.
If your son is more independent and mobile, stretchy pull-up pants with built-in protection can feel just like normal underwear, giving him a sense of freedom and independence. Products such as Tena Active Fit pants are designed especially for people with a more active lifestyle.
If your son’s incontinence is very light, an incontinence pad with a light absorbency is a discreet option. The Attends Soft product range is ideal for managing light incontinence. For extra security, you may want to purchase pull up pants for your son to keep the pad in place.
Talking to a GP about your son’s incontinence can do no harm with seeking advice on lifestyle changes. Many incontinence products stores will also allow you to talk to a customer service team to recommend the ideal product.