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What are Disposable Underpads?

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Disposable underpads also known as “chux” are protective bed pads that often come with adhesives to help secure it in place. They are made for absorbing urinary leaks or catching fecal incontinence spills. They are designed to protect mattresses and furniture from moderate to heavy incontinence. Often, they are made with non-woven materials that soak up liquids effectively to maintain dryness and reduce odors for maximum comfort.

Disposable bed pads with adhesives are helpful medical supplies that are commonly used in medical care. They are extremely useful during medical procedures, after childbirth, and managing urinary incontinence. In long-term care facilities and hospitals, they are used to protect mattresses and furniture from urine damage and reduce linen laundry. For postpartum care, they are used to catch urinary leaks as women’s bladder and pelvic muscles tend to be weakened after giving birth. Disposable underpads can be used as potty training pads for pets.

While it is common to use underpads for beds and furniture, there are alternative ways they can be used and help those who need extra protection. Other ways underpads can be used:

  • It is common to use underpads for baby changing stations to provide a clean, sterile surface when changing a baby’s diaper in public. Underpads help protect the baby from touching dirty surfaces and make cleaning up easy.

  • Prevent skin rashes from bladder leakage when using a wheelchair

  • During long car rides or travel to protect vehicle upholstery and prevent stains

  • Underneath a commode, also known as a bedside toilet, to protect flooring

  • To absorb light water leaks underneath a kitchen sink or leaky pipes to prevent wood damage

  • At the bottom of a garbage can to absorb any leaks from holes in the garbage bag

  • To protect flooring and carpet when painting the walls of a home