Briefs Vs. Pull Up Style Adult Diapers

There is a wide misconception regarding the styles of incontinence products, and this article will clear it up. A “Brief” is not a pull-on style incontinence product! While in the common underwear terminology, a brief is stepped into and pulled up to be worn, this is NOT what an incontinence brief is. In incontinence terminology, a “brief” is a tape-tab style product that opens, and the tape tabs are fastened at the hip, like baby diapers. At Tranquility, “Disposable Absorbent Underwear” (DAU) is a pull-on style product that is stepped into and pulled up to be worn, like traditional underwear.


Why Choose a Disposable Brief
Disposable briefs with refastenable tape tabs are ideal for adults with limited mobility and limited use of the toilet. This is because residents with limited mobility may not be able to stand or may have difficulty lifting their legs, making a pull-on style product too difficult to change. Disposable briefs can be changed while an individual is laying down and the tabs can be repositioned for a comfortable fit. Additionally, disposable briefs are preferred by some with unique body shapes because the brief can be tightened to fit your shape. 


Why Choose a Pull Up Disposable Underwear

Pull-up style incontinence products are ideal for adults who manage their own incontinence and want to wear a product that is similar to traditional underwear, in both look and feel. Disposable Pull-Up Underwear are also recommended for adults with Alzheimer’s disease because they are worn like regular underwear, triggering the muscle memory of pulling on underwear like they always have.

In summary, a “brief” is not a pull-up or pull-on style incontinence product. A disposable incontinence brief is a tape-tab style product that utilizes tabs to secure the brief closed.