3 Important Facts about Adult Nappies

The term ‘incontinence’ refers to involuntary urination or defecation, and we’re starting to see an increase in Australia.

Holistic Incontinence provide a large range of solutions from pads to all-in-one nappies or diapers, to pull-ups. The right one for you depends on many factors, like your lifestyle, body size and symptoms.

1: Adult Incontinence in Australia is More Common Than You Think

Right now in Australia, there are over 4.8 million people living with incontinence.

There are many reasons why you might develop symptoms. Despite popular belief, old age is not a cause. A large number of older Australians do suffer incontinence but there are several medical reasons why.

Childbirth is the most is the most common cause in women, with 1 in 3 experiencing the loss of bladder control.

Prostate issues and surgery is a cause in many men.

Diseases like multiple sclerosis, diabetes and Parkinson’s disease can cause incontinence.

Disability or memory problems are other contributors. A lack of mobility may prevent someone from using a toilet in time, while dementia can effect sufferers in other ways.

1 in 100 adults never achieve bladder control at night.

2: Incontinence Solutions Come in Many Types and Sizes

As you have read, incontinence can affect almost anyone in different ways. As a result there are many solutions available.


Perhaps the most common solution, pads are placed within your existing underwear. Allusive Flexi Pads from Holistic Incontinence can absorb approx. 800ml of liquid, meaning they’re best for urinary incontinence. Simply fix the pad to your underwear to prevent it moving around.

Pads and Underwear

Another option is a special kind of pad underwear specially developed to be used with pads. Male and female designs allow a comfortable fit. And unlike regular underwear, you can reuse cotton underwear many times over.


Most commonly known as nappies or diapers, all-in-ones may be best for heavy urinary and bowel incontinence. The design is typical of common diapers which fit around the waist. They come in a number of sizes to fit both smaller and larger builds.


A lot like All-in-ones, pullups are worn like regular underwear that extends to the hips to offer greater confidence and peace of mind.

Anti-leak guards and a higher waistband help to minimise leakage, odour and bacteria, making pullups ideal for urinary and bowel incontinence.

3: Buying Online is Easy and Discreet

If you do suffer from incontinence, you may experience a range of emotions. Many people are embarrassed to visit a store in person.

Holistic Incontinence offers a user friendly online store, where you can sample new products, to find the right style for you. Once you’ve found what you need, ordering and reordering is simple and convenient. Simply select the style and we will ship it to you in no time!

Incontinence doesn’t mean you have to give up the life you love.

Holistic Incontinence can help you with advice and support, and they offer a large range of products in the online store.