Adult swim diapers?! Yep! If you read last month's article about chlorine, you'll remember we talked about how chlorine actually reacts with urine and feces in the pool to produce irritants and this is one of the reasons why some people's eyes "sting" after swimming. The article also talks about how babies and toddlers should use swim diapers (changed frequently) to help avoid this problem. But what about the older sect of swimmers? Swimming and aquatic exercise among the elderly is quite popular. It's easy on the joints and keeps the body cool. However, it's no secret that as our bodies age, incontinence can be one of the burdens we bear. So, to keep the fear of incontinence altering your experience in the pool at bay, use adult swim diapers.
Swim diapers can be used on water adventurers of any age, from infants to adults. Although, incontinence is known to be common as we age, it can affect other ages as well.
Wearing a properly sized swim diaper will protect from leaks and will not let pool water soak in. Many of them are now washable and reusable and there's of course, disposable ones. Swim diapers are slim and fit tightly to be discreet underneath a bathing suit.
It is important to realize that just as a "regular diaper" on a baby swells up when wet from submersion/swimming, so does a "regular pad or diaper" of the adult variety. Regular pads or diapers become bloated with water and easily allow for waste to leak into the pool. It's important to make sure you have an actual swim diaper on. Instead of bloating up, swim diapers actually allow water to pass through so it doesn't soak up.
Don't let pesky adult incontinence keep you from enjoying all the health benefits from being in a swimming pool. Get proper protection and take to the pool like a fish to water.
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