Choosing the right product

Choosing the right product is very important as the user’s comfort will depend on it. First step that needs to be taken is to determine the level of incontinence you are dealing with. The level of incontinence, frequency of urine loss and the level of independency of a given person determine the selection of a pad or a diaper.

NOTE! It is often the case that people with incontinence use products which are inadequate to their condition – people with light incontinence use anatomically shaped pads, which are more expensive, and are dedicated for moderate and heavy incontinence, because a product with higher absorbency gives them a stronger sense of security. It is worth to calculate whether such absorbency choice is really necessary.

Well selected product will not only provide everyday comfort, but will also help to avoid unnecessary costs.

How to determine the necessary absorbency level?

In order to determine that it is best to use the urinary diary, which makes assessing the incontinence level easy.

Before carrying out the calculation it is worth to take the following factors under consideration:

Below there’s an example of correct product selection based on a properly kept urinary diary based on one day observation.

Calculation: Woman, limited mobility, visits toilet only with the assistance of a caregiver.

volume of fluids taken 1450 ml
volume of fluids excreted (usually 80% of fluids taken) 80% of 1450 ml = 1160 ml
passing urine in the toilet (approx. 200 ml during a single visit) 3 times 200 ml = 600 ml
urinary incontinence 1160 ml – 600 ml (WC) = 560 ml
4–hour average 560 ml / 24h = 93 ml over 4 hours

Suggested product selection:

93 ml / 4h falls in the “light incontinence” range, so the adequate product should be chosen from light incontinence management line and Seni Lady bladder control pads match the description. Shortcut In order to make product selection easier we have created a special questionnaire that will help you choose the right product. Go to diagnostics.

Read also

Why choose Seni Care?

Why choose Seni Care?

Sensitive skin, especially the skin of the elderly who use absorbent products to manage their urinary/faecal incontinence require proper care.

Comfort of care

Comfort of care

Looking after an ill person, especially a bedridden one, you need to involve a lot of energy into it. 


Find out more about Seni products

A wide range of absorbent products for people who need reliable protection.

See products

Choose product

A well-chosen product means both the patient's comfort and less risk of serious pressure sores, as well as less work for the caregiver. Choose a product with our help.

Choose product

Choose size

Choosing the right product is very important. That is why, we created a simple tool called "Diagnostics".

Choose size