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Abena Extra - My review

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thedlguy

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Ok, so I just received my case of Abena Extra (Abri-Form) I just put one on and thought I would compare it to the Abri-form Supers which I also have. The first thing I noticed is that the Extra's are a little thicker then the Supers, but no by that much, they are definately thinner then the X-Pluses. When I put it on, I noticed that the sides dont stretch as much as the Supers do. This for me is a good thing as when I wake up in the morning, the Supers are fairly loose as opposed to nice and tight when I put them on.

The tapes seem to be slightly stronger (course that could just be my imagination). I think I'm going to try these under my jeans when I'm out and about and see if they feel thicker then the Supers. As I sit here writing this I noticed that they dont seems thicker then the Supers. I will try and update this further after I have gone through a few diapers. I'm quite confident that the Extra's will be true to their name and hold more then the Supers which in my opinion hold alot!

Anyone else use the Extra's on a regular basis?
 

Darkfinn

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I alternate between Extras and Bambinos.

The Extras don't look that much different than the Supers... but they feel better and perform better IMO.
 

wayward1

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nice review, im thinking about buying some of them. looking forward to the rest of your review.
 

thedlguy

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Ok I was going to edit my first post, but I'm just adding another one for easiness. So far I have to say that these diapers ROCK!! One of the first things I notice is they are not as long as the Supers which is sort of a plus. The sides dont seem to stretch as much and as a result, after a full night in bed, my diaper was still nice and snug on me. As for absorbancy? Well in the last 24hrs of my testing, I have to say that it is extremely abosorbant and no leaks as of yet (even when sittting down) I think I may have found my fav :D
 
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Oh wow, I've never tried these but I'm looking for some good ones to try :)
I've heard good things about the X-Plus as well, any idea how you think the Extra and the X-Plus compare? :D
 

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Oh wow, I've never tried these but I'm looking for some good ones to try :)
I've heard good things about the X-Plus as well, any idea how you think the Extra and the X-Plus compare? :D
IMO The X-Plus are better than the extra, but then again i can't really remember the last time i wore an Extra since it was like a year ago. I think i'll be ordering the Extra though and not the X-plus next time, cheaper and still of good quality
 

thedlguy

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Well the x-plus's are super thick and do absorb alot more, the thing is that you get alot less diapers in a case of X-plus's compared to the extras or supers. I think the extras are still a very good diaper IMO and I will continue to purchase them
 

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Well I see you did get your case :)

I've been stuck deciding on if ia should get Super, Extra's, Or X-Plus. I think I'm go with the Extra's :) Good review :)
 

thedlguy

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Well I see you did get your case :)

I've been stuck deciding on if ia should get Super, Extra's, Or X-Plus. I think I'm go with the Extra's :) Good review :)
:cool: glad you like it Siege, I think its the best bang for the buck, though everyone needs to experience the X-plus atleast once
 

tdlrfootedpjs

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I also wear Abena Extras, I have just finished off my 5th case of them actually. I had leakage issues with the supers at night (bedwetter) and have had minimal leakage issues with the extras. I could pretty much claim most to the leakage that I have experienced with them as my fault probably also. They are not as good as the x-pluses for capacity, but they are a very good diaper for all around day/night use. You can wet these 3-4 times without having a worry and the fit on them is great as BabyDia has already stated. These thus far, have been my choice diaper above x-plus for price. Above dry24/7 because I found them to rip easily. Above Tena,Depends, for absorbancy. Think I am going to try Bambino Bianco next as I heard they have an excellent landing zone for the tapes which was my only complaint about the whole abena line. i give them 4.5 of 5 stars.
 
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I've worn diapers all my life due to bladder and bowel instability. I wear 24/7 these days. At, night it's layered cotton diapers with plastic pants, but for the last year and a half during the day, it's been the Abena Extra. I am always, and I mean always, looking for a better diaper, disposable or cloth, and I have yet to find a more affordable quality diaper. I go through a case of Extras every month (that's 88 diapers).

Besides the reasonable price, here's what I like about them. They have inner cuffs for containing messes or floods. They are more absorbent than most disposables, yet are moderately thin. They fit a little large, which I prefer in disposable. They have excellent tapes (After hundreds of diapers, I have yet to have one break on me). And, they are plastic backed. I've used Supers and I prefer these because they provide more protection.

For a frequent wetter such as me, I don't think you can find a more affordable daytime diaper. With Extras I only need to change about three or four times during the whole day. At times when I am traveling, I've added a few diaper doublers for night-time use, though this is pushing it for me and I would normally use something with more absorbency like the X-Plus. Really, the only thing I dislike about this diaper is what I dislike about almost every disposable, please get rid of all the silly writing and marking on the diaper itself. It's annoying.
Spaz
 
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From what I hear, I'll definitely consider investing more into Extras for financial reasons, but I would still love to try the X-Plus at least once :p
Would anybody care to recommend a good place to buy Extras from? I doubt they would be in many stores, I can't seem to ever find Abena diapers :\ haha
 

thedlguy

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Well, I still cant find anything bad to say about these diapers :) I really like that the padding goes all the way up the back of the diaper and i have not come close to leaking yet (though I've only had them one day) Love em!!
 

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From what I hear, I'll definitely consider investing more into Extras for financial reasons, but I would still love to try the X-Plus at least once :p
Would anybody care to recommend a good place to buy Extras from? I doubt they would be in many stores, I can't seem to ever find Abena diapers :\ haha
XPMedical.com great site and reliable and from what i've heard the guy who runs it is really nice. I've never had the pleasure to call him but he responded to my e-mail the day after i sent it.
 

Siege89

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XPMedical.com great site and reliable and from what i've heard the guy who runs it is really nice. I've never had the pleasure to call him but he responded to my e-mail the day after i sent it.
I have heard nothing just nothing besides greathing about XpMedical.com
 
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Question: Are the extra's still blue plastic on the outside?

The last time I wore extra's was several years ago, and I'm hoping they haven't changed.
 
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