Booster pads

jdinvirginia

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Guys and gals, what are you using for booster pads and why?

I am a heavy wetter and so always use booster pads. NorthShore Care booster pads have been my go-to pads. Although they are an excellent product, their recent price increase has caused me to look elsewhere.

Recently I have begun to use TotalDry Boostups Max pads. By the case, these are $.37 each, a very competitive price. In comparison, the NorthShore booster pads in size Medium are $.62 each, per case.

The NorthShore pads are 14” long. I usually wet only about 1/2 of the pad so the Large size that is 16” long would not provide me any improved absorbency. What caused my interest in the Boostups pads was their high absorbency (1,000 ml - 35 oz.) in only 13” of length.

So far I am very satisfied with the Boostups.
 
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@jdinvirginia Like you, I find the TotalDry Maximum Boostups Pads an excellent booster for the money. They have been my go to for day time in a medium MEGAMAX or MEGAMAX Air for awhile now. I appreciate that they are individually wrapped and how soft they are.

I use a NorthShore EternaDry Booster Pad in a 2XL contour in a MEGAMAX large for bedtime, if I'm not in cloth diapers and plastic pants. I need all the absorbency I can get for my bedtime output.
 
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Primarily, I use NorthShore EternaDry or InControl booster pads. Sometimes I’ll also just double up the diapers.
 
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I wear boosters in a disposable at night. I’ve used many different kinds. My go to was the Abena Abri-let Maxi. But, they’ve gone up in price and down in quality. I recently started using Super Sposies. They are 15” long, decent price, have a lot of SAP and I’ve had good results with them.
 
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CheshireCat said:
I use a NorthShore EternaDry Booster Pad in a 2XL contour in a MEGAMAX large for bedtime, if I'm not in cloth diapers and plastic pants. I need all the absorbency I can get for my bedtime output.
I'm a heavy wetter. I use these for sleeping and sometimes during the day when I know I'll be out for extra hours. Never really considered the $'s. The only problem is that they swell the bulge. Too obvious. Requires a compression shorts.
 
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I use disposable booster pads from Northshore in Supremes or MegaMax disposables as well but I found that microfiber towels from Sams or Costco (in the automotive area) work extremely well if you don’t mind rinsing them out and throwing them into the wash. Personally, I prefer the yellow colored ones as they wash well with diapers or whites I fold them into 1/3s and place them in a cloth or disposable (inside leak guards!!) diaper. You can use one or more by folding them together for maximum absorption. I found that even though they don’t have an adhesive strip, they seem to stay in place very well.
 
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I use reusable boosters as well. The ones I like best are baby terry nappies. I usually use a couple folded lengthwise inside whichever disposable I have on. They work well, feel great and I guess are good for the environment although I started using them long before we were worried about global warming.
 
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I use NS L boosters and NS L boosters in Megamax and Supremes respectively. You mentioned only using about half of a 14” pad and Ellyn mentioned the adhesive strip.
I don’t even use the adhesive strip so that I can turn it around and use the other half. This might be more useful depending on the configuration of where your urine “comes out.” Up front or in the middle… but this works well for me, as mine comes from front.
 
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I use reusable boosters when wearing disposable products when out and about and smaller cloth diapers inside my cloth diapers at home
 
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wpn said:
I use NS L boosters and NS L boosters in Megamax and Supremes respectively. You mentioned only using about half of a 14” pad and Ellyn mentioned the adhesive strip.
I don’t even use the adhesive strip so that I can turn it around and use the other half. This might be more useful depending on the configuration of where your urine “comes out.” Up front or in the middle… but this works well for me, as mine comes from front.
I meant to say NS XL and L boosters. Sorry
 
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i have just begun to use booster pads for the first time last month, and ive got to say they are pretty amazing. ive been using the ones from rearz specifically.

i am a small person and U-IC so it is basically impossible for me to reach a diapers capacity by itself given that i never flood only trickle and i just dont produce as much urine as bigger people. however, i really love how thick they make the diapers feel when i want to get into little space, and the best part is that for me because i dont pee a whole lot i can just take the booster out when id normally have a diaper change and still have a basically fresh diaper. this makes me go through them a lot slower and saves money because boosters cost less than diapers but they effectively make every one diaper into two diapers for me.

i dont use them all the time, but i am really glad i decided to finally try them out. i was nervous because i had heard some people having issues with them exploding and making a huge mess. thankfully that hasnt happened to me and im nearly through an entire pack of them.
 
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@jdinvirginia
sorry bit late to this chat
I use Tranquility contoured boosters
but I don't unfold them the whole way. Just so it's a strip inside my Abena L4
expands capacity by about 500ml / 17oz
what I find with my first wetting is I can remove the booster and my diaper is basically brand new and good to go for a few more accidents. This extends my time between changes. New booster goes in next change. I have tried 2 boosters but tends to leak as they are higher than the leg guards.
 
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Superabsorbent booster pads often will not work well in an economy diaper. This is because most economy diapers do not have tall internal standing leak guards. The saturated booster once swollen as high as the leak guards will permit urine to flow over the tops of the leak guards.

When I am using a non-premium diaper, I use very absorbent, but not superabsorbent, booster pads. Some experimentation is recommended.

Also, look out for "exploding booster pads!"o_O Well, not exactly "exploding," but bursting and spreading SAP everywhere. All that saturated SAP crystals are a real pain to clean up. Some manufacturers, in their quest to advertise the most absorbent booster pad, have filled the booster pad with too much SAP crystals. If the pad becomes overly saturated it can burst a seam.
 
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Booster Pads I have used: Bambino 30gram and 50 gram, North Shore Large, Tranquiliy, Reassure, Abri-let maxi (old style),, Rearz Overnight,
I did not test them only used for over night booster, and my choice: #1. Bambino 50 and 30 both have a lot of sap soak up and hold a lot.
Rearz are much thicker and do a good job but they have more fluff less sap, North Shore makes a good booster, It's been a long time since I have used any Tranquility, and I have not used many of the Reassure but they are thinner, the old Abri-let was some kind of fluff and did not absorb or hold much.
 
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I use Northshore booster pads from time to time with their MEGAMAX all contained with in their trifecta pants for my night diaper. The choice for increased absorbance is based on liquid intake that afternoon and/or evening. Most nights, I do not need the additional capacity.

It is a worthy effort to keep a close tap on pricing as over the next 20 months, as pricing will continue to increase in all sectors. Any interference with international container shipping and pricing could increase vastly. Assure you have alternatives (reusables) diapers as part of your supply.
 
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I use booster pads all the time - with all my diapers. They are great for adding absorbency, disbursing the volume throughout the diaper instead of in the front and allow me to change the booster and keep the diaper the same in certain situations.
When I am in a situation when I can't change the diaper, I will wear a diaper that has refastenable tapes or velcro tapes and change the booster every couple of hours. I'll do that on a plane, sometimes at the office and all the time when I am skiing.
 
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I personally suggest y'all try the overnight boosters from Rearz. That is if you could get your hands on them. Amazon has them but are sold out frequently. However Inner baby has them in stock. A little on the pricey side but hold up an additional 2500 ml which to me is quite impressive.
 
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I use tranquility top liner booster pads in atn, briefs. Ad they're coveted by my insurance. But I have used baby diapers when I have run out of boosters. First steps brand from dollar general size 7 do alright but pampers cruiser 360 do allot better
And ad I only need boosters for the nighttime it doesn't matter that they're baby diapers I'm the only one that sees them. Anyone else use baby diaper as boosters?
 
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Sorry for the typos
Big fingers small screen
 
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Diaperedff1 said:
I use tranquility top liner booster pads in atn, briefs. Ad they're coveted by my insurance. But I have used baby diapers when I have run out of boosters. First steps brand from dollar general size 7 do alright but pampers cruiser 360 do allot better
And ad I only need boosters for the nighttime it doesn't matter that they're baby diapers I'm the only one that sees them. Anyone else use baby diaper as boosters?
I often use baby cloth diapers as boosters - over here in the UK they're terry nappies. I fold them 3 times lengthwise. They work really well and give that lovely terry nappy feeling where it counts.
 
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