Changes In XPMedical and Their Supplies of Incontinence Products.

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I emailed the owner of XP Medical, and Gary had this to say about changes to their site and their products starting soon.
Pretty much, better order now rather than sooner. Not great news.

- The promotional price on Dry 24/7 will likey be ending in early December.
- Abena has communicated a 10 to 20% price increase that will begin affecting retail prices early next year.
- We have confirmed that Tena is converting the Slip Maxi to cloth-like. This is pushing up costs on the remaining limited stock of plastic backed product.
- We are hearing credible rumors that Molicare will be converting their SuperPlus line to cloth-like as well.
- Molicare typically releases new pricing for the year on January 1. We expect it will see a slight increase.
- FedEx and UPS have both announced 4 to 5% rate increases for 2015
 

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Wow, at that kind of price increase on Abena, I think the Northshore Care Supremes are going to really be positioned to pick up a lot of sales even with shipping costs factored in. Also glad XP Medical has their own plastic backed, it really is looking like fewer and fewer plastic backed diapers will remain around.
 

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Wow, at that kind of price increase on Abena, I think the Northshore Care Supremes are going to really be positioned to pick up a lot of sales even with shipping costs factored in. Also glad XP Medical has their own plastic backed, it really is looking like fewer and fewer plastic backed diapers will remain around.

Which upsets me because plastic backed>cloth. At least XP has their own plastic backed brand. I need to try their A+.
 

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The A+ is decent, at first I didn't really like them because the fit was crap and tapes were horrible. I have thick calves. The regular size they added fits perfectly though and the redesigns of the tapes made them so much better. Right now I am just wearing a mix of superio (for times needing diapers for just a few hours) and the northshore supremes. I suppose if northshore didn't come out with their new diapers, I'd probably be wearing the absorbency plus 4s as my go to diaper. I haven't worn their regular size ones with the higher absorbency yet. At some point I might start switching between northshore and xp for nightime or extended wear. I still am scared of leaks with the absorbency plus ones since they don't have the inner leg gatherers, though they don't do a horrible job. Maybe I'm just spoiled.
 

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Incredibly sad news about the Tena Sip Maxi. It's honestly a nightmare. Guess my next paycheck is going to buy a few cases of these to last me the rest of my life
*cries* =(
 

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I have a bag and a half of the Tena Slip Maxi that I picked up once I found out they were going away from plastic. I just don't have the space to hoard any more diapers (I have too many diapers as it is right now). If everyone is so dead set on going cloth backed, they ought to at least figure out a way to fix the weeping issue and sagging issue. I have worn the northshore brand cloth ones a few times, it seems like they are the only ones I have tried that is fairly close to not having that problem, but they still stretch a little bit especially over night (still not as bad as most of the prevail brands or abena cloth ones).
 

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God, this list is more depressing than the evening news. Molicare too? Seriously? Thanks Obama!
 

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While I doubt this has anything to do with our [largely incompetent] government, I do believe that companies assert switching to cloth-like material backing supposedlylargely in response to customers wanting a product that feels more like regular underwear. On the surface this seems reasonable, but it's really a BS excuse to trim the costs of making diapers while raking in more cash.
 

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The A+ is decent, at first I didn't really like them because the fit was crap and tapes were horrible. I have thick calves. The regular size they added fits perfectly though and the redesigns of the tapes made them so much better. Right now I am just wearing a mix of superio (for times needing diapers for just a few hours) and the northshore supremes. I suppose if northshore didn't come out with their new diapers, I'd probably be wearing the absorbency plus 4s as my go to diaper. I haven't worn their regular size ones with the higher absorbency yet. At some point I might start switching between northshore and xp for nightime or extended wear. I still am scared of leaks with the absorbency plus ones since they don't have the inner leg gatherers, though they don't do a horrible job. Maybe I'm just spoiled.

ok this is like 4th or 5th time i've seen thick calves mentioned with fitting of diapers. What gives? what do calves have to do with diapers at all?
 

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I still am scared of leaks with the absorbency plus ones since they don't have the inner leg gatherers, though they don't do a horrible job.
Oddly enough, I've never had a leak in an absorbency plus except for the very first time I wore one and didn't know how to tape it. I think some of the trick is to let it sag a bit so the padding is below the leg openings.
 

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ok this is like 4th or 5th time i've seen thick calves mentioned with fitting of diapers. What gives? what do calves have to do with diapers at all?

Its similar to pants. A lot of pants are made for skinny thighs. I can wear a size 33 or 34 pair of pants, but often times the calves is what keeps me from being able to put it on comfortably (waist fits fine, but seriously thick around legs and after a washing it won't fit at all around the legs). With diapers, I find that the top tapes can almost fit fine, but the bottom tapes are incredibly tight. So I'm fairly certain its more a calves issues than waist/hip size issue. I'm assuming this is the same for a lot of folks who complain about thick calves. I'm tempted to try to look into seeing what kind of exercises I can do to tone them a bit, though its fairly genetic, everyone in my family has the same kind of issue with thick calves.
 

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ok this is like 4th or 5th time i've seen thick calves mentioned with fitting of diapers. What gives? what do calves have to do with diapers at all?

I suspect a lot of people are getting calves confused with thighs.
 

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This is pretty sad, Abena XPlus is still my preferred diaper, the plastic back of the A+ is too thin and tears too easy. Hopefully the ComfiDry price increase isn't too high. I tried a free sample of the NorthShore ones and although they were okay, they didn't stand up to Abena as well as I'd like, :(
 

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Plz no Abena. Wat r u doin' economy? stahp making it difficult economy.:frown:
 

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Well this sucks, I guess I'll be getting 2 cases of diapers next month, 1 dry 24 and 1 abena m4, aftee that I'll need to see, which is cheaper.
 

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As if abena wasnt already high enough in price I guess I wont buy anymore of them. The molicares going cloth wont be bad IF they do them like the comfort super with the plastic center and the breathable sides and if thats how it goes down I would honestly be more apt to buy them but if they go with a total cloth backing they will lose more customers than they will gain and I would bet the proverbial farm on that one. Now as far as losing the promo pricing on the dry24/7 who cares the msrp is only $125-130 and they are $110 now so not that bad and I dont know how the rest of you guys feel but I just assume use the new north shore supremes, they are as good as the dry 24/7 and have less tendency to leak, not to mention cheaper! I think the cloth backed diapers are a fad anyway and will go out of style just like disco and bell bottom jeans...Just my 2 little cents
 

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As if abena wasnt already high enough in price I guess I wont buy anymore of them. The molicares going cloth wont be bad IF they do them like the comfort super with the plastic center and the breathable sides and if thats how it goes down I would honestly be more apt to buy them but if they go with a total cloth backing they will lose more customers than they will gain and I would bet the proverbial farm on that one. Now as far as losing the promo pricing on the dry24/7 who cares the msrp is only $125-130 and they are $110 now so not that bad and I dont know how the rest of you guys feel but I just assume use the new north shore supremes, they are as good as the dry 24/7 and have less tendency to leak, not to mention cheaper! I think the cloth backed diapers are a fad anyway and will go out of style just like disco and bell bottom jeans...Just my 2 little cents
I'd prefer they use the one the Seni Quatros use. I'd consider picking them up if they went that route. Those are pretty much the only cloth backed diapers I'll use.
 

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No no no no no, the Molicare Super Plus is the only plastic-backed that one can easily purchase in Australia!! Abena and Tena are already cloth-only, but not Molicare... No no no :(
 
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