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Sabresong

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So, I don't post here a lot. I prefer to read posts on the Diaper Talk part of the board about once a week, because it's a nice reminder that there are other DLs out there.

Starting in about a month, I'm going to be living in a townhouse with some friends and will effectively have my own space to hang out padded with nobody to barge in at random times. For the first time in my life I'll be able to wear whenever I want while also being able to order online without fear of nosy family members.

So, here's my dilemma. I've sampled high-capacity diapers like the Tena Slip Maxi, the Abena M4, and Molicare Super Plus. I've tried store brand (CVS) cloth-backed and hate them, but have had a lot of sucess with Depend Protection with Tabs. The high-end diapers are great, but I'm a very light wetter and could never possibly use one of those to capacity. Hell, I've never had a leak wearing Depend plastic-baked overnight.

I want to upgrade in absorbency however, so I'm looking for a mid-absorbency diaper that's plastic-backed, AND MUST have leak guards. I wear medium, so no worries there.

My top two choices are the Tena Slip Basic (effectively Tena Slip Super) and Tranquility's ATN. I'd love to try the Tena Slip Basic as I loved the swelling of the Maxis when I tried them, but haven't been able to find a real review of them. If anyone has tried these, please chime in with your opinions. If you have another suggestion, also feel free to add that. Anything that's ~1 dollar a diaper and absorbs fairly well is fair game (USA available). Anything that swells a lot when wet is a huge bonus.

Thanks, guys, you're fabulous!
 

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ATNs are an awesome diaper... go to diaperbuys.com they have packs of 12 for like 7 dollars and free shipping!...
 

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Tranquility ATN's are my go to lighter weight diaper. They are real comfortable, absorb a good amount more than Depends, swell up nicely and due to the SAP ratio, really feel nice when wet. I find for me, the large size works better as they seem to run smaller than the premium brands.
 

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You have got to be the first to not have a leak with those inferior Depends "Max" Protection plastic backed adult diapers "fitted briefs" . Since you are 19 you have not had the ability to experience the REAL Depends that were made in the good ole US of A . The current ones are made in Mexico and are made for wall street profits only- hence the need to change so dang often. The old Green backed OVERNIGHT PROTECTION ones with the nice wide elastic front and back waist bands and the six wide excellent tapes and nice and thick they were that did a wonderful job for me when I was in High School and College. Sadly someone needed a promotion at Kimberly Clark Corporation and thought of the lame brain idea of eliminating absorbent material and calling it new and improved just to gain a better job and saving Kimberly Clark Corporation and their shareholders whom are not incontinent whatsoever ! Yes K-C your customers aint dumb!
As far as your question not many options for a mid range left in the marketplace.
Attends is a low to mid range and they have waist bands and leak guards on them a word of caution they have a perfume smell- yet will work for you maybe. However I would just bump it up to the Max absorbency you cannot have too much absorbency at the risk of leaks and ruined clothes and furniture and bedding . I would go with The Abena Abri Form X-plus M-4 or the Dry 24-7 they will do the job hands own. Hope this helps you out.
 

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I realize I may be in the minority here, but I don't find the ATN to be all that good. They're loud. They're expensive. They clump badly. They wick VERY slowly. (flood guarantees leak) The leak guards are too close together. The tapes pop. If they were chaeper they might be a good "lounging around the house" diaper, but that's about it. I still have a handful here but I have no intention of reordering.

Getting back to the OP, I'd recommend XP Med's Aplus diapers, but you're insisting on leak guards. If you can find some Abena Abriform M3's in plastic, I'd say go with them. They're a good quality medium absorbency nice plastic diaper that's not too expensive. There really aren't a lot of other options I'm familiar with. No leak guards, low capacity, clothlike, too thick, unnecessarily expensive, most other diapers hit one or more of those. One other to look at is Unique Wellness's "superio". It's a little more pricey, but hits all your other requirements. The shell is a bit rougher/textured plastic too if that bothers you.
 

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Thanks for the recommendation of diaperbuys.com! I'd never heard of it, now I can try the ATNs for next to nothing.

I really do know from experience that maximum absorbency diapers are wasted on me. I loved the M4 and the other top-tier diapers I tried, but just couldn't use them to even half capacity.

I guess it seems as though nobody here has tried the Tena slip basic that XP Medical offers, which is odd, but I guess I'll just get both the ATNs and the Basics since the ATNs are so cheap!
 

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you have an astonishingly similar situation to me like exactly like mine. I don't have you as a roommate do I? Joking aside I would try maybe the depends pull ups or some store brand diapers i find they usually have medium to light absorbency. If you hated the colth backed ones from CVS though I would advise caution as most of the lower absorbency diapers are going to be cloth backed.
 

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I also recommend xp medicals diaper A+ level 4!!! So soft and super absorbent!! THE most comfortable diaper ever
 

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I have been using TotalDry Plus Fitted Briefs from bambinodiapers.com. The diaper is thin and works really well for my daytime diapers. These are way better than the ATN in my opinion. The diaper does swell and has leg cuffs or leak guards.
 

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I guess it seems as though nobody here has tried the Tena slip basic that XP Medical offers, which is odd /

I received my order of the Tena Slip Basic about a month ago. I have only tried two so far but I can state that they are exactly like the Tena Slip Super in every way except they are entirely blank (no logos on tapes or backing). They do have a wetness indicator and some very discreet digital ink print along side of it.

The fit and performance are also identical to the Plus version which means they fit naturally and hold more than they look like they would. They also have that silky soft plastic backing and smooth plastic landing zone that makes Tena so desirable.

The cool thing about the blank version is that you can use permanent markers to make your own designs on them :)
 

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I'm in the same boat as Sabresong. I need a diaper that's better than Depend but not premium as I'll never utilize it to it's potential.

I've been full time in diapers wearing Depend for the last 15 years, and part time for 20 years before that (since I was 11, for bedwetting). When I was young I used whatever my step mom put on me as she was a pediatric nurse so she got them from the hospital. When I was in college I started wearing Attends but then switched to Depend at some point and have worn mostly that since (with a few trials of off brands from Walgreens or CVS). I remember when they were green and good. They're still not bad and quite sufficient for my needs, mostly. I get them by the case from Walmart.com for $53.92 plus tax, no shipping charge. That comes to about $0.67 per each, so I need to find a replacement that is better economical.

I've been looking on the Diaperbuys.com site that was suggested earlier and they've got a wide selection with great prices. So I need something that's going to be at least as good as Depend but more economical. I'd like to have plastic backed as it slides across bed sheets easier and I'm not concerned about "crinckle" during the day, and it must be suitable for daytime and night time. It'd rather that it has the leak guards because they do make a big difference in containment of quick flows, and especially when I'm messy, which I am usually daily. So since most of you have more experience in the other brands, what do you think about the Dignity, Prevail, Tena, or Tranquility? I'm specifically interested in the Dignity Classic Extra or Compose, the Prevail Breezers, Tena Classic, or the Tranquility SlimLine. How do each stack up against Depend, absorption wise, comfort, etc.?

Thanks for your help.
 

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I would look into the regular wellness diaper. They are pretty good, hope a good amount and are fairly thick. Tapes are really nice too...
 

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I haven't considered this one because it's a "premium" diaper and well out of my price range. Is the regular one different than the ones that I've seen listed at sites?
 

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I am so glad i read this thread! I have been looking for a place to find cheap diapers to try that i can get in small quantities. Depends are just so frustrating! That get almost sticky when wet and they don't fill very much. i almost have to change myself immediately following a wetting. I'm definitely going to look at diaperbuys.com closer and see what i can find to suit me.

Any suggestions on a good diaper for me to try? I want something that is an actual diaper type, not a pull-up or fitted brief like the men's depends. Thanks in advance for the help!
 

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To anyone who's actually used diaperbuys.com: How discreet is their discreet shipping? Given the company name, I DO NOT want to see diaperbuys.com on the shipping label.
 

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I haven't considered this one because it's a "premium" diaper and well out of my price range. Is the regular one different than the ones that I've seen listed at sites?

the regular Wellness diaper is cheaper and simply holds less from what I know about them. The Superio is the really nice one but the regular ones are cheaper because they have less SAP in them. they might actually work for you so you could get a free sample of each kind from them if you want. here's a link to their site http://wellnessbriefs.com/. I have never tried the cheaper ones though.
 
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