So I must have used 7 pull ups today. I Use a brand called Tena and insert a pad over the pull up during the day. Today I was dealing with two elder parents both with varying stages of memory and cognition decline. My mom gets a bathroom break every two hours and sometimes it works great and she pees in the toilet and the pull up is spared. Sometimes not and I need to use a new pull up. Does anyone or has anyone tried to hack the dry part of a used diaper and safely make it usable in some other way? I have tried by cutting out the dry part, trimming off the sides roughly and folding over the open edge and taping it in various ways with cloth tape. I sort of end up with an odd shaped pad. I then use this sort of pad and slide it under my mom on top of her clean diaper when she is sitting up in bed to have her morning drink. She often pees on this pad and it spares the new diaper so when I get her up for the day, the clean diaper is still clean as only the hacked pad got wet. Does anyone do anything like this and if so, what have you done that is actually cost effective and makes a difference. I sometimes think it is too time consuming or financially, it is not really saving me much. It is less in the landfill I suppose. Any ideas on this or anyone tried it and found it a benefit or a waste of time. If I dont do this, I use mens pads and Tena pads and slide them under my mom over her new diaper but that is another 100 diaper pads in addition to bed pads diapers and pull ups.
I agree you need to find a cheaper pull up. Walgreens has their own brand, Serenity. They have a buy one second 50% off sale. I would stock up. Their monthly booklet has $5 off coupon sometimes.
What might well be worth doing, though, is trying a few different types of continence care brand and seeing if you can find a more economical answer - there's an almost infinite range of sizes, shapes and absorbencies.
There are also very good, very reliable, washable bed and chair pads - only, of course, you end up spending on water, detergent and electricity what you saved on the disposables. Credits for avoiding landfill, but demerits for everything else. :( You can't win.
Overnight diapers are on all night soaking up multiple releases. It sounds like you change diapers often enough during the coarse of a day that it will be on for much less time than an overnight diaper. If those can stay on all night, I don't see why you can't leave a barely wet diaper on until the next change.