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Conni Bed Pad and Mattress Pad for Incontinence Management
Conni produces the industry-leading, cost effective, super-absorbent, multi-layered bed pad for both child bed wetting and adult incontinence. The Conni Bed Pad is quick to absorb moisture, move and lock moisture away from the surface and center of the pad so that the user remains dry and comfortable.
Take Care!!! All brands of bed pads and re-usable products for continence products are not the same!
Many products selected for use on hospital beds are not absorbent enough. 64% of acute nursing time is taken up with continence issues. Conni Bed Pads have a guaranteed absorbent capacity that reduces the need for repeated bed changes and provides increased nursing time for other issues. Our products are designed with ‘non-pilling’ surface fabric, which is critical for skin integrity, particularly in aged or critical care.
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What makes our products so good?
We guarantee your satisfaction with our bed pads. The Conni bed pad is lightweight and has fantastic fluid holding capacity of up to 2,500 ml over an eight-hour period. You and your loved one can sleep easy knowing the bed is protected and their skin is safe.
Our guarantee is based on the superiority of our bed pads, which surpass all the industry standards for absorbency. The National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) sets the standards for the performance of re-usable absorbent bed pads.
According to NATA standards the most important areas of performance for bed pad, chair pads and products for incontinence are;
Speed of absorption: how quickly the moisture passes through the top layer of the pad. The faster this happens the greater the comfort level.
Rate of spread: how quickly the moisture disperses to the outer perimeter of the pad. The faster moisture moves from the centre of the pad, the drier it feels.
Surface wick back: the percentage of moisture passing back up through the top of the pad under pressure. This varies according to body weight. The lower the percentage (or the less amount of moisture, the better).
We outperform the industry in all three categories: see the graph below.
Copies of the official certification are available on request.
Conni products are regularly performance-tested through a NATA accredited independent textile laboratory. This process acts as an endorsement of our commitment to guarantee our customers the best quality and efficacy.
Conni products for incontinence have been manufactured with delicate skin in mind. Conni bed pads are suitable to be used directly against the skin of babies right through to the elderly, even if they have nappy rash or other skin damage.
Conni bed pads are kind to sensitive skin in three ways. The bed pad:
1. draws urine away quickly and keeps it locked away thus the skin stays dry and healthy,
2. has a soft quilted top layer, which stays smooth and will not wrinkle or pill thus protecting the skin from mechanical irritation,
3. is free from harmful chemicals.
There is widespread concern about the use of toxic substances in fabrics used next to the skin because of the negative and sometimes long-term effects on health. Unlike many incontinence products our Bed Pads, Mattress Protectors and absorbent underwear are free of anti-bacterial chemicals and fragrances. Chemicals which are toxic and should be avoided at all costs are: formaldehyde, phthalates, sodium lauryl Sulfate, Cocomide, DEA, Propylene Glycol, Methylisothiazolinone and Diethanolamine.
The Conni range does not contain these harsh chemicals and they are not used in our dyeing and finishing factory. Consumers should always look for certification from a recognized accrediting agency.
Unlike most of our competitors our products are certified as safe by the internationally recognised
Conni bed pads are designed to sit on top of the bottom sheet. The undersurface of the bed pad is slightly ‘grippy’ which means that it won’t move around on the bed. Conni bed pads are easy to remove and wash without completely stripping the bed. They come with optional tuck-in flaps for single and king single beds if the person is a very restless sleeper or for night active children.
Conni Bed Pads are easy to use, easy care and quick drying. Just wash and tumble or line-dry like you would your normal sheets. Do not use talcum powder, barrier cream, bleaches or fabric softeners. We recommend washing using an oxygenated washing agent like Napisan.
Conni Bed Pad can be re-used hundreds of times. Our Bed Pads are resilient to frequent machine washing and tumble-drying. Each batch of Conni bed pads is laboratory-tested at 80°C across 5 wash/dry cycles. The team at Conni understands the rigors of textiles in commercial laundry environments and our aim is to provide a cost-effective product that will perform in these conditions-again and again.
Please note that unlike some other bed pads, Conni Bed Pads do not need to be laundered to activate their absorbency: this represents significant cost savings to the commercial laundry.