Measuring Your Hips and Waist for Incontinence Briefs

Measure Your Hips and Waist for Incontinence Briefs

To correctly measure your hips and waist for incontinence briefs, you only need standard measuring tape. By following these simple suggestions, you should be able to determine the correct size for you.

Measuring the Waist

For the incontinence briefs, start by measuring around the waist. The waist is located between the top of the hip bone and the bottom of the rib cage. It is also located just above the belly button and is the narrowest part of the torso. If there is any article of clothing that is obstructing measurement it should be lifted or removed prior to measuring.

You can bend to the side to find your natural waist crease. This is the natural waistline. Take the measuring tape and wrap it around the waist so that it is snug but not too tight.

Breathe normally while you are measuring. Take note of the measurement making sure the tape is not twisted at any point around the body. Repeat the measurement a couple of times. This will ensure that this is an accurate length.

Measuring the Hips

Repeat these steps for how to measure hip size, making sure to remove any clothing that may be in the way. This measurement will go from the widest part of your buttocks around to the hip bones in front. Once again, repeat this step a couple of times for accuracy.

Ordering the Correct Size Incontinence Briefs

The correct size for the incontinence product will be the larger of these two sizes: waist or hips. Use the larger size of either the waist or hips to check reference sizing for the brand of briefs used by the patient.

Once you measure your hips and waist for incontinence briefs, it would be a good idea to keep these measurements handy and reference them anytime you are going to consider ordering a new product.

Manufacturers sometimes change their sizing at times with little notice and most manufacturers use different sizing. Make sure to use their reference guides and check them frequently when reordering. This will help avoid an improper fit or the inconvenience of a returned order.

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