Adult Diaper Statistics
Fortune Business Insights reports that in 2018 the global adult diaper market was approximately $11.5 billion. By 2026 they estimate it will be approximately $19.7 billion, a 7% increase. 1 The rising of the aging population as well as an increased need for diaper options for special needs teens and adults are the main factors in the growth of the adult cloth diaper market.
While there are plenty of mainstream, disposable products available, they aren’t always the best solution. MedicalNewsToday reports that the use of adult diapers, incontinence underwear, or pads can cause rashes.2 Those rashes might be caused by:
- skin barrier damage from chafing or rubbing
- allergic reactions to dyes, perfumes, or materials in the diaper, underwear, or pad
- flare-ups of chronic skin conditions, such as psoriasis and eczema
Why Use Adult Cloth Diapers
Cloth diaper users often report little to no sensitivities as there are no dyes and perfumes. Also reported are decreased chaffing or rubbing issues when using cloth diapers. Finally, while the upfront investment is larger than disposable options, you are able to save money in the long run as cloth diapers are reusable.
The availability of larger-size cloth diapers continues to grow but selection is still somewhat limited. Kijani Baby recently grew their product offering by adding adult cloth diapers to their lineup. Kijani’s Adult Cloth Diapers are rated 5 stars on Etsy.
I’ve also had the opportunity to work with Kijani Baby many times over the last 8 years or so and can tell you they have nothing but heart and a love for the planet and the people who live here. I’ve personally used the smaller Kijani Baby Cloth Trainers on my children and can personally attest that the craftsmanship is top-notch. They wash and dry easily. Holds up well through many repeat washings. And the absorbency was exactly what I needed.
Sizing on Adult Cloth Diapers:
waist 28 ” to 42″
leg 22″ to 33 “
Sizing on Teen Cloth Diapers
Waist: 22″ – 40″
Leg opening: 15″ – 30″
All adult cloth diaper products are thoughtfully handmade in Uganda and are shipped worldwide. Most arrive within about a week.
You can find Kijani Baby Adult Cloth Diapers on Etsy.
“The Global Adult Diapers Market Size Was Valued at USD 11.55 Billion in 2018 and Is Projected to Reach USD 19.77 Billion by 2026, Exhibiting a CAGR of 7.0% during the Forecast Period…. Read More at:- Https://Www.Fortunebusinessinsights.Com/Adult-diapers-market-102077.” Fortune Business Insights, www.fortunebusinessinsights.com/adult-diapers-market-102077. Accessed 13 Jun. 2023.
Huizen, Jennifer, and Cynthia Cobb. “Adult Diaper Rash: What You Need to Know.” Medical News Today, 18 May 2018, www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321857#can-adults-gets-diaper-rash. Accessed 13 Jun. 2023.
Jenn is a long-time cloth diaper educator and a passionate small business advocate. She has worked in the reusable diaper industry for over a decade, helping millions of families via her websites All About Cloth Diapers, Thinking About Cloth Diapers and Cloth Diaper Geek as well as hundreds of small businesses during that time. Her goal always to provide simple, reliable information.