Sorry if you are expecting something really funny in this post, the simple truth is, incontinence isn’t funny at all. Not when a cough, sneeze or even a giggle can cause you to have a ‘whoops’ moment. It can happen to any woman too (And some men) it doesn’t matter if you are young, old, fat, slim, fit, unhealthy or pregnant.
There are ways to improve your bladder, exercise, drinking more water and so on. But even so, there are always times when your bladder is under stress. And you have to have a really strong bladder to withstand a round of sneezing. I have a little saying, ‘Sneeze three times in a row and it’s really time to ‘go’.’
I’m disabled and partially paralysed. I need a little extra protection and up until now I’ve used pads. Now I have had the chance to review Giggle Knickers and I’d like to share what I think of them.
Giggle Knickers are discreet, eco friendly, washable knickers with added protection. Their claim is to be a 21st Century Solution for 21st Century Women.
Giggle Knickers are just like normal pants. They have extra protection fitted in so are a little more bulkier in the gusset area. However, they feel as comfortable as wearing normal pants and you don’t get any curling or sticky bits sticking where it shouldn’t be, and nothing moves around. The Giggle Knickers I have had a lovely soft thick elastic trim which didn’t cut in and felt really comfortable.
Giggle Knickers come in sizes XS to XL which in UK sizes ranges from size 4 to 18. I think they could go a little higher for the bigger women. Currently there is only one style of Giggle Knickers but there are more on the way, from shorties to thongs. They are inviting people to vote on which comes next on their website.
Giggle Knickers have a 4 layer core, after a comfortable cotton layer to keep your skin safe, the first is a layer that keeps you dry, the second layer pulls liquid away, the third layer holds the liquid without pooling and the fourth layer stops your clothes from getting damp. After trying them I can honestly say I felt totally dry at the end of the day. They hold around six teaspoons full of liquid, so great for those little accidents. They are not recommended for people with serious incontinence issues.
Giggle Knickers are £15.99 (currently on offer for £12.99) but I’ll go by the original price. Lets say you just have two pairs then that will cost you £31.98. For someone like me I’d probably need at least four pairs which work out at £63.96. I’ve worked out that in a year the amount of pads I would normally use would cost about the same.
Cost to Environment
It’s estimated that two billion sanitary products are flushed down Britain’s toilets every year. Even if you don’t flush it away the amount of products produced in this Country alone is huge and it all has to go somewhere. Giggle Knickers are made to be eco-friendly. They can be washed and re-used and even come in recycled and recyclable packaging.
Giggle Knickers even support the Free a Girl Movement and for every purchase they donate 20p to the charity as well as raise awareness.
Free a Girl India aims to fight against human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children. We do this by raising awareness about the problem of child prostitution and the impunity of offenders of child prostitution. We believe there is a need to change the conversation, to mobilise society to rally behind the girls that have fallen victim to this crime, and to demand justice. It is important to break the silence in many countries about child prostitution and the need to prosecute the offenders. Find out more.
Overall, I think I’m sold. I was most taken aback by how utterly comfortable these knickers were, they didn’t cut in or ride down. I felt totally protected too from those little ooops moments. There was no evidence of any accidents at the end of the day, the knickers still felt comfortable and dry. The shape size and colour were exactly as I would have chosen, but it’s good to know that there are more designs on the way. They are reasonably priced for a pair of knickers, maybe a little more expensive than ones I would normally buy but considering that they are so much more than a normal pair of knickers they are definitely value for money. Plus, I wouldn’t need to buy any more pads.
Disclosure: I was sent a pair of Giggle Knickers for free in return for my honest opinion. Please see my notes below on positive reviews.