May 7, 2012

Science Experiment Day 1

Just the facts.

  • It is impossible to tell you exactly how much urine your baby will produce.
  • Each once of these diaper systems are different in material, weight  and how they fit a baby.

Given that. These tests are intended to see how much liquid each diaper can hold and should not be the only reason to choose one diaper over another. Some factors not considered in these tests are weight or shape of a baby, liveliness of the baby's movement, any period of time the baby may be in a diaper.

Here' is what we found out about the child's bladder.

The amount of urine a child's bladder should hold can be calculated by the following equation:
AGE + 2 = BLADDER CAPACITY (in ounces)
or
(AGE + 2)30 = BLADDER CAPACITY (in milliliters/cubic centimeters)
For example, a 5-year-old child's bladder should hold:
5 + 2 = 7 ounces
or
(5+2) 30 = 210 ml or cc's

Objective: To find out what cloth diaper holds the most liquid.

How: Each diaper will be weighed clean and dry. Each diaper will be placed into a clean Ziploc bag while water is added to collect any spilled water. Water being added to the diaper will be measured as well as the water spilt for the diaper.

Weight of each diaper
  • Incredibum 4.60 Ounces We are only using 1 snap in insert
  • Babykicks 3G 5.00 ounces
  • Gro-Via 5.40 ounces
  • Mini Maestro 4.30 ounces
  • bumGenuis 4.0 4.60 ounces
  • Thirsties Duo 5.35 ounces
  • Hiney Liney 5.45 ounces
  • Happy Heinys + Geffen Baby prefold 6.50 ounces
Now we make a guess what diaper will hold the most liquid. (Not part of the experiment but to hopefully get a good graph of guesses I would like to offer a $15 Gift Certificate drawn randomly from people who post their guess. Please only post 1 once. Your answer does not have to be correct to win.)


$15 Gift Certificate Winner in 23. Julie G. You have been e-mailed.






40 comments:

Kelly S. said...

I think the Happy Heinys with the Geffen Prefold will hold the most!

KarilynAley said...

i'm torn between the baby kicks (if it's the hemp insert) and the happy heinys with the gaffen baby pre fold... maybe the pre fold!

kari meeker

Justice Montgomery said...

I'm going to say the Happy Heinys + Geffen Baby prefold also. Prefolds win for me, hands down every time.

Armbruster Clan said...

Im gonna say happy heiny also!

Jen H said...

The babykicks or the prefold. Hemp's supposed to be the best, right?

RAERAE said...

I would say babykicks

Jeniffer Smith said...

Thirsties Duo. :)

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SaraMomofmany said...

My guess is the Happy Heinys + Geffen Baby prefold

Jenni l. said...

Prefolds, in my experience , hold a lot! That's my vote!

Knocked Up and Nursing said...

I'm guessing the HH and The GB prefold. Prefolds are my trusted diaper of choice because of their great absorbancy!
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Felicia R said...

BabyKicks 3G is my guess

will1494 said...

Happy Heinys!

Sadie said...

My guess is on the prefold.

Samantha C. said...

i am guessing the thirsties

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Jessica Jacobs said...

I'm going to guess the baby kicks!

Holly said...

My guess is Thirsties Duo!

Copper said...

Geffen's pre-folds are crazy absorbent.... so that is my guess!

Kyndal said...

I'm going with babykicks, they're awesome for overnight and feel so heavy afterwards

jessica M said...

i will say the HH+geffen prefold!

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Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? said...

I think the Happy Heinys + Geffen Baby prefold

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Amy said...

I think Happy Heinys with Geffen pre fold.

Theresa Fitz said...

I'm going to say the thirsties

Julie G. said...

I would say Happy Heinys + Geffen Baby prefold

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twinsincloth said...

Guessing BabyKicks!

Aimee said...

Bg 4.0

Anonymous said...

Happy Heinys + Geffen baby perfold


(Jan Davenport)

Maria Ivey said...

My guess is the prefold, but the Babykicks should be a close second.

acaperino said...

Happy Heinys plus prefold!

Charis's Mum said...

Happy Heinys + Geffen Baby prefold 6.50 ounces.
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Heather M said...

Happy Heiny's + Geffen Prefold
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Katie said...

bumgenius but have no idea

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Meg said...

happy heiny's + geffen

margelisa at gmail dot com

Lexi Conklin said...

babykicks!

Beth R said...

Happy Heiny's + the geffen
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Heather said...

Thirsties Duo

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Mrs. M said...

I'm guessing the happy heinys with Geffen baby prefold!

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Lucasmamm07 said...

I.m gonna guess the grovia since no one guessed that. Lol

blessdmomof4 said...

I don't have much experience with many of the diapers but I think the thirsties duo will hold the most liquid. This is a great experiment. I might recreate it at home w/ my homeschooled kids :)

Sissy said...

Tough choice between the Babykicks, Grovia and Happy Heinys...... But I think I am going to say the Happy Heinys with prefold.

Mama Bucks said...

Happy Heiny & Geffen