I don't know about you but I don't think I've ever given much thought to how wet nappies might be on the inside, that was until Pampers sent us a fun little challenge to find out.
We are a Pampers household but we usually use Pampers Baby Dry, we have tried some supermarket own brand nappies but have always returned to the reliability that we feel Pampers offers us.
I'm a massive nerd when it comes to anything that seems like a science experiment so I got quite excited at the dryness demonstration that Pampers sent us to do at home, my husband and I both sat down to do it together, Daisy did observe but she was supervised at all times.
Here's a list of what you will need if you want to try the experiment for yourself:
A Pampers Active Fit Nappy
150ml water in a cup or bottle (this is about 2-3 wees in baby terms)
Some tissue or kitchen roll
A pair of scissors
* Take the nappy and place it as if you were about to put it on your baby, make a kind of bowl in the middle.
* Pour the water slowly into the centre of the nappy in the bowl you made.
* Set your timer for 1 minute 30 seconds.
* When the time is up place your tissue paper/kitchen roll on the surface of the nappy and apply some pressure, about the same amount you think the weight of your baby would apply.
* Lift the tissue/kitchen roll and see the results for yourself, also have a feel of the surface to see how dry it is.
We followed all the instructions above and we were really surprised with how little moisture was on the kitchen roll, the surface of the nappy was remarkably dry which was a shock as the 150ml of water seemed like such a lot when I was pouring it !
The dryness demonstration also challenged us to cut the nappy in half to see how Pampers Active Fit stay so dry, inside the nappy are absorbent micro pearls which absorb the liquid to form a gel which then locks the liquid away, this means it can keep your baby protected from dampness for up to 12 hours, this is great for overnight if you are lucky enough to have a baby that sleeps through.
I was already confident that Pampers were the best nappies for us, but taking part in the #BritainsDriestNappy challenge has reaffirmed our decision.
Why don't you have a go at the dryness demonstration at home yourself, let me know if you do and what results you get.
*We were sent a trial pack of Pampers Active Fit nappies for the purpose of this blog post but all opinions are 100% honest and our own.*
This post is an entry for #BritainsDriestNappy trial sponsored by Pampers. Learn more at facebook.com/PampersUKIre .