Baking Soda Gender Test
Finding out the gender of your baby is as easy as using one household item…Baking Soda! Here’s how:
“We don’t care what we are having, as long as our baby is healthy.”
We’ve all heard this or perhaps said it ourselves. But if we are honest, from the second the stick reads positive, we all can’t help but wonder: “Boy or Girl?” And though the common well-wishing phrase may hold a lot of truth, mystery and valor, isn’t it still fun to find out?
Many families, especially first-time parents, like the prepared feeling of knowing whether they will be bringing a baby girl or boy into the world. From picking out names to painting the nursery walls, being prepared offers the sense of security.
There are still many old wives’ tales that people partake in for gender prediction. We’ve heard them all, from how low you carry your bump to your sweet or sour food cravings, your mood, your hair, your heart rate, and the list goes on. But have you ever come across the idea of adding baking soda to that list?
Whether any of these tests truly work or if they are mere coincidences, it is easy to agree that they give off the jolt of excitement when they seem to work. When it comes down to the truth, it’s all about the person you ask, isn’t it?
Nevertheless, if you’re the new parents-to-be that cannot wait to find out, this little home test may just be the one for you. Try out this quick, fun and easy little trick to see if you are having a boy or a girl! Here’s the break down:
What you’ll need:
- 2 tablespoons of baking soda
- An old tumbler glass (you’ll probably want to dispose of this after the test)
- Some of your own urine (ideally from the first time you go in the morning)
- Put the baking soda in the glass
- Add some of your urine sample
- Wait for a reaction
- If the baking soda fizzes, you’re having a boy!
- If there is little to no reaction, you’re having a girl!
But wait, how does this really work?
Some might argue that the more important question isn’t about how it works, but rather if it works and the accuracy of a baking soda gender test. The answer is simply up to the person you ask. Some people will swear by it being the only home test that works and others will write it off as a dud.
But what is the science behind this test? The science suggests that during a mother’s pregnancy the gender of the unborn baby alters the mother’s hormones, which in turn alters the acid level in the urine. Acidity is the main component to whether this test will work or not as far as a reaction in the baking soda goes. It’s as simple as that.
So which is it? Boy or girl? Was the outcome what you thought all along?
It’s human nature to have a little impatience and want to know what is going to happen before the time comes. Perhaps that is why many of these old rituals still exist and why new ones are constantly arising. Either way, whether they truly work or not is hard to say.
At the end of the day, this test was fun to explore, was it not? If you really want to know the gender of your baby, the most foolproof plan is to wait until mid-pregnancy around your 16 to 20-week ultrasound with your doctor. At this point in the pregnancy, an ultrasound will typically show the growth of your little babe and reveal genitalia.
But why not try out a little fun at home before then? Maybe you’ve been right all along, and this was just the proof you needed!