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Which brand of diaper holds the most water?

Updated on March 3, 2013

What is the problem?

Nobody likes carrying around a baby where his or her diaper has seemed to leak through and there is fluid all over the baby’s clothes and maybe even on the person who is holding that baby. This is an obvious problem for anyone who has ever had this happen to him or her.

Many parents would agree that Pampers are stronger than Parents Choice diapers, but is this true. Well, the amount of fluid does depend on the brand of diaper.

clipart. Sorry, my camera was broke the day I did this experiment.
clipart. Sorry, my camera was broke the day I did this experiment.

Which diaper would hold out the best in between Size 3 Parents Choice and Size 3 Pampers? My experiment.

I did an experiment and here is how it went. In this experiment, I used ¼ cup scoops of water of the same temperature to pour into the diapers that were opened up. I tested one diaper at a time. If you would like to do the experiment with me. Here are the steps to follow:

1. Gather the materials which include 3 size 3 parents’ Choice diapers, 3 size 3 Pampers Baby Dry diapers, a glass bowl, bowl full of water, , and a ¼ cup measuring cup.

2. We will open up one of the Parents Choice diapers and place in a glass bowl so that the bottom of it will hang down into the bowl.

3. We will pour out ¼ cup of water into the diaper.

4. Bring the front, back of the diaper together, and shake it while checking for wetness by feeling it and looking for drops.

5. Also, we will mark down “it held” or “dripping” in the Data Table.

6. Open up the diaper and put it in the bowl the same way it was.

7. Pour out ¼ cup of water into the same diaper.

1. Close the diaper front to back and shake while feeling for wetness, looking for drips, and recording the result of the specific scoop.

2. Continue pouring ¼ cup increments while feeling and observing in between time until the diaper leaks through, overflows, or breaks open. Record each scoop as it is poured with either “it held” or “dripping.”

3. Dry the bowl.

4. Record the results.

After this is done, we will do this experiment with the Pampers Dry Diapers. I chose this design plan because diapers typically act like boats if the water is poured in the middle it holds, but when it is, shook around it drips a lot quicker. Also, in order to record how many scoops it took there must be recording going on.

Here are the results showing which brand of diaper holds the most water:

A picture of my table that I got by copying it from word to paint.
A picture of my table that I got by copying it from word to paint. | Source

Result of findings:

In between the two diapers the Parent's Choice brand held more water.

On Trial 2, the Parent’s Choice Diaper did hold 2 scoops more of water than the Pampers Baby Dry Diaper. Therefore, these results confirm my hypothesis.

In Conclusion:

Lots of people make up things and in this day and age, it is a necessary to really prove it something did happen. A way of doing this is by doing the experiment again and again by replicating it. What I may have found in my experiment, you may find something else in your experiment with different sizes of diapers. Often times, though, I find that when my child has on Pampers diapers they often leak out, but when my child has on Parent's Choice diapers it does not happen. I find that the Parent's Choice diapers are more open at the top, though. This may allow for leakage out of the top, but not through it.


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      ren le tian 

      10 months ago

      thankyou for this

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      23 months ago

      i gotta do this project this year 2016 so yea this could be so useful

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      Marie Alana 

      5 years ago from Ohio

      Thanks peachpurple! For pull-ups at night, I've noticed that both the generic brand from Giant Eagle and the Night Times from Wal-Mart work well. I wonder what pull-up would beat the other one with this experiment though.

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      5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Great review on the diapers. My kid is still using napkins at night at age 6 years old. He is a deep sleeper. He couldn't wake up at night when he wants to pee. I don't use diaper anymore. Cost too much for me. Maybe i would suggest my adult niece on pampers. Voted useful


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