The purpose of this experiment is to see how many bottles or ounces of water a diaper can handle.
Hands-on learning and a project approach led to this experiment. The children in the daycare have been curious why the babies are changed as often as they do (every 2 hours except when there is a BM).
For this experiment, we used the brand Pampers size 5 diaper. I love pampers because they are super absorbent and my toddler uses the size 5. I tried Huggies in the past but, both my children were allergic, it leaked more and the diaper always had a foul smell. So for years, I swear by Pampers or the Members Mark brand sold at Sam’s Club.
My daughter has been a clown for so long…I love her personality. So yes you can wear it on your head..
Let’s get it on!
3 bottles of 20oz water
Examining the dry diaper
Let the dunking begin! I used a container for better clean up and less spill.
The children kept testing to see if the diaper could hold anymore water. Is it full yet? …no, no pour some more!
Testing the strength of the diaper -after 2 bottles…kneading
This what a diaper looks like with 2.5 bottles poured into it. No doubt this pampers diaper can hold approximately 40 ounces of water or pee.
I am not sure a baby would endure so much pee in a diaper without sounding the alarm, neither would a caregiver allow this. However, for the sake of this experiment the children had a great time adding water to the diaper, testing its strength and understanding that diapers hold lots of water or pee. Science is so much fun.