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How Quickly Do Materials Used in Cloth Diapers Absorb?

How quickly #clothdiapers materials absorb - via @chgdiapers

Although this didn’t turn out quite like I’d hoped, I wanted to share it anyway. As usual, this is a highly unscientific experiment with plenty of flaws! When I come up with a good way to simulate the pressure of a baby’s weight and still be able to see the water as it is absorbed, I’ll do another!

More absorbency tests are in the works, including how much different items absorb, and how subject to compression each material is.

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Maria is an aspiring "fit mom" of 3 children, writing about cloth diapers, going green, and her life as a single mom. Maria works with many companies within the cloth diaper industry and beyond, providing social media management, product development, and other services.
  • beth
    March 11, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    I think Amber’s idea would work great!

  • Amber
    March 11, 2014 at 11:59 am

    What about a 2L pop bottle (clear) cut open with a weight attached to the top(up a little from the bottom so you can see) and then hole(s) in the bottom of the bottle so you can pour water “through”?

  • Megan
    March 11, 2014 at 2:58 am

    A bag with rice or beans in it with a hole at the bottom place some tubing in and squirt the water through.

  • Suzanne Laird
    March 10, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Use a bowling ball to simulate baby weight =)

    • March 10, 2014 at 10:08 pm

      I’m trying to come up with something that will allow me to pour the water where the weight is, but also still be able to see the water being absorbed. I’ll think of something eventually. I hope. 😉

  • Kelly e
    March 10, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    Very good. Now I have to ask What does ur shot glass say? Lol

    • March 10, 2014 at 10:07 pm

      I think it just has cocktail glasses on it? It’s part of a set from Target that has to be at least 13 years old! 🙂

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