Let’s dig into a very popular gender prediction method that is quick, easy, and maybe even scientifically-backed! From the moment we get the positive test, we dream of the day we find out our baby’s gender. So it’s only natural that we use any method or theory available to get that answer! One of those theories revolves around baking soda and urine. If we can find out we’re pregnant from our urine, can we also find out our baby’s gender from our urine?\
The baking soda gender test is wildly popular for a couple reasons:
I mean, what else can an impatient, pregnant mama ask for? Let’s get into it.
The baking soda gender test uses the chemical reaction of baking soda against liquids to determine if the mother’s PH levels are high or low. The belief is that a baby boy will make the mother’s PH higher, making the baking soda/urine solution bubble. On the other hand, if the baby is a girl, the mother’s PH levels will be low, and the mixture will not fizzle.
Although this method has not been studied, most mothers report that testing before 10 weeks can provide inconsistent results. It seems that the peak for accuracy, or at least consistency, is between 10-12 weeks of pregnancy. This is great, because most are still anxiously waiting for gender results, and this test helps pass the time.
Our test directions include two testers, so you can be sure your urine reacted the same in both cups. This also gives you a second chance in case the first cup doesn’t go so well (although we pray there is no spillage!)
If your mixture fizzled, it is likely that you are having a baby boy! If your mixture remained the same, then it’s probably a baby girl!
Remember when we said it was scientifically-backed? Well, it’s true in the sense that the baking soda reacts to the Ph in your urine. However a Healthline medical representative says, “Despite their popularity, [gender prediction kits] are generally not accurate….Urine pH is affected most by diet and not by anything related to the fetus.”
So basically, the baking soda test is mostly in good fun. While many swear by this test, some are unsure of its validity. Regardless, it’s a fun thing to do when you want to pass the time!