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Since we unschool our firstborn (because we don’t believe in sending him to big school just yet), it falls on me as his mom to come up with activities that pique his interest and encourage him to love learning. We find it’s most effective to capture his learning moments when he is fully interested and curious about something, no matter what it is (and we’re not talking about school books or subjects!) Lately, his interest is his baby sister, who at two months old has him pretty much wound around her little (chubby, yummy!) fingers.

One of the things that Vito’s taken an interest in is in helping me get Krista dressed. He likes helping me choose clothes for her to wear, but also has taken an interest in her nappy change routine. Questions like, “What’s inside a diaper?” and “How do diapers work?” are common.

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This is Krista in Pampers! Perhaps my favorite feature of this nappy is its stretchy sides so that diaper stays on and baby stays comfy even if your baby is chubby and wriggly, like mine! (Watch the official Baby Dry video about these stretchy sides — they really are brilliant.)

So, when Pampers sent us a Pampers Baby Dry Test Kit, I knew it would be the perfect opportunity to get some schooling done while teaching Vito about how to care for babies, particularly their toilet needs and their sensitive skin. It was the same dryness test we did during the Pampers Baby Dry launch, with the new Pampers brand ambassador, Andi Manzano-Reyes (seen here on the left in the photo below doing the test herself).

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We geared up for the test. As with any science experiment, I had Vito check that we had all the equipment ready: Two nappies — Brand X and Pampers Baby Dry; two squeeze bottles; two teddy bears, and for our benefit, a measuring cup so we could measure the volume of liquid each nappy could hold.

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Step 1: Lay the nappies side by side and open them up. (OK, they’re closed here, I didn’t get a shot of them open, sorry! Next shot!)

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Step 2: Measure out equal amounts of liquid into each squeeze bottle. We measured the volume by filling both bottles up to almost full, and each held around 200 ml.

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Step 3: Pour out all the contents of the plastic squeeze bottles into the nappies. Vito complained that the bottles were hard to squeeze, but it’s a good way to ensure the flow of the liquid simulates what a baby’s pee sesh might be like, heehee!

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Step 4-5: Take the teddy bears and place them in the middle of the soaked nappies. Then, press them hard against the nappies.

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The verdict? Of course, Pampers won! After squishing the teddies’ butts into each nappy, we found that the Pampers’ teddy’s butt was dry, but that Brand X Teddy’s behind was wet. Also notable is that the size of the test nappy was a newborn (N) size, the smallest in the line, but it absorbed all of the liquid faster than Brand X! That’s thanks to Pampers’ patented Magic Gel, which you can learn more about here.

The great thing about it is that all sizes of Pampers Baby Dry — from the newborn to the largest sizes — all ensure that baby is dry for up to 12 hours. (There’s a video about that, too, watch here.) Now if you’re a mom, you’ll know that’s a huge plus, because babies hate sitting in soaked nappies (or worse, falling on their butts on soaked nappies and wetting themselves all over again — not a happy thing for bubs or their mums!).

And what did we, mom and son, get out of it? Well, a higher sense of appreciation for nappies and the wonders of technology!

So, what did you think of our Baby Dry test drive? If you have thoughts to share, visit our #FirstsWithPampers feed on Instagram and share your own baby-dry moments. And if you’re keen on getting Pampers Baby Dry for your bubs, it’s already available in shops and supermarkets nationwide.