A bit of an Experiment.. | #PampersPooface

I was no good at Science at school, okay I wasn't that bad, I was 'average' I guess. I think that's why I thought I might be a little out of my depth when I was selected to take part in an experiment for Pampers.. but when I saw that the experiment I would be undertaking involved a cute little rubber duck - I knew it could handle it! ;)

You may or may not have seen the latest Pampers campaign circulating the Internet - #PampersPooFace and in particular their campaign video for it (if you haven't, it's below!). Yep, that one! The one with the baby's poo face's - a common expression that us parents are all too familiar with!  Pampers are telling us not to fear the mess, and I know that as my days and weeks and months and years as a parent go by, I'm certainly beginning to fear it less and less. 

The experiment that we took part in saw us testing (at home) how effective pampers sensitive wipes are for lowering pH levels compared to cotton wool and water. "pH neutral" or "pH balanced" are terms often used to describe baby skincare products. Alkaline substances can irritate babies skin and the pH scale is a way of measuring how acidic or alkaline a substance is.

Pampers have said that their Sensitive Wipes have been proven to be milder than cotton wool and water and so to test this for ourselves, using an at-home kit we were sent, we placed our pink dot from inside our kit (which indicates a high pH level, which can be found in a nappy area where moisture and other irritants can cause pH to go up) on to the bottom of our rubber duck and rubbed it on to one of the Pampers Sensitive wipes. 

After just a few seconds of rubbing it over the wipe, our pink dot turned yellow. This meant that the once high pH dot was now a low natural pH. It was very impressive! But how did cotton wool and water compare?...

After sticking another high in pH pink dot to the bottom of our duck, we did the same thing for the cotton wool and water test. 

But despite rubbing our pink dot over the wet cotton wool for the same amount of time, it didn't change colour. This meant that our dot still possessed a high pH.

The results are really interesting and actually quite impressive. In conclusion, it seems that the Pampers Sensitive Wipes were the most effective for lowering the pH level. You can watch Ethan and I conducting our first go at this experiment below!


*I'm working with BritMums and Pampers testing their wipes and featuring their new #PampersPooface video. I was provided wipes and have been compensated for my time. All editorial and opinions are my own. Visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrrnC62X6eA for more information.

1 comment

  1. Great video! Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part