T Rex Family

T Rex Family

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

How Much Does a Diaper Really Hold?

So, how much does a diaper really hold?

I had never really contemplated this question until T Rex
intentionally dropped his clean diaper into the bath tub right before getting into the tub.

So here are some photos of the Kirkland Brand Size Four Diaper (thank you Ms. Caitlin for the coupon since I obviously need it at this rate!):

2.5 lbs when fully saturated with water

Will not leak when fully soaked!

This is why it will not leak - when I went to wring out the diaper before disposing, this is what came out. It turns to gel crystals.

Because of the weight of the diaper I would NOT recommend ever putting a normal diaper on your child and putting into a pool. It would pull him down from the weight (drowning risk) and certainly would not be comfortable due to the bulkiness.

However, this was the fun time we had despite the diaper drenching...


shell said...

You know these bathtub pictures are going to find their way to his date for the prom and embarrass him thoroughly.... I know I can save them that long.....

T Rex Mom said...

Yes, but we are making sure everything is fully covered, if you know what I mean!

Caitlin said...

Hahaha! I've always wondered... I am pretty sure that some times Joseph fills his with 2.5 lbs. of "business" if you know what I mean...