The Baking Soda Gender Test (Baking Powder) is another home technique… call it wacky or crazy but some women swear by it…
The test itself is easy enough. Put a tablespoon or two of baking soda in a glass. Then add some of your urine to the baking soda. If the combination fizzes, like a soft drink that has been shaken up, then you are having a boy. On the other hand if there is no reaction at all from the baking soda and urine, you’re having a girl.
The science behind this idea suggests that the gender of the baby changes some of the hormones in the mother’s body, which may then change some of the acid content of her urine. If you’ve ever seen vinegar and baking soda together then you know why acidity is an important concept where this test is concerned.
When Can You Use The Baking Soda Gender Test?
Since there are no side effects associated with the test, you can take it at any time from the time you realize you are pregnant. Most people do it just for fun as well as to satisfy their curiosity, and so you can still do it and still have the ultrasound when the time comes. However, HCH hormones will be in plenty after ten weeks of pregnancy, and that might be the right time to take this test.
How True Is This Gender Theory?
Despite being common, there is no science to explain the accuracy of the tests. Many mothers have confirmed that it works for them while a good number said it did not. The truth is that medication and diet are likely to change the pH value of your urine throughout the day while the baby’s gender remains constant. Taking this test is, therefore, similar to flipping a penny, the results will only be true half the time, and this will only be by chance. Consequently, you should not depend too much on the test.