22nd Feb2011

Cabbage PH test to clue you in on baby’s gender

by Joe and Christi

I ran across a do-it-yourself test you can perform for fun to "tell" your babies gender. I don't know how accurate it is, but it has to do with the level of PH in your urine, much like the expensive $29.95 IN-GENDER Prediction test you can find at many pharmacies.  Red cabbage has pigments in it that are sensitive to pH and turn a different color based on how acidic or basic a solution is. Theoretically, girls tend to make urine more acidic, and boys more alkaline. 


Here is how to do it.

1. Cut a red cabbage into small, small pieces (the smaller the better). I used about a cup of red cabbage.. I can't find exact measurements anywhere.

2. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Remove from heat and add cabbage. Let simmer 10 min, until water turns a deep purple color.

3. Strain the cabbage, but keep the water.

4. Go pee!  Concentrated urine is best.

5. Add equal parts urine and cabbage water into a separate clear container.


A pink/red color indicates a boy and purple indicates a girl.


I am 27 weeks pregnant, it is said to be most accurate during the first 10 weeks of pregnancy, but I wanted to give it a go anyway. I already know what I am having, but I thought this would be a fun test to see just how accurate it really is. 

Here is what I got


The left picture is the cabbage water before I combined it with the urine.

The right is the urine/water mix.

I am not very confident in these results. It does not look like it did much.

It is right though, I am having a baby girl!!!

Please give it a try and post your results, I am curious to see how this works for others.

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