Dip and dry booster experiment

Dip and dry booster experiment


  1. Put the booster in with one normal clothes wash, so any chemicals left over from processing have been removed.
  2. Cut the seams off all round the booster, so you have separate pieces of fabric.
  3. Use one piece of fabric for the experiment.
  4. Each day place the fabric in your solution and leave it for a few minutes to soak up the liquid. Then take it out and peg it up somewhere, with the bowl underneath to catch any drips. Once it’s stopped dripping, you can remove the bowl.
  5. Leave it to dry naturally.
  6. Next day (ideally at about the same time) do the same thing again.
  7.  For 30 days.

Making your solution:-

Wee – Use fresh wee from your child.

Detergent solution

  1.  Take 1 litre of tap water (which has not been boiled). Ideally left out in a jug overnight, so it is at room temperature.
  2. Use your normal laundry detergent, but please keep a note of which one, and try to use the same one throughout.
  3. Check the box/bottle – it will usually give an amount of detergent to use for handwashing, for 10 litres of water. Use 1/10th of that amount to dissolve in your 1 litre of water.
    (If it doesn’t suggest an amount for handwashing, then look at the hard water/heavy soil amount suggested for machine washing on the box, and divide it by 50.)
  4. Add the detergent to the water and stir until it is dissolved.