The Baby Diaper Secret – Sick Science! #017

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If you’ve ever changed a diaper and noticed what looked like tiny crystals on the baby’s skin, you’ve uncovered the secret of superabsorbent, disposable diapers. Those tiny crystals actually come from the lining of the diaper and are made out of a safe, non-toxic polymer that absorbs moisture away from the baby’s skin.

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15 Comments

  1. this is what they use in films for fake snow (sometimes) this is usually done by pouring the water into the powder and it absorbs all the water and swells and it also goes cold so yeah im sure it does feel like snow 🙂

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