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OTC Boy or Girl test…and our results

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Chris called me the other day and said he saw a boy/girl gender test at the store. After some research and chatting with others online, it appeared that the test was approximately “80%” accurate and could be taken, get this, anytime after 6 weeks. I figured since you have a 50/50 shot at guessing right anyway, the statistics didn’t overwhelm me.

However, because we are a sucker and it was a novelty item of fun, we decided to see if we are having a boy or a girl and test out this over the counter gender test.

So last night we were out for our Valentines dinner and on the way home stopped at Rite Aid and bought a test. This morning I go to take it and open it up and someone had stolen the entire testing unit out of it. Really, who the hell does that? Is the maybe gender of your child worth STEALING a $30 cup out of a gender kit?

Having to pee but not ready to be defeated, I ran back up to the store and they had one more kit. I opened it this time and it had the proper parts, so I took it home.

Here is everything you should have in your kit… a cup, a syringe, and a test strip cup that has chemicals loose on the inside.

Step 1:

Pee in a cup. Yum. Then have your husband (he he) add the pee in the cup via the syringe. It has an open hole on the top and a sticker to seal and then swirl.

Step 2:

Once the pee is inside, you have to swirl and sit down. The chemicals inside start to react. You have to wait 5 full minutes for the chemicals to stop bubbling and the color to be prevalent. You cannot read the test past 8 minutes or it can become invalid.

Unchanged, orange, or yellow indicates girl.

Green, dark green, or grayish green indicates boy.

According to this test….its a boy. Ill update when I see a real dr.

Charlotte cried.

~trisha

 UPDATE: WE HAD A BOY!

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Comments

  1. Lindsay Brady says:

    Took this test 3 times first was girl then 2 boys…..it was right with every child!

  2. Mine test came out girl at 12 weeks and guess what. Ultrasound I had yesterday clearly seen I’m having a boy. This test is a big waist of money

  3. Omg has anyone noticed the test always comes out as boy never girl I do not trust the this test at all

  4. I had seen the endorsement for this product on the show The Doctors. I bought the 2 kits and followed the instructions perfectly. Both times, the kit predicted a boy – dark green results. I did the first one at 11 weeks and the second one at 16 weeks, thinking by the second date, the gender should be detectable. Both times, it was wrong. I am having a girl, confirmed by amnio and ultrasounds. Total waste of money.

    • I did a test this morning and it said boy, since I already have a boy I hope the test is wrong like yours was.

  5. Hmm so I took one last week (11) weeks and it said boy… I feel as though it might be a girl, ill post when i know for sure!!! I have a 7 year old daughter now so she will be happy either way, but def wants a baby sister:)

  6. My doctor did an ultrasound at 18 weeks and he said we were having a girl and i just did the test just for fun bc my sister-in-law is pregnant and won’t know for another two weeks but the doctor told her that he thought that she was having a boy. I took the test to check for accuracy before she took it or got her hopes up. My results are boy! what the heck! I’ve spent tons of money on clothes, have already painted, got the nursery ready and everything!!! now I’ve just got doubts on the reliability of my doctor! I’m soooo confused. Not cool. whether this is just for fun, they should not promote 80-90% accuracy on something that is not. I swear, I followed all the instructions to the t!

    • Your dr will know 100% over a test. Go with your doctor.

      • I had twins, they told me two boys, and I had a boy and a girl. So no doctors aren’t always accurate.

      • While I would go with my doctor over the test, both can be wrong. My sister was a “boy” until she popped out,which you would hope things have changed since way back then. However, a few years back when I was visiting a friend at the hospital, some people came out of a newborn’s room and I heard them saying, “Poor guy doesn’t have anything to wear. They just knew he was a girl.” Remembering this made me super nervous when I was pregnant the first time.

  7. My doctor did an ultrasound at 18 weeks and he said we were having a girl and i just did the test just for fun bc my sister-in-law is pregnant and won’t know for another two weeks but the doctor told her that he thought that she was having a boy. I took the test to check for accuracy before she took it or got her hopes up. My results are boy! what the heck! I’ve spent tons of money on clothes, have already painted, got the nursery ready and everything!!! now I’ve just got doubts on the reliability of my doctor! I’m soooo confused. Not cool.

  8. crystal says:

    i have taken 2 of those with both my sons and they both said boy

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