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Red Cabbage Gender Test

(30 Posts)
RoxyLady Sun 27-Jan-13 21:41:54

Anyone done it?
Was it right?

Did mine the other day and it came out boy. Very red/pink.

SourSweets Sun 27-Jan-13 21:59:05

What is it?!

Verekerlady Sun 27-Jan-13 22:06:00

Ha ha! No idea what the red cabbage test is, but my sister's friend has a good way of guessing the baby's gender by your skin. She reckons that if you have lovely skin throughout your pregnancy, you're having a boy and if you get loads of spots, you're having a girl. She's been right a scary amount of times, but it surely won't work for everyone. Nice idea though smile

RoxyLady Sun 27-Jan-13 22:15:43

Red cabbage test: Boil water. Meanwhile, chop up half of a RED cabbage (must be red). Place in large bowl or pot. Pour boiling water over cabbage and leave to soak for 10-15 min. Strain and KEEP LIQUID. Allow to cool completely and then add EQUAL parts of FMU (is said to be best, but any time of day will work) and the cabbage liquid.
PINK or RED result means -- BOY!!
PURPLE result means -- GIRL!!

emalushka Sun 27-Jan-13 22:18:32

Haha. Just done this now. Apparently I'm having another girl. Will update in approx 10 weeks!

LittleMissStupid Sun 27-Jan-13 22:19:28

so we need someone who actually knows what they are having to test for us!

Oodsigma Sun 27-Jan-13 22:22:08

The spotty one doesn't work on me. 3 girls no spots. No idea of this one but no spots

Flisspaps Sun 27-Jan-13 22:26:28

So boil red cabbage, add piss to the water, and the colour tells you what sex baby you're having?

hmm

TwitchyTail Sun 27-Jan-13 22:47:58

Urine and cabbage in my saucepan ?

hmm

What happened to the good old 20 week scan method? grin

SaggyOldPregnantCatpuss Mon 28-Jan-13 09:06:45

Cone on people in the know! Try it and tell us!

All it is doing is testing the acidity of your urine.

Flisspaps Mon 28-Jan-13 11:39:30

It's a good job any house guests you cook for don't know you're all making cabbagey-piss soup grin

LimeLeafLizard Mon 28-Jan-13 11:45:40

Ooh I am 38 weeks, know I'm having a girl, and am sufficiently bored to test this out. But I don't have a red cabbage and can't be arsed to put DS in the car and drive to the shop to buy one.

My skin / general looks have been much better this time (pg with girl) than previous boy pregnancies when I looked awful after about 25 weeks.

BonaDea Mon 28-Jan-13 12:04:32

Verek - a girl at my work said the same thing! She is Czech and told me they have an old wives' tale that baby girls 'steal' their mother's beauty while in the womb, so if you have bad skin, look tired etc it is because you are having a girl (thankfully beauty is returned on having the baby). If no such problems, you are having a boy.

I was flattered she predicted a boy for me smile. Although, everyone else in my life (not using the same test, I hope) has predicted a girl!

rrreow Mon 28-Jan-13 13:53:28

Red cabbage water reacts by changing colour depending on whether you add something acidic or alkaline. If you add lemon to it it will turn pink. If you add soap to it it will turn green. This test just confirms whether your wee is acidic (turns pink) or not (stays purple). If determining the sex of the baby was as easy as measuring the acidity of the urine I'm sure everyone would be out buying pH strips in droves.

Kilkers Mon 28-Jan-13 18:02:43

Guffaw at "cabbagey-piss soup"! grin

Verekerlady Mon 28-Jan-13 20:29:22

Lol BonaDea at 'stealing' the mothers beauty! Not that I had much beauty to start with but my DD has definitely robbed me of what was left - dark circles, dry skin, spots, greasy hair....my hubby doesn't know how lucky he is! Lol!

RoxyLady Tue 29-Jan-13 21:56:22

It is only meant to be a bit of fun. Anyone tried it?

You put the same amount of cabbage water with the same amount of urinw

RoxyLady Tue 05-Mar-13 18:31:46

Just to let everyone know IT WORKED!

Im having a boy. It was right !!!!!!!

kerala Tue 05-Mar-13 18:34:10

Or you could ask the scanner?

RoxyLady Tue 05-Mar-13 18:53:10

Yes but this is a bit of fun but seems to be worlking for most people

glossyflower Tue 05-Mar-13 19:07:28

I'm going to kill two birds with one stone and invite the outlaws over for cabbage soup lol

PhieEl06 Tue 05-Mar-13 19:15:15

Willing to try this as went for my 20 week scan today & they couldn't tell, I am distraught by this (pregnancy hormones I think) & this may tide me over until I can book a private gender scan!

RoxyLady Tue 05-Mar-13 21:36:33

Do it! Everyone i know who has done it says it worked
Let us know when you do it ?

beckie90 Tue 05-Mar-13 22:10:28

I'm having a boy, I will buy some red cabbage tomorow an do it see if it works for me smile x

KatAndKit Wed 06-Mar-13 09:26:58

Of course it doesn't work. it is coincidence. Cabbages do not grow with some sort of penis detection device built in.

beckie90 Thu 07-Mar-13 17:17:13

Mine stayed purple, and I'm having a boy according to my 16wk scan x

emalushka Sat 13-Apr-13 21:24:16

Promised to update, so here goes. The red cabbage test suggested I was having a girl (tested twice) and... I am currently laid in bed snuggling and feeding my 3 day old... BOY!

MrsHY1 Sun 14-Apr-13 12:09:08

This is the funniest thread I've read in ages. Cabbagey-piss soup and cabbagey penis detectors... Priceless grin

Shylepite Sun 14-Apr-13 12:15:42

Congratulations emalushka!

I did the bicarbonate of soda test - pee in a pot and add a spoon of bicarbonate of soda. If it fizzes up its a boy, if not its a girl. It worked for me but there was always a 50/50 chance!

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