I was approached recently to take the Stayfree Challenge (aka the blue liquid pad test) and because I love partaking in scientific experiments and since I was genuinely curious, I quickly accepted. The experiment was kind of fun actually, especially when my kids decided to be my little lab assistants. I was really surprised by the results and can’t wait to share my experience with you.
|Stayfree Challenge Step by Step Instructions & Stayfree Ultra Thin Pads|
Stayfree Ultra Thin pads with Thermocontrol technology offer a combination of thin & flexible layers that move with your body throughout the day. Inspired by high performance athletic fabrics, these pads also help keep you dry and comfortable during “that time of the month”. I have to admit….I’ve been using the same brand of pads for two nearly decades. Stayfree, however claims to be the best, so let’s take a look at how their Ultra Thin pads measured up to the competition.
The Tool Kit arrived and contained the following items:
* A placement test sheet
* Three 5 oz bottles of blue saline liquid
* Three blotting papers
* Three five pound weights
* A package of Stayfree Ultra Thin pads and two competitive ultra thin pads.
|Stayfree Challenge Tool Kit|
Time for the Experiment!
Step 1: We placed all three pads on the placement sheet
Step 2: We poured 5mL of liquid into the center of each pad
Step 3: Waited for 30 seconds to let the liquid absorb
Step 4: We then placed a blotting sheet on the center of each pad
Step 5: We placed a 5lb weight on top of each blotting sheet on each pad
Step 6: Waited for five seconds
Step 7: Removed each weight to reveal the results on the blotting sheet
|Stayfree Ultra Thin Pads – The Proof is in the Pad!!|
The challenge pictures speak for themselves! The Stayfree Ultra Thin pad absorbed faster and was more effective in keeping the blotting surface drier. Competitor #1 was the worst by a mile and while I can’t be entirely sure, I think it was a Kotex product. I was really impressed and surprised to see that Stayfree performed better than my beloved Always, which I’m pretty sure was Competitor #2. What brand of pads do you use?