Determining Gender with Gendermaker

As we discussed last week, my husband is being a rat and has decided we do NOT need to find out the gender of the baby that is making me look like this:

As the Little Lady is proudly showing, we're in month THREE!

In my efforts to thwart his ridiculous decision, I am trying every over-the-counter gender kit and Old Wives Tale method I can . . . I WILL know what this baby is going to be.

This week, I tried the Gendermaker Test.

How it works:

This urine-based test claims:

  • 100% satisfaction rate
  • It’s easy to use
  • Can be used as early as 6 weeks
  • Color results show in seconds — pink to purple for Girl and blue to dark blue/purple/navy for Boy.
There is even SCIENCE behind this test.

Reaction occurs when chemical compound is being dissolved and mixed with solute molecules in the urine resulting from biochemical activity within the cells of the body, and triggers the color dye elements that correlate to specific gender.   {from the Gendermaker site}

Where to purchase:

If you order from the Gendermaker site, the test runs about $29; I ended up ordering my Gendermaker test off Ebay, where I purchased it for $19.  Gotta love a cheaper option!

My Results:

The one difficult thing about this test is refraining from the typical “Nightly Preggo Bathroom Break.”  That’s right; you’re supposed to hold your urine around 10 hours before taking the test.  Can we say OUCH?!?!?!?!!!!!

During the night, I woke up several times, aching to run into my bathroom . . . but for the sake of knowledge, I didn’t.

(someone needs to give me a cookie for that)

When I awoke for the day, I collected my urine sample and (after allowing it to cool per the test instructions) added a bit of it to the test cassette.

Within three minutes, I had my official Gendermaker test results:

Gendermaker says GIRL for Numero Three.

But, is it ACCURATE?

Obviously, only time will tell.  On my due date club, several of us have tried this test.  So far, with the exception of ONE test, all of the tests have produced a GIRL result.  Um, surely we’re not all producing sugar and spice, but the Gendermaker website (as of today) says there is a 98% accuracy rating.

We’ll see about that.

For next week’s attempt to determine this baby’s gender, I’ll be trying out the “RED CABBAGE TEST.”  I’m kind of scared.

Disclosure: I did NOT receive this product for review and I was not asked by Gendermaker or any affiliate to write this post.  I did it ’cause I wanted to do so . . . that’s all!


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  2. Terese smith says

    I’m on my 6 th and so far I have 3 girls and 2 boys me and my husband think we are having a girl this time just a completely different pregnancy so I’m 14 weeks and we have done all the old wife’s tales and baking soda and bleach and drank surprisingly they all came back as girl all 28 of them. I want to do this test never did it before… Last pregnancy I had an emergency ultrasound at 14 weeks and it showed sex as boy so we new fast… I really want a girl this time did u do the other test and how accurate we’re all these test for u?

  3. Jocelyn says

    Hi Rachel

    So I was on the internet looking to see if I could see the accuracy of the gendermaker test and ran across your blog entry.
    Obviously you’ve now had your child and your little one should be just over the age of one, so my question is was gendermaker accurate for you? Did you end up having another little girl? And how far along were you when you took the test?
    I have this test and have not taken it yet as I’m not quite 6 weeks pregnant yet.
    I’m scared to take it because I don’t want to be disappointed since I so desperately want a girl and I’m afraid the results will say boy. I already have the perfect little man so I’m really hoping for a girl this time around.
    I hope to hear back from you soon


  4. CHARON DODD says

    Was your Gendermaker test accurite ? Did you have a little girl ? Iordered one in the post for my daughter. She has a little girl and we r hoping for a boy all though a girl will be just as wellcome, just curious, all the way from South Africa. P.S. I grew up in a family of 5 girls, no boys….I have a daughter and 2 sons…

  5. says

    Just stumbled across your blog and have been enjoying reading some of the new and archived posts. I came across this one and I am interested in hearing your thoughts on the Gendermaker site now that you have had your third and she turned out to indeed be a little girl! Did the others in your due date club end up seeing accuracy with this test? Thanks and congrats (albeit a little late) on your beautiful little girl!

    • Rachel says

      LOL — actually, I had a boy… so the Gendermaker test was completely wrong for me!

      But, thank you just the same for the congrats.

  6. deb says

    Iv done this test twice and both times gave boy results first time was 6 weeks and was a dark purple and the second was at 8 weeks and gave a navy result and i have a third coming in the post!

  7. Gigi says

    Ask the tech doing your ultrasound which side the placenta is on. Placenta on left? It’s a girl. Placenta on right? It’s a boy. This is 99% accurate…though I can’t remember where I read all this. :)

  8. says

    This is very interesting. I have never heard of this test either when I was expecting my now 2 year old little man. I wonder how accurate this really is. I will be standing by to see the results.

  9. says

    Beautiful! And I see you are also a chevy mom! Me too! In cleveland! Did you do the car thing? I did it in November! What a small world!

    • Rachel says

      Yes! I was a Malibu “Mom’s Time Out” mom back in June/July . . . one of those months. It was a lot of fun — the kidlets and I ended up being featured in the Chevy Insider magazine. Lol, the Little Lady loved having a professional photographer following her all over Houston!

    • Rachel says

      Ha — yeah, I wouldn’t say that I trust it either . . . but I’m having fun comparing results. The red cabbage test was a new one for me . . . it’s . . um . . kind of weird!

  10. says

    oh I love little things like this. My aunt did a thing where she took my wedding ring on a string and told me I was having a BOY. SHE Was right! well she had a 50 /50 chance. lol

    congrats on your pregnancy. you look beautiful

    • Rachel says

      LOL — yeah, they’re pretty much all 50/50, aren’t they?

      The ring test is on my “to-do list!”

    • Rachel says

      I wish I could trust Intelligender but it tends to automatically give boy results to women with PCOS (because of our normally high levels of testosterone). As for a preference, I don’t really have one . . . it would be easiest to have another boy. I still have all of the clothes and their birth-dates will probably be the same day in August, so ALL of the clothes for ever and ever will be seasonally appropriate.

      BUT . . . man . . . it sure is fun shopping for a girl! 😉

  11. says

    Wow, you really do want to know the gender! lol It’ll be interesting to find out what methods were correct and which ones weren’t. I have the Intelligender test but didn’t take it before my little one (a boy) was born because I already knew what it was and I guess I wasn’t that curious. lol I decided to pass it on to someone else so I’m waiting for someone in my family or church to get pregnant, haha.

    Have fun! :)

    • Rachel says

      Intelligender is the one test I won’t be doing — with PCOS (which I have) it tends only show boy results b/c of the normally high levels of testosterone PCOS’ers have. Sigh . . . silliness.

  12. says

    Oh you look so beautiful! I would absolutely DIE not knowing. I’m such a type A personality that I would need to know in order to plan and get everything!!!

    • Rachel says

      Lol — it was soooo hard. I had tried the previous night and did NOT make it. I had DREAMS (or, perhaps more accurately, nightmares) of needing to visit the bathroom.

      And, yes — I am that dedicated. 😉

    • Rachel says

      She would . . .lol, the poor thing is the only girl in our play group. She DESPERATELY wants a sister!

  13. says

    you look adorable. and i have heard of several friends who’ve tried these and don’t remembering hearing back from anyone that it was wrong. can’t wait to see if it was right for you. these types of post give me serious baby fever.

    • Rachel says

      It was new to me too — I don’t remember seeing/hearing about it when I was pregnant two years ago.