The Early Childhood Gut Microbiome Project

Snapi is building the largest gut microbiome data for babies. Find out what's in your baby's gut by joining us, and contribute to modern-day science.
Our team comes from:

Your baby's gut microbiome
isthe foundation of a healthy immune system

Gut microbiome for adults is a fast growing and well researched topic, however, there’s currently a huge gap in the understanding of our infants gut microbiome. We’re here to change that.

With just a few tiny swabs from your baby's dirty diaper, you can take part in a in-depth scientific study changing the health of our little ones by eliminating some of the most common diseases in babies and toddlers.

Why should I take part in the study?

I’m looking to gain insight into my own child's health during the most crucial time of gut microbiome development throughfour FREE test

I’d want to join the community looking tounderstand the gut microbiome of infants and toddlers

I want to be a part ofbuilding a healthy future for next generations

How does it work?

It’s simple! We provide you with four our easy-to-use, at-home gut microbiome test kits, and you send us sample of your baby’s poop every month over the course of 8 months. Once we reach our goal, we provide you with free insights!

Still have questions?

We are here!

What does this cost?
Nothing! We cover everything from test kit, to shipping, to sequencing of the samples collected (this normally cost $100+ for each sample).
When will I receive my results?
Once we reach our goal of 5,000 samples collected, we will begin processing the samples. You will receive test results after the project is completed in August 2023. Sharing with friends can help us reach our goal even quicker 🙂
Can I just send you the dirty diapers?
Unfortunately, we only take stool samples sent using our collection kit. Our easy-to-use kit is designed to keep the microbial community stable during the transport process. The process of collecting the sample only takes a few seconds!
Who can donate?
We are looking for parents with children under 5 years old living in the US.
What is your privacy policy?
We will not leverage any of your personal information, including your name, results, or address. We only use your information for shipping and emails.
How will my baby’s poop be useful?
Our goal is to identify bacteria that are associated with health conditions such as common allergies, eczema, colic, constipation, and other common infant health conditions. Our scientists will use this information to monitor, treat, and prevent certain health conditions related to the gut microbiome, and help create more affordable tests.
I have two babies. How can I get two or more test kit boxes?
You must place two separate orders.
I'm not sure if I can take the test every month. Can I still partake?
Yes! You have until August 2023 to complete four tests. We ask that you complete one test every month for more accurate results, but if you do not have the opportunity, it's okay - any participation will be useful for the results of the project.

Disclaimer

Snapi Health is for parents who want to learn more about their baby's microbiome. Snapi's test kits are currently exclusively intended to be used for wellness purposes. The tests we offer are not intended to diagnose or treat disease, or to substitute for a physician's consultation.