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post #1 of 43
Thread Starter 
Apologies if this has been posted already...

http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/produc...scid=771696002

"window shopping" a couple of days ago I came across this onesie. Words fail me...

I'm drafting a note to Old Navy to express my disappointment and explain why I'll be shopping elsewhere from now on.
post #2 of 43
Wow.
post #3 of 43
Whoa! That is horrible! I don't even really understand it, really. Why on earth would they need to state that it is "formula" in the bottle? What about "Milk powered"? Not that they should be putting a bottle in that little starburst thingie. Just so many things wrong with that onesie....
post #4 of 43
my reaction to this is simply... how strange... and that it also doesn't totally make sense. I am not surprised or angered, though. Maybe I'm just a cynic but this is just indicative of a lot of the terrible decisions being made by people every day. really the dumbing down of society. Lately I have seen a toddler with bahavioral issues being given buckets of juice, frozen pizza and hot dogs in one day. I have also heard about two mothers who "had" to stop breastfeeding at under three months old due to digestive issues... it is sad.
post #5 of 43
I don't have any feelings for the shirt except that I don't get it
post #6 of 43
I just reread my post. it sounds awfully grumpy, which in general I am not... that shirt is really, counterproductive, unnecessary, and not helpful...
E.
post #7 of 43
I sent some feedback to Old Navy, as well. That shirt is gross.
post #8 of 43
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by quietmim View Post
I just reread my post. it sounds awfully grumpy, which in general I am not... that shirt is really, counterproductive, unnecessary, and not helpful...
E.
Actually I agreed with it. The shirt doesn't make me angry, just - I can't understand why they made it, or why anyone would buy it. But I suspect I'm too entrenched in my parenting style....
post #9 of 43
ok, so I don't like it...

...but could it just be a bad 'sports baby' joke? The shirt kind of made me think of Formula 1 racing (cars), especially with the numbers. I could imagine some designer somewhere thinking it was a spectacular play on words.

I still think the shirt is bad. don't get me wrong!

nak
post #10 of 43
The gray version says something about a "racing team"- so likely that is all they were thinking about.

It's just too far outside my parenting value set- why on earth would you tell everyone that your kid is on *formula*? Moms that I know that formula feed are all a bit bummed about it...
post #11 of 43
Thread Starter 
Oh, I'm positive it's a play on words with racing. We watch a lot of motor sports here. If it wasn't for the baby bottle I don't think I'd even have made the connection! But the bottle changes things...

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It's just too far outside my parenting value set- why on earth would you tell everyone that your kid is on *formula*? Moms that I know that formula feed are all a bit bummed about it...
This is exactly what I wanted to say, but wasn't sure how to say it politely - you said it well.
post #12 of 43
Bummer, I was hoping the link was to a cool, pro-breastfeeding shirt! I was ready to buy!!!
post #13 of 43
I think it's just part and parcel of artificial formula being the norm in our societies. *Sigh* I long for the day when the biological norm is the accepted norm.

So...anyone going to write a review of the product?
post #14 of 43
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Originally Posted by Youngfrankenstein View Post
Bummer, I was hoping the link was to a cool, pro-breastfeeding shirt! I was ready to buy!!!
Me too. I was totally bummed out.

I was about to post a negative review on the site, but I'm not signing up for a user account just for that.
post #15 of 43
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Originally Posted by Heba View Post
So...anyone going to write a review of the product?
I did, under 'Breastfeeding Mama'
post #16 of 43
Whoa! Words fail me...
post #17 of 43
I wrote a review too- I wonder if they'll actually go up on the site?
post #18 of 43
I wrote a review too, this is what I said:

I have to express my disappointment in this shirt. Encouraging the use of formula and implying that it is superior nutritionally (formula "powered") is irresponsible. I would love to see a shirt that said "Powered by Mama's Milk". That is something my little ones would wear!

At least they got some feedback, even if it doesnt change much.
post #19 of 43
Still no reviews on the site yet
post #20 of 43
my stomach just turned
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