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johnson&johnson ad, what's wrong with this picture

post #1 of 87
Thread Starter 
ok, so you will have to imagine the ad in your head. it's an ad a friend of mine sent to me that she took from a mainstream mag (she didn't mention name of mag, though)

it's an ad for johnson bedtime cream

the shot is from baby's room where the baby is sleeping in his crib, and in the background you can see across the hall the parents' room where they are sleeping soundly with the family dog at the end of the bed.

and the ad reads:

When your baby sleep better, everyone sleeps better.

leave your baby's skin soft all night long by massaging her with new bedtime cream. it helps calm and relax your baby for a better night's sleep.

now i know that not everyone here co-sleeps, whcih is why i posted it here! imho, this ad just really rubs me the wrong way! and i ams ure other co-sleeping mamas will understand why!
post #2 of 87
That add bugs me too!
post #3 of 87
I love the fact that the DOG gets to spend the night in the parents' bed, but not their own child.
post #4 of 87
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Originally Posted by Charles Baudelaire
I love the fact that the DOG gets to spend the night in the parents' bed, but not their own child.
That drives me crazy! I actually had someone tell me once that they could not have their baby sleep in their bed because they were worried about their dog suffocating the baby. Um, hello? Kick the dog out! It was like the thought never occured to them. Scary.
post #5 of 87
ew. dogs in bed are gross!


*not a dog person.
post #6 of 87
I'm a dog person. He slept with me, my husband & the 5 year old when he climbed into our bed. When the baby was born, the dog started sleeping on the couch. That was a no brainer for me. I've heard people say that too & it's so stupid!!! I've never seen the ad. It's too bad parents will buy ANYTHING to help their baby sleep, but the thought of putting them next to them is so foreign.
post #7 of 87
You know, I bought that night time lotion thinking it would be nice and soothing...uhh, yeah, I'm not a label reader. Thank goodness dh is because this is what the back of the label reads:

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SAFETY WARNING: Keep this product out of reach of children. Do not use without consulting a doctor if child has asthma or allergies or if there is a family history of either. Serious breathing problems could occur.
And to think, I was going to use this on my chidren!!
post #8 of 87
Thread Starter 
that's horrible about the warning label! how crazy is that!

i'll have to ask my friend which mag she found this in.
post #9 of 87
Have you senn the other J an J add? The one where baby and dad are sleeping on the couch together while mom is in the shower with some other product. She gets out, picjs up the baby and puts him in his crib then lays down on dad instead!

That one really gets my goat...why didn't she just lay down with both of them! grrrr....
post #10 of 87
The dog argument is my standard retort to mainstream friends who questions why we co-sleep.

I always say - what's wrong with our society when it's never questioned to have your dog or cat in bed with you and your baby down the hall in a cage. But it's always questioned when your babe is in bed with you???!!!


We never owned a crib. I think they are just strange.
post #11 of 87
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Originally Posted by BathrobeGoddess
Have you senn the other J an J add? The one where baby and dad are sleeping on the couch together while mom is in the shower with some other product. She gets out, picjs up the baby and puts him in his crib then lays down on dad instead!

That one really gets my goat...why didn't she just lay down with both of them! grrrr....
I saw that ad too and it really tee'd me off. Poor baby was so comfy!

Boston, I am also not a dog person ... : . I cant imagine having a dog in bed! I am however, a cat peson, and we have 2 cats who up until DS's birth slept in our bed with us. But after we brought DS home, the kitties were bought brand-new soft kitty beds in the hall next to the heat register. Our older cat, Merlin, has a cute but annoying habit of getting into bed next to DS and curling up next to him, keeping him warm. But then his fluffy tail (he's a longhair) always ends up right on DS's nose. so its the hall for him.

Lisa
post #12 of 87
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Originally Posted by BathrobeGoddess
Have you senn the other J an J add? The one where baby and dad are sleeping on the couch together while mom is in the shower with some other product. She gets out, picjs up the baby and puts him in his crib then lays down on dad instead!

That one really gets my goat...why didn't she just lay down with both of them! grrrr....
Well, maybe Dad was getting baby to sleep while mom took a nice relaxing shower, and they were planning on having sex? Surely it's OK to put the baby in a safe place and have a little adult time for a few minutes?
post #13 of 87
Just because you co-sleep doesn't mean your baby might not need some help getting to sleep and the cream may help. And, your baby could possibly be more comfortable in it's own bed. How do you know if you've never tried it?

Honestly, don't get me wrong, if everyone here is so gung-ho about your AP parenting decisions why do you care about what everyone else in the world thinks? Do what you believe in because you know you can and let everyone else do the same. Everyone does what's right for them.
post #14 of 87
that ad would irk me too, because of the obvious "dog is ok in our bed, baby is not" connotation. they could have done the ad without the dog.

i've been using the J&J lavender lotion every night since Willow was 1 month old, (same product as the cream i wonder? haven't seen the ad)). it has the safety warning so we tested it on the top of one foot and waited to see how she did (no rash). then i put it on me, and she slept beside me and inhaled the scent and she did fine with it. so it's part of our nightly ritual, she gets a nice long massage and it is SO wonderful for both of us the thing is, since she sleeps with us, we also get to benefit from the wonderful warm lavender scent on her body! i wonder if J&J pointed that out in an ad, would it fly?
post #15 of 87
Of course the advertising is ludicrous - cream will help a baby sleep? Maybe if it's BM cream and they ingest it

We let the kitties sleep on our bed. They drive me nuts though, because they get really affectionate when DS has JUST fallen asleep and try to walk all over him! They don't like him well enough to sleep close. But it's a family bed and pets are part of the family

- Alison
post #16 of 87
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Originally Posted by BathrobeGoddess
...why didn't she just lay down with both of them! grrrr....
maybe she wanted to ride the baloney pony.
post #17 of 87
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Originally Posted by Vicitoria
Just because you co-sleep doesn't mean your baby might not need some help getting to sleep and the cream may help. And, your baby could possibly be more comfortable in it's own bed. How do you know if you've never tried it?

Honestly, don't get me wrong, if everyone here is so gung-ho about your AP parenting decisions why do you care about what everyone else in the world thinks? Do what you believe in because you know you can and let everyone else do the same. Everyone does what's right for them.
I don't understand why you posted this here. This is the co-sleeping forum and people are joking around about comercials that promote something we disagree with. It's not judgeing other people to be sick of seeing only mainstream night time parenting promoted in the media.
post #18 of 87
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Originally Posted by nannymom
I don't understand why you posted this here. This is the co-sleeping forum and people are joking around about comercials that promote something we disagree with. It's not judgeing other people to be sick of seeing only mainstream night time parenting promoted in the media.
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And also wanted to add that we are another fam with baby and furry mammals in bed. Our bed is on the floor ... the dog's decided to have her own bed right next to DH since the babe AND the cat sleep with us now.

I still always find dog hair in between DS's toes... :LOL
post #19 of 87
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Originally Posted by Vicitoria
Everyone does what's right for them.
Yeah, but not everyone does what's right (Best.) for their baby.
post #20 of 87
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Originally Posted by AnnMarie
Yeah, but not everyone does what's right (Best.) for their baby.
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