Tuesday, November 18, 2008

This Makes Me Want To Puke

This stupid ad really pisses me off! It had to have been written by a man who has never even attempted babywearing, because it is SO.OFF.BASE. Anyone who knows anything about babywearing and has done it knows that it is EASIER than simply carrying the baby around. The carriers are actually designed to distribute the baby's weight across more of your body than just your arms! The only time they ever cause pain is when they are being worn incorrectly, like when they don't fit (I've worn ones that were too big for me and that's the only time I've had pain) or weren't put on the right way. In fact, my favorite baby carrier is called the Ergo because it is ergonomically designed. That thing rocks! I can still carry my 28 pound toddler in it on my back.

And the voice and tone of the woman in the ad - how immature and valley-girlish did she sound?! Is that how people see moms? Its insulting!

Not that I use Motrin anyway, but now I never will. A bunch of other moms are up in arms about this ad, too, so Motrin has pulled it from their website but the print ad is already in production. I hope said print ad is less offensive than the tv one. Anyway, you might want to check out the other comments left on this video on Youtube.


Salena said...

oh i am right there with you lesley! that ad makes me so angry. because i o what's best for my child "just to look like an official mom". and excuse me? "what about me?" what bullshit, most women i know who wear their children really find it enjoyable! i know, for me, it's a hell of a lot more comfortable than carrying my child in my arms all the time.

Sarah, Nathen, Aiden, and Evan said...

What!!! whoever thought of this ad must not have children. I find that wearing Evan is not only a great way to bond but a must w/ having a toddler as well. And I agree I'm never in pain after wearing Evan. Thanks for sharing I will never buy Motrin!!!!!