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Archive for November, 2008

Check out these blogs about the new ad recommending Motrin for the backache mothers get from carrying their babies!

Wearing your baby should not make you hurt. We have so many mothers struggling with the plastic “infant carriers”, leaning to one side with a heavy baby in a heavy seat. It is not the way we are meant to carry a heavy load. We have known numerous mothers who have gone to the doctor, chiropractor, some that even needed physical therapy, and one that had back surgery as a result of the strain of carrying a growing baby, in one of those “plastic buckets”.  When my babies were little the car seat stayed in the car.  They weren’t portable so we had to carry our babies when we took them out of the car.  The convenience of the portable seats is a mixed blessing.  Of course it is nice to be able to carry your sleeping baby with you without disturbing him/her, but mothers have found that scooping them up into a soft carrier next to the parents body puts them right back to sleep.

Jane

Google News Alert for: babywearing

Motrin Ad Makes Moms Mad
PitchEngine (press release) – Riverton,WY,USA
Katja Presnal is available to answer all questions about social media marketing, mommy blogging, babywearing or how Motrin’s advertising campaign failed,
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Blogs › Mothering Without A Manual
Anderson Independent Mail – Anderson,SC,USA
What did Motrin know about babywearing? It turns out, nothing. Go here to see what the genius marketing team at Motrin has come up with.
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Motrin tries to get on moms’ side, misses horribly
WalletPop – VA,USA
The one launched during International Babywearing Week. The one which has moms on blogs and Twitter so incensed they’re making videos explaining to Motrin
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Update:  Click here for another link.  Motrin is very sorry they did this I’m sure.

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Welcome to our Blog!  We hope to share our thoughts, passions and loads of good information about pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and parenting with you.

Many of you heard in the news about the horrible contamination of infant formula in China with the industrial melamine.  The CDC reports nearly 60,000 children were brought for medical care, thousands of children hospitalized, and at least four infants died as a result.  Similar health problems have been reported in Hong Kong and Singapore but have not been confirmed.  Read what the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization have to report about this situation.

Powdered formulas have had more recalls that any other type.  CLICK HERE To learn more about recalls of infant formulas.

If you or anyone you know is using a powdered formula, please CLICK HERE to read about guidelines for the safe preparation, storage and handling of powdered infant formula.

Here is a great excerpt from American Chronicle (Beverly Hills, CA): Breastfeeding Can Save Your Baby’s Life! :

“As if there weren’t enough great reasons to breastfeed your baby, here is one more!  Between 1982 and 1994 alone, there were 22 significant recalls of infant formula in the US due to Health and Safety problems.”

Thanks for visiting our blog.  We will work to give you lots to consider and learn as you make your journey through parenthood.

Warmly,

Jane

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