Sunday, November 16, 2008

Motrin and Baby Wearing

I have come out of my flu induced haze to post this blog:

Someone at decided it would be a wonderful idea to do a new commercial "appealing" to the baby wearing mamas of the country. If you haven't seen the commercial, you should go to and watch it. Here's the words in case it's gone:

Wearing your baby seems to be in fashion.

I mean, in theory it’s a great idea.

There’s the front baby carrier, sling, schwing, wrap, pouch.

And who knows what else they’ve come up with. Wear your baby on your side, your front, go hands free.

Supposedly, it’s a real bonding experience.

They say that babies carried close to the bod tend to cry less than others.

But what about me? Do moms that wear their babies cry more than those who don’t?

I sure do!

These things put a ton of strain on your back, your neck, your shoulders. Did I mention your back?!

I mean, I’ll put up with the pain because it’s a good kind of pain; it’s for my kid.

Plus, it totally makes me look like an official mom.

And so if I look tired and crazy, people will understand why.

(taken from: Crunchy Domestic Goddess )

This is my response to the ad:

Apparently someone dropped the ball on this whole babywearing commercial on If you wear your baby correctly, with the right carriers, there will be no pain. Obviously no research was done to find that out. Instead of this commercial helping you with the babywearing community, it really messed you up. Way to piss off a huge community at once. Thumbs Up!

Obviously this is a very smart ass comment but it's about all I could muster. I just don't understand who thought that it would be a good ad. Let's release this ad during International Babywearing Week and appeal to mamas who wear their babies by insulting them? Yeah makes sense doesn't it?

/end rant

Going back to my flu induced exhaustion.


Jennifer said...

absolute BS that wearing your baby causes no pain. when you were PG with that extra weight hanging around your body you had back pain, leg pain and well I had a pain in the ass too. It is no different when you are carrying them on the outside. I've tried EVERY single carrier out there pretty much. Most of them sucked and did not fit me correctly. Now my SAHM made mei tie wrap works great but its still painful to lug 30 pounds of baby around all day in it. I can wear him for about 2 hours before I am just done in. This from a crunchy momma herself.