Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Parent Who Sometimes Reads Directions

Johnson's Baby Shampoo with Calming Lavender, 20-Ounce (Pack of 2)

We still use Johnson's Baby Shampoo for Zane's hair because he still cries when he gets soap in his eyes and the No More Tears formula makes bath time less traumatic for us all. I bought this Calming Lavender version of the shampoo, in the mistaken belief that it might actually induce a state of calm. Unfortunately, my son never got the memo on that.

I was reading the back of the shampoo bottle (I was bored and there wasn't a book handy), and was shocked to discover these instructions:

"Wet baby's hair with warm water, apply shampoo, gently lather, rinse and snuggle."

What is wrong with snuggling, people would say? Snuggling is the very backbone of mother-child bonding! How dare you malign the very backbone of the mother-child bond? Bad Mama!!!

Snuggling is fine! I love snuggling! Snuggling is awesome! But don't you think you should dry your baby off first? Nobody likes to snuggle a wet baby, and babies get cold easily. The directions should have included, after the rinsing, "dry baby off", and THEN the cuddle.

1 comment:

  1. Darn it, no wonder my little one has a cold right now. DRY the baby before snuggling. Thanks.


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