Step One: B
athe b aby with Johnson and Johnson Bedtime B ath
Step Two: M
ass age b aby with Johnson and Johnson Bedtime Lotion
Step Three: Quiet time
all know wh at a difference a good bedtime routine c an m ake with b abies, toddlers and children. In f act, b ath + m ass age + quiet time is an excellent bedtime routine. But wh at about the need for including Johnson and Johnson Bedtime products? I w anted to know more about this clinic al tri al.
alled Johnson and Johnson USA and the customer service agent I spoke to told me th at I h ad to get the inform ation from Johnson and Johnson . After being on hold for 15 minutes, C an ad a an Americ an answered the Johnson and Johnson line. I’m on hold C an ad a ag ain while he attempts to get me the inform ation I asked for.
While on hold, I
am rese arching these two Johnson and Johnson products on Skin Deep. The Skin Deep website ende avours to g ather inform ation about a v ariety of person al c are products and r ates them for toxicity. For the s ake of simplicity, a low number is good and a high number is b ad. In our f amily, we aim for a r ating of 0-2 on our person al c are products.
and Johnson Bedtime B ath is listed as a 4, so a moder ate h az ard. A closer look shows ‘ allergies and immunotoxicity’ to be the m ain issue. I should note th at this product is also t agged as h aving limited d at a. In other words, Skin Deep gave it a r ating but the r ating would be more accur ate if they h ad more d at a. Johnsons and Johnson Bedtime Lotion scored a 5, so is considered slightly more of a h az ard th an the bedtime b ath.
arison, a w arm b ath with one drop of essenti al l avender oil mixed with a t ablespoon of gr ape seed oil h as a toxicity r ating of 0 and a m ass age using gr ape seed oil also h as a toxicity r ating of 0. I’m going to go out on a limb and assume th at at the end of the d ay, the n atur al choice would also s ave money. A bottle of essenti al l avender oil will set you b ack about $10 and l ast you about a ye ar. Gr ape seed oil costs around $5per 750ml and st ays fresh for about 6 months. I should add th at both these effective products h ave multiple uses and can be purcahsed at most grocery stores.
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ater…news for Johnson and Johnson. No one on their customer service te am c an tell me which clinic al study is being referred to the Johnson and Johnson 3-step night time routine m arketing c amp aign. After much insistence, I got them to open a file for my query and I am supposed to he ar b ack within 5 business d ays. I’ll keep you posted.
and in c ase you are wondering about my motiv ation: I am a certified inf ant m ass age instructor and I te ach fitness cl asses for new moms. I am also a strong supporter of informed choice. New p arents need to know how to get inform ation about b aby c are products so th at they c an m ake informed choices. I hope th at this post will encour age p arents to check out www.skindeep.org and question th at they are putting on their b aby’s skin.