Today's blog post is something very special to my heart and I'm happy to be part of this new era for Johnson's Baby. As I sit here and type this post my, now 5 year old, little man is terrorizing my 7lb doggie, and all I can do is watch them and fill up with tears. Being parents and caretakers is probably the hardest job ever. We are responsible for the life and future of these little human beings. The thought alone is daunting and, frankly, terrifying. I've barely figured myself out, now I have to mold this little person into a caring, successful, happy, healthy, positive individual. Thankfully, we're not alone in this journey and Johnson's Baby is one of the brands that is on our side.
Recently there was some controversy about the ingredients in some of the Johnson's Baby products. Parents, grandparents, and caretakers from all walks of life expressed concerns that some of the ingredients used may not be safe for their babies. In actuality, the ingredients were perfectly safe, yet Johnson's Baby still stepped up and changed their formulas to give everyone some peace of mind. Besides being a brand, the company remembers that they too are people - they are moms and dads and aunt, uncles, grandparents, big sisters and brothers. They know that providing a safe and happy life for our little ones is the most important thing. As a mom who used Johnson's products when Noel was a baby, and still to this day that he is already a big, crazy, silly, energetic boy, that means a lot to me personally. From the bottom of my heart - Thank You to everyone over at Johnson's for caring!
As part of this heartfelt decision Johnson's Baby has started a whole campaign "Your Promise Is Our Promise". The company was inspired by a Japanese legend which states that folding 1000 origami cranes will signify a wish granted and a promise fulfilled. The idea is that this task is a labor of love and will therefore give positive results. The employees and their families got together to write down promises that they made to their own children, and then fold the paper up into origami cranes. They created a video about the experience, which I'll link here and also embed down below. Check it out and share it with your loved ones. Let me warn you, I was crying as I watched it.
Parents are humans as well. We get busy with work, wrapped up in life, stressed with multi-tasking. Sometimes it is important to remember the essentials. I'm going to take it back to basics and share with All Of You some of the promises I made to my son before he even took his first breath into this world.
I promise to love you unconditionally no matter how many tattoos or piercings you show up home with (but please try to keep it to a limit). I promise to be there for you as a mom but more than anything as your best friend. I promise to make you feel comfortable to be able to tell me any and everything. After all, a true friend is someone who loves and cares about your well being - and so is a mother. I promise to always remember what it was like to be your age - whatever age you may be -and put myself in your place. I promise to take you to Sesame Place and the movies and all of the museums in NYC. I want you to be a happy baby, child, man. I promise to give you happy, fun and amazing experiences that you will remember for your entire life. To support you in all your endeavors. To help make all of your dreams come true. To put you before any one else and love you more than anything in this world. You're the most wonderful and beautiful thing that has ever happened to me and I promise to make you feel that way every single day.
Johnson's has promised to create the best quality products for their babies and ours. They have reformulated 7 products including: JOHNSON’S® Baby HEAD-TO-TOE® Wash, JOHNSON’S® Baby Lotion, JOHNSON’S® Baby Shampoo, JOHNSON’S® Baby Shampoo & Conditioner for Thick and Curly Hair, JOHNSON’S® Baby Shampoo & Conditioner for Thin and Straight Hair, JOHNSON’S® Baby Shampoo with Calming Lavender, and JOHNSON’S® Baby Soothing Vapor Baby Bath.
What promises have you made to your little ones or loved ones?
I love you all!
Thank you for being a part of my life, my community, my support system. In your own way, you all help me to be a better mom and a better person.