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Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Motherhood means...No. 3

Eleven degrees at 8:30am. Bright and sunny with cotton-wool clouds and a light breeze.


Motherhood means...

...having a thousand suggestions for baby-product manufacturers to make their products useable.

Go on, ask me, Pampers, about the nappy packaging that you need a carving knife to open (the other hand holding down a squirmy, poopy 10-kilo toddler).

Ask me, Johnson & Johnson, about no-more-tears shampoo that becomes so viscous that it won't come out of the bottle in temperatures below twelve degrees Celsius.

Drop me a line, Tommee Tippee, and I'll drop you a hundred about how ludicrous it is that the lids of your overpriced sippy cups have a lifetime of 2 months and the cups themselves last about 20 years.

Call me up, all you makers of baby back-carriers, and discover that there are mothers under the national average for height who are capable of carrying a 10-kilo toddler, and so the straps need to be adjustable just that little bit shorter to stop my back breaking under the badly positioned load.

Just get me started.

5 comments:

chris said...

Hi - why dont you email each one with your suggestions. If you dont tell them they wont know. I'm sure this is how products are improved.

Louise said...

Yeah - at 6am with a creaky back I just felt like having a quick rant over a cup of tea before hauling the 10-kilo toddler out of bed for a poopy-nappy change...:-)) L

Anonymous said...

the problem is, that all this things are designed and produced either by men or by women,that, as they are working, they has no idea if the things are really usefull and usable or not. The final user is, by definition, at home dealing whith there products. Never trust: user friendly, easy open ...

Gypsy at Heart said...

Pampers scenario - been there, done that. Not with a 20+ lb kiddie in hand though. And I don't know this Tommy Tippy brand but the same happens over here with every single sippy cup I have ever tried. And don't get me started on the leak proof claim. I don't know about who designs them but they are doing a terrible job of it. My mother says I complain too much about the baby and child products I do use. "In her day, there were none of those things..."

Vanessa said...

LOL : I can just see you ranting away, L! Funny!

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Motherhood means...No. 3

Eleven degrees at 8:30am. Bright and sunny with cotton-wool clouds and a light breeze.


Motherhood means...

...having a thousand suggestions for baby-product manufacturers to make their products useable.

Go on, ask me, Pampers, about the nappy packaging that you need a carving knife to open (the other hand holding down a squirmy, poopy 10-kilo toddler).

Ask me, Johnson & Johnson, about no-more-tears shampoo that becomes so viscous that it won't come out of the bottle in temperatures below twelve degrees Celsius.

Drop me a line, Tommee Tippee, and I'll drop you a hundred about how ludicrous it is that the lids of your overpriced sippy cups have a lifetime of 2 months and the cups themselves last about 20 years.

Call me up, all you makers of baby back-carriers, and discover that there are mothers under the national average for height who are capable of carrying a 10-kilo toddler, and so the straps need to be adjustable just that little bit shorter to stop my back breaking under the badly positioned load.

Just get me started.

5 comments:

chris said...

Hi - why dont you email each one with your suggestions. If you dont tell them they wont know. I'm sure this is how products are improved.

Louise said...

Yeah - at 6am with a creaky back I just felt like having a quick rant over a cup of tea before hauling the 10-kilo toddler out of bed for a poopy-nappy change...:-)) L

Anonymous said...

the problem is, that all this things are designed and produced either by men or by women,that, as they are working, they has no idea if the things are really usefull and usable or not. The final user is, by definition, at home dealing whith there products. Never trust: user friendly, easy open ...

Gypsy at Heart said...

Pampers scenario - been there, done that. Not with a 20+ lb kiddie in hand though. And I don't know this Tommy Tippy brand but the same happens over here with every single sippy cup I have ever tried. And don't get me started on the leak proof claim. I don't know about who designs them but they are doing a terrible job of it. My mother says I complain too much about the baby and child products I do use. "In her day, there were none of those things..."

Vanessa said...

LOL : I can just see you ranting away, L! Funny!