Tuesday, June 26, 2012

OUR bloggers #ClaritinMomCrew Madagascar party Drama made ABC NEWS

I am a member of the Claritin Mom Crew. Recently our groups  Madagascar party  made ABC NEWS and  The New York Times.

You can read the news article here for The New York Times and here for the ABC news article.
Here is an excerpt from my original Post I have eliminated pictures of the party due to the controversy that my guest may not want their children in:

Being in the Claritin Mom crew we had the chance to have a Madagascar movie party with some moms and children in our homes.  I have had very little time to plan lately as our house work is being completed and the bathroom work starts next Monday. We have a lot to do to prepare. Anyways, That will be another post.

I found a great idea for using a drop cloth to play a movie outdoors in a Lowe's magazine I received in the mail.  Since I did not have a movie projector that was out of the question. The next best thing was to have the movie indoors and then roast marshmallows and hot dogs outside on a campfire.  Lots of fun for the kids and a little time to enjoy adult company for the moms. We were provided with copies of a few Madagascar movies, some popcorn containers to give the kids snacks as well as some samples to hand out to the moms. There was no form of money given to us to have this party.  

I scheduled my post to go live on my blog and went on with construction. 

Then while going through my Junk mail I found the email I was supposed to send my blog post link to and realized I had scheduled it for the wrong day. Upon going to the Facebook page for our Group I found that all this controversy was going on. 

This lead me to wonder if I should post about the party or not. I have taken Flintstones Vitamins for years. I even took them when I was pregnant as they were recommended by my Doctor.  I see nothing wrong with the marketing of this product using  movie characters. As an adult raising young children you are  responsible to teach your children about medication and keep it out of their reach as well.  Flintstones vitamins contain Iron.  You can read a post relating to the chances of overdose with Flintstones Vitamins here. All medications are clearly marked keep out of reach of children. 

I also think it is childish that so many of my blogger friends who are in the crew are being attacked and called a bad parent for being in the group. This was a great way for all of us to spend quality time with our children We just handed out samples to the moms while doing so. WHAT IS THE BIG  DEAL??? I have had many moms who have tried  samples find relief from allergies from the products also. I went to a friends after ward and seen she started using the product as it provided relief. She thanked me for the sample and the ability to work in the yard after taking it with out allergy symptoms.

If you are one of the people complaining about this campaign please watch your children and keep your medicine out of their reach as it states on the bottle.

Have you ever noticed how Orange cleaner containers have a juicy orange on them. That combined with the orange color has lead to my children asking for juice and pointing at  the  bottle. I have had to teach my children that it is poison, it is not juice and keep it out of reach of them. Common sense!!!

 I have enjoyed being part of the #claritinmomscrew You can check find more information on Claritin here.

My question for all of you is this: How do you feel about products such as these using cartoon characters to advertise medication?

Disclaimer:  This is not a paid or sponsored post.  Product, DVDs, samples, and information was provided to me from Claritin and MomSelect to host this party as I am a member of the Children’s Claritin Mom Crew.


Stacie said...

Boy, some people have WAY too much time on their hands. I'm a Clariton Mom too but didn't do the movie promotion. At what point do parents need to step up and PARENT rather than expecting the government to do everything for them. I think I knew the difference between candy and medicine b/c my mom didn't keep them on the same shelves (duh) and she taught me what was not available to me and what was!

Jessica said...

That is so silly! People should stop trying to throw around blame and stand up and TEACH your kids!!!

Like you said, you can OD on children's vitamins! My aunt overdosed on children's vitamins when she was younger.

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