Having been a regular user of Johnson’s baby products since I was little, it was heart-breaking to, off-lately, read the negative online articles about the brand. I mean imagine having to throw away and stop using my favourite baby oil, baby lotion and baby wash. Or imagine having to start believing that the products, we used all these years, were bad! Yes, I agree that for certain sensitive and allergic skin types, other medicated brands would be used but I did not want to believe JnJ was not a good brand.
So, when the markets first started buzzing with the negative news because of some cases against them, I went straight to my relative who worked for Johnson and Johnson and asked him what it was all about. He said there was nothing really wrong with Johnson’s products as far as he knew and wasn’t sure about the exact details of the cases. I believed that because I generally followed my heart but I wanted to know more.
I used the products anyway. Even when I became a mother, I continued using them for my baby. But because I became a blogger and an influencer, along came an opportunity to attend the one year anniversary of the new range of Johnson’s, in Mumbai, India. I was, of course, thrilled to attend and wondered what was in store and what the brand had to tell us.
The long awaited day arrived when we landed during the Mumbai Monsoons and mingled with other moms that same evening. It was only the next day when we got all our doubts, questions and concerns sorted. We also got a lot more clarity on various things about Johnson and Johnson, from their past cases to their future promises. They created different departments and showed us how some products were made – Chemistry lab, Biology lab, Fragrance lab and Gentle lab. In the end, I was glad I still believed in the brand as a whole.
There was a lot of information thrown at us that day but only some of it I could jot down for you all. Do find below what I got hold of:
I know that moms want to protect their children from all harm; we all do. But should we always believe what’s in the news, or should we always follow our hearts? My instincts told me to continue using the products I have been using all this time, for all these years. So, the next time you are introduced to products, turn over to the ingredients and research on how exactly they could be all natural and still have a long shelf life. The rest is totally up to you and your instincts. All the best!
How long have you been using Johnson’s baby products? Did you find any difference in the past few years? Tell me what you feel about this article and your personal views on the brand.