Yay! Toxic Bubble Bath!

On the one hand, Daily Momtra occasionally tosses out what seem to be slightly sensationalist headlines that make you look.

On the other hand, once you check it out to see if it’s as sensationalist as it looks , the content is fairly jaw-dropping, and suddenly compared to the actual article the headline doesn’t seem so sensational at all.

Check this out:

Doctors Say It’s OK To Bathe Your Kid In Toxins

Sort of sensational, right? Can’t be true? But read the article:

“…But besides the list of ingredients that I can’t pronounce on the back of these brand name bubble baths all enticing to kids with the Dora and the Sponge Bob and the cute Mr. Bubble bubble man, there it was … a WARNING: Caution: Use only as directed. Excessive use or prolonged exposure to bubble bath may cause irritation to skin an urinary tract. Discontinue use if rash, redness, or itching occurs, consult your physician if irritation persists.”

To which Jenn the mom of a couple of little kids who love baths can only utter a big “WTF????”

We don’t use this stuff.  We don’t use any of this stuff. But they market this stuff to kids. And then tell you on the package that prolonged skin exposure may mess up their skin. And urinary tract. (I think only the mothers of little girls can understand the terror that strikes when the words “warning” and “urinary tract” are uttered in the same paragraph.)

If you’re a mom, and you’re reading this (heck, if you’re a human being who ever takes bubble baths yourself–God knows what they put in the adult marketed bubble baths!), go read your bottle of bubble bath. See if the word “Caution” pops up on there anywhere.

And Daily Momtra, please keep the “sensationalist” headlines coming.

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Posted on February 26, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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