Above: Mums ‘n Chums Content Manager Tilley Creary enjoys some much-deserved pampering at the P&G Moms event we recently attended.
We have to admit, it was pretty cool to be asked to join some of the country’s most popular blogging moms for a special and exclusive mini conference hosted by Procter & Gamble. The conference was a kickoff event to better acquaint us with some of P&G’s products and procedures in order to help moms make informed decisions about the brands we buy.
It was fun, glitzy, extravagant in some cases (mini manicures, makeovers and product mall…) but as nice as all of that was, we moms can’t be so easily swayed when we’re on the job- not only seeking out the best products to use in our own homes, but also to feature here on a website that is our livelihood. To work with a brand, it has to be something we feel our audience is genuinely interested in and will use themselves. Otherwise, no matter how entertaining an event is, it’s just an event.
Over the next several months, we are going to be posting reviews and information on various P&G products that we’ve been given for the purpose of reporting our opinions. We are recieving these products as a courtesy for the purpose of the reviews, but we are in no way obligated to tell you we love them if we really don’t and we are not required by P&G to give any kind of dishonest feedback. When you read the reviews please know that just because we have been treated to a lovely lunch doesn’t mean won’t remember to be objective.
We have our work cut out for us! Where do we start?
And speaking of being honest- we’d like to say right off the bat that we understand P&G products aren’t for everyone. During the event, there was some heavy criticism of P&G on Twitter from some, asking tough questions about P&G’s stance on the ingedients of some of their products . We got to ask those tough questions first hand, and were impressed to find out that many of these beliefs were untrue (for example, did you know P&G’s Pampers brand diapers haven’t included dioxin or chlorine in 10 years?). We learned a lot of other little known facts about P&G as well and look forward to sharing those with you soon.
As moms who read labels, we realize that some of P&G’s products do contain ingredients that are a concern to some. If you are unsure about the presence of these ingredients (see the link above) we urge you to follow your gut and do what you feel is best for yourself and your family.
I personally use and love numerous P&G products in my own home and know many other moms do as well, so I am excited to bring you the details on some of their newest products! P&G hopes the blogging moms on their P&G Moms team will help to provide some transparency and honest feedback you can trust, and where better to get it than from other moms?
Stay tuned for details of our upcoming product test experiences and be sure to send us your questions! Is there a P&G product you’re curious about, or one you have a concern with? Let us know in the comments below and we’ll do our best to get you the answer!
Mums ‘n Chums review policy: Mums ‘n Chums recieved product samples from P&G for the purpose of this blog article, however we are in no way obligated to report on any product that we dislike or feel would not be of interest and / or benefit to our valued readers. Products we choose to post reviews on are ones we have enjoyed, approved and deemed appropriate for our audience.