Saturday, August 1, 2009

The Worst Place to Encounter a Cranky Baby - Baby Orajel Survey and Giveaway

****This contest is closed. Thanks to you all for entering.****

Baby Orajel study finds that 56 percent of Americans least like to encounter a cranky baby in a movie theater.

As the summer blockbuster season continues, parents of infants should be aware that they’re likely to face a frustrated audience if their child fusses during the movie.

The maker of Baby Orajel® teething pain medicine recently conducted a survey* to find out where Americans least like to encounter a cranky, crying baby. The results include the following:

• More than 56 percent of Americans claim that the worst place to encounter a cranky baby is at a movie theater. Other places where people hate to encounter a cranky baby are (in order): on an airplane (22 percent), at a church or religious function (12 percent) and at a restaurant (10 percent).

• Surprisingly, parents are more likely than non-parents (61 percent vs. 52 percent) to place movie theaters at the top of their list of bad places to encounter a cranky baby.

• While you may not think it when sitting next to one, crying babies aren’t nearly as annoying as other loud noises you may encounter during the day. The survey showed that the most frustrating sounds to hear (in order) are: a car alarm (39 percent), jackhammer (28 percent), baby crying (21 percent) and a barking dog (13 percent).

• Parents, who are more accustomed to the sound of cranky infants, are less likely than those without children to get annoyed by the sound of a crying baby. Specifically, 25 percent of non-parents named a baby crying as the most frustrating sound to hear, while only 15 percent of parents stated that in the survey.

* The survey was conducted by Kelton Research between May 20 and 27, 2009 and included 1004 participants.

The Giveaway:

One reader will win an assortment of Baby Orajel items – Cooling Cucumber Teething Gel and Tooth & Gum Cleanser. We all know what a life saver the teething gel can be. We also know how important it is to get started with good, healthy teeth and gums and brushing habits at an early age.




To be eligible for the giveaway, you must make sure that I can contact you when you when. Either by being a blogger or by leaving your e-mail address in your comment.

Contest will end Tuesday, August 11th at 11:59 CST.

Main Entries: Must be completed to be eligible for other entries.

Visit the Baby Orajel website and leave a comment telling me one of their 10 ways to make brushing fun.

Extra Entries:

(1) Enter the "Smile Package" giveaway, also brought to you by Danielle, and leave a comment saying you did so.

(2) Follow this blog.

(3) Follow me on twitter and tweet about the giveaway, include @SereneMoments so I can find you.

(3) Give me a suggestion for a topic to use here on my health blog.

Good luck to you all!

43 comments:

John or Liz said...

The number 1 way to make brushing fun -- brush WITH your kids -- is about the only way I've found to instill the habit of a thorough brushing.

Shop with Me Mama said...

Number 6 I think it was: Say Ahhhhh! — You can't say "ahhh" with your mouth closed. As you brush his or her teeth, encourage your child to say "ahhh," varying the pitch, tone, and rhythm to keep things interesting.

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Shop with Me Mama said...

I entered the smile giveaway too :)
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Shop with Me Mama said...

I follow this cute blog :)
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Shop with Me Mama said...

Let's see, a topic to use on your health blog? Hmmm.. just more ways I could get my picky eaters to eat HEALTHY! Such a chore and no fun! Thanks!
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TZel said...

One way to make brushing fun: Use the Orajel Rinse because kids love how it turns their plaque blue!

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jdaniel4smom said...

Tell a tooth story!

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PunkRockChic said...

Brush with your child!

Nancy said...

One of their 10 tips is:
Get a cute toothbrush!

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Nancy said...

I follow.

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Angela said...

One of the ways to make brushing fun is to count each tooth after you clean it. I'll have to try this with my little guy because saying "Aaahh" doesn't work so well.

Angela said...

I entered the "Smile Package" giveaway.

barbara.montyj said...

I entered the Smile Package Giveaway.

Angela said...

One of the ways it to tell a toothy story!

ethel said...

#5 Count as you brush - my daughter just learning to count and she loves it.

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ethel said...

i also entered smile package giveaway (as luvtosave)

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luvtosave said...

blog follower

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Katrina said...

Count while you brush! It works too!!

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Katrina said...

Entered the Smile Package giveaway

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Katrina said...

following you on this blog now too!

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Katrina said...

follow on twitter and I tweeted!


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Katrina said...

A topic that you might consider, other than healthy eating as mentioned above, is the importance of sun protection for kids and adults...sunscreen, hats, sun glasses, etc.

Rebecca N. said...

Make brushing fun - let your toddler pick out a colorful toothbrush of their choice.
At the moment, my son has 5 toothbrushes that he chooses from each day. He LOVES to brush his teeth! We even let him help us brush our teeth! Everytime he finishes brushing (with help from daddy), he comes running down the hall to, "show mommy his pretty teeth"! :) I'll always cherish this memory. I find it absolutely adorable!
Thanks for this giveaway! We have a 14 week old son that is just starting to teeth! We need this :))

Rebecca N. said...

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Rebecca N. said...

I follow on twitter and tweeted!
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Rebecca N. said...

For a health topic...how about healthy snacking and controlling amounts of sugar that the kiddos consume. Another might be...The benefits of, "tummy time"
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Rebecca N. said...

I also entered smile package giveaway

Debbie said...

One of their tips is to count while you brush. I love that tip, because I actually used it with my son when he was little, and he loved it. It was the only way to get him to sit still while I brushed his teeth!

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Debbie said...

I entered the "Smile Package" giveaway.

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Debbie said...

I now follow your blog.

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Debbie said...

A topic you could use is creative and delicious ways to get your kids to eat more fruits and vegetables. (Or even us adults that don't always get our five a day!) :)

Debbie: rebbiedeed(at)hotmail(dot)com

pierce said...

one of the techniques is counting as you brush!

Natalie said...

One of the ways is Tasty Toothpaste!
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Natalie said...

I follow your blog! Thanks!
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Natalie said...

I follow you on Twitter & Tweeted!
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Natalie said...

A health topic you could do is on how to tell a child when a loved one is really sick or how about a topic on anxiety.

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Natalie said...

I entered the Smile Package Giveaway! Thanks!

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Cindy said...

One of the 10 ways is to have them a cute toothbrush and to brush with them!

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Cindy said...

I entered the Smile Pack Giveaway! Thanks!

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Cindy said...

I think a good topic would be something on sleep and how to sleep better! Thanks!

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Cindy said...

I follow your blog!

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