Today I discovered that some companies think it’s OK to cynically pass judgement on other people in order to promote their products. I hadn’t heard of the Bounty parenting club before today, but now they will be forever linked in my mind with the claim that one in 10 UK women have ‘tricked’ a man into getting them pregnant. Seriously? They actually thought this was an acceptable and ethical survey to carry out? How does this benefit anyone whatsoever? As Dr Petra said on Twitter, “You have to question the ethics of Bounty.com using fears over paternity to promote their baby products”.
I never plan on having kids of my own so it’s not as if Bounty has lost itself a potential customer here but, if you’re thinking of starting a family soon, I urge you to avoid them at all costs. And also please talk to your partner first about the whole baby thing. Remember Lori’s top tip for lasting loving relationships: Communication.