Most of us want to believe the people who produce children's products actually care about our children. They don't. Like everyone else, all they care about is their bottom line.
- That is why baby bottle companies continued to make bottles using BPA even though evidence indicated it might not be safe.
- That is why millions of toys produced in China were recalled for containing lead paint.
- That is why foods containing artificial flavors and dyes, high fructose corn syrup and trans fat are marketed to children
In actuality, they contained only a fraction of the DHA necessary to substantiate these claims.
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I have always taken pride in my ability to see through corporate propaganda, thoroughly evaluating every product that came into my home and not taking things at face value, but I totally dropped the ball on this one. I didn't check to see if the amount of DHA these vitamins contained was enough to support the effects they were touting. It honestly didn't even occur to me.
And though I know the vitamins weren't made by Disney, it saddens me to see how they would apply their brand to a product without first evaluating it. Not that I would really expect this from any corporation, especially one as big as Disney. Like I said, I'm aware that they don't really care about my children. It's a fact of the world we live in and I realize that, but it still makes me a little sad.
Mostly, it just pisses me off.