Friday, January 16, 2009

Happy Birthday No More Tears!

It's the 50th anniversary of Johnson's No More Tears trademark formula! That means that in some families, three generations of mothers have used Johnson's No More Tears products on their children. 50 years! That's a long time. This is what was going on 50 years ago...

In 1959, there were about 4,245,000 births in the U.S. Today, a baby is born every 7 seconds, resulting in about 4,138,349 births a year.

The national population in 1959 was about 178 million. That number has since climbed to a whopping 303 million in 2008.

The average age at which an American woman has her first child has reached to an all-time high of 25.2. This rate is expected to rise, seeing that women are waiting until their late 30s and 40s to have children. Women in 1959 were having babies much earlier, at the average age of just 21.6.

By the end of 1959, the number of children per woman was 3.7. The most recent data shows that today the number of children per woman has decreased to about 2.0.

With the Baby Boom generation underway, finding a name in the 1950s that no one had proved difficult. The most popular names in 1959 were Michael and Mary. The top baby names in 2007 were Sophia and Aiden.

With the price of unleaded regular gas averaging $4.11 a gallon in 2008, it's hard to believe that it was only 25 cents a gallon in 1959.

The average median income in 1959 was about 5,417. Today, the average is roughly $58,407.

In 1959, the average cost of a new home was about $12,400. Today, one can expect to purchase a new home for at least $267,300.

The postage stamp in 1959 cost only 4 cents. With the current price of a stamp at 41 cents, we are lucky to have free Internet access.



And this year, Johnson's is introducing two new No More Tears products: Johnson's Bubble Bath & Wash, and Johnson's Head-To-Toe Foaming Wash. Both contain an updated, even more mild No More Tears formula. I have a Johnson's gift set, including the two new products, plus a whole bunch of classics (Retail value $70!) to give away to one lucky reader! Just leave me a comment here an I'll pick a random winner on Tuesday, Jan. 27. Please check back in on the 27th to see if you've won. You'll have 2 days to email me your shipping information. If I don't hear from you, I'll choose another winner.

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Oh Boy...Oh Boy...Oh Boy said...

Who doesn't love J&J, thought despite how gentle the shampoo, there are still regularly tears in our bath. Either due to them not wanting me to wash their hair, a fight over a bath toy, or not wanting to get out of the bath after they look like a Californian Raisin

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

50 years?? That's amazing. I used it on all of my kids and will probably get to use it on my first grandbaby due in a few weeks!

cbhoff said...

I hope I win because I'm way excited to use these in May when I have my first baby!!!

Chris A. Jackson, MI said...

oh yeah! Pick me! Love them!

jHooper In sc said...

OOOOH i love the johnsons and johnsons smell. Nothing rivals it!
I have a random question for you. I know you picked your kids first names from an Atlas .. which by the way is awesome, all my kids have 7 letters in their names and all end in the long E sound (yes im wierd!)...But i noticed you called Austin ..AJ, i think it was.. Did you have a method for middle names too? Or did they just match the first names?
@jennhoop

Adrienne G said...

I love this stuff! I could use some extra to keep at my dad's house so that he doesn't continue to wash my son's hair with his Suave when he is over there.

Rachael said...

yeah yeah yeah pick me I have two little ones and I do daycare for 5!

Courtney said...

Wow! 50 years! No wonder everyone knows and loves J&J No More Tears!

Jenn said...

We would LOVE this- J&J make fabulous stuff!!

Thanks for the great giveaway!!

JLWalden1{at}gmail{dot}com

Valerie G. from GA said...

I would LOVE to win this! Johnson & Johnson are my favorite bath products, I still use them on my 4 year old. I am pregnant now and due in May and this gift-set would definitely get used!

Kelly M. in Texas said...

Love Johnsons!!

aaensons said...

I would love this for my son and to save for when we have another one which will be soon

Jon and Sarah said...

This would be awesome to have with 2 little girls!

Stacy said...

Count me in!!

snippity1 said...

We love the Johnson's products! Even my big kids still use some of it!

Veggiemomof2 said...

I love Johnson products & I'm an adult!

I LOVE their Johnson Buddies soaps!

Garth and Becky said...

What a great giveaway! I love these products for my children.

Chrissie said...

Love their products -- have always tried other, but come back to J & J. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Count me in!

csaestok@yahoo.com

lbugsh2 said...

Wow that is some wonderful stuff. WE love it.

amy said...

We love Johnson & Johnson! All three of my babies have used it :)

Courtney said...

I just found out I'm expecting my first and would LOVE to win this! :)

Valerie said...

NEW J&J Bubble Bath - that is so needed in our household. I would love to try that out!

Shannon said...

What a fun giveaway! I sure hope I win! My son and I both use No more tears stuff!

Christina said...

How cool is that?! I'll have to check out the new wash!

Steffers said...

This would be awesome. Who doesn't love that 'baby' smell. All thanks to Johnson and Johnson!!

akhughes said...

what a great gift set! it would be perfect for my baby boy coming in less than 2 weeks (hopefully!)

Ashley said...

Oooh, I'm having a baby in May, so this would be great!

Kristin said...

I have always been a big Johnson & Johnson fan. When my kids are congested their Vapor Bath is the best! The new products look great too, I'd love to win them, (please random number picker, pick me!) but I suppose I'll be going out and buying them in the near future anyway!

Myrnie said...

Wow, what a great giveaway! And those are amazing facts...kind of sad, actually...

Tami said...

I would LOVE to win this!! I have ALWAYS and still to this day use Johnsons!!!

zekesmom10 said...

Nothing enhances that "new baby smell" like J&J baby products. I can almost smell it now. ;)

Step Monster said...

I have three kids myslef and two girlfriends of mine are preggo...one with twins....so I would love to either use this myself or give it away to one of them!

Triplet Mommy said...

My babies LOVE J&J. This gift set looks awesome!!!

Michelle said...

I would love this basket to give to my friend that just had a baby

KAL071203 said...

I love J&J, my older son has really curly thick hair that knots so easily, but they even have a line for him I love their stuff!

Jennifer said...

I would love this. I have to use gentle body wash on my kids because of their dry skin. It would be good to get a good bubble bath that won't irritate their skin.

Jen said...

That's a great giveaway!! What a wonderful basket and a wonderful bunch of products! We love J&J stuff in this house. :)

Sheila said...

I just love J&J. Used the products on my kids and my daughter is using them on my grandson. Would love to win this!!

Sila Lumenn said...

We love J&J products. The Lavender bath is fantastic. It really does help calm a fussy baby. This gift set would be perfect for my niece who is having her baby at the end of March.

minski39 said...

Awesome giveaway! Your posts always crack me up - you've got a great sense of humor! I'm hoping to win as I'm due in May and am gearing up at this point! :)

Alexis AKA MOM said...

We love all their products and I make sure we always have a supply! Thanks so much :).

barefootinhighheels said...

I've got a new baby on the way, and could use these!! Thanks!
-Lori

Steph said...

I love J&J! Pick me! Please!

Jessica A. said...

Oh how I would love to win this. I have a friend that is pregnant and she would just be floored to get this as a gift! :)

Katina said...

Oh, J&J stuff smells SO good.

Margo :-) said...

Love Johnson baby products!!

Snoopyfan said...

Wow! This would be so great to give to my sister for her baby! Hope I win!!

zeitersouth said...

I still use Johnsons shampoo on my 6 year old- it is so much easier when it doesn't hurt his eyes!

Tina said...

Nice! I'm 35 weeks pregnant with #4 and have 3 in diapers already. Who couldn't use a little more J&J? :-)

Emily said...

My baby will be here in August and I would love to have these on hand ready to use!

MaBunny said...

I love the no more tears detangling spray - Nicoles 10 and we still use it!

Amy H said...

I've kept J&J in business for the past 4 years. I'd love to win a set of free stuff!

photomommy said...

My brother and his girlfriend are expecting a little girl in May, so this would be perfect for them! I hope I win so I could give it to them. :)

Anjie said...

Cute gift set! I have quite a few Mom-to-be and new Mom friends that could really use this! Thanks for the chance to win!

Anjie B.

Karen R. said...

The smell of J&J is amazing!! Anything they make is great!

Aleta said...

I thought I was done with 'No more Tears' and now I'm due with #4 in March!!! LOL! Would love to win this gift basket!

Denise said...

I'm due soon and this would be so awesome to win! :)

Diane B said...

I love the way the baby smells after a bath with baby shampoo! Count me in!

Angela P. said...

I LOVE J&J!!!! So gentle on my 7 mo old with sensitive skin

Rebecca Prochniak said...

I've got so many friends who just had children...not to mention my own efforts at having one...

What a neat giveaway, thanks Dawn!

Jennifer B. said...

Wow what a great thing. One can never have enough J&J!

Layton Mom said...

I love J&J products. Count me in and I hope I win. :)

Katie Skiff said...

Thanks for the chance Dawn!! I love J & J...and my BF just had a baby so I could shower her with these great things!!

Beverly said...

My mom used it on me and I use it on my little ones!

Thanks!

Kaia said...

Ooo pick me! I love the smell of it!

jillw920@hotmail.com said...

I'd love this to share with a friend who just had a baby!

Jill W.

Erika said...

My brother and his wife just had a baby, this would be perfect!

Tiffany said...

Sweet we use J&J all the time on my son. He doesn't even like water to get in his eyes so Heaven forbid soap get in them LOL.

geisme said...

I would LOVE to win this! I would share it with my sis-in-law who is expecting baby #1 the beginning of March.
So random number thingy, pick me, pick me.!!!!
-Gail
geisme777 at yahoo dot com

ya ya's mom said...

oh my. what a fantastic gift!!! pick me pick me pick me!!!!

Amy said...

Even if I don't win, we will have to try those two new ones...

Katy said...

This would be awesome to win for my 11 day old daughter!

Michelle said...

Oh how cool! All we use is J&J products for the wee ones. For some reason, I thought they'd been around for far longer than that though!

Melanie said...

I love no more tears. Ty!

Slack said...

Mmmm, J&J baby stuff! I use many of these products for me too!

Jennifer Higgins said...

Do I get to enter twice because I have twin babies?! Just kidding. Or ... not. Um, no really, just kidding. :)

Shelly said...

My son would love taking a bubble bath!

Blake and Laura said...

My babies would love this! My toddler especially loves bath time and would stay in the tub all day if I let him.

Kitti said...

I love all their stuff! Thanks for the offer =)
~K

zap1605 said...

I would love to win this

Michelle said...

It would be awesome to win this! My son has such a blast in the tub, unless I actually try to wash him. I love J&J products though, I've tried the store brands, because of cost, and there is just no comparison.

Stephanie said...

We use J&J on our son. It is a great product.

Selina said...

Those are some amazing stats and a fantastic give-away. Thanks for the chance. iclipalso(at)yahoo(dot)com

-T- said...

I love J & J products and would love to win this!

Tiffany said...

Pick me! Pick me!

Christine H. from Cortlandt Manor, NY said...

This would be awesome for my sister who is awaiting the arrival of my 1st niece or nephew! She's due in 27 days!!! Thanks for the chance!

Heidi said...

Oh, that's an awesome set of stuff!

Nicole said...

Ooooh, pick me, pick me!!!!

Anonymous said...

I cant use on my girls hair but this would make a wonderful babyshower gift for my coworker who is having twin girls in March.. Linda in Woodburn OR

Anonymous said...

I love J&J baby stuff. It still makes my kiddo's smell sweet!
Darla

Rikki said...

I would LOVE to win this!

The Vrabecs said...

That would come in handy for my newborn!

Jen S said...

I love J&J's products and use them all the time with my twins. I could really use them!!!

Lindsey Wolfe said...

oh wow! that would be fantastic! thanks for always giving away such great things!

Charlotte's Mommy said...

I'm expecting baby #2 in May and just discovered hubby is losing his job in March. We could use FREE products!!!

KLM said...

this would be great for my coworker who's 4 weeks away from her due date, but might "pop" anytime now!! pick me!

Queen of pink in a house of blue said...

I have 3 that still use J&J baby products! we would LOVE to have this!

Vivian M said...

My parents used J&J on my sisters, the company really has been around a long time! What a great giveaway.

Angel said...

Interested in this nifty gift! My little guy would love to have a birthday with no more tears (he will be 1 jan 31st)

comeaux said...

With three kids we use a lot of bath stuff! Great giveaway!

BeccaSaun said...

I have a 2 year old and currently hugely pregnant with my second kiddo. J&J products are a staple in our house. This gift basket would be AMAZING right now!

Adrienne S said...

I love these products, I have lots of baby showers coming up.

Roger said...

For all six of my children, I have used and loved J&J. We are expecting number 7 and would love to be able to have a little stash before the baby arrives!!! Thank you for offering this fun give away!

Julie said...

This would be great to use on my baby - arriving May 09!

Table for Seven said...

Now watch me win and forget to come back!

AlehouseGirl said...

Yes, please! My boys would live in the bathtub if I let them. We'd have loads of fun with this prize.

AlehouseGirl said...

Yes, please! My boys would live in the tub if I let them. We'd have a ton of fun with this prize.

erin said...

Dawn- please pick me,i'm due in four weeks with my thrid little boy, i'm miserable and winning something might perk me up, thanks!

jodie walter said...

i would loveeeeeeeeee to win this.

Dawn in WI said...

Ooh, I'd love to win this for my daughter, who's due in May.

Sam said...

I love the smell of Johnson baby products!! 50 years...that is amazing!

Missy Johnson said...

We love Johnson's and Johnson's. I still use their products on my 4 and 2 year olds.

Janice said...

Love the give away! Please pick me!!



c66mom@hotmail.com

Julie K said...

Wow, my kiddos are REALLY stinky and could use this soap. :-) Julie

Jenny H said...

I love J& J products and still use them for my 9 and 5 year old. It would also be great for the new baby that is cooking and due to join our family. It is great they have been around 50 years and still so many people use their baby products.

Veronica said...

I currently watch 2 littles who are 3 mos old! It would make a PERFECT gift for the Moms. Of course I could break up and add my own. My own 2 grew up on J&J!

Beverly said...

My daughter is having her third baby in September. No one ever gives gifts to a third baby, so this would make a wonderful surprise for her! Pick me!!!

Hally said...

All moms are fans of J&J,but we love the way it keeps them smelling like little kids, instead of little pigs. :)
Thanks,
Hally

Beth said...

Yah, who doesn't love free stuff?? :-)

Krista said...

It's magic how their stuff makes my 1.5 year old smell like a brand new baby again (til he leaves the bathroom...)

jennie said...

I have an almost 3 yr old and I STILL only use Johnson's. I think I will be using it until he has his learner's permit! I remember once taking him in for his shots at the Dr.s and the nurse said he was the 'First baby who smelled like a baby all day'. I was so proud!! I love their products and would kill (ok not kill) to win this one!

Jennie_gee@hotmail.com

DeeDee said...

I need to keep that "baby" smell going for as long as I can on my little guy who is now 1 1/2 and growing up too fast!

DeT said...

I'd love this for my little guy. He loves his No Tears body wash.

Amber I said...

This would be great with my 2 little ones and one more on the way!!!

MindiC said...

We Love J&J its all we use in our house for our Lil Man!! I can't believe its been 50 years!

Kelli said...

We love Johnson and Johnson at our house....it's the only brand we use! This would be wonderful for my 4 month old!

Becky said...

I love Johnson's stuff, and could totally use that set!

Nicole said...

I love J & J products for my youngest!

ChantelleW said...

Johnsons is the best for any age!!

ChantelleW

maidto5 said...

There is nothing I love more than J&J. THAT is how babies are supposed to smell.

Tammy said...

Cool giveaway! Sign me up!

Jamie said...

You know, no other soap tastes as good as J&J (at least, according to my 4 yo)!

GrammyJackie said...

Oh I just love these baby smells. And you don't have to be a baby to wear them!! 50 years huh? Sure makes me feel old!

Christina Marie said...

Hmmm... maybe I could win this, and use it on my daughter and then she won't think she's dying when a drop of soap touches her face.

Anonymous said...

Hi Dawn,
I love Johnson and Johnson products and would love to win this set. It's especially helpful since I haven't yet learned how to get my daughter to tilt her head back when I'm washing her shampoo out! Thanks for all your great tips! Your sites always bring a smile to my face. Caryn

Leah G said...

I love J&J. Definitely quality stuff.

Bateman Family 2009 said...

Very Interesting. My two older boys were allergic to J&J but my youngest is not. Kids are so weird

Cynthia said...

With my 4th baby on the way and 2 of my others still using J&J products I would love to win this basket!!!

Amy C said...

Wow, I had no clue they have been around for 50 years. I love Johnson's no more tears stuff.

The Bertone's said...

I love Johnson & Johnson Products! Super cool giveway! Can't believe they have been around for 50 yrs! Wow... Thanks!

Shannon said...

I LOVE their products! The lavendar bath is my favorite for my little one!! Ooohhh I hope I win this one!

Steff said...

This would be an awesome shower gift! I loved using J&J for all 4 of my girls.

Allison S. in NC said...

what a great giveaway. i'm expecting my 1st in june and would definitely get a lot of use out of this basket!

Danny, Sherri, Sammi, and Lawrie said...

Oh how much I'd love to win this! I have a friend due with twins in April, another friend due with Twins in May & I'm due with my little one in August! I'd love to share these lovely little J&J goodies with them! :-)

PS
I *still* you J&J Baby Shampoo on my OWN hair! ;-0

Denise said...

Wow! This would be a great prize to win! Thanks Dawn!

kiki hantla said...

Thanks for the history lesson. My daughter who was born last May is one of those 3rd generation of tear-free babies. YAY!

Jennifer B said...

I would love to win this basket. We are expecting baby #4 and could really use all of this.

Jennifer B., Indiana

Mirth said...

I used their lavender lotion on my son every night before bed for the first three years. I swear it helped him sleep better.

Kim Fissette said...

Wow, 50 years and still going strong. Who doesn't love that baby smell?? What a great gift!!

Kim

Jacque said...

I'd love the basket of goodies!

Julie said...

J&J are the best. I loved the smell of my babies after they were bathed in J&J.

Amy Molander said...

I have a new baby due in June, and our whole family has very sensitive skin, so this would be great for us! Thanks for all your giveaways!

Nikki said...

Would love to win this for a friend of mine who just had her first baby a few weeks ago!

Pattie said...

Yup, with 2 toddlers we could definitely use some more of the "good stuff"!

Rebecca said...

I can not believe how wonderful this gift pack is. It would be a great addition to our house. Thanks for all your wonderful prizes.

Jessica said...

I just love J&J I still use it on my 5 year old and we are trying to have another baby and will use it with that one also. Thanks for always having great giveaways.

Photo Quilts said...

I love all the Johnson products.

Jessica said...

I love J&J products I use them on my 5 year old. We are trying to have another baby and we will use it on the new baby as well. Thanks for having great giveaways. Jessica

warrenusmc said...

Nothing like the smell of a clean Johnson's baby!

Leanne Luft said...

J&J is the absolute best soaps and lotions. I use it every day not only on my daughter but also on myself. Oh the Lavendar smells soooooo goood. I love the smell of clean baby... please please please pick me!! :)

Brandi said...

This would be great to win. I've been feeling bad because we didn't have money for a baby shower gift for my cousin's wife (their first child). If I were to win this, it would go straight to them.

Sam G said...

This would be a great gift for my sister in law who's due in a little over a month!

Anonymous said...

I still use baby wash on my 4-yr-old, so I'd love to win!

Rebecca C.

Cookie said...

Pick me! PLEASE!

Erin said...

I would love to win this for my niece! :)

pitapocketmom said...

50 years!! whoo hoo johnsons i love you! I would most defintly put this basket to good use with my 7month old Twins and 3 year old too!

rach said...

Love your blog and J & J products! I am preggo with our 4th, so this would be well put to use!! :-) Enjoy your day!!

healingtouch said...

Who doesn't love the smell of those products? Makes me wanna pinch a babies behind !!!!!!!!

Rosemarie said...

I still use Johnsons and my youngest is 4!

Misy W said...

Can you ever have too many J&J products? It seems like I'm constantly bathing, moisturizing, and cleanng my little guy up! I can't imagine having 6 little ones to care for!

MistryUnique said...

OOOhhhh..me! ME! my friend is having her first baby...I need this!

~ Misty

DeAnn said...

Would love to win! My nephew and his wife are expecting their baby next week. What a great gift.

mimsy said...

I would love to have this prize of J & J products. I used them with my four kids and would love to pass them on to my daughter who is expecting my first grandchild!

Olivia Michal said...

me, please! new baby at our house

Jen said...

Johnson's products are totally the best. I even use their lotion myself!

Cheryl said...

I used Johnson's and Johnson's on my babies, too! I'd love to win this giveaway for my new grand-daughter, Ella.

From Cheryl in Maine

jamiebentley said...

My 20mo daughter LOVES taking baths. I swear she asks for one about 10 times a day. Her favorite part might be the bubbles :)

abby said...

I love J&J products. Sign me up to win this basket! We're big fans of using the body wash to make bubble bath.

Fiona and Hoko Tuakoi said...

I love Johnson & Johnson!! And I have a ton of friends/family that have given birth or will be soon. This would be a great gift!!

Stefani said...

Oh, I would love this for my twins.

lovinsanta said...

I'm entering even thou I never win because well...this could be the one and then there will be no more tears.

Thanks

Heather

Stacy said...

Who would have thought J&J would be that old?

Krista said...

I heart your giveaways. now I just want to win one. haha thanks!

Rachel said...

Oh yay, I love J&J! I like my babies to smell like babies and not fruit twist razzleberry smoothie (or whatever teenage sounding concoction the other brands dream up).

Ginny said...

Great J & J Prize!

maurine said...

I LOVE J&J stuff!

Laura G said...

would love it!

Mama Bender said...

This would be great since I am due with baby #4 in Aug

Jen K. said...

I love the smell of J&J products. Hope to win this awesome basket!

Ruthie said...

It just doesn't get any better than J&J. I would love to win this for my 2 week old granddaughter.

Pam said...

We love Johnson & Johnson - thanks for the chance to win.

Kimberly said...

my cousin is due in 9 weeks, that would really help her out a lot if I could win it for her!

Kimberly B.

Vicki said...

I totally can not believe J & J is 50! Wow! Love there stuff!

sara b said...

I love johnson and johnson's and would love to win this gift basket!

dgmommie said...

I would love to win this for my sister, who's having her fifth baby in April - and her first boy (the other four are girls).

graceunderautism said...

great basket of stuff! I'd love to share it with my sister who just had a baby yesterday.

Deirdrea said...

I know my mom used J&J products and I have ALWAYS loved them. Here's to another 50 years!

Mandy said...

I usually don't win things but I will try anyways!!!

mhrc said...

I could use this on my little one! Go me!

Mom2ZacharyOwen said...

Pick me!!
I love Johnson's baby stuff, it's the only thing I use, and my baby keeps pouring out the bottles in her bath! At almost 5 bucks a pop those could come in handy :-)

Amy

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