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Why I LOVE Nestle NIDO’s New Controversial Ad Showing Separated Parents

Have you seen the latest Nestle NIDO commercial?

As I was browsing online, I came across a sponsored ad from Nestle’s NIDO Protectus 3+ page which really hits close to home. I thought it’s worth sharing here because I think it’s really bold, refreshing, relatable, and kinda controversial.

When I say controversial, I mean it has received a handful of negative reactions online.


Because NIDO’s new ad showed a glimpse of a non-traditional family, like many families out there, in a co-parenting setup. Yes, it portrayed a family with separated parents – far from the typical family composition that we see all the time.

This one is completely different, yet realistic enough. AND I LOVE IT!

Why I LOVE this Nestle NIDO Commercial

I love it not only because I can relate to the situation (and my kids personally love Nido milk!), but because FINALLY(!), there’s a family-advocate brand that openly acknowledged the reality of having a different family arrangement.

I think it’s really brave for a NIDO commercial to produce something powerful like this. Because in our “conservative” society where single-parent families are still put to so much judgment, pressure, and shame, it’s hard to discuss these things openly. With many close-minded people trolling around, topics like this make tough family situations even tougher, thus they remain taboo.

RELATED: Read my old post: Life As a Single Parent: Things I Never Intend To Share Online #SingleandPositive

That’s the sad truth why this new NIDO commercial wasn’t accepted well by many. Though it received a lot of praises too.

Those who are against it claim that NIDO’s ad encourages divorce and it was a bad idea to show a separated family.

I don’t think so. It simply shows how another family setup is like. And if you see something so wrong with this, I guess it only means you have to look deeper beyond what you see.

More than what we like to admit, this is REALITY that we all need to embrace.

Nestle NIDO New Commercial 2017

As a single mom who has to deal with co-parenting, I somehow feel relieved to know I am not alone. To be honest, being civil with your ex-partner for the sake of your child isn’t always easy. Same with all parents, it’s hard to raise kids. And it’s harder as a single parent trying to work things out with the other parent.


But do you know what’s even harder than that?

It’s sooo damn hard to raise kids to be confident about themselves and about their single-family situation when the society they live in still couldn’t accept the reality that the world is composed of different family structures.

I can only assume that those who reacted negatively are not single parents themselves or maybe didn’t completely understand the message or they just simply want to ignore the reality of this and chose not to accept the truth.

It’s unfair how other people still have this mindset about separated parents as individuals who are immature, full of pride, and neglectful of their children. I hate how some people condemn parents who separate like they know too well the family’s story, of what’s going on. Worse, some are just plain rude and insensitive to call out these families as broken and dysfunctional.

I wish I can scream STFU!!

I wonder.. hasn’t it occurred (even once) to these people how these parents, even if separated, still managed to prioritize and look after the child and put behind any personal issues they have? I wish people would appreciate that instead of just throwing nasty comments around.

I hope one day, these negative people would find enlightenment about this issue. And that someday soon, they would learn what my children understand: that every family comes in different shapes and sizes – that families can have a mom & dad living together or separately, that some only have a mom OR a dad, while others have two moms or two dads, or a few families just have grandma and/or grandpa, or some even live with their uncles and/or aunts only.

What’s really important is that these kids are raised in happy homes and nourished with confidence, love, and acceptance.

The Bottomline is. .

The valuable takeaway on this ad is this: NO matter what’s your family type, composition, shape, and size, we, as parents, continue to prioritize what’s important – that is to nurture our children with #LoveThatProtects.

What do you think? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

To the team behind this new NIDO commercial 2017 – you did an awesome job of stepping up to show your support and acceptance on this matter! Thank you! 🙂


Do you think it’s high time for people to be more accepting of this issue? Share it with your friends who might find this encouraging.


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  • Reply Guia

    When “they lived happily ever after” is not realized and the kid is caught in a tug of war…but this story – driven advertisement…
    Such is a subtle move to present a sensitive family issue and its corrosive effects on children … making a message implicit but familiar to those children of disintegrating family life…a broken family with a heart.

    July 19, 2017 at 9:20 pm
    • Reply Rose Angelie

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Guia. 🙂

      July 20, 2017 at 2:21 am
  • Reply mommyjackie

    This is one of the great ways to actually show people the REALITY of some families/kids/parents. You go girl! Good write-up.

    July 24, 2017 at 5:34 pm
    • Reply Rose Angelie

      True! It’s also one way to explain to children how other family arrangements are like. Thank you, mommy Jackie! 🙂

      July 25, 2017 at 9:35 am
  • Reply G

    I love and respect your thoughts on this. But if I’m being honest, generally, I still don’t like the ad. Let’s face it, not everyone is as open minded and as understanding as you or as me or as the people who get the meaning of the commercial. If you look at it without delving deeper into it’s meaning, you’ll just simply think this is the norm nowadays. The kid who’s begging for the mom to come looks so sad and he simply isn’t aware of the situation. The effects to kids at that age is just devastating. I don’t know, but I’m not so sure how I feel about I am more affected on how it will actually impact others—other than myself. I get it but I don’

    July 26, 2017 at 5:30 pm
    • Reply Rose Angelie

      Hi G! Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I appreciate your honesty and open-mindedness on this sensitive topic. Believe me, I completely understand you and how you feel about the ad, especially towards how it would affect others. As you said, not everyone is as open-minded as other people – but for that exact same reason, I think the society needs to see more of these types of ads to bring more awareness, recognition, and (hopefully soon) acceptance on these family arrangements. If we continue to shut these things down, I guess it will remain controversial and people will be clueless on how to deal with this in reality. In the long run, more people, especially children, will be affected in a painful way.

      But really, I appreciate your sincere concern towards how others would perceive this. There is still hope. Hehe Thanks for the visit! 🙂

      July 27, 2017 at 2:12 pm
  • Reply Michelle

    I am a mom happily married to the dad of my kids and I would say that I liked Nido’s ad. In reality, kids that young may not understand the situation, but what struck me in the ad is that both the mom and the dad, while separated, still work together and love the child as his parents. The situation is not the norm, yes, but it happens to some families. I personally believe it shouldn’t be considered a stigma especially if the child is still showered with care and love from both parties.

    It would be a different thing altogether if one or both parents are “pabaya,” I think.

    August 23, 2017 at 3:53 pm
    • Reply Rose Angelie

      Hi mommy Michelle, thank you for sharing your thoughts! I absolutely agree to everything that you said. 🙂 In the end, what matters most is that the child is raised with love, right? Thanks for dropping by. 🙂

      August 23, 2017 at 4:40 pm
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  • Reply Chesa

    These adult netizens hating this ad are clearly still daydreaming that everything should have happy endings like Cinderella does. In this world, it’s full of harsh realities, yet people who can’t accept this ad are either affected by it or whiney spoiled brats who didn’t get what he/she wanted just because mommy and daddy didn’t comply to his/her wishes. I don’t see anything wrong with this ad. Both parents still care for their kid, even if they are apart. Heck, I prefer a happy family regardless of the set-up than a complete one. Happiness doesn’t last an eternal, so even if you don’t have a family, find a way for yourself to be temporarily happy without blaming your parents for whatever decisions you make in the future. You decided it, not them.

    September 19, 2017 at 3:49 pm
    • Reply Rose Angelie

      AMEN!!! I wish everyone gets to read your comment. Absolutely agree to everything that you said. Thank you for dropping by, Chesa! 🙂

      September 19, 2017 at 5:06 pm
  • Reply melissa beallucan

    Dont like ad, got clear, deeply thought, realitic, & mature reasons, but no time explain. . can see clearly how those who like feel strongly about it, but straying far to justify mainstreaming. .

    September 30, 2017 at 9:38 pm
  • Reply Lulu

    I don’t have any negative comments about this Nido ad..because I was being open -minded like their situation when I was in Europe, many parents are separated yet they managed to be a good parents to their child.. every 2 weeks the father will fetch their children and then send back to their mother vice versa. I just love their culture about it not like here in our Country if they got separated they will be enemy as long as they like! #justsaying.. In fact I am waiting to the next episode of this Nido ad that through their child they will be together again.. ❤

    March 9, 2018 at 10:46 am
    • Reply Rose Angelie

      Hi Lulu! Thank you for your comment. Yeah, I think it would be interesting to see the next series of this ad. 🙂

      March 10, 2018 at 3:59 pm
  • Reply Gellie Cadimas

    My mom is asking who’s the guy actor.Well,though I can’t relate to the ad,I think there’s a purpose why it was filmed and aired.

    March 11, 2018 at 6:34 pm
    • Reply Rose Angelie

      Hi Gellie! Hmmm I don’t exactly know the guy’s name but I think I’ve seen him in other TV programs. As with Nido’s ad, I hope it has served its purpose well. 😉

      March 13, 2018 at 2:05 pm
  • Reply Jai

    Hello po ate Rose 🙂 this commercial being a reality is correct, but I kinda have a problem po dun sa part na “we need to embrace this set up now”. Sometimes kase being open to one thing is being close to the other (e.g. open to separated parents set-up, close to whatever these children’s feelings). I blame those parents na bumuo ng family but doesn’t have the balls and the vees to raise their family together. Just want to share this little thought po 🙂 at the end of the day, I can’t control those hard headed hu’mans haha and Yes, the product is the harsh reality of Life. Have a good one, God bless.

    March 19, 2018 at 4:18 pm
    • Reply Rose Angelie

      Hi Jai! Thank you for sharing your thoughts. We can only wish and pray that no child will ever go through any pain brought by a parents’ separation. But the reality is, no family is perfect and not all relationships work. But that doesn’t mean there’s no way a child can be raised in a happy and nurturing environment. “Embracing” or accepting this reality is just one small step to start. 🙂

      March 19, 2018 at 7:23 pm
  • Reply Reb Leng

    Agree with G and Jai. For normal families (complete with Dad and Mom) families should be work hard to keep it. For single parents due to unavoidable circumstances, remain friends is the way to go.

    March 21, 2018 at 1:56 pm
    • Reply Rose Angelie

      Hi Reb, I agree with you. I think families should do whatever works best for them while considering the child’s best interest as much as possible. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! 🙂

      March 22, 2018 at 6:45 pm
  • Reply matech

    who is d guy in the latest nido commercial?

    July 26, 2018 at 10:14 pm
  • Reply Tonette

    I also loved this ad from the first time I saw it. It clearly mirrors the realities of life. We are surrounded by families with single parents, whether just the mother or the father. Yet much of society is blind to the fact that singleness should not be a stigma, that you can be separate yet be both parents to your kids, that you can still be a family even if you are living separately – because the family is in the heart. And whatever issues parents are having, that the kid should always be the priority, and the kid should still experience the love of both parents. Many are the times when we hear that the children suffer because the parents are of different minds. It’s time we show that no matter what, even if it is awkward, it is the kid that matters, not the differences of the parents. And yes, I agree with those who said that this is a very courageous advertisement, even in this time and age.

    July 31, 2018 at 10:13 am
  • Reply Ron Ona

    People should face life’s reality that no marriage is bulletproof. Even God isn’t perfect so why expect a perfect world?

    September 3, 2018 at 7:21 pm
    • Reply Rose Angelie

      YES, I agree!
      Thanks for visiting, Ron.

      September 4, 2018 at 7:05 am

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