Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Store Brand vs. Name Brand Baby Formulas

This post brought to you by PBM Products. All opinions are 100% mine.

Did you know that the Store brand baby formulas have the same nutritional value as the name brands. Thats right what is in your pricey baby formula is the same as the store brand formula. The reason that the store brand formula is cheaper that the name brand has nothing to do with what it contains or how good it is for your baby, it has everything to do with the fact that the name brands are highly advertised, and given away at hospitals for free. When you buy that name brand formula you are helping pay for the distribution of trials to hospitals.

The new 10th Edition of the Consumer Reports Best Baby Products writes, "they see no need for parents to choose expensive national brand infant formulas over their much more reasonable store brand counterparts sold at retailers like Walmart, Sam’s Club, Target, CVS, Kroger, Walgreens, and Babies R Us."

To read the entire article please visit Here

And check out this site on store brand formula for even more information and  a coupon for store brand formula!


It is the same principle as products such as Tylenol and night quil. I always buy the off brands of these, I used to not believe it but one after noon I stood in the meds aisle and read the ingredients on almost all the bottles, and the store brand had the exact same stuff as the national brands. The packing just wasn't as fancy. Im ok with that, I don't need fancy packing! Then I checked dog food and some other products as I walked the store that day! I was shocked to find how exactly the same store brands and national brands are. With the economy the way that it is today I just do not see why one would pay for advertising  when you can get the same thing from a store brand formula, store brand anything for that matter. Thats what you are paying for with the national brands, advertising and pretty packaging! Go ahead, check the back of boxes next time your grocery shopping and you will see the store brand formula is just as good for your baby as the national brand, and is also better on your purse!

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  1. newest follower from Hump day blog swap.
    Look forward to reading more of your posts.

    Come share the love

  2. Found you on the blog hop. I'm your newest follower! http://aworldofcrafts.blogspot.com/

    Thanks for making this post! I can't tell you how much money I have saved since switching to store brand formula!!! I feel like an idiot and like Enfa... well you know who... robbed me! LOL! $24 a can vs. $14 a can!! Same stuff. Live and learn I guess... just wish I learned before the 9 month mark. Could have saved so much more! LOL!

  3. Hi Tiffany, I used the Target generic soy-based formula when my niece came to visit. She liked it. I'm glad to see your post. It helps me feel better about choosing it for her, rather than the higher-priced name brand.

    Visiting from the Wednesday hops, and your newest follower. Please stop by and say hi! ~Jamie


  4. Thanks for linking up at the new Relax & Make Friends Wednesday Blog Hop! You have such a cute blog.

  5. Nice to hear, since I buy Store Brand! :)
    I found your blog through the Blog Hop, Skip, and Jump and am now following you!
    I would love for you to follow me back!

  6. I'm a new follower and friend :) Hope you'll come visit back at http://loveiseverywhere.blogspot.com/


  7. I do not have children, but my good friend just had her first child. I am going to recommend that she reads this post.
    I found you at bipolargirl's blog hop. Please check out my blog here

  8. Hello! I'm a new follower! I saw your Friday feature on Mommy Only Has Two Hands! :) Check my blog out at http://www.mrsmiller0810.blogspot.com/
    Have a great day & God bless! :)

  9. Hi! I'm a new follower. MOHTH feature refereed me. What a great blog post! I have 7 kids, 100% formula fed, (what can I say, I would make an awful dairy cow) and until my most recent addition to the family, did I realize that I don't have to spend a fortune on formula.


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