Choosing the Best Baby Formula for Newborns and a $50 Diapers.com GC #Giveaway Ends 3/21/17! #AD

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and giveaway in partnership with Nakturnal. However, any and all thoughts are honest, my own and may vary from yours. Just the Two of Us and Deals is not responsible for prize fulfillment and the giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Pinterest, Instagram or any other social media site.


Choosing a baby formula sounds like an easy task but it can get quite confusing because there are so many different types to choose from. So how do you know which is the best baby formula for newborns?


Similac Advance Formula
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The first step would be choosing what form of formula you are going to use. There are 3 to choose from: Ready to use, liquid concentrate and powder. Ready to use is the most convenient but also is the most expensive. There is no measuring or mixing, and it's ready right out of the container. Liquid concentrate is a little less expensive but requires mixing and measuring. Powder is usually the least expensive but you have to measure and mix. You must mix thoroughly though to ensure you dissolve all the powder.



Similac Organic Formula
Photo Credit: Diapers.com

Enfamil Formula
Photo Credit: Diapers.com


The next step is deciding what type of formula to buy. Your baby may have a health issue which requires that you buy lactose free formula or a soy formula instead of cows milk formula. There are also organic choices and choices that help minimize colic or acid reflux. Your pediatrician can help you decide if you need a specialized type of formula for your baby.

The last step is actually choosing a formula based on it's nutritional factors. Baby formulas are based generally around 5 main components: Carbohydrates, fat, minerals, vitamins and proteins. There are also now 2 standard ingredients in formula called DHA and ARA which are found in breast milk and are important to brain and vision development.

Choosing a baby formula isn't as simple as it sounds so do your research, talk to other parents, and even get pediatric advice to be well informed before making a decision.

A popular question about baby formula: Is name brand better than generic?

Generic or store brands must meet the FDA requirement for nutrients so most of the time, there is only one difference and that is the price. However, do compare labels to decide as this is not ALWAYS the case.


Tips to Save Money on Formula

1. Sign up for the mailing lists and clubs. You will receive samples, coupons etc in the mail which help save you money.

2. Join WIC if you meet the income requirements. They can help with baby formula and other expenses as your baby grows up. While they don't provide ALL of the formula you may need in a month, they certainly do help with some.

3. Look for sales at your local stores. Watch for sales like spend $50, save $10 or get a $10 gift card when you purchase a certain amount of baby formula or other baby items. These are a good time to stock up on formula. However, be careful not to stock up before knowing what formula works best for your baby, pay attention to expiration dates and don't stock up too much that your baby will be off formula before your supply is used.

4. Shop online. Don't be afraid to shop online. Sometimes the sales are even better than those of brick and mortar stores and you can almost always find an online coupon code to use. One excellent website for baby formula and other baby needs is Diapers.com. They have tons of stuff available and in fact, you can win a $50 Diapers.com gift card below to help with some expenses of your own. They have lots of options for your little one including diapers, formula, clothing, toys and much more!


GIVEAWAY



PRIZE: $50 Diapers.com Gift Card

RULES: You must be 18 or older to enter and live in the US. Giveaway ends 3/21/17 at 11:59 pm eastern time. One winner will be drawn via Giveaway Tools at random. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the winning email or another winner will be chosen.

HOW TO ENTER: Use the Giveaway Tools widget below to enter.

MANDATORY ENTRY: Leave a comment down below on the blog and let me know what you will purchase from Diapers.com with the gift card.




Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and giveaway in partnership with Nakturnal. However, any and all thoughts are honest, my own and may vary from yours. Just the Two of Us and Deals is not responsible for prize fulfillment and the giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Pinterest, Instagram or any other social media site.

Comments

latanya t said…
I would get some diapers
Peggy Rydzewski said…
My stepson is expecting thier first child in august and I would let them pick what they need.
msrodeobrat said…
I would probably purchase some diapers and formula!
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Ashley C
peg42 said…
I would get diapers and wipes. Thanks so much.
Julia Barnes said…
I will get baby shower gifts for my friends.
Mami2jcn said…
I will buy a ginormous box of diapers.
Elle said…
I will buy boys clothes.
Amanda Lea said…
I would get some childrens vitamins!
bbrittbrat1398 said…
I would love to get some diapers and vitamins. Brittney House
McKim said…
I would order some Huggies diapers for my grandson.
kellyr78 said…
I will purchase the Graco AFFIX Backless Booster Car Seat.
Marilyn said…
They have a nice selection of baby gates -- I would like to get a new wooden walk-thru gate.
Chrissy said…
I would buy my daughter a booster seat so she can eat at the table like a big girl and some plastic plates/bowls/utensils.
tat2gurlzrock said…
I would probably buy diapers!
MELINA said…
I would purchase diapers if I won this prize.
Lisa Voyce said…
Most likely it would be diapers, but because it would be for my granddaughter, I would let my daughter choose.
Gina Marie said…
I would love to purchase a Britax carseat for my niece. I love shopping at Diapers.com - super convenient!

Thanks for the chance to win!
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Rebecca W. said…
I would stock up on diapers for my one year old daughter!
Melissa said…
I'd stock my cabinets with baby food
Susan Smoaks said…
i would get diapers and wipes with the gift card. it would be so nice.
Vera Prunn said…
I would buy Rumparooz cloth diapers if I won.
SexyBrat said…
I would buy diapers.
bookbound7 said…
I would get diapers for the little one.
RICHARD HICKS said…
Most likely will get diapers
Ty Beth said…
I would get some diapers and bath toys!
channallocks said…
we will buy diapers
I've got 2 girls in diapers, so it would definitely be used on diapers!
Tina Reynolds said…
I would buy wipes vitamins
imaclutz89 said…
I would buy some diapers for my daughter because you can never have enough diapers!
Breanne said…
I would purchase gifts for a friend's baby shower!
B Alexandra said…
One of the things I would for sure purchase would be the bath storage organizer.
Sand said…
In would get more diapers for my littles.
Vikki Billings said…
One of the things I would get would be the Carter's Floral Jeggings (Baby) - Pink - 9 Months, and other girl clothes, it would be a shower gift for my dear friend of mine expecting in May
pailofpearls said…
an alex toys craft kit

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