There is new, high value $2/1 Balmex Diaper Rash Cream 2oz, 4oz or 16oz printable coupon. This is sure to make for a sweet deal.
I had this question posed to me recently and am turning to the readers for the answer. As a mom who has breastfed her babies, I don’t have a lot of experience in this area. I do grab formula when there is a good sale or free sample and donate it to local pregnancy shelters, but have never had to purchase on a regular basis.
So – I did a little research in order to help somewhat!
Cost of Formula
Turns out that the average baby will consume $2,000 worth of name brand formula in their first year! That is a lot of money! I am assuming that is only for the regular formula, let alone if your child has special dietary needs.
The normal store brand formula can cost up to 50% the cost of name brand formulas – WOW! That’s a nice chunk of change to get back!
But is it the Same?
All formulas are FDA regulated and on a quick comparison of labels, most formulas appear to be the same as their name brand counterpart.
So Why do they Cost More?
Think about all the promotions you see with the name brand formulas – the free formula checks, coupons, samples, etc. That kind of advertising costs money. Store brand formula doesn’t participate in any of that, therefore, they can just offer a low price.
In conclusion, it is my “un” expert opinion that if your child can handle the store brand and has no special needs, it seems perfectly logical to me that you would want to use the lower cost version. Spending more money on your child for name brand anything doesn’t make you a better parent – no matter what society teaches us.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this subject!
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As a family that has home-schooled now for 6 years, I can assure you we have done it all! We have spent lots of money on the latest and greatest curriculum and we have done our own curriculum at times when the money was tight. I know that homeschooling can cost as little or as much as you want it to, and with the resources available these days with the internet, the possibilities are endless! Here are some money saving tips!
- If you have the time, create your own curriculum – The internet provides countless hours of resources to create your own program suited to your children at little or no cost. I guarantee you will learn just as much as the kids while you are doing research.
- Connect with a local co-op – If you can find a local group of other home-schooled children you will have access to swap material and resources which will cut costs for all.
- Shop sales at office stores – Make sure you stock up on all the things you will need for the year during back to school sales to avoid paying full price for stationery.
- Search for resources at sites that provide low cost options – We shop places like Educents and Currclick (downloadable resources) for low cost material.
- Buy used curriculum – If you do want a special curriculum, don’t forget to check places like ebay to see if you can find it used in good condition at a fraction of the cost.
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If you have a baby gift you need soon, get over there and check out their bundles. They’re FULL of onesies, shirts, hats, and more AND they’re on sale AND you get to take an extra 20% off!
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This is a great time to score deals on dresses, sleepwear, shoes and more!