Thursday, August 11, 2011

Product Review and GIVEAWAY: Parent's Choice Formula

Many of the decisions I make about the products we use are largely influenced by money.  Ever since I became a stay-at-home-mom, my policy has been to try generic first, and if we truly can't stand it to go up from there.  Most of the time generic products have passed with flying colors.  Sometimes I wonder why people spend more on name-brand products when generic are often just as good.  To each his own, I suppose.

I do breast-feed my babies, but I have also had to use formula.  For my oldest, it was a weight issue.  She just wasn't gaining weight properly, so we began supplementing with infant formula.  For my youngest, she simply lost interest in breastfeeding around 8 1/2 months.  I was concerned she wasn't getting enough, so I started supplementing and she thought it was awesome.  She will be 10 months on Sunday, and she is fully weaned from the breast at this point.

I was so nervous when I began to shop for formula.  All I knew was that it is super-expensive, and babies suck it down like it's going out of style.  So I was surprised to find Parent's Choice, a brand sold only at Wal-Mart, was roughly half the price of the name brand formulas.  That's right, half price. 

All baby formulas are required to meet the exact same standards set by the FDA.  And when comparing the nutritional value between Parent's Choice and Enfamil and Similac, the numbers are virtually identical.  To top it off, switching to Parent's Choice can save you up to $600 a year. *  You can use this Savings Calculator to see what the difference would be for your family.  And Parent's Choice has all the varieties that you would look for, including Gentle, Sensitivity, Soy and Organic.

My girls have both always used Parent's Choice.  During that time, they have always been right on track at their pediatrician appointments.  The doctor is always very pleased with their growth, weight-gain and development.  

I believe you should strongly consider Parent's Choice.  Check out their website to see all the varieties, as well as to request a free sample.  Not only that, but they have a fantastic sweepstakes going on right now.  Parent´s Choice in partnership with PBM Nutritionals, the largest manufacturer of store-brand infant formulas and nutrition products, is helping one family and one student save even more with the "Parent´s Choice Infant Formula" Sweepstakes.

One lucky winner will receive a $10,000 college scholarship in the form of a College Savings 529 Plan. From now until 11:59pm on August 15th, 2011 you can choose to increase your little one´s chances of attending the college of his or her choice, by "liking" Parent´s Choice Infant Formula here on Facebook and filling out the simple form here. Visit this link for official sweepstakes rules.  You still have a few days to enter, so hurry over there!

And now for the giveaway!  One reader will win a Parent's Choice Prize Pack, which includes:
  • 12.9 oz can of Parent´s Choice Premium to try
  • 12.4 oz can of Parent´s Choice Advantage to try
  • Two $3.00 off coupons for Parent´s Choice Infant Formula (redeemable at all Walmart stores)
  • Parent´s Choice Starter Set - a complete nurser system that includes a variety of bottles, nipples, liners, leak proof caps and retainer rings
To enter the giveaway, leave a comment telling me if you already use Parent's Choice or if you'd like to try it!  The giveaway will end at midnight on Wednesday, August 17th.  Be sure to leave your e-mail address, so I know how to contact that winner!

Disclosure: The Parent´s Choice Infant Formula product sample, information, and giveaway have been provided by Parent´s Choice through MyBlogSpark."

*Total savings with Parent's Choice Infant Formula calculations based on a price per fl oz comparison of Parent's Choice Infant Formulas and their comparable national brands.

1 comment:

  1. thx Tori for the info. I'm still nursing Joshua, but am starting a job part-time. He should be fine, but I've started trying to wean him. was wondering too about him still getting all he needs, but can't do whole milk yet.
    i enjoy reading and keeping up with you guys on here!
    thx, jennifer