In general, I am not partial to any one brand. There are certain thing, of course, that I always buy in a certain brand, like Kraft singles or Macaroni & Cheese. For those items, no other brands will do.
When we adopted our daughter just over a year ago, I pretty much stuck with what the hospital introduced us to: Pampers & Enfamil. We like both of those brands, but over the past year I have begun to explore using other brands, too.
For diapers we have also tried Huggies, Luvs, CVS store brand and Kroger store brand. For formula we switched to Similac a few months back when $3.00 off coupons were everywhere.
As long as the products work well for me and my family, I am open to trying new brands.
In a few short months we will be bringing home another baby. Wow, that’s the first time I have blogged about that fact. Maybe reality is hitting me!
Our daughter’s birthmom is pregnant again, and due in May. I have begun to look at what brands might be on my shopping list when the time comes. We need to make some budget changes and brand loyalty sometimes goes out the window when that happens.
Brand exploration involves research about untried brands, as well as checking out places to shop for these new products.
Bright Beginnings is one formula I have taken a look at. I visited their website to learn about the different formulas they carry, and I also checked out the nutrition panels, where you can see their formula compared to other baby formula brands.
I chose to take a closer look at their Premium Formula, which compares to Enfamil Premium Lipil and Similac Advance Early Shield. The numbers look good, and even though I don’t know every ingredient on the label, I know what I don’t see: corn syrup. That’s one of the things I look for. Not all the Bright Beginnings formulas are free of it, but the Premium one is.
If you’re looking for Bright Beginnings, you can buy on diapers.com. I’ve shopped on Diapers.com before, and they can have some really good deals. They have free shipping on orders over $49 and free returns if you aren’t satisfied. They also have a 10% discount on orders from new customers. Some exclusions do apply.
The price on the cans is good, and as long as I order enough to qualify for free shipping, I would consider making the switch. The only thing that would stop me would be whether the new baby would like it or not. Perhaps I can find myself a free sample can!
For me, it really comes down to affordability. I need to save money, so savings is the bottom line. To see how much I could save by switching, I used the Bright Beginnings Savings Calculator. It said I could potentially save up to $50.00 a month. That’s not chump change!
Bright Beginnings is also on Facebook. They don’t have a lot of fans yet, but you can take a look at their formulas, view nutrition panels and connect with others who are trying and using their products, too. Go visit Bright Beginnings on Facebook.
What types of things have you considered switching brands for? Have you tried Bright Beginnings formula? Please let me know what you thought of it!