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Best Similac baby formula

Erin's Take

Similac Advance Step 1 Ready-to-Use is an easy to digest formula so close to breast milk your baby might just believe it’s the real deal. This non-GMO formula is rich in DHA, an omega-3 fat naturally found in breastmilk, to support brain and eye development in your healthy infant. It’s also the only starter baby formula on the market to contain the carotenoid Lutein, associated with the development of memory and learning. The ready-to-use liquid format also eliminates the need to measure and mix—saving you time and letting you get to feeding faster.

What Customers Said

The Draw

I tried several other brands of ready-to-eat formula, but this one was easiest to digest and didn’t cause constipation. Also, larger bottles mean less waste/recycling.

–Babydaddy, Walmart customer

The Downside

It’s a little pricey but for my baby’s health, I think it’s all worth it.

–Michiko, Walmart customer

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Similac Advance Step 1 Ready-To-Use Baby Formula

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Why We Love It

  • Step 2 powder has 50% more calcium than Step 1 so your rapidly growing tot can run away even faster.
  • No artificial growth hormones means meal time without mommy guilt.
  • Buying this value pack means more product, less containers and less carbon footprint.

Things To Consider

  • Measuring and mixing the powder can be time consuming.
  • Although babies generally find this formula yummy, the good taste is partially owed to added sugar.
  • Has a stronger smell than Similac Step 1 Ready-to-Use.

Why We Love It

  • Each serving of Go & Grow has 25 essential vitamins and minerals and 2.2 grams of iron, which is not found in regular milk and is essential to the healthy development of a child. [source]
  • The drink also comes in vanilla flavour to give your toddler’s palate two tasty options.
  • Milk Flavour Go & Grow provides an easy gateway out of formula and into regular milk.

Things To Consider

  • This Go and Grow formula may have a shorter shelf life than other similar brands, so it should be used by the expiration date.
  • Toddler formula is more expensive than cow’s milk and unless your child refuses it, it is not a necessary transition from formula or the breast.
  • After preparing this powder formula it should be fed to your baby within 24 hours. Prepared liquid formulas typically last twice as long (up to 48 hours). [source]

Best Enfamil baby formula

Erin's Take

Enfamil is the most recommended baby formula brand by pediatric hospitals and pediatricians—so it’s a name many moms trust. For newborns to 12 months, I like Enfamil’s DHA-enriched A+ Liquid Concentrate that’s easy to mix with water and ready to feed your baby in minutes. DHA is a type of omega-3 fat that’s an important building block of the brain and supports your child’s natural development. The formula also promotes healthy digestion, so for your baby it’s winner, winner, formula dinner.

What Customers Said

The Draw

Enfamil keeps my little one and myself very happy. Might get one spit up a day if she’s having a bad day otherwise none. She is calm and content and sleeps like a dream.

–d_probert_7170642, Walmart customer

The Downside

If any Enfamil gets on your baby’s clothing and you want any hope of saving it from stains, soak it right away!!! Otherwise, Yellow, nasty stains.

–Mims Wilton, Walmart customer

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Enfamil A+ Concentrated Liquid Baby Formula

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Why We Love It

  • The milk contains 26 nutrients to support normal growth, including iron, calcium, vitamins C and D and a fibre blend. It also contains DHA, a type of omega-3 fat that supports normal brain and eye development.
  • Enfagrow A+ can be served with a meal or as a healthy snack, so it’s an easy addition to your toddler’s regular diet.
  • The milk flavour could be a good choice for toddlers old enough to transition away from breastmilk but are too picky (or not ready) to start drinking whole milk.

Things To Consider

  • Enfagrow A+ is a stage 3 toddler nutritional drink with DHA that’s recommended for ages 12 to 36 months.
  • Whole milk tends to have less sugar and more protein per serving compared to toddler milk types like Enfagrow A+. [source]
  • Make sure to follow the mixing directions on the can as the ratio of toddler milk powder to water can be different than formulas.

Why We Love It

  • Keto starts early (kidding!) with a higher protein value than other comparable stage 2 formulas.
  • With more calcium than even calcium-enriched Similac Advance Step 2, this formula caters to the expanding needs of your newly active baby as they grow out of infancy towards toddlerhood. Watch out!
  • Tidy, hard to spill tub. It shouldn’t matter. But it does.

Things To Consider

  • Enfamil A+ 2 has slightly less iron than Enfamil A+ Baby Formula (our best overall product) and at the age of six months babies daily iron need increases significantly—so your baby may need to supplement their feeding with iron rich foods.
  • Despite the well-designed tub, some moms say that the scoop is too big for most bottles.
  • It costs a few bucks more than similar formulas, so you’re paying a bit more for the brand.

Best Good Start baby formula

Erin's Take

The first lesson we all learn after being shocked into new motherhood is when your baby wants to eat, they want to eat like yesterday. Enter Nestlé Good Start Plus 1 Ready-to-Feed Formula, designed to save you time and energy by eliminating the grind of mixing, shaking and pouring. Good Start is the only infant formula with comfort proteins, which are partially broken down whey proteins that are easy to digest, putting less pressure on your newborn’s sensitive tummy. This formula comes in an easy to open Tetra packaging to save you even more time, and it also allows the formula to stay fresher, longer. Bonus!

What Customers Said

The Draw

My son has been a formula baby since birth and has happily been enjoying this formula for four weeks with no issue. It’s quick and easy to use which is great when my little one gets hungry fast. I would recommend anyone to use this product.

–Babyminu, Walmart customer

The Downside

While my baby did drink this product, I didn’t like how the container opened. It has an aluminum tab and when you pull it, it leaves a plastic residue behind.

–Blacklablover, Walmart customer

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Nestlé Good Start Plus 1 Baby Formula, Ready-to-Feed Tetra

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Why We Love It

  • Probiotics in this baby milk powder aid in gut health and can help make post-feeding time with your baby easier.
  • The formulas comfort proteins help with sensitive tummies without cutting back on important (yet sometimes hard-to-digest) iron.
  • Comfort proteins can also help your baby have softer poop! Yes, that’s a good thing. And, yes, we just said that. [source]

Things To Consider

  • Powder formula takes a bit longer to prepare than ready to feed or concentrated liquid, so you may need to plan for the extra time.
  • The mixed formula is has a thicker consistency than breast milk, which could take time for your baby to get used to.
  • The canister requires two hands to open it, so that means no holding baby at the same time.

Why We Love It

  • Helps keep your baby’s health on track, being the only toddler formula to contain probiotic B. lactis (BB12) that supports their growing immune function.
  • A good start to those new teeth with the right amount of calcium and vitamin D.
  • A hair less expensive than other leading brands. (And more money for diapers and other necessities.)

Things To Consider

  • Picky babies may not be too keen on the formula’s slight metallic taste.
  • You can buy probiotic drops separately and add them to anything your toddler eats, so it’s not essential to have in the formula.
  • This drink contains fish oils, which may cause sensitivities since fish is a common food allergy. [source]

Best Parent's Choice baby formula

Erin's Take

As a mom, saving a few bucks here and there is a big deal, which is why I recommend Parent’s Choice Calcium Enriched Formula 2. With virtually the same ingredient list as other stage 2 formulas but with lower carbohydrates, less sodium and cost, the Calcium Enriched Formula 2 by Parent’s Choice is a healthy and cost-effective choice. Just think, with all the saved money you can make your next family holiday that much better!

What Customers Said

The Draw

We’re so glad we made the switch from Similac Grow & Go with Omega 3 & 6 to this formula after realising the levels of it were so low in the MUCH more expensive formula. We are now saving 50% on formula. Our baby responded really well to the change with no complaints, no tummy trouble or anything like that.

–Bon_McWilliam, Walmart customer

The Downside

My son loves this formula so I buy a lot of it but there is always an issue being able to get it. Online is always out of stock and the shelves of stores are empty. There are a lot of buyers for this product so there should be more available.

–KR2016, Walmart customer

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Parent’s Choice Calcium Enriched Infant Formula 2

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Why We Love It

  • A newborn’s digestive system is sensitive and this formula’s lower iron content may reduce tummy aches.
  • Every baby is unique and some may get constipation from consuming too much iron. This Lower Iron baby formula is iron-fortified, but at lower levels than other Parent’s Choice options, and can reduce constipation.
  • Being a store brand can be a good thing. This baby formula comes in at nearly half the cost of other brands.

Things To Consider

  • There’s no medical consensus on whether lower iron is better for baby digestion, so you may want to check with your family doctor or pediatrician before using.
  • Decreasing your baby’s iron intake could lead to anemia. [source]
  • Sensitive stomachs in babies can stem from dairy intolerance. This formula is milk-based so be sure to monitor your baby for any reactions. [source]

Why We Love It

  • This formula has partially broken down whey proteins to help counteract possible digestion issues with the iron-rich formula.
  • Parent’s Choice formulas are GMO-free unlike other brands like Enfamil, which are generally only non-GMO if you pay extra for their premium line.
  • Same ingredients, lower price than all the name brands.

Things To Consider

  • Switching from breast to bottle can be nerve-racking, so you may feel more comfortable with name brands more often recommended by pediatricians.
  • Despite having the same ingredients as the leading brands, it can trigger some mom guilt as though you’re penny-pinching on your kid’s health. (you’re not!)
  • This baby formula powder is exclusive to Walmart so stock can run low. Two words: binge buy.

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