Baby formula is not cheap. Formula costs for the first year of your baby's life can exceed $1,500 dollars per baby.
The average baby eats 21 to 25 ounces of formula each day. The average cost of formula is $0.17 per ounce. That works out to $29.75 each week, $129.27 each month, and $1,551.25 in the first year. Use your own brand and local costs to work out what it will cost you to feed your baby formula.
Or check out this formula cost calculator to see what your specific formula brand will cost you to use.
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For those who will be using formula, whether by choice or not, here are some formula freebies to help:
ღ Enfamil - Let Enfamil® help you nourish milestones. Join Enfamil Family Beginnings. You'll get trusted advice for every stage of your baby's development, plus discounts on Enfamil products, free samples and goodies, such as an Enfamil Pack 'n Cool™. This offer is intended for U.S. residents only.
ღ Similac - Join Similac® Strong Moms® program - up to $329 in offers and savings
ღ Parent's Choice - Now You Can Try Parent's Choice Formula for Up to $8.98
-- looking for low cost or free baby formula samples of Parent's Choice or Parent's Choice coupons for formula? They created a low price way for caregivers to try a Parent's Choice Infant Formula 12-ounce sample size for approximately $8.98.
ღ Enfamil Family Beginnings® -- $160 in coupons, free baby samples of formula and special offers
-- Sign up for Enfamil Family Beginnings®, your source for nutritional advice, support, online forums and more*! In addition to great resources like the Your New Baby, Your Growing Baby and Your Toddler magazines, you'll receive free formula samples from us, free baby samples from our partners, printable coupons, and access to Enfamil videos, articles as well as community chats and expert forums. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to learn more about your baby's development and to get answers to your questions from both experts and fellow mothers.
ღ Similac -- Sign up to the Similac Club - for up to $120 in free gifts, free formula, Similac rebate cheques and information on your baby's development.
ღ Nestle - Join the Nestlé Baby Program - up to $130 in free gifts
-- Once your registration is confirmed you can look forward to receiving unique mommy perks for every stage of your little one’s development, which may include*: Up to $20 in Nestlé Materna coupons, an infant formula sample and other infant nutrition samples. Newly re-designed, stylish Nestlé Baby Bag with change pad. The Nestlé Start Healthy, Stay Healthy™ Baby Feeding Guide. Customized emails with tips, online tools, and videos. Exclusive savings and more!
ღ Heinz - Sign up for the Heinz Baby Club
-- Sign up for all the latest news, hints and tips from Heinz Baby. Monthly emails with great prize giveaways. Helpful nutritional information, recipes for your little one and meal planners. Exclusive trials of our new products. Coupons with great savings.
ღ Johnson + Johnson
-- Visit the Johnson + Johnson Healthy Essentials Website for a free package, coupons, and handy family-friendly tips. Sign up and mention you are pregnant and expected due date, and a pop up will say you qualify for the free package.
-- Call 1-866-335-9080 for their FREE sample package: a feeding spoon, free cereal sample, nutrition guide and coupons.
ღ Shoppers V.I.B
-- Sign up and you’ll receive a sample package for newborns, which includes a coupon booklet and product samples.
ღ Nestle - Simply select the Nestlé website created for your country.
NOTE - If any of the above links are not working or the freebies or coupons no longer available, please post a blog comment below and I'll edit it!
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