How Many Hours a Day Does Your Baby or Kid Sleep?

On their "Baby and Children Sleep Chart" Parents says that children ages 5 to 12 generally sleep 10 to 11 hours a night. Evidently they haven't met two of my kids.

It always baffles me when I hear parents say that they put their kids to bed at 7 pm at night and they get them up at six or seven the next morning. Not in my house! If I put my kids to bed at seven they would be poking me in the face between three and four in the morning asking for breakfast. NO THANK YOU!

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A High Price Doesn’t Mean Better Quality

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of PBM Products. All opinions are 100% mine.

Loyal readers of my blog know that I am a strong breastfeeding proponent. My Little Red is 26 months old and showing no signs of weaning anytime soon and our middle child, Goldilocks did not wean until she was 3 years and 3 months old. Neither has ever had a drop of formula, not because I did not offer, but because the little buggers outright refused bottles, but I did buy some formula, and it was always store brand formula.

Why you ask? Well, my sweet little Baby Bear, now 8, would not nurse. In fact, it was almost 24 hours into our hospital stay after birth before I could even get him to take a bottle. I quickly learned that he had a sensitive stomach and ran out to buy the pricey formula, such as Similac Advanced that the Pediatrician recommended. After going through multiple brands each increasing in price we finally found that soy was the best bet.

After all, of the frustrations and money spent I decided to take a little more time to read the labels on the cans of formula and realized that the budget friendly brands of infant formula were equal in nutrition. That is when I made the switch to generic formula.

I know it is hard for some to believe that a store brand product can compete in quality and nutrition with a name brand, but they are thanks to the Infant Formula Act from the FDA.

Next time you head out to buy formula, whether going to Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, Target, Kroger, Walgreens, CVS or even Babies “R” Us, pick up a can of Parent’s Choice Advantage™ Infant Formula and compare it to Similac Advance.

Both products have prebiotics to help support your babies immune system and milk-based nutrition containing all nutrients, vitamins and minerals for growth and development

DHA & ARA, which may support brain and eye development.

The Parent’s Choice is available in 23.2 oz and 12.4 oz sizes too!

If you can’t breastfeed, it is only sensible to provide your baby the best without breaking the bank. Especially when from CBS reported recalls from the expensive brands.

The average savings over a year for families switching to store brand formula is around $600. That is a heck of a lot of home school supplies or even a nice little bonus to stash away for Christmas shopping next year.

So, tell me, do you breastfeed, use name brand formulas or store brand formulas for your babies? Will you be making the switch to store brand now that you know it provides the same nutrition and benefits to your baby as the pricey brand?

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