Saturday, February 27, 2016

A Price Survey of Milk Brands for Babies 1-3 Years


Depending on the baby's age, there are different types of milk.  There are infant formulas from birth, follow-on formulas for babies more than 6 months, and toddler milk drinks for babies 1 to 3 years. Our little girl will be turning one in a month's time, and this means it's time to switch from her current follow-on formula to a toddler milk. Hubby and I were at the supermarket this morning and I was able to squeeze in a quick price survey. Thought of sharing them here. :)

In no particular order:

Disclaimer: Photos from Google Images.
Price Survey done at SM Supermarket, SM Southmall.
Date: Today, February 27, 2016.
Some photos do not match the actual SKU size I surveyed so it's better
to refer to the caption than the picture. ;)

Enfagrow A+ for 1-3 Years
1.2 kg for PhP 1,219.00
Nan Optipro for 12-36 Months
1.3 kg for PhP 1,054.50
(There's also a Nan Optipro HW 1.4kg  for PhP 1,462.50)
Similac Gain Plus for 1-3 Years
1.7 kg for PhP 1,529.50
Progress Gold for 1-3 Years
1.8 kg for PhP 1,609.50
Promil Kid for 1-3 Years
1.8 kg for PhP 1,389.50

Nido Junior for 1-3 Years
1.6 kg for PhP 749.50
Lactum for 1-3 Years
1.6 kg for PhP 794.50
BonaKid for 1-3 Years
1.6 kg for PhP 914.50
Bear Brand Jr. for 1-3 Years
1.2 kg for PhP 474.50
Nestogen for 12-36 Months
1.3 kg for PhP 544.50
Alactagrow for 1-3 Years
1.2 kg for PhP 584.50
Hipp Organic for 1-3 Years
900g for P1,025.00
(Not sold in SM where I did the survey. Got this price today at Mercury
when we dropped by to purchase Hipp 6-12 mos. for Lia.)


As you could see, the SKU sizes mentioned above differ.  To judge the prices easily, below is the apples-to-apples comparison using each brand's cost for every 100g. Arranged from the most to the least expensive:



Waaaah, I just realized now how expensive Hipp Organic is!!! But at present, it's the only milk that agrees with Lia's tummy so that she doesn't get constipated (as shared in this previous post). :( I might need to still cross over to Hipp when she turns one, we'll see.  When her digestive system becomes more mature (when she's 1 and a half, perhaps?) I'll try if she's already good with a different milk. I wish I wish I wish! *fingers crossed*  Again, at the end of the day, it is what's hiyang with our baby that matters. You're one lucky parent if your kid is not as sensitive and you have the luxury of choice. 

Anyway, that's it for my price survey today! :) Hope this helps.


Cheers,


41 comments

  1. Okay lang po ba magchange from promil 1 to 3 to Nido 1 to 3? Ano po pros and cons?

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    1. It does not matter mommy, any milk pwede e substitute but it depends on baby's sensitivity. Baka di hiyang ang baby mo sa ibang milk :)

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  2. Have you tried looking at Pediasure yet? I find that formula works best for my little ones. It's reasonably priced and provides reliable results. My babies always respond well to it and I've been happy with the results so far :)

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    1. Hi! :) Yes, we have tried Pediasure already as advised by the pedia, but it still didn't make her less constipated. :(

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    2. hi po, magkano po ung pediasure po sa ngayon mam?

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  3. my 20month old granddaughter is almost always constipated. she's into hipp organic formula now...pero parang hindi masyadong effective sa kanya...any other options?

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    1. Same problem wid my son. I've tried 5 different brands (including enfagrow gentleease, nan optipro hw, nido, friso, promil gold) but still constipated p din. Nka Hipp sya now pero prang walang improvement, any suggestion??

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  4. my 20month old granddaughter is almost always constipated. she's into hipp organic formula now...pero parang hindi masyadong effective sa kanya...any other options?

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    1. Our pedia also recommended Friso when Hipp stopped working for Lia. :) So far, it agrees with her tummy. Maybe you can try that, too. :)

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  5. Try nyo mg 8 glasses Po ng tubig PRA hind mging constipated Po after dumidede ng bata water nmn and fruits Po and vegetables iblender nyo po ... PRA healthy

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  6. Try nyo mg 8 glasses Po ng tubig PRA hind mging constipated Po after dumidede ng bata water nmn and fruits Po and vegetables iblender nyo po ... PRA healthy

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  7. Hi mommies i really need advice my son is turning 4 he is not picky when it comes in dringking milk he also has a great body built storng bones but im realy worried about his brain health most of thetime he is fastlearner but sometimes slow i changed his milk into similac gain plus any suggestion what milk would be the best? Thanks mommies

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  8. my 20month old son is almost always constipated..during his early stage he drink nan series and when he turned one until now we are using promil kid..but we have a problem in his bowel...he always got constipated even he drinks a lot of water,,any milk suggestion?thanks

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    1. Hi! :) I had the same problem with my daughter. When we switched to Hipp Organic, her bowel movement greatly improved. Even wrote about that here: http://www.joycedelosreyes.com/2016/02/conquering-constipation_8.html Maybe you can try that. You can also try Friso. :)

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  9. How many foil packs are there in a 1.2 kg bear brand jr?

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  10. So helpful. ��
    My miggy just turned 1 and i'm planning to
    switch his formula milk from NAN Optipro HW to NIDO JR.
    The only thing is medyo sensitive tummy ni lo, baka maging constipated.
    Any suggestion mommies?

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  11. Hi can i ask if anung best milk for my lo shes 1year ild already .gsto nya kc yung malasa or matamis .kc gnun ang lasa ng breastfeed ko .hope you can help me .

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    1. Lactum po ang suggest ko para Po sa baby nyo

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  12. Naitry na po namen yung s26 gold 6-12mos pero ayaw nya kasi matabang .

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  13. Hindi din pi kasi sya malakas kumaen .im so worried sa health ni baby .

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  14. Hindi din pi kasi sya malakas kumaen .im so worried sa health ni baby .

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  15. Hi can i ask if anung best milk for my lo shes 1year ild already .gsto nya kc yung malasa or matamis .kc gnun ang lasa ng breastfeed ko .hope you can help me .

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  16. Yung baby ko 1 year old. Palagi din constipated sa lactum until we switch her milk to pediasure. 3 months na nya milk, and by then yung poops nya is sobrag okay na plus gusting gusto nya yung lasa kasi matamis. and it's true nakakagain talaga ng weight. medyo expensive kasi yung 1.7 is almost 10 days lang.

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  17. My DS is constipated thus I'm looking for milk substitute then I came across your blog (re: Lia's constipation and this one). Thanks so much for sharing, this is helpful! God bless your blog more!

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  18. Can I ask if what the price of nestogen3 150g.

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  19. Dati milk ng baby ko Nan, ngaun 1 yr old n cia pinalitan ko n ng NIDO kasi masyado ng expensive. Pro Bakit ganun yung po---- ng baby ko basa-basa?

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  20. Mommy Grace

    Nan is good as per my Baby Celestine. She's 18 months now. I switched to Promil thinking that she might have enough of Nan's taste. Even if I wanted her to drink EnfagrowA+, the problem was she doesn't like the taste.

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  21. Ask q lng po ung anak q kc 2years old and 9months na madalas po basa dumi nya pero 2-3 times lng nman sa isang araw ano po kaya magandang milk na ibigay para tumigas po dumi nya lactum po xa ngaun e

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  22. good day, anu poh b! magandang milk ipalit sa enfagrow lactose free 1-3 medjo expensive n poh kase before 2015 lang ngaun 2245 n laki ng tinaas.

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  23. Hi my son just turned 3 this month any suggestions Kung anung best milk to gain weight? Pedia sure sya since 1 pero nasa boundary Lang lagi Ang weight nya.. payat sya tignan.. pls I need advice. Thanks

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  24. Hi. My Mia is using s26 promil gold 3, napapansin ko andaming lumps of milk no matter how much we shake her bottle... May I ask other brands like Nan and Enfagrow a+ if they also hard to dissolve. Thanks!

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