Baby Bassinet: Variety Of Models And It’s Own Unique Features

One of the most important items you need to buy when shopping for a newborn is a baby bassinet. Whether it’s for a friend who’s expecting a baby, or for yourself if you’re an expectant mother, a bassinet is must-have right from the day the baby is born. This is because newborns tend to sleep a lot (most babies sleep for up to 16 or 17 hours a day). So, you’ll want to ensure that the place when the baby sleeps is cozy and comfortable. Naturally, a lot of thought needs to be put into buying a baby bassinet.

People often tend to confuse a crib with a bassinet. The former takes up a lot more space, is generally not portable, and is most often more expensive than a bassinet. If you’re looking for a compact place to tuck your little one in, and for an option that is portable and more affordable, a bassinet should be your first choice. If you’re considering getting a bassinet, you’ll have a few questions about how to go about buying one. This guide can help you pick the right kind of bassinet for your baby. Read on to find out about basic bassinet safety, about the various kinds of bassinets, and the features you’ll want to look out for when you’re out buying one.

Basic Baby Bassinet Safety

Baby bassinets are a popular choice among new mothers, primarily because bassinets are compact enough to be accommodated in the master bedroom, allowing the parents to sleep in the same room as their newborn. Nevertheless, it’s always wiser to follow certain rules and take certain precautions to ensure that the bassinet is a safe place to tuck your baby away in. Here are some tips to ensure basic bassinet safety.

Ensure The Baby Is In The Right Sleeping Position

It’s best to put your baby to sleep by placing it on its back. This is the safest position for the baby to sleep in. According to the America Association of Pediatrics, sleeping on the back minimizes the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome substantially. So, ensure that your baby lies on its back when it’s in the bassinet. As much as possible, keep an eye on the baby to ensure that it doesn’t roll away into a position that can be suffocating.

Reconsider The Heirloom Bassinet

It’s tempting and fitting to use the same bassinet you slept in as a baby if that heirloom is still around. Unfortunately, older bassinets do not conform to the latest safety standards and requirements. So, you may want to rethink the desire to use an older bassinet for your baby. It’s best to purchase a new one that fits the safety standards. You could still use the old bassinet to hold your baby’s toys and clothes.

Source Your Bassinet Right

Yard sales are, undoubtedly, fascinating. But it’s not really a wise idea to get your baby’s bassinet from a yard sale. This is because you don’t really know how old such bassinets can be, making it hard to ensure that they meet the safety guidelines. Ideally, you should purchase a new bassinet from a trusted source, and verify that the bassinet has been certified to the required standard by a reputable agency.

Lock The Wheels

One of the main selling points of a baby bassinet is that it’s portable, meaning that it comes with wheels. Fortunately, these wheels can be locked to ensure that the bassinet remains stable when you want it to. So, when your baby is still inside, it’s advisable to keep the wheels locked. Also, if the bassinet is near a flight of stairs, or if you have other kids and pets at home, it’s best to keep checking if the wheels are locked at regular intervals.

Do Not Use A Recalled Bassinet

Manufacturers often recall bassinets because of issues like a risk of injury, entanglement, choking, entrapment, suffocation, and tipping. If you get to know that the bassinet model you’re using has been recalled, do not continue to use it any further. Contact the manufacturer and ask them about how to proceed. In most cases, manufacturers offer a refund, repair, or replacement for recalled bassinets.

Types Of Baby Bassinets

Baby bassinets come in a variety of models, each with its own unique features. Getting to know the kinds of bassinets can help you make an informed decision when it comes to buying a baby bassinet. In general, some of the most common types of baby bassinets are discussed below.

The Bedside Bassinet

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This is the most standard kind of bassinet, and it comes with all of the basic features. It sports a simple design that allows you to place the bassinet as close to your bed as possible. In recent times, these standard bedside bassinets have begun to be equipped with sheer mesh walls on the sides, so the parents can view the baby from the sides without disturbing the little one. These bassinets also come with adjustable stands that allow you to fold it up when not in use, thus saving space.

The Co-Sleeper Bassinet

Arm's Reach Concepts Cambria Co-Sleeper Bassinet, Natural
  • Easy to assemble
  • Bassinet is 34" x 20" x 31"
  • Convenient storage underneath

Co-sleeper bassinets are ideal for babies that have breathing troubles, and for nursing moms who need to be in contact with the child. Here, one side of the bassinet can be dropped down and attached to your bed, making the bassinet an extension of your bed. This arrangement makes feeding, snuggling, and comforting the baby an easier task. The best part is that a co-sleeper bassinet can also be used as a standalone bassinet by simply putting the movable side back up again.

The Multipurpose Bassinet

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Also known as the transitional bassinet, this model is ideal for parents who want to keep their baby in a bassinet for the first few months, and then condition them to move to a slightly larger area that’s like a playpen. The multipurpose bassinet comes with a removable bassinet that be attached or removed from the top tier, and a fixed, permanent playpen area at the bottom tier, into which the baby can be moved once it grows out of the bassinet. It’s a great choice for parents who don’t want to buy a separate crib later on.

The Travel Bassinet

Brica Fold N' Go Travel Bassinet
  • Updated design with mesh panels, breathable fabric, and a locking frame provides both comfort and peace of mind
  • Four-point Safe-T-Lock System for safety and security. Machine washable
  • Double locking tubular steel frame is strong and durable

This model is useful for busy parents, single parents, or for parents who travel a lot and cannot leave their babies at home for whatever reason. The travel bassinet can be folded into a compact little size that makes it easy to store and transport it. They are mostly lightweight, and come with their own tote, making it easy to fold it up and convenient to carry them for longer periods, if necessary. The travel bassinet also comes in handy if you’re taking a vacation as a family.

The Smart Bassinet

SNOO Smart Sleeper by Happiest Baby
  • ADDS MORE SLEEP: Boosts sleep 1-2+ hours by soothing babies with the constant rumbly sound and gentle rocking they loved...
  • AUTOMATICALLY RESPONDS TO CRIES: "Hears" fussing and responds with gradually stronger white noise + motion to find the...
  • PREVENTS RISKY ROLLING: The only sleep solution that keeps your baby safely on the back, as recommended by the American...

A true testimony to the technological advancement of the twenty-first century, the smart bassinet is a model that has moms everywhere breathing a collective sigh of relief. It is especially designed to handle all those fussy cries that babies tend to be prone to at night, after lights out. The smart bassinet can sense if a baby is crying, and it responds with white noise or gentle rocking, bouncing, or gliding movements to soothe an unhappy baby. These bassinets come with settings that can be manually adjusted.

Features To Look For

If you’re planning to go bassinet-shopping, the first thing you’ll want to look for is whether meet the guidelines for bassinet safety issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

According to the CPSC, here are the four things you’ll need to look for in a bassinet.

  • A stable bottom with a wide base–A sturdy base is an absolute necessity because you don’t want a bassinet that poses the risk of toppling over if your baby fidgets around. A wide base is another essential feature that ensures there’s ample room for your baby in the bassinet. Otherwise, it could feel cramped inside.
  • Smooth surfaces–It can be tempting to purchase a bassinet that has a lot of frills and lace, because those models look absolutely breathtaking. But it’s not really in your baby’s best interests to get such a bassinet. Opt for a model that has smooth surfaces that won’t irritate the gentle and delicate skin on your baby.
  • No hardware sticking out–Any parts that remain sticking out and don’t fit into their own proper places increase the risk of injury for the baby. In fact, the presence of any movable parts increases the risk of strangulation. So, it’s best to get a practical and simple bassinet that does not have any fancy hardware sticking out.
  • Firm and tight-fitting mattresses–Here is where most parents err. Contrary to popular belief, a firmer mattress is better for a baby than a soft one that dips easily. The mattress should fit right into the bassinet’s frame without leaving any empty spaces around, and it needs to be firm enough to support your baby without dipping in.

Conclusion

It’s advisable to continue using the baby bassinet only until your baby can roll over, sit up, or move around freely. Typically, this happens when the baby is between 4 and 6 months of age. Once your baby is able to move around independently, the shallow surface of the bassinet is no longer a safe option. It’s best to move the baby to a crib after that, or use a multipurpose bassinet for a while instead.

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How To Induce Labor: Exercise, Massage, And More

Many expecting mothers and their partners wonder how to induce labor. If your baby is getting too big and your doctor is concerned your newborn will not be able to fit through your birth canal, your specialist may recommend inducing labor. This is especially important if the expecting mother is older and a C-section would be dangerous, should the baby get too big.

 Please note, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine strongly encourage you to speak to your doctor before inducing labor. Today, babies born 39 weeks and 0 days past gestation to 40 weeks and 6 days past gestation are considered full term. Babies born through the 41st week are known as late-term babies, and babies born 42 weeks past gestation or more are known as post-term babies.

In this article, we will discuss simple tips and tricks of how to induce labor. These include light cardiovascular and calisthenic exercises, eating spicy food and other foods that induce labor, chemical induction from EPO, sexual intercourse and much more.

Are You Wondering How To Induce Labor?

Pregnant woman

Exercise

Wonder no more. You can use gravity to your advantage by exercising when trying to induce labor. Walking gently guides your baby's head lower into your pelvis. This puts pressure on your cervix, causing it to dilate. Try to walk 30 minutes a day. Walking up steep hills puts your body at an even better angle to guide your baby in the right direction. If you don't have any steep hills nearby, try a treadmill. Other great exercises while inducing labor include walking up and down stairs and squats.

 Even if exercise does not work for you, it is a great way to relieve stress and keep you physically fit for the task ahead. Once in labor, expect it to last an average of eight hours but no longer than 18. Your baby will require around one to two hours of pushing once your cervix has dilated to 10cm, so you want to be in great physical condition. So what are you waiting for? Get moving!

Spicy Food

For the most part, foods that induce labor are old wives' tales with no scientific backing. However, some foods do have certain chemical properties that are actually effective in inducing labor. Spicy foods stimulate the colon. This can cause irritated intestines and this cramping can spread to the uterus, inducing labor.

Pineapples contain the enzyme bromelain which is known to ripen the cervix, thus inducing labor. Other foods which chemically yet naturally induce labor include basil, oregano and ginger.

If you want to introduce more oxytocin into your life, but to not feel up to having sex to orgasm, eat foods such as eggs with pepper or bananas. Oxytocin has been shown to raise your spirits and induce labor.

Sexual Intercourse

Anyone who has given birth knows they do not feel their sexiest towards the end of their pregnancy. However, sex is clinically shown to prepare the body for labor. This is because semen contains a chemical known as prostaglandins. The more often you have sex before labor, the better this technique will work. However, there are natural herbal supplements if you are not in the mood. Do not engage in sexual intercourse if your water has already broken as this can lead to an infection.

Raspberry Leaf Tea

Who doesn't love a delicious iced tea during the summer or hot tea during the winter? Drink raspberry leaf tea to induce labor as it strengthens and tones your uterine muscles. Strong muscles make labor much easier when the time comes. Enjoy this tea after your birth as well to strengthen your uterus again. While the tea will keep you hydrated, if you can't stomach tea, you can take this in a supplemental pill form. This process usually starts at 34 weeks.

Evening Primrose Oil

There are several methods of using evening primrose oil to induce labor. It is effective because it contains a chemical that your body converts to prostaglandins. This is effectively the same as having sex as your partner's semen naturally contains prostaglandins. This chemical softens your cervix.

Many women take this capsule orally. However, you can break the EPO capsule and manually spread the oil on your cervix at night. Another option is to insert the whole capsule vaginally and allow the moist environment of the vagina to disintegrate the capsule and disperse the gel to your cervix. Be sure to wear a panty liner, pad or towel underneath you to prevent the gel from leaking onto your bedsheets. This method is started orally at around 36 weeks and internally at around 38 weeks.

Castor Oil

Ask several midwives how to induce labor and many will tell you castor oil will do the trick better than spicy food. Castor oil is a very strong laxative that does a great job at inducing labor. In some women sensitive to laxatives, it can cause vomiting, diarrhea and severe intestinal cramping. This intestinal cramping stimulates your uterus into inducing labor. Add two ounces of castor oil to orange juice and drink quickly or add to your favorite ice cream. The latter is not the best method as some women struggle to swallow it so slowly. Try this method if you have an iron stomach. Professional recommend you use this extremely effective method at around 41 or 42 weeks when you show no signs of labor beginning.

Acupuncture/Massage

An acupuncturist will insert super fine needles underneath the skin at key pressure points. This avoids the pain associated with needles that puncture and rest in the layer of skin itself. Puncturing these points balances your energy flow inducing labor. Many people will say acupuncture is not an effective method of how to induce labor, however, the research proving the opposite is sound.

If needles are not for you, seek a licensed massage therapist who is experienced in labor inducing massages. It may take two or three appointments, but 60 to 70% of pregnant women found massages specifically targeted to induce labor were helpful. This special massage relaxes the muscles around your baby and signals to your body it is time to induce labor. Acupressure may also be used in combination with massage therapy. Key pressure points which induce labor are located just above the ankle and in the webbing between the thumb and forefinger. Acupressure reduces pain, eliminates discomfort and releases oxytocin which helps you induce labor.

When Not To Induce Labor

As important as it is to know how to induce labor, it is equally important to know why not to induce labor. Your specialist will explain the risks and rewards of naturally inducing labor. Reasons why you should not naturally induce labor include:

  • One-third of your baby's brain growth occurs between weeks 35 and 40
  • Reduced risk of jaundice, infections and low blood sugar
  • Babies born two weeks prematurely are more than twice as likely to have respiratory complications
  • More time for your baby to grow and develop muscle strength
  • Better feeding habits leading to a healthy weight after birth

Remember, your due date is just an educated guess of when your baby will be born. Do not panic if it has come and gone and you are not showing signs of giving birth. Typically, your newborn will come when the time is right. Babies are most likely to be healthy when born between 39 weeks and 40 weeks 6 days. Try consulting your specialist in the middle of your 41st week as he or she may want you to start taking action.

Pregnant woman

Conclusion

There are many reasons to know how to induce labor. Some women may want to avoid activities to trigger labor prematurely while others may have medical reasons to induce labor. Luckily, there are many simple tips and tricks of how to induce labor. If you are in the mood and can stomach it, try sexual intercourse, spicy foods and castor oil. The female orgasm releases the hormone oxytocin which relieves pain and prepares the body for labor. Similarly, semen contains the chemical prostaglandins which helps the induction of labor. Spicy foods can cause intestinal cramping which spreads to the uterus which induces labor, and castor oil is a very strong laxative which produces the same effects of consuming spicy foods.

If you are not in the mood for sex, consume gentle foods such as eggs and bananas to introduce more oxytocin into your body. Prostaglandins can be found in evening primrose oil which can be taken orally in pill form or inserted vaginally in capsule form. Other great simple methods for how to induce labor include exercise, important to keep you in shape for the marathon of contractions you are about to face, massage therapy, acupuncture or acupressure and raspberry leaf tea or pill supplements.

Remember, speak to your specialists before naturally inducing labor yourself. There is a plethora of reasons to keep your baby developing safely inside your womb until its due date or even beyond. Examples include a reduced risk of infections, jaundice and low blood sugar, fewer respiratory complications after birth, significant brain growth, more time for muscles to grow stronger and better feeding habits. Relax and enjoy the new life you and your partner have created when it is ready to meet you.

 

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10 Best Formulas for Newborns in 2018

When you have a new baby at home, finding the best formula for newborns quickly becomes a priority. While many moms receive a lot of free formula samples to welcome their newborn home, these are not always the best option for both mama and baby.

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10 Best Diaper Pails of 2018

The best diaper pail works wonders when it comes to masking the scent of dirty diapers. These convenient products can be incorporated into your nursery to ensure they are always within reach. These are ten diaper pails that stand out from the rest as the best diaper pails on the market today. We have sorted them to the best rated according to online customer reviews.

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10 Best Baby Formula Brands: Best Nutrition For Your Little One

The nutrition of your baby is one of the most important factors in allowing them to develop properly and give them the best possible start to life. While many doctors suggest breastfeeding your baby, there are many situations where mothers and babies experience difficulties regarding milk production or the latching process, and selecting the best baby formula is an absolute necessity.


Thankfully there are some great formula options for nourishing your infant, but choosing the best baby formula for your infant can be a difficult choice with the overwhelming number of options on the market today. Doing a small amount of research on the topic can help you make an informed decision regarding which product is the best baby formula for your situation.


In this article, we’ll be exploring the top 10 best baby formula options to help you find a formula that will fit your needs and your budget while offering the best nutrition for your little one.

Product FAQs

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What Is Baby Formula?

Baby formula is a food product that is specifically designed to help nourish infants. Scientists have taken special care to create formulas that address the unique nutritional needs of infants to ensure the formula offers the most bioavailable nutrients and addresses any vitamin or mineral deficiencies before they occur. Baby formula technology has come a long way over the years, and current formulas offer more variety and choice than ever before for infants with sensitivities to certain ingredients.

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How Do I Select The Best Baby Formula?

The vast majority of baby formula products are designed to offer the right balance of macronutrients and micronutrients for your growing infant, but the ingredients that each formula uses could be different from each other. This means that paying special attention to food sensitivities like lactose intolerance or other negative effects from certain formulas is especially important. Some babies can use a wide variety of formulas and thrive on all of them, while other infants with multiple food sensitivities or digestive issues require thoughtful selection to ensure that the formula doesn’t bloat the baby or create allergic reactions.

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How Can I Tell Which Ingredients My Infant Is Sensitive / Allergic To?

Unfortunately, there is no surefire way to know what ingredient the infant will be sensitive to before giving them a particular formula. This is where a watchful eye and an attentive approach will help you greatly in determining the best baby formula for your child. You might choose to use one formula for a few days while observing their reaction to the formula. If you notice any change in your infant's digestive process, consider switching formulas.


It could be advised to only use one formula at a time to make sure if there are any adverse reactions, you can know immediately which product is the cause of the reaction. Many formulas are designed to be hypoallergenic so risk of serious issues is low, but it’s not uncommon for the baby to experience gas or bloating when the ingredients in their formula are not digesting well.

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Where Can You Buy The Best Baby Formula?

A great advantage of using baby formula is that you can purchase many brands at your local grocery market across the country. The high availability of these products means a meal is never too far away for your baby. If you can plan ahead, though, buying your baby formula at an online retailer such as Amazon can be a great way to access brands not stocked by your local stores. You may also save a considerable amount of money on some products.

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Price Range Of Baby Formula

Brands that use more specialized ingredient can cost a lot more, and thus it is prudent to test out some more affordable formulas first to see how your infant reacts. Buying baby formula can get expensive when you're paying for the most expensive formulas.

How We Reviewed

We reviewed the baby formulas in this article with the following criteria in mind; Pros & Cons of the formula, the palatability of the drink, the availability of the product in stores and online, and the health benefits associated with the product’s ingredients. We’ve done our best to balance these factors and recommend only the top ten best baby formula options available to parents.

What We Reviewed

  • Enfamil Infant Formula
  • Gerber Good Start Gentle Powder Infant Formula
  • DSS Similac Expert Care NeoSure Ready to Feed
  • Similac Pro-Sensitive
  • Earth’s Best Organic
  • Kirkland Signature
  • Gerber Good Start Soy
  • Baby’s Only Organic Dairy with DHA & ARA Formula
  • Enfamil Reguline Milk-Based Powder
  • Vermont Organics TM Milk Based Organic Formula

Enfamil Infant Formula

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  • Inspired by - and similar to - breast milk in its brain building ability
  • The only leading brand with the expert amount of DHA for clinically proven brain building power***
  • Unique Triple Health Guard blend that has 30 nutrients for growth, twice the Omega-3 DHA as the other leading brand*,...

Pros

  • One of the top brands on the market
  • Includes DHA and choline
  • Non-GMO ingredient list
  • Good value when looking at ounce to dollar ratio

Cons

  • Can foam and hold on to air bubbles if shaken vigorously
  • Large amount in package makes trying the product more expensive

Gerber Good Start Gentle Powder Infant Formula

Gerber Good Start Gentle Powder Infant Formula, 23.2 Ounce
  • (Packaging May Vary) 23.2 Ounce container - Makes 41, 4 Fluid Ounce bottles
  • Stage 1,  birth-12 months: Modeled after the complete nutrition and gentleness of breastmilk with Comfort Proteins,...
  • Our closest formula to breastmilk and is the only powder infant formula with a blend of DHA, prebiotics & probiotics,...

Pros

  • Gentle on sensitive stomachs
  • Includes DHA plus prebiotic and probiotic ingredients
  • Non-GMO ingredients

Cons

  • Clumps easily and can be harder to mix
  • Expensive when compared to other options

DSS Similac Expert Care NeoSure Ready to Feed

Pros

  • Convenient ready to free bottle
  • Includes vitamin E, lutein, and DHA
  • Can get stored at room temperature until opened

Cons

  • More expensive than powdered options
  • Nipples get sold separately and needed for each bottle
  • Needs to get refrigerated once opened

Similac Pro-Sensitive

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Similac Pro-Sensitive Non-GMO Infant Formula with Iron, with 2'-FL...
  • FOR SENSITIVE TUMMIES: Designed for fussiness and gas due to lactose sensitivity. Not for infants or children with...
  • IMMUNE SUPPORT: Similac Pro-Sensitive is the first infant formula with 2'-FL human milk oligosaccharide* (*Not from...
  • NO ARTIFICIAL GROWTH HORMONES: Similac is the first leading infant formula brand with no artificial growth hormones (No...

Pros

  • Gentle for babies with digestive issues
  • Safe for lactose-sensitive babies
  • Helps eliminate gas and bloating

Cons

  • Can get foamy if shaken
  • Contains corn syrup as the first ingredient

Earth’s Best Organic

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Earth's Best Organic Infant Powder Formula with Iron, Omega-3 DHA &...
  • For baby's first 12 months
  • All lactose formulation; our closest formula to breast milk, no added corn syrup solids
  • DHA & ARA: naturally found in breast milk for baby's brain and eye development

Pros

  • High-quality ingredients
  • Uses organic glucose rather than sucrose like many other products
  • All organic ingredient list

Cons

  • Not a good choice for lactose-sensitive babies
  • Can get foamy which leads to more spit ups

Kirkland Signature

Kirkland Signature Non-GMO infant formula, 2.13 Pound
  • Non- GMO^Gentle Formula- for easy digestion^DHA for baby's developing brain^Immune Support

Pros

  • No corn syrup in the formula
  • Affordable price tag
  • Non-GMO with prebiotic included

Cons

  • Not as widely available in all chain stores
  • Not a good option for lactose-sensitive babies

Gerber Good Start Soy

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Gerber Good Start Soy Non-GMO Powder Infant Formula, Stage 1, 25.7...
  • 25.7 Ounce container - Makes 45, 4 Fluid Ounce bottles
  • Stage 1, birth-12 months: Milk and lactose-free nutrition made with soy proteins to ease digestion for tiny tummies that...
  • Expert-recommended DHA. STAGE 1 | Birth - 12 Months

Pros

  • Good alternative for milk-sensitive babies
  • Fortified with DHA essential fatty acids
  • Non-GMO ingredients

Cons

  • Can be hard to dissolve well
  • Some babies are sensitive to soy products

Baby’s Only Organic Dairy with DHA & ARA Formula

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Baby's Only Organic Non-GMO Dairy with DHA & ARA Toddler Formula, 12.7...
  • Rated "Best In Class" for Purity and Nutritional Superiority by CleanLabelProject.org after testing over 500 different...
  • Non-GMO; Non-hexane-processed DHA in phospholipids fatty acids that is more bioavailable to help brain and eye...
  • Certified USDA Organic; No hormone, antibiotics treated dairy cows; no harmful pesticides and fertilizer

Pros

  • No corn in the ingredient list
  • Organic ingredients
  • Good for babies over 1 year old

Cons

  • May not be a good option for babies sensitive to egg yolks
  • Not the best option for under 12 months

Enfamil Reguline Milk-Based Powder

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Enfamil Reguline Infant Formula - Designed for Soft, Comfortable...
  • Easy-to-digest proteins & prebiotics proven to promote soft, comfortable stools within the first week of use*
  • Gentle, complete nutrition tailored for your baby through their first 12 months
  • Contains 20mg of brain-nourishing DHA to assure rapid brain development

Pros

  • Easy to digest proteins for sensitive stomachs
  • Helps relieve painful to pass hard stools
  • A generous dose of DHA for brain development

Cons

  • Contains corn syrup
  • Some babies didn’t enjoy the taste of the formula

Vermont Organics TM Milk Based Organic Formula

Vermont Organics Baby Formula - Powder - 23.2 oz
  • Newborn to 12 months
  • USDA organic, gluten free
  • No harmful pesticides, no antibiotics, no added growth hormones

Pros

  • All organic ingredient list
  • Free of antibiotics, growth hormones or pesticides

Cons

  • Not a good option for lactose sensitive babies
  • Container can easily come open allowing product to spill

The Verdict

Happy mother and baby

Using one of the best baby formula options we have reviewed in this list can be a great way for parents to ensure they are properly nourishing their little one. The risk of nutritional deficiencies need not concern you once you have chosen a great formula for your child. Many of the best baby formulas work well for most babies, but depending on your budget and the unique needs of your child, we could see you choosing a few options over other products in this list.


If you’re not burdened by a limited budget and you want a formula that uses all organic ingredients, the Vermont Organics Milk Based Organic Formula would be a great option. It may not work for those babies with lactose sensitivities, but if that’s not your child, consider this product. The ingredient list is high-quality and free of harmful pesticides.


If you’re looking for an option that would work well for lactose-sensitive babies, Gerber Good Start Soy would a worth trying out. Many babies experience gas or bloating with milk sugars or even milk proteins, so switching to soy could help their digestion profoundly.


We hope the research compiled in this list can help you determine which option is the best baby formula for your child’s needs.

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