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Food for Babies, So Expensive!

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    Food for Babies, So Expensive!

    Just wondering why the food for babies are sooooo expensive? Are they particularly GOOD for babies or it's just the merchants' way to make profits by using the word "baby food" ?!?

    Examples are:
    Organic Pasta - One pack of 200g organic wheat macaroni for baby cost HK$45; whilst I can get a pack of 500g also organic wheat macaroni for HK$29. I check the ingredients & the nutrition content on both packings and I can't see any big difference really...

    Organic Yogurt - Organic yogurt for babies (e.g. YoBaby) costing over HK$60 for 6 super tiny packs; A big jug of normal organic Yogurt (e.g. YeoValley) costing less than HK$30.- I am told that as long as the sugar level in the yogurt is not high, you don't need to get those yogurt said only for babies. Then again, I checked the nutrition content of both brands and I don't find a huge difference there.

    Organic oatmeal for baby doubles the price of normal organic oatmeal...

    It's not a question of whether I can afford it or not... but a question of whether there is any real need. I think, if the nutrition content are more of less the same of those "normal food", I can't see why I should pay twice more...

    Do you mommies out there all go for those "food for babies" ?
    Last edited by OX Jess; 03-23-2010 at 06:05 PM.

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    we never bothered with the "special" baby food. we just made sure there wasn't too much sugar etc and that the size of hte "bits" was small enough for babies to handle.

    we don't do organic either, just not in our budget.

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    I don't buy special "baby food" either as your right its often double the price just for having the word baby on it. Its just marketers playing on the emotions of parents.

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    I never bothered.
    I just made what we needed using organic produce/products for adults!
    Even cookies I tried to make them at home on the weekends or store bought ones for adults.
    Anything labeled baby was twice the price!

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    same here, no special baby food.

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    Good to hear all your feedback! I don't need to feel bad about not buying "proper" baby food for my baby!!!

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    yeah - i don't believe it is necessary either...getting baby started on "regular" food is the key I think...both in terms of cost and in terms of convenience!

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    All marketing gimmicks

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