You know what’s expensive? Kids. You know what I’m going to have a lot of? Kids. As of NEXT MONTH (holy cow, OMG), I will have 4 kids to feed and clothe and keep clean. We all know they only get MORE expensive and require MORE food as the years go on, but, babies and toddlers aren’t free or cheap, either.
Admittedly, our grocery budget is something we have always been terrible at. I can barely get my life together long enough to make menu plans and grocery lists, and that really only happens about 40% of the time. I certainly can’t be counted on to clip coupons. I also hate to sacrifice the quality of the groceries we buy just to save money.
This is going to shock some of you because I know there are some serious ALDI fans out there who have been singing their praises for a long time, but I’ve never shopped at or even been in an ALDI grocery store. And there is one really close to my house!
When they reached out to me to work together on a campaign this month, I was actually excited for the opportunity to get myself through those doors and really check out what they are all about, mostly because SO MANY of my friends are already card-carrying members of their unofficial fan club.
The launch of their new Little Journey product line, complete with nearly 50 high-quality, affordably priced feeding and diapering essentials for baby could not come at a better time for us. This could really help with the grocery budget struggle.
While we plan to cloth diaper part time, we will also need disposable diapers part of the time, too, and I’m looking forward to trying out the Little Journey diapers. I especially have high hopes for the Little Journey wipes because we go through prolific amounts of wipes, even when our kids aren’t in diapers. Is it normal to think I’ll be buying them until they move out?
Also, hooray for affordable, Little Journey organic baby food pouches! I can’t believe I fed my first baby without these. (Of course, back then I had the time to make all his baby food, which is simply not a luxury I have anymore.) I am so Team Baby Food Pouch now, you guys. They are sanity savers for me.
I’ll admit to being excited I can find Little Journey puffs and yogurt bites for great prices partly because that will make me feel less guilty about all that will wind up turning to dust at the bottom of my diaper bag… I mean purse. Fourth babies don’t get diaper bags.
Remember that bit about not wanting to sacrifice the quality of our food to save money? Not an issue with the Little Journey products.
“The Little Journey food products are tested in our ALDI Test Kitchen located at our Batavia, Illinois, headquarters, to ensure we meet or beat the national brands on quality, nutrition and taste. And to be 100 percent sure we maintain our high-quality standards, we conduct independent lab analysis on all Little Journey food products before they hit shelves, and continually test products we sell at least twice a year. When a product doesn’t meet our standards, we ask our suppliers to improve it.” – www.ALDI.us
While I don’t anticipate needing to buy formula for this baby, it’s worth noting that the Little Journey line also includes a variety of formulas, including a lactose-free Soy formula. They are all “clinically proven to be well tolerated and also support growth and development, as well as meet the nutritional and quality standards established by the FDA.”
I know I’m not alone in the grocery budget struggle, and that I’m not the only over-extended parent who can’t find time to cut coupons. If you’re interested in learning more about the Little Journey product line at ALDI, there’s more information here. You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.
This post was sponsored by ALDI, and product was provided at no charge. All opinions are my own, and not representative of ALDI.