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(I posed this question on the vacation board. I guess it would make sense that only a resident would know this but...)

My husband, daughter and I will be visiting St. Croix next week. I was just wondering how we were going to get our formula down there. She can only take Enfamil A.R. with Lipil, everything else gives her terrible acid reflux and we would really like to enjoy our vacation instead of going through the pain of switching formula.

She goes through a lot of it. I'm going to need 4 large (24 oz.) cans. I've tried taking the formula in the can, but with the change in air pressure the can exploded in the suitcase. So I just want to ask before I try to take 4 large ziplock baggies full of white powder to the airport. 🙂

Also, how much is it ($25 a can here in Arkansas) and how do you keep it from clumping from humidity? Fridge?

Thanks in advance!

The Burdens

P.S. -- STT Resident was kind enough to answer on the vacation board. Plaza Extra has EVERYTHING. I just gotta make sure. It's critical.

Posted : August 27, 2008 1:47 am
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Here's the phone number for Plaza Extra on STX 1 340 778 6240 call them.

Posted : August 27, 2008 3:46 am
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Calling the store is a good idea, but I'm not sure I would "trust" the answer. You may not realize how "iffy" our products may be at any given time. Just because the store carries it doesn't mean they will actually have it in stock. Do you know anyone on STX that can go ahead and buy it for you? I would offer, but I'm in Oregon. At the least, call all the stores, and if it's a pretty common product they all carry, someone should have it. I would even go so far as to ask if they will hold it at the service counter. Would a drugstore carry it? If so, you might have better luck getting them to put it aside for you, since they are smaller and usually offer more personal service. I've had pretty good service at most of the groceries on STX, too.


Posted : August 27, 2008 5:52 am
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Whatever it costs at home, it will probably be a lot more expensive down here. I'd bring it just to be safe.

Posted : August 27, 2008 10:48 am
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I would try Kmart here, even before Plaza Extra.

Posted : August 27, 2008 7:49 pm
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They had a few of the premixed cans at plaza extra yesterday for $10.99. None of the powdered. Before we moved here we came frequently when our son was an infant. I always brought his powdered formula in baggies. We worried about doing that and were afraid that we would be accused of having drugs but no one ever questioned us or even checked the baggies. I carried it on in my diaper bag.

Posted : August 28, 2008 12:53 pm
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Thanks for all the responses!

We chickened out and brought a few cans in baggies. No one questioned us about it either.

Right after we got off the plane we made a trip KMart for diapers and guess what, they were out of small packs of Crusiers size three. I guess we shouldn't have been worried about formula. 🙂 We had to buy a huge box of them.

They had Enfamil A.R. in 24 oz. cans for 31.99. It's around $26.99 back here in Arkansas. I thought the price was reasonable, not outrageous or anything.

Cottages by the Sea was just wonderful, as always! The waves in Fredrikstead were the highest in 6 years and exposed more rock on shore. We'll have to go again when the sand comes back. It was very cool to watch. I think Tay really enjoyed her first big vacation.

Thanks again!

Posted : September 8, 2008 5:53 pm
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