Making the Last Bit of HiPP Formula Last a Few More Bottles
We have a little trick we wanted to share with parents who might be running low on HiPP formula and needing it to last a few more days. We sometimes suggest mixing HiPP Stage 1 with 1 part Enfamil Milk Based Infant Formula (in the yellow can) as has a virtually equivalent caloric value (slightly higher) to HiPP. But this isn’t the best option always for parents, as this formula–like all the others–contains a host of highly processed and synthesized oils and glucose substrates. Who wants to feed their baby mortierella alpine oil (fungus), crypthecodinium cohnii oil (species of algae), polydextrose (glucose), palm olein (a synthetic liquid fraction of palm oil), and high oleic sunflower oil (synthetically bred to be high in monounsaturated fats and low in polyunsaturated fats so they can increase shelf-life)?
To avoid running out of HiPP formula or having to make transitional bottles with half of another formula, here’s a little trick.
- Don’t throw out your scoops when you go through a box of HiPP. Save at least one or two.
- When you receive your new HiPP formula, take 1 of the foil pouches (or 1/2 of the pouch) and keep it in a zippered area in your diaper bag. Just place the scoop inside and seal it up.
You will forget over the weeks that you have extra formula–but it will be there for you when you get to your last amount. Although HiPP doesn’t have the two year shelf life of the other formulas (because it isn’t synthetic), it does have a 1+ year expiration. Keeping a small amount in a sealed container with an extra scoop out of site will ensure that if you have an emergent need, there will be at least a day’s worth (or two) available when you least expect to need it.