It can be frustrating when your little one is very happy with a particular milk or food brand and then you are travelling but are unsure of what that country has.
Hopefully, the information below showing the baby milk and baby food brands found around the world, will help you decide whether you prefer to stock up and pack your preferred baby brand or use a similar one overseas.
Several brands have the same manufacturer but go under different names, which I’ve highlighted. Another option is use a company that will deliver your brand for you, saving you packing space in your suitcase. For details on these services, please read here. You can also pre order from Boots The Chemist if you pre-order in advance from UK airports.
If you have an older baby or toddler, and are travelling abroad, then this guide to full fat or whole milk abroad will help you too.
Regarding baby food and milk available overseas, it’s worth noting that several are made by the same manufacturer but are marketed under a different name.
· Aptamil, Nutricia Karicare, Karicare Infant, Milupa, Almiron, are all very similar .
· Mellin, Cow and Gate,
· Wyeth and SMA
Sterilising When Travelling.
Sterilising when travelling may be a concern you have, but thankfully it has been made easier over the years. I’ve written a detailed post on this covering sterilising when on an airplane, at a hotel and on the go. as well as travelling with formula tips here.
Useful baby milk and food travel products
- A travel flask. Thankfully, the majority if not all airlines will warm a baby bottle for you. But I found it incredibly useful to either take hot water with me on a flight or ask for hot water at the beginning of the flight so I could heat up baby milk or baby food exactly when I needed it. The Tommee Tip Bottle and Food Warmer is a flask with a screw on cover container which can be used to put a bottle or a food pouch in to warm up. Very handy!
- A cool bag
- Ziploc bags. Such a multitude of uses, but in this instance very handy for keeping items cool. Many airports will not allow cool packs/icepacks through security. If not, then fill a ziplock with ice for travel and refill at an airport cafe and ask the flight attendants on board your flight. You can easily empty out at security and refill.
- Disposable bibs can be handy when on the go – especially if you don’t have access to a washing machine. Alternatively, pack a silicone bib which can be wiped clean.
Baby Milk & Baby Food Brands Found Around The World
(Remember if travelling to Australia make sure you declare any baby food or milk items. Be prepared for open packets to be taken from you by quarantine).
Milk Brands available :- Heinz, S-26, NAN, Perfectly Healthy, Nutricia Karicare Aptamil, Holle, Maxigenes, Novalac.(S-26 in ready made cartons is available from Woolworths)
Food brands available:- Ella’s Kitchen ( From Coles), Yum Mum, Bellamy’s Organic, Heinz, Rafferty’s Garden, Organic Bub’s, Farex, Nestle Cerelac
Examples of these brands are as follows :-
Heinz nurture Toddler and nurture gold
Heinz Nurture Gold Starter
Heinz Nurture Gold Follow-On
S-26 Gold Infant
S-26 Gold Toddler 3
S-26 Newborn Gold
S-26 Progress Gold
S-26 Gold AR Thickened Premium
S-26 Gold Alpha Pro
S-26 Soy Gold
S-26 Gold premgro
S-26 Gold Progress 2 Premium
NAN Pro Toddler 3 premium milk
NAN Pro Gold 1
NAN Pro Gold 2
NAN Pro Gold 3
NAN Pro Gold B
NAN 1 HA Gold
NAN HA 2 Gold + Bifidus
NAN HA 2 Gold Premium with Probiotics
Perfectly Healthy- Toddler Milk
Nutricia Karicare Feed Thickener
Nutricia Karicare Toddler 3
Nutricia karicare Pepti Junior
Karicare Aptamil Feed Thickener
Karicare Aptamil 2
Karicare Follow-On Formula 2 from 6 months
Karicare AR Thickened Starter
Karicare Aptamil Gold Plus 4 junior
Karicare Soy Infant Formula
Karicare infant Formula
Karicare Aptamil Gold Plus 3 Toddler
Karicare Aptamil Gold Plus Follow on
Karicare Aptamil Gold Plus 2 Premium Infant
Nutricia Karicare de Lact Lactose Free Formula
Nutricia Karicare Soy Infant Formula
Nutricia Karicare Anti-Reflux Infant
Karicare Aptamil Gold Plus 2 formula 6-12 months
Karicare Aptamil Gold Plus 1 from birth 0-6 months
Karicare Aptamil Gold Plus Junior 4 ( from 2 years)
Karicare Aptamil Gold Plus Toddler
Karicare Aptamil Gold Plus Infant
Karicare Aptamil Gold Junior
Karicare Aptamil Gold 1
Karicare Aptamil Gold 3
Karicare Infant Starter no 1
Karicare Aptamil HA Gold Plus Infant
Holle Organic Infant Goat milk Follow-On
Holle Organic Infant Formula No 1
Maxigenes Gold Follow On
Maxigenes Gold Starter
Novalac Stage 1 Gold
Novalac Stage 2 Gold
Milk Brands readily available:- Arla, Nestle, Hipp, Semper.
Food brands readily available:- Semper, Nestle, Hipp, Arla
Milk Brands available:- Milupa ( same makers of Aptamil in UK) if you want hungry baby milk, look for epaisse written on the carton. Picot, Erielac, Guigoz. Gallia, Bledilait, Hipp Organic, Enfamil.
Food Brands available:- Bledina, Carrefour Bebe, Good Gout (!) Baby Bio, Nature Nes by Nestle, Hipp, Holle Bio
Milk Brands readily available:- Aptamil, Hipp Organic, Cow and Gate, Humana, SMA, Milupa , Nestle beba
Food brands readily available:- Bebivita Baby Food, Milupa Baby Food, Nestle Alete, Holle, Hipp organic,
Milk Brands readily available:- Aptamil, Mellin ( same as Cow and Gate), Nestle Nidina, Miltina, Nipiol, Bebevita.
Food brands readily available:- Hipp, Mellin, Milupa, Nestle, Nipiol, Plasmon.
Milk Brands readily available:- Meiji, Morinaga, Wakodo. Morinaga’s products are marketed for infants up to 12 months old, Meiji’s for those up to 36 months and Wakodo’s for babies up to 9 months.
Food brands readily available:- Meiji, Kewpie (try Isetan and Carrefour for more brands).
Milk Brands readily available:- Nestle NAN, Similac, Bellamy’s, Frisco, Hipp
Food brands available:- Healthy Times Organic, Nestle Gerber
Milk Brands readily available:- Nestle NAN, NAN sensitive Lactogen, Isomil ( a soya based formula), S26-Gold,and other variations of S26 Nestle Lactogen, Nido
Food brands readily available:- Cerelac, Olli, NurtureMe, Purity,
(Local Woolworth’s brand ‘Woolies Babes’ is very tasty. My little one LOVED it.) Also the Organix brand was acquired in 2011 for distribution in SA, so hopefully should be on shelves although I didn’t see it in Sept 2012.
Milk Brands available:- Almiron ( same makers as Aptamil (Milupa/Nutricia ), Hero, Nestle
Food Brands available:- Hipp, Nestle and Hero.
Milk Brands readily available:-Wyeth 26 ( same makers as SMA),Nestle NAN, Enfamil, Similac, Gain Advance, as well as lactose-free formulas from the same. . Soya milk is also widely available for babies with cow’s milk allergies.
Food brands readily available:-Heinz, Nestle Cerelac, Danone, Peachy. Please let me know of any more.
UAE- Dubai etc
Milk Brands readily available:- Aptamil, Promil, Progress, NAN, Hipp Organic, SMA gold ( from Choithrams), Wyeth, sometimes Cow and Gate. and some limited ready made milks for travelling. The UK brands are often double the price of the UK.
Food brands readily available:- Hipp Organic, Gerber, Ella’s Kitchen, Heinz. However, the range is often limited as not as extensive as in the UK. Also a lot more expensive than the UK.
Milk Brands readily available:- Aptamil, Cow and Gate, SMA, Hipp.
Aptamil- first milk 1, hungry milk 2, follow on milk 3, growing up milk 1 plus.
SMA- first milk, 2 follow on, 3 Toddler milk, extra hungry infant. Lactose free
Cow and Gate- first milk,2 hungrier babies, 3 follow on
Hipp-organic, Combiotic first milk, organic hungry milk 2, combiotic follow on 3 ,follow on, growing up milk.
Food brands readily available:- Hipp, Ella’s Kitchen, Heinz, Plum, Annabel Karmel, Organix, , Cow and Gate, ( specialist Ulula)
Milk Brands readily available:- Enfamil, Nutramigen, Similac, Parent’s Choice, Gerber ( owned by Nestle),
Food brands readily available:- Ella’s Kitchen from Walmart, Earth’s Best Organic, NuturMe, Beech Nut, Nestle Gerber, Parent’s Choice.
Please let me know if there any others to add and/or corrections.
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