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How much is a scoop of formula?

December 14, 2020 3 min read

How to Measure Baby Formula Without a Scoop

It happens every day! Parents reach to make the perfect bottle of European baby formula only to find the measuring scoop is nowhere to be found.

When life doesn’t seem to slow down and you are running on little to no sleep, losing a scoop can be incredibly easy to do. No worries, we have you covered.

The Scoop on the Scoop

The amount of baby formula powder in a scoop varies with each brand of European baby formula. The grams per scoop can also vary between stages.

Many scoops may be similar sizes and may even appear the same, but vary by tenths of a gram. This may not seem like a significant difference, but consider how many scoops your little one uses per day and this can really add up.

For example:

A three-month-old eats around 4-5 bottles a day and consumes 4-6 ounces per feeding which equals roughly 30 ounces of formula a day, or thirty scoops.

  • If your measurement is over by only one-tenth of a gram then, by the end of the day, your baby has received 2 extra grams of formula. That may not seem like much, but it’s 20% more than the recommended daily nutrients, minerals, and vitamins.
  • If you use a kitchen measuring spoon as the closest substitute, you may think that the 1 teaspoon is the closest size to your missing baby formula scoop and use that in its place for an entire day. By the end of the day, your baby may have lost over 1.5 tablespoon – or more than 14% – nutrition than the baby needs.

For these reasons we do not recommend using the formula scoops interchangeably between brands or stages. It is also ill advised to use another kitchen measurement tool to replace your baby formula scoop.

Baby Formula Measurements on Scale

The most accurate replacement for the baby formula scoop provided will be a kitchen scale that measures to the tenth of a gram.

Each European baby formula manufacturer has determined the nutritional value for each portion down to the tenth of a gram. By using a kitchen scale to be as precise as possible you can make sure that your little one is receiving the perfect amount of nutrition to grow and thrive.

To help with the measurements we have listed each European baby formula powder in all the 21 baby formulas My Organic Company carries.

Baby Formula Measuring Chart

European Formula Brand Grams per scoop
HiPP German PRE 4.3 g
HiPP German 1 4.4 g
HiPP German 2 4.5 g
HiPP German 2 (no Starch) 4.5 g
HiPP German 3 4.5 g
HiPP Kindermilch 1+ 3.6 g
HiPP Kindermilch 2+ 3.5 g
HiPP HA Pre 4.3 g
HiPP HA 1 4.6 g
HiPP HA 2 4.7 g
HiPP Comfort 4.3 g
HiPP AR 4.3 g
HiPP UK 1 4.3 g
HiPP UK 2 4.7 g
HiPP UK 3 3.6 g
HiPP Dutch 1 4.3 g
HiPP Dutch 2 4.5 g
HiPP Dutch 3 4.0 g
Holle Cow PRE 4.4 g
Holle Cow 1 4.4 g
Holle Cow 2 4.5 g
Holle Cow 3 4.4 g
Holle Cow 4 4.7 g
Holle Goat 1 4.9 g
Holle Goat 2 4.9 g
Holle Goat 3 4.9 g
Kendamil 1 4.3 g
Kendamil 2 4.6 g
Kendamil 3 4.6 g
Loulouka 1 4.3 g
Loulouka 2 4.5 g
Loulouka 3 4.8 g
Lebenswert 1 4.4 g
Lebenswert 2 4.4 g
Lebenswert 3 4.6 g

Unmeasurable

Losing the scoop to baby formula, sleepless nights, and creative solutions are all part of caring for a little one.

Thank you for allowing My Organic Company to be on this journey with you, it is worth more to us than can be measured.

We invite you to share your experience and gain knowledge from others in the HiPP Holle Kendamil & European Baby Formula Parent Community.

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