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The stages used in European baby formula

In more and more North American households, European formula is becoming normal. Parents seek the best for their baby and want to know what they are giving to their precious little one. Products with high organic production standards and ingredients are becoming the norm.

Parents are moving away from American formulas that often have complicated ingredients lists and are filled with added sugars, soy, and chemicals. European brands such as HiPP and Holle follow the European Union’s strict guidelines and even go beyond these regulations with the very best dynamic farming and gentle animal practices. They are known for the complete organic nutrition they provide for your baby.

Another benefit, besides the used organic ingredients, is the labeling for ages. The composition of each of the formulas is developed to meet and support your baby’s development and growth. We will explain the different stages European formulas use below:

stages of european baby formula

Stage 1 - European baby formula

For age: 0 to 6 months

These baby formulas are developed for babies from birth up to 6 months of age. Its composition is perfectly tailored to infants’ requirements. The stage 1 European formula range supplies all the important nutrients for healthy development.

Hipp Dutch Stage 1 (0-6 Months) Organic Combiotic Infant Milk Formula

  • EU certified Organic
  • Prebiotics/Probiotics
  • No Maltodextrin or starch
  • Gluten-Free
  • Omega-3 and 6 LCPs (DHA and ARA) for brain development
  • The main carbohydrate is lactose
  • GMO-Free
  • Iron-fortified
  • 800g / 28oz of formula powder

Holle Goat Milk Stage 1 Organic Baby Formula

  • EU certified Organic
  • The main carbohydrate is Organic Goat milk
  • An alternative for babies sensitive to cow’s milk
  • No Palm Oil
  • Vitamin D for better calcium absorption and bone strength
  • Biodynamic, Demeter, and Organic Certified
  • Iron-fortified
  • 400g / 14oz of formula powder

Holle Bio Stage 1 Organic Baby Formula

HiPP UK Stage 1 – Baby Formula Combiotic

  • EU certified Organic
  • The main carbohydrate is lactose from organic cow milk
  • No added sugar
  • No starch
  • Prebiotics for better digestion
  • Iron-fortified
  • Omega-3 and 6 LCPs (DHA and ARA) for brain development
  • GMO-Free
  • 800g / 28oz of formula powder

HiPP HA Stage 1 Combiotic Hypoallergenic Organic Infant Formula

  • Hydrolyzed proteins for reduced allergic reactions
  • Not certified organic due to the hydrolyzed milk protein is not available in organic form
  • Vitamin D for better calcium absorption and bone strength
  • Vitamin A and C for a healthy immune system
  • Omega-3 and 6 LCPs (DHA and ARA) for brain development
  • The main carbohydrate is lactose
  • GMO-Free
  • 600g / 21oz of formula powder

HiPP German Stage 1 Combiotic Organic Baby Formula

  • EU certified Organic
  • Prebiotics/Probiotics for better digestion
  • No wheat, soy, or peanut ingredients
  • Iron-fortified
  • Omega-3 and 6 LCPs (DHA and ARA) for brain development
  • The main carbohydrate is lactose
  • 600g / 21oz of formula powder

HiPP Comfort All  Stages for Colic & Constipation

  • Reduced Lactose Content: Natural Sugar.
  • Not certified organic due to the hydrolyzed milk protein is not available in organic form
  • Split Proteins by Proteolysis: Smaller Proteins and Fat.
  • Easily Digestible and Smooth.
  • GOS (Obtained from Lactose).
  • LCPs (Omega 3 & 6).
  • 500g / 17.6 oz of formula powder

Stage 2 European baby formula

For age: 6 months and older

Your little one is growing and growing. In order to support this growth, the stage 2 range of European formulas is tailored to meet the nutritional requirement of this development. This stage is suitable for babies 6 months and older. Babies this age move more and therefore also burn more calories. Stage 2 formulas from Europe have a higher amount of calories per bottle compared to stage 1 so that the calories keep up with your little ones’ need and they do not grow hungry.

HiPP Dutch Stage 2 Organic Combiotic Baby Formula

  • EU certified Organic
  • The main carbohydrate is lactose
  • Prebiotics/Probiotics
  • No Maltodextrin or starch
  • Gluten-Free
  • Omega-3 and 6 LCPs (DHA) for brain development
  • 800g / 28oz of formula powder

Hipp HA Stage 2 Combiotic Organic Baby Formula

  • The main carbohydrate is lactose
  • Hydrolyzed proteins for reduced allergic reactions
  • Not certified organic due to the hydrolyzed milk protein is not available in organic form
  • Gluten-Free
  • Omega-3 and 6 LCPs (DHA and ARA) for brain development
  • 600g / 21oz of formula powder

Holle Goat Milk Stage 2 Organic Baby Formula

  • EU certified Organic
  • The main carbohydrate is Organic Goat milk
  • No Palm Oil
  • Biodynamic, Demeter, and Organic Certified
  • Gluten-Free
  • Iron-fortified
  • 400g / 14oz of formula powder

HiPP German Stage 2 Combiotic Organic Baby Formula

  • EU certified Organic
  • No starch
  • The main carbohydrate is lactose
  • Essential non-synthetic vitamins and minerals
  • Prebiotics/Probiotics for better digestion
  • Gluten-Free
  • Iron-fortified
  • Omega-3 and 6 LCPs (DHA) for brain development
  • 600g / 21oz of formula powder

Holle Bio Stage 2 Organic Baby Formula

  • EU certified Organic
  • The main carbohydrate is lactose
  • Biodynamic, Demeter, and Organic Certified
  • Gluten-Free
  • Iron-fortified
  • Organic maltodextrin
  • 600g / 21oz of formula powder

HIPP UK Stage 2 – Organic Combiotic Baby Formula

  • EU certified Organic
  • The main carbohydrate is lactose
  • No starch
  • Natural prebiotics for better digestion
  • Iron-fortified
  • 800g / 28oz of formula powder

Stage 3 European baby formula

Age – 10 months and older

At 10 months and older your baby is ready to take in more calories as they move so much more at this stage. Here the different formulas differ slightly in age. The Dutch range of HiPP formula is developed for babies ages 12 months and older while the HiPP German and the Holle cow & goat are developed for 10 months and older.

HiPP Dutch Stage 3 Combiotic Organic Baby formula

  • EU certified Organic
  • The main carbohydrate is lactose
  • Folic Acid
  • Natural prebiotics for better digestion
  • Gluten-Free
  • Iron-fortified
  • 800g / 28oz of formula powder

HiPP German Stage 3 Combiotic Organic Baby Formula

  • EU certified Organic
  • The main carbohydrate is lactose
  • Folic Acid
  • Prebiotics/Probiotics for better digestion
  • Gluten-Free
  • Iron-fortified
  • 600g / 21oz of formula powder

Holle Goat Milk Stage 3 Organic Baby Formula

Holle Bio Stage 3 Organic Baby Formula

Stages for every age

European formulas are designed to fit each stage and nutritious needs of your little one. All formulas are made with clean and organic ingredients with no chemicals, GMO’s or added sugars.

If you have any questions about the stages or wonder which stage or formula is right for your little one please email us at support@organicformulashop.com, we are happy to help.