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HiPP Dutch vs HiPP German – A Parent’s Guide

If you’re new to buying baby formula, you may be surprised at just how many different varieties there are out there, especially when it comes to organic baby formulas. They’re not all created equal!

If the HiPP formulas have caught your eye, you may have noticed they come in Dutch and German varieties. While you may think they’re basically the same, they’re really not! Some differences may sway your decision from one to the other.

We’re going to give you a glimpse of what makes HiPP formulas stand out from the pact as well as the differences between the Dutch and German varieties. When we’re done you can weigh your options and choose the one that’s right for your little one.

What are HiPP Baby Formulas?

HiPP baby formulas are certified organic and held to extremely high standards. All formulas go through rigorous testing that extends beyond what is legally required for European Union organic foods.

HiPP formulas are free from GMO ingredients as well as refined sugars and preservatives. You won’t find synthetic nutrients or gluten either. What you will find includes:

  • Organic skim milk
  • Organic whey
  • Essential vitamins and minerals
  • Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids
  • Vegetable oils & SO MUCH MORE!

The only sugar found in HiPP infant milk formula is lactose, which is what is found naturally in breast milk. This is reassuring for parents because other suppliers often add glucose and other carbohydrates that aren’t good for babies.

HiPP Dutch vs HiPP German Baby Formula

If you’ve been looking at HiPP formula and trying to decide between HiPP Dutch and HiPP German formulas, we’ve got you covered. Both come in different stages depending on your baby’s age. Let’s start with stage 1 that is made for babies ages 0-6 months.

When you’re talking about HiPP Dutch Stage 1 and HiPP German Stage 1 the only difference is that HiPP German contains starch and HiPP does not. Both formulas have all of the same other ingredients. Take a look:

HiPP German Stage 1 Ingredients

  • Skimmed Milk                                                                              
  • Whey      
  • Palm Oil                                                                                      
  • Rapeseed Oil       
  • Sunflower Oil                                                                               
  • Lactose                                                                                        
  • Fish Oil                                                                                        
  • ARA                                                                                           
  • Galacto-oligosaccharides (prebiotic)                                      
  • Calcium, Iron, Phosphorus, Magnesium,                               
  • Chloride, Zinc, Copper, Iodine, Manganese,
  • Selenium, Fluoride, Vitamins A, C, D, E
  • Vitamin B1, B2,B6,  B12, Folic Acid, 
  • Pantothenic Acid, 
  • Vitamin K, Biotin, Niacin, Choline, Inositol
  • Probiotic
  • Starch

HiPP Dutch Stage 1 Ingredients

  • Skimmed Milk                                                                              
  • Whey      
  • Palm Oil                                                                                      
  • Rapeseed Oil       
  • Sunflower Oil                                                                               
  • Lactose                                                                                        
  • Fish Oil                                                                                        
  • ARA                                                                                           
  • Galacto-oligosaccharides (prebiotic)                                      
  • Calcium, Iron, Phosphorus, Magnesium,                               
  • Chloride, Zinc, Copper, Iodine, Manganese,
  • Selenium, Fluoride, Vitamins A, C, D, E
  • Vitamin B1, B2,B6,  B12, Folic Acid, 
  • Pantothenic Acid, 
  • Vitamin K, Biotin, Niacin, Choline, Inositol
  • Probiotic

When you compare HiPP German Stage 2 and HiPP Dutch Stage 2, you’ll find two differences. HiPP German 2 contains starch as well as soy lecithin, which is an emulsifier. While there is a trace amount of soy, it does not contain enough soy proteins to cause a response. Babies who may be sensitive to soy should not have any issues with the lecithin.

HiPP Dutch 2 does not contain either of these. All of the other ingredients when comparing HiPP Dutch Stage 2 and HiPP German Stage 2 are the same. Stage two is made for babies over 6 months old and contains a higher concentration of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients for your growing baby.

Take a look:

HiPP German Stage 2 Ingredients

  • Skimmed Milk                                                                              
  • Whey      
  • Palm Oil                                                                                      
  • Rapeseed Oil       
  • Sunflower Oil                                                                               
  • Lactose                                                                                        
  • Fish Oil                                                                                        
  • ARA                                                                                           
  • Galacto-oligosaccharides (prebiotic)                                      
  • Calcium, Iron, Phosphorus, Magnesium,                               
  • Chloride, Zinc, Copper, Iodine, Manganese,
  • Selenium, Fluoride, Vitamins A, C, D, E
  • Vitamin B1, B2,B6,  B12, Folic Acid, 
  • Pantothenic Acid, 
  • Vitamin K, Biotin, Niacin, Choline, Inositol
  • Probiotic
  • Starch
  • Soy Lecithin

HiPP Dutch Stage 2 Ingredients                                      

  • Skimmed Milk                                                                              
  • Whey      
  • Palm Oil                                                                                      
  • Rapeseed Oil       
  • Sunflower Oil                                                                               
  • Lactose                                                                                        
  • Fish Oil                                                                                        
  • ARA                                                                                           
  • Galacto-oligosaccharides (prebiotic)                                      
  • Calcium, Iron, Phosphorus, Magnesium,                               
  • Chloride, Zinc, Copper, Iodine, Manganese,
  • Selenium, Fluoride, Vitamins A, C, D, E
  • Vitamin B1, B2,B6,  B12, Folic Acid, 
  • Pantothenic Acid, 
  • Vitamin K, Biotin, Niacin, Choline, Inositol
  • Probiotic

HiPP German Stage 3 formula is also available for babies ages 10 months and up. At this point, many babies are starting to eat solid food. The formula can complement your baby’s changing diet to make sure he has all of the nutrients he needs to be healthy.

Benefits of HiPP Dutch and HiPP German Baby Formulas

Both the HiPP Dutch and German varieties contain a blend of prebiotics and probiotics in a formula that’s easy to digest, so it’s good for your baby’s gut health. Another bonus comes in the long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids which provide a boost for brain and eye development.

All of the HiPP German and Dutch brand baby formulas exceed the strict requirements needed to make it certified organic in the European Union. Since Europe has stricter requirements than the United States, you can feel safe that you’re getting clean ingredients.

Both formulas also have an environmentally friendly production process so you can feel good that you’re doing your part for the earth while feeding your baby essential organic ingredients.

Organic Baby Formula You Can Trust

Whether you choose German or Dutch HiPP baby formula, you can feel confident that your baby is getting all of his complete nutritional needs. 

At Organic Baby Formula, we pride ourselves on offering both HiPP Dutch and HiPP German baby formulas. Choose the stage that fits your baby’s age and the packaging you prefer, and you’re on your way to delivering your baby the best baby formula you can. 

Our website makes it easy to choose the formula you want and at the right stage. Just click on your baby’s age and the HiPP brand. From there, you can choose either the German or Dutch formula. It’s that easy! 

Once you and your baby experience the benefits of organic baby formula, you’ll never look back!