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How to Store Baby Formula

At Organic Baby we know that being a new parent comes with a list of questions
that you need answered pronto…including how to store baby formula that’s prepared and
unprepared. Storing baby formula isn’t like putting your leftovers in the fridge. There are some
specific do’s and don’ts to avoid your little one from getting sick from formula that’s gone bad.

We’re going to break it all down for you so that you can safely store your baby formula and not
worry whether you’re doing it right.

Sound good?

Let’s get started.

Safely Storing Baby Formula

Keep Track of Time

First things first. You need to keep track of the time you prepare your baby formula. This makes
all the difference when it comes to properly storing it. You can easily do this by making a note in
your phone or leaving a sticky note on the counter. Whichever one is easier for you will do the

Once you have this set, the big thing to remember is:

*Prepared infant formula can spoil if it’s left out at room temperature

This is why you want to use formula within two hours of preparing it and within one hour from
when you start to feed your baby. If your baby doesn’t want the bottle after you’ve already
prepared it, immediately put the bottle in the fridge. Any refrigerated bottles need to be used
within 24 hours. It’s a good idea to leave a note on the bottle for the time you put it in the fridge
so there’s no confusion.

Don’t Save the Leftovers

While you wouldn’t think twice about putting your leftover food in the fridge, the same can’t be
said about leftover baby formula. According to the CDC, you should throw out any formula that
is left in the bottle after you feed your baby. The combination of your baby’s saliva and infant
formula can cause bacteria to grow.

Storing Unopened Baby Formula

While it’s important to store prepared formula correctly, you also want to store unopened baby
formula the right way too. If this isn’t done right, you can risk your baby getting sick.

Here are some do’s and don’ts:

  • Do store unopened baby formula in a cool, dry place indoors.
  • Don’t store it in vehicles, garages, or outdoors.
  • Do store opened cans of formula in cool dry places with the lid tightly closed.
  • Don’t store opened cans of formula in the refrigerator.
  • Do check “use by” dates to make sure that your baby formula is not expired. Do this
  • even when you first buy it to make sure it’s not sitting expired on the store shelf.
  • Do check the label to see when the formula should be used once you open it.
  • Do write the date of when you open a container so you can keep track.

Following these tips can ensure that your baby is having formula that is safe and healthy.

How We Store Baby Formula at Organic Baby

While some companies may not share the details of how they store their baby formula before it
gets to your home, we believe in being completely open. This is why we’d like to share our
storage guidelines with you.

Here are just a few ways we ensure that only the safest and the best formula gets to you and
your babies:
❖ Our products are shipped to us via air freight. This means shorter transport times and
better temperature control compared to sea freight.
❖ We guarantee that when you receive our products, the expiration dates will be at least
six months away. This means you’ll have the freshest formula available.
❖ We follow the “first in, first out” model when our inventory comes in. This ensures that
boxes of formula don’t sit in our warehouses for too long.
❖ We also replenish our stock frequently to keep fresh products constantly available.

At Organic, we offer HiPP, Holle, and Jovie brands of organic baby formula.
All of our formulas follow the strict guidelines for baby formula set by The European Union so
that you can feel good about the formula you’re giving your baby.

From storage practices to quality products, Organic is here for you every
step of the way to make your parenting journey an easier one!