View Full Version : Travel formula containers
09-09-2002, 10:39 AM
I'm not exactly sure what they even look like, but I hear there are little containers that click together, where you can measure out the exact amount of powdered formula and keep in your diaper bag for travel. Has anyone heard of these and where I can find them???
Yes, they are great, I have 3 different ones, all similar. One kind looks like a plastic cup with 3 compartments and you measure out the powdered formula in the amount you prefer into each one. It has a top with a open spout, and you can pour into the bottle when you need to. Much easier than scooping out every time at home and great for out and about. Buy them at Babies r us or any babyshop. Target has them too. I think the one with the white lid is easier to use than the slightly bigger one with the blue lid. The top opens easier, just my opinion. Also, you can get a similar product that stacks together and pours out individual servings. I found mine in South Africa, and haven't seen them in America. Also, the formula companies sell individual serving packs too.
09-09-2002, 12:37 PM
I don't know about the formula containers, but we use the single serving packets alot when we are out and about. Price wise, they don't seem to cost more than the cans of formula, at least around here. I like them because then you don't have to worry about keeping things fresh -- they are always ready to go. Plus, just the looks of amazement from moms with older kids is worth the price! Everytime we use them, its "What is THAT? Why didn't they have that when we had kids????" :)
09-09-2002, 03:15 PM
Mine was made by Munchkin and is the one with the blue lid. I got mine at Target (maybe $1.99?). I like it because it is taller than the one with the white lid. I found that the one with the white lid wouldn't hold 4 scoops (for an 8 ounce bottle) but the one with the blue lid did. Also, when Sarah started solids, I used to put servings of infant cereal in these containers as well. They can also be used to hold cheerios, corn chex, goldfish and other snacks for older babies.
Also, I only used these for formula if I was going to be using the powder that day. For extended travel and "back-up" formula for the car and diaper bag, I used the 4 ounce "sticks" or the 8 ounce cans of RTF. I don't have any information that it is not safe to store formula for extended lengths of time in those canisters, it was just my personal paranoia.
Beth is right, the white one will only hold 3 scoops ( for 6 oz) but that is how much i make every time, so it was fine with me. The pouches are great, too. I just found the container great for everyday use at home as well as out.
09-14-2002, 08:51 PM
My mom bought the 3 compartment container with the blue lid by Munchkin for me at Target. My SIL suggested that I get 2 of them so that I can measure out the supply I will need for the day for the baby.
I also saw a 4 compartment one by Sassy at BRU the other day. It is a little taller than the Munchkin one. I have no idea how much each compartment would hold, but it was cute - a purply-pink color with little raised designs on it. I am considering returning the Munchkin 3 compartment container for the Sassy 4 compartment one. If I do, I'll let you know if I like it.
Toni - mom to Katherine (5/19/96) and Andrew (edd 9/30/02)
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