Karicare Plus 2 Follow On Formula Review
If you trying to figure out which formula to feed your baby, then you are faced with a wealth of choice.
There are just so many different products out there.
I noticed that when you research formula products, every brand’s website that you go into pops up an alert box first, which I found really interesting.
The box outlines that breastfeeding your baby is the best choice and explains why, and you have to agree that you have read the box before you can go further into the website and get any more details about the formula.
It’s a requirement that all formula suppliers do this, and with good reason; breastmilk has been created by nature for the specific purpose of feeding your babies.
This is why you have breasts in the first place.
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It is your most nutritional, and also the cheapest option for feeding your baby, better for your baby and better for you.
But a lot of mothers can’t breastfeed. It doesn’t actually matter why not, mothers who have to formula-feed their babies do not need any extra guilt placed on top of the weight of this decision.
If you are one of these mothers, and you are staring at the alert that popped up on the formula website, please try not to let these things add to any concerns or guilt you may already be feeling.
Everyone just wants to make sure that you have the best available advice.
From six months of age, you will start feeding your baby solids, and the breastmilk/formula slowly decreases as the source of nutrition.
You still need this supplement however; you shouldn’t switch to cow’s milk until your baby is at least 12 months old.
If breastfeeding is not possible, when your baby is between six and twelve months of age, you need to buy a follow on or stage 2 formula to make sure she is getting everything she needs.
Karicare+ 2 Follow On Formula is a great middle-of-the-range product. It complies with Australian standards (as all formula sold in Australia must), so is well tested and contains all the nutrients your baby needs in a supplement right now.
At 16 listed nutrients for your baby, it does contain less than some other products, but importantly will still give your baby what she needs.
If your baby has no dietary requirements, this is a great product for you. It is easy to use, well-priced and most babies seem to love the taste.
It is made from cow’s milk, so contains lactose and animal proteins, but if your baby doesn’t have specific digestive needs that get in the way of these ingredients, then I recommend using Karicare.
Karicare+ Follow On Formula – Quick Overview
Gentle on Tummies – this product is gentle on your baby’s digestive system and they also really love the taste. Great for all little ones with no specific restrictions or needs.
Trusted Brand – Karicare is a solid brand and comply with all Australian standards
Nutritionally Balanced – the formula has been tailored to supply your baby with all the nutrients she needs for her second six months of growth and development
Details, Preparation and Use
Check the ingredients to make sure that there is nothing your baby has allergies to, but other than that, you should know there is a healthy balance of nutrition contained for a baby’s needs.
The formula is a mixture of nutritionally complete ingredients and vital vitamins and minerals.
There is also a range of other ingredients that promote optimal growth and development.
At this stage of development, your baby needs a range of vitamins to help them grow and give them energy.
Vitamin C is for the growth and repair of all body tissues, blood vessels, bones and teeth, and Vitamin D is also essential for bone development.
Vitamin A mainly promotes the development of your baby’s vision, while B1 or thiamine helps your baby to convert the new foods into fuel for his changing little body.
Your baby needs a number of minerals for optimal health, including calcium, iron, folate, magnesium, iodine, and zinc.
These help with the strong growth of the tissues, blood vessels, bones, and brain, as well as fighting off infection.
Milk solids (whey powder, skim milk, lactose), vegetable oils [contains soy oil, antioxidant (ascorbyl palmitate, citric acid)], maltodextrin, galactooligosaccharides (GOS) from milk, dried omega 3 and omega 6 LCP oils (contains fish, dairy, soy), long chain polyfructose, choline chloride, emulsifier (soy lecithin), taurine, carnitine, inositol.
Vitamins: (A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, C, D, E, K1), folic acid, biotin.
Minerals: Potassium, calcium, chloride, phosphorus, sodium, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper, iodine, manganese, selenium.
Step 1: Wash hands before preparing the feed. Sterilise all utensils by boiling, for 5 minutes, or using an approved steriliser.
Step 2: Boil safe drinking water and allow to cool. Measure the required volume of cooled, boiled water into a cup or bottle. Warm to feeding temperature.
Step 3: Use only the enclosed scoop. Fill scoop lightly; level off using built-in leveller. Avoid compacting powder.
Step 4: Always add one level scoop of powder for each 50mL of water. Stir or shake briskly to dissolve the powder.
Step 5: Test temperature on your wrist before feeding. Feed immediately (do not store). Discard unfinished feeds. Prepare each cup or bottle separately.
Price of Product and Similar Products
Karicare+ Follow On retails around $20, but with sales and specials, you can find it cheaper.
It is on the lower end of the price scale when compared to competitors’ products.
There is also a Karicare Goat’s Milk based one which is slightly more expensive if cow’s milk doesn’t agree with your baby’s tummy.
Behind the Brand and Manufacturer
Karicare products are made by Danone Nutricia, which describes itself as a dedicated expert in early life nutrition.
Among their many products areformula, toddler drinks,and multivitamins.
Danone Nutricia is part of Group Danone, an international company focused on dairy, water,and advanced medical nutrition as well as early life nutrition.
With over 100 years of caring for babies and 50 years of ongoing research into breast milk and early life nutrition, Danone Nutricia combines science and experience to support parents, carers and health careprofessionals.
According to Nutricia:
“We understand that early life nutrition can have an ongoing influence on the future. It can play a significant role on the development of the brain and immune system, as well as how the body metabolically reacts to foods or nutrients. Danone Nutricia is committed to encouraging good, balanced nutrition through our products, services and support.”
Review Summary and Thoughts
This is a great quality product that is excellent value for money, and that most baby’s love.
Parents love the value and the convenience of use. It is a trusted brand and gentle on your little one’s tummy while being tough enough to supply everything she needs to grow.
You can buy this formula through the Karinourish website, or through pharmacies, department stores or supermarkets. Because of the range of places you can source it, you are bound to get a good price.
Where to buy?
Get discounted price at: Amazon Australia