How to measure baby formula without scoop

How to measure baby formula without scoop

January 22, 2019 2 Comments

Are you new to formula feeding? Maybe you've decided to change formulas recently. Baby formula measurements can be mind boggling at the best of times especially when you're tired and everything is new and important and goodness me maybe even life changing!

Don't worry. Take a deep breath. We're here for you. We've been through it. Let's start with a few regular bottle sizes.

 

How to make a 5 oz bottle of formula?

Maybe you're wondering how many scoops of formula for 5 oz? And how big is a scoop anyway? And what if I lost my scoop, along with my marbles...

A scoop is extremely close to a tablespoon. So even if the bad luck fairies flew off with your scoop, hopefully you've still got a few tablespoons lying around that you can use to measure with.

Mix 1 scoop to 1 oz of water.***

Easy right?

Oh but hang on how much is 1 oz of water? Tablespoon to the rescue again! An oz of water is about 2 tablespoons.

Ah the good old trusty tablespoon. Cutlery we can rely on.

So a 5 oz bottle has 5 scoops.

 

***Please keep in mind that every formula brand uses a slightly different measurement. These guidelines are for our Holle, Lebenswert and HiPP formulas. 

 

How many scoops of formula for 3 oz bottle?

You guessed it... 3 scoops.

Still not feeling as confident as you would like to? Many baby bottles will have measurement marks on the side you can use as a guide.

And we’ve gone a step further and prepared for you a great chart here to help you with measurements of some of our Organic Baby Food Shop formulas.

Let's try an example together...

Holle Organic Formula Stage Pre is a great starter formula.

For 2-4 week old you may give 6 to 7 bottles per day and each bottle would be 3.4oz. That means 3 scoops to 3 oz of water.

scoop size

Some more tips to prepare your baby formula

There are also some really good tips to ensure that your baby bottle is the best quality and free of any yucky nasty germs. Be sure to sterilize all bottles and teats before you use them. Boil them in water or buy a fancy sterilizer to take the stress out of your life a little.

When you make baby’s bottle, use bottled or distilled water. Boil it and cool it first. Yes I know, even bottled water, health experts still recommend that it is boiled to remove any potential impurities. It doesn’t take long, just a few minutes. It’s worth the time and effort.

Pour the water into your baby’s bottle and scoop in the formula. Shake it really, truly, extremely well, and run it under the hot tap to warm it quickly. There are different warming methods but this is the fastest if you are in a rush. Make sure you move the bottle around under the tap so all the formula mixes and warms and there aren’t cold or hot patches.

Make sure to check the temperature, it should be about 98°F. Pour some on the inside of your wrist where the skin is soft and sensitive if you can't measure the bottle temperature.

A 5 to 6 month old will drink double that amount in half the time. 3 to 5 bottles per day of 6.7 oz. They really have the hang of it by that age.

We know by now you can do the math but if you're still unsure please refer to our handy chart.

Making those first few bottles is a nerve racking experience. But soon you will become so fast and so natural at it you'll surprise yourself.

You'll feel confident to take baby to the park with a pre made bottle in a temperature regulating carrier.

You'll be prepared to make a bottle at a friend or family member’s house.

You'll have your steamers and your cleaners and your boilers and all your de-germ apparatus.

And guess what else you'll have?

More time and cuddles with your baby.

That's the truly magical ending.



2 Responses

Larissa
Larissa

July 23, 2021

Hi Brooke,
Thanks for reaching out! Every formula brand uses a slightly different measurement. These guidelines are for our Holle, Lebenswert and HiPP formulas.

Brooke
Brooke

July 23, 2021

This is wrong. My formula is 1 unpacked scoop for every 2oz. So 1 scoop…. 2oz bottle, 6 oz bottle= 3 unpacked level scoop.. I use Similac

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Organic Baby Food Shop Blog

Why You Should Incorporate Baby Massage Into Your Daily Routine
Why You Should Incorporate Baby Massage Into Your Daily Routine

January 23, 2023

From providing extra bonding to improving digestion, there are so many reasons why incorporating baby massage into your little one’s day is a great idea. We are going to cover why this routine is so beneficial, as well as how you can go about working it into your day!

Read More

3 reasons why HiPP Goat Milk formula is a great option for your baby
3 reasons why HiPP Goat Milk formula is a great option for your baby

January 11, 2023

While many mothers hope to breastfeed their little one, sometimes that plan does not work out. If you are searching for a formula option that closely mimics all of the benefits of breast milk, you could try Hipp Goat Milk Formula. Let’s dive into a few reasons why Goat Milk Formula may be the best option for your baby!

Read More

Three Ways to Practice Self-Care in Motherhood
Three Ways to Practice Self-Care in Motherhood

December 27, 2022

You truly can’t pour from an empty cup and by taking time to care for yourself, it will enable you to better meet the needs of your family. Whether you have just a little time or a lot of time to devote to self-care, here are a few ideas to help you fill your cup this coming year!

Read More