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If you’re switching from breast feeding to baby milk, you’ll naturally want the best for your little one. You can find a huge selection of baby products in almost every country in the world, yet unfortunately many still don’t stock Dutch baby milk. Which is actually a great shame, because Dutch milk powder for babies is available from a number of respected brands and is of the finest quality.
Below is a brief overview of the most popular Dutch baby milks in the Netherlands.
Nutrilon is the best known product from Nutricia, a Dutch company that was founded by brothers Martinus and Jan van der Hagen in 1901. They were true pioneers of their profession, developing the first infant formula in the world in 1896. Nutrilon baby food has been revered for its excellence for more than a century and countless Dutch people have grown up on it! All Nutrilon products meet the specific nutritional requirements of infants, babies and children at every stage of their growth and development. Their best known products include Nutrilon Standard, Nutrilon Hypo-allergenic and Nutrilon Forte infant formula, follow-on milk and growth milk.
Friso baby food is produced by Royal FrieslandCampina, a Dutch company that’s owned by a cooperative of more than 20,000 dairy farmers in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. It is the largest such dairy cooperative in the world, where food safety is of the utmost priority and on-going quality and safety checks are conducted on the entire production chain, from raw milk to finished product. Popular Friso infant milk products include Friso Standard and Friso Hypo-allergenic infant formula, Friso follow-on milk and Friso growth milk.
Nothing sounds quite as Dutch as Hollander Melkmeisje baby milk, a brand that’s produced by Dutch company Bloem, which has been a leader in the field of natural health products in the Netherlands for 75 years. All Hollander Melkmeisje baby milk powders are produced in the Netherlands, where they are packed and sealed in a protected environment to guarantee the quality and freshness of the ingredients. The Hollander Melkmeisje range includes Hollander Melkmeisje infant formula, follow-on milk and growth milk.
Nestlé is not actually a Dutch company – it has its roots firmly in neighbouring Germany, where German pharmacist, Henri Nestlé, introduced his first baby food to the market 140 years ago. Quality, flavour and nutrition are of paramount importance at Nestlé, and of course this also applies to their Groeie Start baby milk, which has been greedily consumed by babies in the Netherlands for decades. The Nestlé Groeie Start milk powder range includes Nestlé Groeie Start and Nestlé Groeie Start Hypo-allergenic infant formula, follow-on milk and growth milk.
Hipp also comes from Holland’s German neighbours – it was founded in 1956 by Georg Hipp, a forward-thinking German farmer who transformed his family business into one of the first organic farms in Europe. For more than half a century Hipp has been an innovator in natural organic baby food and the brand has proved extremely popular with Dutch parents who prefer to feed their babies organic milk. The Hipp milk powder range is completely pure and natural and includes Hipp organic infant formula, Hipp organic follow-on milk and Hipp organic growth milk.
For those who want to watch their wallet but still demand the best for their baby, Sweet Care is the ideal solution. Sweet Care is a Dutch baby milk brand that offers premium quality products at an affordable price. Sweet Care baby powders are produced in the Netherlands where they are subject to strict legal requirements pertaining to the manufacture of baby and infant foods and are thus 100% safe and reliable. Sweet Care offers an entire line of baby milk products to suit all age groups, including Sweet Care Standard infant formula, follow-on milk, toddler milk and growth milk.
If you would like to treat your baby or toddler to Dutch baby milk, then check out the comprehensive range at Holland at Home – the leading online Dutch supermarket, which offers both competitive pricing and international delivery.
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