When it comes to making baby formula, the scoop is the key to making sure that your baby gets everything they need for nutrition and hydration.
When it comes to your baby's nutrition, you need to measure out the right amount. One level scoop of powder makes two ounces of formula. Measurement is important for many reasons.
Your baby can only handle so much of the vitamins and minerals in each serving. If you add too much water, the diluted formula can affect their nutrition intake. It can also lead to water intoxication, in which seizures can occur. If you add too much formula, over time it can harm the kidneys. This is why it is necessary to use the scoop provided in every baby formula package.
Don't assume that different brands use the same size scoops. If you are trying both Hipp and Holle organic baby formula, you cannot guarantee that they hold the same amount in their scoops.
Absolutely. Hipp Stage 2 has a higher gram weight than Stage 1. If, for any reason you misplace the Stage 2 scoop but you still have a Stage 1 scoop around, you can't swap the two because then your baby will not get the right amount of calories and nutrition. While it may only be a few tenths of a gram (Hipp First Infant is 4.3 grams per level scoop while Hipp Follow On Milk is 4.7 grams per level scoop), it makes a difference to your little one. Approximations are fine in an emergency, but should not be used for the long-term.