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Hi, we are in the process of relocating to Zug from UK. I have a 3month old daughter and I am very confused about her diet. She is used to Aptamil here and I was wondering if we will be able to find the same in Zug? Also, Could someone let me know if 'Aptamil creamy porridge for 4mnths+' is available there. If so, which stores sell them? If not, what are the other brands of baby food I can get there?
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Old 26.10.2011, 18:44
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You can buy Aptamil milk and food here.

For food, they also stock a few different varieties from organic brands to more mainstream. There are loads of threads already on the forum so feel free to poke around the search function to find them.
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Yes all major stores will hve it. Our daughter has been on Abtamil from day 1. Highly recommend. It comes with a catch though - double the price than in Germany, so we go once a month and stock it up.
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Poridge is however not available.
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Poridge is however not available.
There are lots of good alternative baby porridges available, though.
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If you can bring lots of tubs with you and any trips back to the uk or any visitors that come ask them to bring some!!!
I managed not to buy a single tub from here! As it's over double the price!
Good luck with the move
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If you can bring lots of tubs with you and any trips back to the uk or any visitors that come ask them to bring some!!!
I managed not to buy a single tub from here! As it's over double the price!
Good luck with the move
You're near Basel! That's a hop, skip and a jump up into Germany or France, isn't it? Baby stuff is cheaper there and would save the hassle of sourcing it from the UK with the associated flight tickets...
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Just a suggestion especially if you go back to uk or have as many visitors as we have had over the last 12months! Love Boots when it's 3for2!!!
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Re: Baby food

we buy at least 10 tubs when we go back to the uk as the milk here doesnt contain vitimin d and you have to give supplements you get from the doctor plus they dont sell cow and gate brand here and i didnt want to swap milk brands we came connor was only 8 weeks he is 7 mths now and not had to buy any here as yet..
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we buy at least 10 tubs when we go back to the uk as the milk here doesnt contain vitimin d and you have to give supplements you get from the doctor plus they dont sell cow and gate brand here and i didnt want to swap milk brands we came connor was only 8 weeks he is 7 mths now and not had to buy any here as yet..
Cow&Gate / Milupa / Aptamil / Nutrilon are all produced by Danone and the formula is 99% the same. Bebelac their mainstream brand is a different formula.
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Samata don't panic. When you run out, as everyone says, you can get your brand of milk in Coop and lots of pharmacies.

If you can't bribe your relatives to cart kilos of milk powder out when they visit (none of mine would so I'm mildly amazed at the lengths some people are managing to go to ) then being in Zug you are perhaps an hour drive from Germany where you can buy cheap milk (Aptamil) and nappies to your hearts content. Plus lots of cheaper baby stuff (to say nothing of cheaper everything stuff) so I am sure it will be not be so tough to make a trip once every couple of months or so to keep stocked up.

But if you were intending only formula feeding and only buying your formula in CH, yes, it will bankrupt you (around 24 Chf give or take for a tub).

One thing you cannot get in Germany or here is ready made tetrapaks of formula suitable for young babies (I think the ready made starts at about 6 months, definitely at 1 year and its usually in big bottles). I used to get my Father to bring a few cartons by buying it at Boots once through passport control in the UK. In the end, I ended up throwing it out as you just get used to what you've got and I forgot all about the convenience of these little boxes.
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we buy at least 10 tubs when we go back to the uk as the milk here doesnt contain vitimin d and you have to give supplements you get from the doctor plus they dont sell cow and gate brand here and i didnt want to swap milk brands we came connor was only 8 weeks he is 7 mths now and not had to buy any here as yet..
Aptamil contains Vitamin D - or at least the tubs I've seen do . We were prescribed Vit D drops for my son because he was breast fed. Apparently they don't get enough from breast milk alone but the formula feed does have sufficient amounts.
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Aptamil contains Vitamin D - or at least the tubs I've seen do . We were prescribed Vit D drops for my son because he was breast fed. Apparently they don't get enough from breast milk alone but the formula feed does have sufficient amounts.
Oh how the Vitamin D thing got me confused!

Son number 1 (breast fed) in the UK, the South, we were told not needed as he gets enough from other sources (principally sunlight in combination with the right diet).

Son number 2, breastfed here up in the Jura hills, told also not needed but that if we had been in the Mittelland (beneath the winter fogs ..) or even just down the hill from our little mountain, then certainly would be required.

But in both cases I was told that if he was even just receiving occasional formula top ups, no drops would be required, as formula has it in. This is what I did.

OP: you can get detailed formula ingredient lists from the respective country sites for Aptamil. You can check these ingredient lists if you are worried.
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