Liquid Baby Formula
Liquid Baby Formula
Give your little one the energy and nutrients they need to grow with CVS Pharmacy's selection of liquid baby formula products. Liquid formula has all the nutritional benefits of powder while being quicker and more convenient to prepare and feed to your infant.
Is Liquid Baby Formula Better Than Powder?
Powder, concentrated liquid and ready-to-use liquid baby formula generally contain the same nutrient formulation, and each of these products can help your baby grow up strong and healthy. The main difference between these products is the amount of time and effort involved in their preparation.
Powder formula products, such as CVS Health Hypoallergenic Infant Formula Powder, are dry and must be mixed with water before feeding to your baby. These products are often the best option if you prefer to buy in bulk, but they can take longer to prepare. They are, however, usually the most economical choice.
Concentrated liquid formula products offer a middle ground between powder and liquid. This formula needs dilution with extra water before use, but it's generally quicker and easier to prepare than powder because it's already partially mixed. This type of formula also takes up less storage space than ready-mixed formula.
Ready-to-use liquids, such as Similac Alimentum, are the most convenient option. You don't need to mix or add water to these products, and they're ready to feed to your little one immediately, making them an ideal product to carry with you while out shopping or traveling. They also help ensure that your baby gets the right concentration of nutrients in each bottle because there's minimal risk of preparation or measurement error.
How Long Does Liquid Baby Formula Last?
Unopened liquid baby formula is sterile and may last for a long time when stored correctly, similar to unopened powder formula. However, it's best to check individual products to confirm the expiration date and storage recommendations.
Once opened, many of the best liquid baby formula products, such as Similac 360 Total Care, can be kept in the fridge for 2 to 3 days, making it easy to avoid wasting larger containers. You can also pour the liquid into baby bottles to take out of the fridge at feeding time, and these will last up to 2 days, depending on the product.
Always refer to the specific product you're using for usage directions and expiration times. You should also discard any leftovers if the product is left out for longer than 2 hours at room temperature or if you've heated it before feeding your infant.