Decoding European Baby Formula Labels: A Guide for Non-European Parents

Hey there, fellow parents! Are you outside of Europe and looking to explore European baby formula brands like Holle, HiPP, Lรถwenzahn, and Lebenswert that you can find on OBF24? We get it โ€“ understanding those formula labels can be quite overwhelming, especially if you're not familiar with European standards and regulations. While OBF24 provides important information about each formula, we believe that reading this blog will provide you with further valuable insights. 

In this blog post, we'll be your guides, offering a conversational and informative journey through decoding those European baby formula labels. Our focus will be on the unique aspects of the brands available on OBF24. Our goal? To empower non-European parents like you with insights and tips so that you can confidently navigate the labels of various European formulas. So, let's dive into this blog and unravel the secrets behind those European baby formula labels together! 

Embrace Organic Ingredients and Stringent Standards

First things first, let's talk about the emphasis on organic ingredients and stringent quality standards in European baby formulas available on OBF24. These brands go the extra mile to ensure that the ingredients they use meet the highest organic farming and manufacturing requirements. So when you're on the lookout for the right formula, keep an eye out for certifications like the European Union (EU) organic certification or local organic certifications. They're your seal of approval that the formula you choose is made with love and care.

Stage and Age Appropriateness

Babies grow so quickly, don't they? That's why European baby formula brands categorize their products into different stages to match their developmental milestones. There are 4 stages to most major European formula brands; PRE, Stage 1, Stage 2, and Stage 3. The recommended age range for each stage is often indicated on the label or packaging. Paying attention to these recommendations ensures you choose a formula that's just right for your little one's age and nutritional requirements. At OBF24, we've also got you covered with all the info you need on the product pages. So, finding the right formula for your little ones is a breeze!

Understanding Packaging, Ingredients, Nutritional Composition, and Preparation Instructions

When it comes to European baby formula labels, understanding the packaging, ingredients, nutritional composition, and preparation instructions is essential. While the labels may be in a different language, rest assured because we've got you covered with English versions of all the necessary information you need to know, including ingredients, nutrition facts, and more. Here's what you need to know:

  • Packaging: European baby formula brands often include important certifications and labels on their packaging to signify their commitment to quality and organic practices. Look out for certifications like Demeter, Bioland, (EU-) Bio-Siegel, and other bio labels, which indicate compliance with stringent organic farming and manufacturing standards. For example, the Demeter logo signifies a focus on biodynamic agriculture, where animals must be fed with food from their own production, and their waste is used as fertilizer. The Bioland logo, on the other hand, is awarded only to products that exclusively use organic farming methods.

  • Ingredients: Familiarizing yourself with common terms used in European baby formula ingredients is valuable for making informed choices. While the labels may be in a foreign language, knowing key terms like "Kuhmilch" for cow's milk or "Ziegenmilch" for goat's milk allows you to identify the primary ingredients. But, of course, you don't need to remember all this. As mentioned earlier, you can count on us to provide the ingredients in English on our shop. Additionally, the certification labels on the packaging assure you that the formula is sourced from high-quality organic ingredients.

  • Nutritional Composition: Nutritional Composition: Keep an eye out for those helpful charts or tables on the packaging. They've got all the good stuff โ€“ proteins, carbs, fats, vitamins, and minerals. Just a heads up, some of those German terms might look a bit different in English. Here are the most common ones:

Energie (Energiegehalt) - Energy (Energy content)

EiweiรŸ - Protein

Kohlenhydrate - Carbohydrates

Zucker - Sugar

Fett - Fat

Jod - Iodine

Eisen - Iron

We can't list every English translation for all products, but don't worry, we've got your back! We make sure to provide the most important composition and benefits of each formula. That way, you can easily compare and pick the best one for your little one. 

  • Preparation Instructions: Ensuring you properly prepare baby formula is of utmost importance. We've got you covered with our FAQ section, which covers various aspects of formula preparation in English, providing the necessary details to safely and confidently prepare the formula for your little one.


Congratulations! You've made it through our guide to decoding European baby formula labels. 

When it comes to understanding what's inside, we've got your back โ€“ we provide all the crucial info you need, even if the labels are in a different language. So, no more worries about deciphering those German terms! We hope this blog has shed light on the unique aspects of the brands available on OBF24, helping you make informed choices for your little ones.

If you still have questions or need more detailed information, our FAQ section is the place to be.  We know you might have specific queries about the brands on our platform, and our FAQ section is designed to provide you with detailed answers to common inquiries. So, don't hesitate to check it out for additional guidance.

And if you ever need any help or find yourself still unsure about anything, our quick support team is here to help you out in a jiffy. Your peace of mind is our priority!

Parenthood can be overwhelming, especially when navigating unfamiliar territories, but remember, you're not alone. At OBF24, we're here to support you every step of the way. So, let's embark on this exciting journey of exploring European baby formulas together, ensuring the best nutrition for your precious bundle of joy.

Author: Laura
๐Ÿ‘‹ Hey,  I'm a proud mother of two wonderful children. I've been working at OBF24 for 6 years as a formula expert and am part of the customer support team. I love being able to help customers find the perfect formula for their little ones and provide support with any questions they may have. Drop me a message โ€บ