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02/08/2013 at 12:02
We Go to America next Sunday and I'm starting to think about how much formula we need to take. I'm happy to take powder, but would like to take cartons as well. Does anyone know if I can pack cartons of aptamil into my suitcase?
I've tried googling but dont seem to get a straight answer.
02/08/2013 at 12:50
I took it it mine to tenerife. No one asked about it, it was only that in my hand luggage that was asked about. Enjoy your trip!
02/08/2013 at 13:44
Can't you buy it out there?
In terms of taking it when we took a case full to Turkey with us of ready made cartons and Ella pouches for his meals - no problem. Also took some in hand luggage. We tried taking powder to Spain but it got clumpy in the heat.
02/08/2013 at 13:47
I think the only thing you have to worry about is them bursting. Not sure how much a risk it is though. Boots used to allow you to order the cartoons for collection airside. Not sure if this service is still available. This also means it doesn't count towards your luggage allowance!
02/08/2013 at 14:49
We took a couple of tins of SMA to orlando with us when we went. It was in our suitcase so no problems there. Then for on the plane, I made up 3 bottles with water in, and had the powder already measured out ready to just mix the bottles. I was asked to test the water, which was fine, I just put a bit extra in the bottle to make up for the bit I would be drinking out. I didn't bother with any readymade cartons.
02/08/2013 at 16:01
Chids did you declare it on the customs form? And did they go through your luggage? Thanks for the advice ladies!
02/08/2013 at 20:35
No problem taking it with you. Put it on the customs dec but there won't be a problem, they just like you to tell them.
Formula in the us had a much higher iron content and often babies who aren't used to it can find it causes problems at first so not worth risking on your holiday.
We took enough cartons of ready made for a 4 mth old for 3 weeks, packed them in a seperate box and had no issues.
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