28Karicare Formula

Karicare Formula

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28Karicare Formula
4.0

362 reviews

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77% · 27766 · 18%
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Breastfed Child Yes · No
Easy to PrepareYes · No
Caused Unease / Sickness Yes · No
Value for Money
4.6
Satisfies babies
Babies had regular bowel movements

Reviews

362 reviews
Clay
Clay
  Stage 2 Follow-On Formula

New recipe is a dud

This new karicare recipe is an absolute dud, my soon to be 1 year old has been on Karicare formula since 1 month old, never had a problem with it but now that the recipe has been changed he's constantly got diarrhea, he's extremely gassy, has a strong odor since and is screaming in pain as his whole bottom area is red and raw from the constant diarrhea & acidic sharts he's had since the change. He cries for his bot but cries even harder dealing with the aftermath of having it !! Won't be buying karicare anymore. Show details
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Ash C.
Ash C.Goulburn Valley, VIC5 posts
  Stage 1 Infant Formula

What the heck happened to Karicare!?

I used this formula for both of my children and it was perfect, until you changed your recipe. I had the most settled baby and suddenly at 4 months he is windy and has a very upset stomach all day, unable to sleep. Thus started as a result of the new recipe. Avoid at all costs
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Hi Ash, so sorry to hear that the new recipe of Karicare does not seem to suit your wee baby. Please do reach out to us on 1800 438 500 if we can help you with some guidance, thanks Hilary

Liana
Liana
  Stage 2 Follow-On Formula

Recipe change has ruined it!

My almost 12 month old boy has been on Karicare for well over 6 months and has never had a problem with it. Since the recipe change he has been having very runny poos, very gassy and unsettled! Will be finding a replacement.
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Graeme
Graeme
  Stage 2 Follow-On Formula

What have you done?

My Grandson is 9 mths old and has been on Karicare since birth. It was great, no upset tummy, very little reflux, good poos and he has done so well on it. We were extremely happy with the product. Then came the tin with " new formula " sticker on it and the poor little fella has had the runs and been irritable ever since (over a week ). Thought he would get used to it but if anything he is getting worse. The new formula is even more difficult to prepare. What did you change in the formula and WHY , you had a very good product. Just look at the reviews before and after the formula change and good luck getting answered on the customer service number. Extremely disappointed. Show details
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Hi Graeme sorry to hear your little one has not adjusted well to the new formulation. Please contact the Nutricia Careline for further assistance 1800438500 or email nutriciacareline@danone.com. Cheers Sue

Erin B.
Erin B.2 posts
  Stage 1 Infant Formula

Inconsolable screaming stomach pains

I recently stopped breastfeeding and switched to this formula. It’s been almost 3 weeks and our Bub is getting seemingly worse every night. Up to 5 hours per episode of on and off screaming, we can hear her stomach gurgling constantly and she is very gassy. The only thing that goes into her body is this formula and based on the other reviews it seems this formula is causing her pain. Changing immediately Show details
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Hi Erin, sorry to hear that. If you would like some advice on other options please contact us at the Nutricia Careline ph 1800438500 nutriciacareline@danone.com Cheers Sue Careline Nutritionist

Sam
Sam
  Stage 3 Toddler Milk Drink

Vomiting/Reflux and fussiness since recipe change

Unfortunately since the recipe change my son is super fussy and will vomit after having his bottle. We have never had an issue with Karicare before the recipe change and it was the only formula that didn’t give my first baby colic and reflux that’s why we went straight on to Karicare for our second child and third. Now unfortunately it’s been ruined. What a joke!! Show details
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MadisonO
MadisonO4 posts
  Stage 3 Toddler Milk Drink

Gassy and unsettled

I’m so disappointed that the recipe has changed. My so was absolutely fine on this but now, he’s unsettled, gassy, and in pain. So disappointed. Now I have to find something else. Show details
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Hi Madison, hopefully your wee one does settle on the new recipe of Karicare soon but if not, please contact us on 1800 438 500 so we can chat about your options, kind regards Hilary

Tilly Skye
Tilly Skye
  Stage 1 Infant Formula

Discomfort, gassy, vomitting and runny poos since recipe change

This formula was perfect for my baby, since the recipe change we’re really struggling with gas, runny poo and he’s spewing after every feed :( Show details
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Alejandra Avila
Alejandra Avila
  Stage 1 Infant Formula

Runny poos since recipe formula change

I started my baby with Karicare 0 to 6M before recipe was changed and everything was good. I even bought 6 cans to bring overseas as I didn't want to change it. Now unfortunately I think I have the new recipe and my baby is more gassy, sleeping much more than before, doing just runny/wet poos and also the powder takes longer to dissolve than before. Now so concerned if continue giving it to her as I have 4 cans totally new, but the symptoms looks not good. Sad recipe change. Show details
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Gab
GabGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC6 posts
  Stage 2 Follow-On Formula

Recipe change

UPDATE: Karicare Gold Plus+ A2 Protein Milk is the perfect dupe for the old recipe. Works well for us*

Review: This formula was perfect for my bub until the end of 2023 recipe change. I loved that it's organic and doesn't contain inflammatory vegetable oils. Other brands all made my bub's eczema worse. On Karicare it went away completely. Unfortunately the recipe change has not gone down well despite slowly transitioning. Will try the Karicare Goats Milk and if that doesn't work I'm changing brands. My 12mo has been repeatedly vomitting and having reflux as well as painful wind/restlessness Show details

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K W.
K W.5 posts
  Ambassador Review Stage 3 Toddler Milk Drink

Good toddler milk

I found my child accepted this milk well and enjoyed it as much as our normal brand. It’s difficult to tell if they ‘loved it’ or not as they’re not really able to communicate this but overall they liked it, didn’t reject it, drank it all (which they normally do) and didn’t have any negative reactions to it. Overall I feel pretty satisfied with the milk and would gladly purchase at a reasonable price point.
So simple to prepare. Can be used in smoothies too! Show details ·  1
Rachel Boreham
Rachel BorehamSouth East Queensland, QLD2 posts
  Ambassador Review Stage 3 Toddler Milk Drink

Good for suitable babies

We thought it was good but my son was extremely gassy after drinking it. Show details
Nicky
Nicky3 posts
  Ambassador Review Stage 3 Toddler Milk Drink

Great toddler milk drink

Love this Karicare toddler milk drink!! Full of nutrients and helps my toddler get everything he needs and he loves the taste. Show details ·  1
LGalloway
LGallowayMid North Coast, NSW7 posts
  Ambassador Review Stage 3 Toddler Milk Drink
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Anna V.
Anna V.Sydney, NSW3 posts
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Questions & Answers

Tee
Tee · Stage 1 Infant Formula

Hi
My baby has been using Karicare stage 1 since 1 week old, she’s now almost 3 months, she has a bowel movement every 2-3 days and consistency is loose and green, could it be she’s lactose intolerant or is it normal?

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Isabel R.
Isabel R. · Formula

Hi, I’m in Western Australia and can no longer find Karicare Gold Plus Organic (0-6months), only the standard Karicare 0-6 months. Why is this?

Karicare
Karicare   DM   

Hi Isabel, the Karicare Gold + Organic range has been discontinued so is no longer available sorry. Please contact us at the Careline for alternatives ph 1800438500 cheers Sue Careline Nutritionist.

Jeremy Hillman
Jeremy Hillman · Formula

Hi there,
What is the Aptamil Product most similar to Karicare (1)Infant Formula 0-6 months?

Karicare
Karicare   DM   

Hello Jeremy. That would be Aptamil Gold+ Stage 1: external link 

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Details

Features:

  • Karicare Formula is available in 4 formulas for children at different stages of development.
  • It’s made with real New Zealand milk.
  • The Stage 1 (0 to 6 months) and Stage 2 (6 to 12 months) formulas don’t contain any added preservatives or artificial flavours.
  • The Stage 3 (from 1 year) and Stage 4 (from 2 years) formulas contain 16 vitamins and minerals - including iron, calcium, and zinc - to support your child’s growth.
  • All of the drink tins, including the lid and scoop, are 100% recyclable.

Points of praise:

  • Most reviewers said that their baby seemed to be satisfied after every feed.
  • They also said that their baby had regular bowel movements and didn’t experience adverse side effects.
Compare all Karicare Formula listings
CategoryBaby FormulasBaby FormulasBaby FormulasBaby Formulas
Price (RRP) $18$16.99$18$16.99
AgeInfant (0-6 months)Toddler (1+ year)Follow-On (6-12 Months)Junior (2+ years)
Stage1324
Contains Cow's MilkYesYesYesYes
Contains Goat's MilkNoNoNoNo
Contains SoyYesYesYesYes
Dominant Protein WheyWhey
Contains GOS prebioticsYesYesYesYes
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