7Karicare Stage 1 Infant Formula
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Karicare Stage 1 Infant Formula

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7Karicare Stage 1 Infant Formula
3.8

223 reviews

PositivevsNegative
69% · 15452 · 23%

Breastfed Child Yes · No
Easy to PrepareYes · No
Caused Unease / Sickness Yes · No
Value for Money
4.5

Reviews

223 reviews
alexxmc77
alexxmc77Sydney, NSW9 posts
  Stage 1 Infant Formula

1st choice was a success!

1st choice was a success!
Chose to try Karicare for my baby formula (Formula used as a top-up when expressed breast milk supply is insufficient). Spent a fair while researching best brands..in Aus, we have very strict guidelines to ensure all formula is of a high standard. Karicare kept popping up with good reviews so I gave it a shot.

She had a few mini vomits on the 1st day we introduced it, however since then she has tolerated it well! I assume her stomach was getting used to the change from breast milk

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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

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

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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Hannah S.
Hannah S.4 posts
  Stage 1 Infant Formula

Incredible

I started with your formula than went to novalac colic. It was an instant regret it did nothing but made my little man gassy and unsettled. We ended up at the hospital because of it.
After that trip we swapped back to your brand and it was instant relief for him so I’m not even going to try any other colic formulas unless you have one.
It’s extremely easy to mix and fills him up nicely. Thank you for a great product Show details ·  2
Kim
KimSydney, NSW11 posts
  Stage 1 Infant Formula

Price jump is ridiculous

Love the formula but how can you justify a $6 price jump!!!!
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louise b.
louise b.Darwin, NT
  Stage 1 Infant Formula
Annissa
AnnissaSouth East Queensland, QLD2 posts
  Stage 1 Infant Formula

Gave my 4 week old constipation

My babe was on karicare from a week old and at first it didn’t cause any issues however the last 2 week of using it my little one started to have hard poos that were so hard they teared his bum. It also made my baby very windy and just all around uncomfortable. Show details
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Alka
Alka4 posts
  Stage 1 Infant Formula

Finally! One that works

We started off with Mumamoo, which we wanted to use as it was Australian made and owned & did have good reviews. Unfortunately, whilst baby did stomach it fine he was constipated and it wasn’t letting up.
We tried Nan Supreme Pro and while the constipation cleared up, he started vomiting up milk and seemed generally unhappy & gassy.
Tried Karicare and we have no constipation and no vomiting! It’s been 2 weeks and he seems very happy and well adjusted.

It’s easy to get and cheap too… Show details

LDP
LDPSouth East Queensland, QLD6 posts
  Stage 1 Infant Formula

The best formula I’ve used!

I’ve used over 7 different formulas with my twin girls and have had the most success with Karicare!

- Excellent price. (RRP at coles is $18 per tin)
- Easy measurements! 1 scoop to 50 mL (so 4 scoops to 200mL not like some brands that are 6 scoops to 180mL)
- Good consistency. Worked for my colicky twin who had no luck with Nan Expert Pro, Nan Comfort, or S26 Gold. She will only throw up maybe once a week now at most and it’s only if she’s been a bit greedy.

No side affects, great weight gain and growth so far and have been using since birth. (Now 6mo)

Just restocked for my bubs, You can get 3 tins for $50 on Amazon, so good! Show details

Claire O
Claire OAU3 posts
  Stage 1 Infant Formula
Sayma
SaymaSydney, NSW2 posts
  Fair Incentive Stage 1 Infant Formula

Maybe it works but I am bit confused

My boy is 3months old, we changed Nan comfort as his poo shown green not changable from birth so we decided to change to Karicare. But I found he is bit gasy, unsettle and didn’t pop yet maybe he is constipated. I am wondering what can I give him. To see lots of good recommendations, I started to give him. I am trying let’s see if he did poop or not. If it’s goes like today’s maybe I need to change karicare. Show details
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Ali
AliSydney, NSW16 posts
  Stage 1 Infant Formula

Working great for us!

Started my newborn on SMA right away and from 3 days old until about 2.5weeks he was constipated, pooping tiny hard pellets and screaming every time :( after some research and much internal debate I decided to switch his formula and try Karicare! Within two days he began pooping normally and now has regular easy bowl movements. He took to the formula great so happy baby = happy mum :) Show details
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Bindi-gai M.
Bindi-gai M.Illawarra, NSW5 posts
  Stage 1 Infant Formula

Full of supplement

I've used formula for both my children and It works great, my children were hungry babies but with karicare, they helped me fill them up. It was easy especially for a young mum Show details
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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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Smita S.
Smita S. · Stage 1 Infant Formula

What is the difference in karicare gold plus organic and karicare normal .0-6 mnths

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Tanecia K.
Tanecia K. · Stage 1 Infant Formula

Hi, I’ve never used Karicare with my oldest one but I am currently using it with my youngest daughter. I am wondering what us the difference between Karicare and NAN comfort

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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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