Many of you know that when I had Layla, breastfeeding was not easy. I stuck with it for as long as I could but eventually I needed to supplement with formula.
And after a ton of research, I came up with this list of the best organic formulas for your baby. Last year, I began a screening process to find the most trustworthy online vendor that I could feel comfortable recommending as a place to buy HiPP, Holle, and Lebenswert in the US.
My search led me to Organic Munchkin.
Why is it important to find a vendor in the US? The main concern I’ve heard from all of you when it comes to ordering overseas is that it can be very nerve-racking. You can’t be certain of delivery times, formula isn’t always in stock, and you have no idea whether your formula will pass through customs inspections that could open, contaminate or irradiate your package. And I completely agree with all of these concerns!
This is where Organic Munchkin comes in. I have spoken with Peter, the owner of Organic Munchkin, multiple times over the past year and after researching him and his business thoroughly, I feel confident in recommending Organic Munchkin as a resource for purchasing HiPP, Holle, and Lebenswert in the US. Organic Munchkin has some of the lowest prices I’ve seen for HiPP, Holle, and Lebenswert formula sold in the US when purchased in bulk. And they offer free same-day USPS Priority shipping for orders placed before 2:45PM EST on Monday-Friday. After working with Peter over the past year, I can confidently say that formulas purchased from Organic Munchkin are safe, authentic, and reliable.
Other reasons why I love Organic Munchkin:
1) Organic Munchkin’s founder, Peter, is a health-minded father of triplets. When his children were infants, he and his wife had to supplement with formula, but his babies didn’t respond well to the options available in the US. Everything changed for the better when they found HiPP and Holle formula. Organic Munchkin grew out of their mission to get the best formula to the U.S. to feed their own babies.
Here’s a quote from Peter: “My family was in the European food business owning several brick and mortar European stores in the past in Astoria, Queens, NY. We have a network of importers and this was my obvious choice to go to my family and ask to import formula for my babies to save money since I had triplets. I then sold so much to friends and family that the obvious choice was to adapt my online skills, with my family skills, and create Organic Munchkin.”
2) Peter is from a family of importers, so he’s able to effectively source large quantities of formula directly from Europe. He sent me documentation and photos to verify the supply chain. Also, you can be sure the formula isn’t irradiated because they ship through containers (not air) 90% of the time. Sometimes they do ship in through air if they are running low for some units. In that case, they put in paperwork asking not to be irradiated due to the nature of the product and that has worked.
3) Organic Munchkin will always have formula in stock! Peter has been working over the past year to beef up his supply chain to help make this happen.
4) Organic Munchkin is based in Astoria, New York. If you contact them, you’ll get a response quickly and from someone who actually works at the company (vs. a call center!)
Please note that The Picky Eater is not responsible for the quality of either the formula itself or the experience of ordering from Organic Munchkin. I am simply saying that based on my research, if I were buying a European formula for my own child, I would feel 100% comfortable getting it from Organic Munchkin, and they would be my go-to source of ordering European formula. This post contains affiliate links.