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Lil Tip: Powdered Formula Dispenser

Toting a can of formula around is a pain, but carrying a plastic baggy full of the white powder can earn you some odd looks. So what is a mother to do?

Thanks to companies like Sassy, for $5, you can purchase a dispenser with four single-serving compartments and a snap lid that keeps the contents fresh and secure until you are ready to prepare baby's bottle.

kimmie33 kimmie33 9 years
We used these....LOVED 'EM! A must have
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 9 years
I have the ones by Avent. It really makes days out easier.
YellowSqueaky YellowSqueaky 9 years
Love these things. You can pick them up at Target. I used it all the time for formula, and now I use it all the time for Fruity Cheerios!!
maryberri maryberri 9 years
They are also great for snacks when your done with the formula. Gold fish crackers, cheerios,etc.. fit very nicely and are easy for their little fingers to get to.
jmarc23 jmarc23 9 years
I used this for my twin girls. This is perfect for on the go and won't leak in your diaper bag!
2princesses 2princesses 9 years
I used one of these with both of my girls. They're great!
bushra bushra 9 years
ooh i was at a baby clinic a few weeks ago and one of the dads was waving this around, i'm going to see if i can get one too.
Greggie Greggie 9 years
I imagine that keeps them fresher as well, if you're talking storage rather than being able to use it the same day. I think I'll start doing both. *lol*
MotoLinz MotoLinz 9 years
I actually have never paid attention, but I am sure it is more expensive. We have one box of the packets at the grandparents' house, in case we run out of bottles while we're over there, and I have a couple in my purse for emergencies. We also use them for long trips or hikes when we know a prepared bottle isn't going to last to the end of the day. So, we don't use them so frequently that the cost is really an issue.
Greggie Greggie 9 years
MotoLinz, are those more expensive than getting a can of formula and setting aside 4 ounce servings? I've often considered putting a box of those in a shower basket as well.
MotoLinz MotoLinz 9 years
I use Similac's little formula packets. One packet makes a 4-oz. bottle, and they're a life saver!
Greggie Greggie 9 years
I've never used formula, but any friends/coworkers who are expecting and plan to formula-feed, I get this for. It's always gotten rave reviews.
msshellokitty msshellokitty 9 years
I used those with my first two kids.It came in handy so I didn't have to carry all the formula with me.
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 9 years
I have one of these, they are very useful and don't open up in your diaper bag :)
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