Comparing Loulouka and HiPP European baby formula is a study in more similarities than differences.
Both are organic and formulated according to the EU’s extremely high standards. Both companies adhere to strict farming practices to ensure that everything in their formulas is top quality.
THERE ARE A FEW DIFFERENCES THAT CAN BE NOTED RIGHT FROM THE START
- HiPP is one of the most popular and long-established brands in Europe. HiPP was founded in 1956. Loulouka was established in 2012.
- There are hundreds of formulas in HiPP’s catalog, whereas Loulouka has many fewer. HiPP has formulas for babies with many special dietary needs, while Loulouka has mostly “normal” baby formulas.
- Loulouka uses only coconut oil. HiPP uses palm oil. While HiPP’s palm oil is responsibly sourced, there is some debate that palm oil might not be as good for babies (or adults) as coconut oil.
- Loulouka is manufactured in Switzerland, where farming, especially cattle farming and milk production, is strictly regulated. HiPP is made in Germany. The standards are still much higher than in the US, but not as strict as in Switzerland.
BOTH COMPANIES PRODUCE A VERY HIGH-QUALITY, ALL ORGANIC LINES OF BABY FORMULAS. EACH USES RESPONSIBLY SOURCED INGREDIENTS
The most significant difference is that HiPP has a large line of products. More than just the stages, HiPP has a UK, German, and Dutch formula, as well as hypoallergenic and other health condition-based formulations.
Loulouka is a younger company that has proven to be a competitor by producing a baby formula that’s as close to breast milk as possible. Their quality and their commitment to the ideal organic ingredients have given them a significant market share in an industry that already had two giants, HiPP and Holle.
If avoiding palm oil is important to you, then Loulouka is the choice. If you’re looking for a great formula for your baby, either company offers a great product; choose the one that your baby likes best. For babies that have a hard time with regular formula, look at HiPP sensitive and hypoallergenic formulations.
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