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Unpacked Scoop Of Formula?

Whats the difference in packed and unpacked? I mean what will it do if you pack it? It seems to me if you pack it you actually get the whole scoop? Right? Just wondering?

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:01 PM on Apr. 8, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • in order to pack the scoop you would need to use your fingers on the formula and they think that that is unsanitary. You are also supposed to wash your hands before making formula too.

    Answer by coala at 12:02 PM on Apr. 8, 2009

  • also if you pack it and put it into the bottle it will be harder to mix up and will leave clumps of formula in the's really hard to get shaked up all the way when you pack them.

    Answer by busymamma503 at 12:08 PM on Apr. 8, 2009

  • To pack a scoop, you either need to bang it on the counter to get the formula to settle so you can add more or mash it with something.
    Unpacked is just a scoop... swipe the scooper through the formula to fill it.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 12:09 PM on Apr. 8, 2009

  • Actually, you shouldn't pack it because you will get more than needed powder to water ratio in it. It's like when you measure flour to bake, you never pack or tap it down. You scoop and maybe run one finger across the top to even it. but don't push down. Powdery stuff will pack and pack. Then you child will have far more formula mix than required for the bottle.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 12:13 PM on Apr. 8, 2009

  • Packed scoop will put more powder into the mix. You press it into the scoop somehow and level it off.

    Unpacked, make a swipe through the can with the scoop, level it off (I used a knife) and dump into the water.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 12:45 PM on Apr. 8, 2009

  • the back of the can should tell you whether or not to use a packed or unpacked scoop. If you pack the scoop and it says not to, you get too much formula to the amount of water (can fill the baby up faster and not get enough fluid which would mean dehydration). If you don't pack it and it says to, your baby may not get enough nutrients because they'll fill up on the liquid of it all and not have enough formula mixed in. (NEVER water down formula to make it go longer... your baby can get sick!) Basically, if it says packed, gently pack it down, and if it says unpacked gently scoop your formula.

    Answer by missbreezy214 at 2:50 PM on Apr. 8, 2009

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