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Greece - what's available for babies in Corfu?

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Holymoly321 Wed 26-Apr-06 15:41:34

We're going in a couple of weeks with our 8 month old and wondered if we could get Aptamil formula out there or whetehr we are going to have to pack two boxes of it to take with us. Also, what brands of baby food are out there - just incase we have to resort to jars? Thanks

peaches27 Wed 26-Apr-06 21:36:41

I am watching this with interest in case we go there instead of Spain! (With our grandbabies).

We've been there without kids and love it, but like you have had no experience of Corfu with kids. I did go to Athens 23 years ago with my son and I remember being able to get pampers and the jars of food were Gerber. By that time he was off formula though. But things have changed a great deal.

Holymoly321 Thu 27-Apr-06 14:51:16

bumpity bump

cas73 Thu 27-Apr-06 14:54:24

Aptamil formula is generally available throughout greece in all major supermarkets, but not first stage formulas. I assume at 8 months he/she has moved onto stage 2?

cas73 Thu 27-Apr-06 14:56:18

Oh, and baby jars are not really an option. The only baby jar brand is Nestle (anywhere in Greece) and they only have one jar with chicken and veg, one with beef and veg and one only veg (all tottaly pureed). plus some fruit jars.

Holymoly321 Fri 28-Apr-06 19:07:52

What? Only three types of jar? I guess all the mums in Greece must be addicted to Anabel Karmel then!

PollyLogos Fri 28-Apr-06 19:59:50

First stage formula will be available in any chemist shop. Stage 2 in supermarkets. Not a huge range of jars I'm afraid but there is quite a range of powdered foods although I think they are mainly sweet flavours.

Holymoly321 Sun 30-Apr-06 17:43:14

Oh. What do you think I should do? What are the powdered foods like? Should I take some powdered food from here? I've never tried it with DS - always think it will be just like giving Smash!

JenJam Mon 01-May-06 10:29:19

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cas73 Mon 01-May-06 22:24:29

Stage 1 formula is available in all chemisgts but NOT Aptamil (and I know cause I'm greek and dd2 was on aptamil, so eveytime I visited I had to get it from the one and only chemist in Athens that stocked it - and a box costs 22 euros btw!!!).
Powdered food is mainly sweet - vanilla rice flour, "biscuit" cream, oats cream, fruit cream, stuf like that, all with loads of added sugar. They do have a vegetable thing as well, but never gave it to dd, so can't comment on whether it's edible or not!! In Greece, they give these "creams" usually as one meal of the day, normally dinner (they do taste good, they are the same sort of thing as farleys rusks just in powder form, but they do have added sugar, just so you know!!)

ArtM85 Tue 15-Mar-16 09:54:58

Hi, in response to whether Aptamil us available in Greece, it is widely available but under the name Almiron. The same name applies for Spain too.
There are Greek websites where you may purchase milk and baby food and have them delivered to where you will be staying during the holidays. Unfortunately the price for baby milk in Greece is quite dear!
On the plus side, they have frezylac which is bio/organic baby formula.

Aptamil 1, GR price per kg: 22.37 euro
Aptamil 1, UK price per kg: 14.18 euro

www.skroutz.gr
www.pharm24.gr
www.bestprice.gr

ArtM85 Tue 15-Mar-16 10:09:04

Hi, in response to whether Aptamil is available in Greece-- it is widely available but under the name Almiron. The same name applies for Spain too.
There are Greek websites where you may purchase milk and baby food and have them delivered to where you will be staying during the holidays. Unfortunately the price for baby milk in Greece is quite dear!
On the plus side, they have frezylac which is bio/organic baby formula.

Aptamil 1, GR price per kg: 22.37 euro
Aptamil 1, UK price per kg: 14.18 euro

www.ab.gr
www.skroutz.gr
www.pharm24.gr
www.bestprice.gr

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