Baby milk on holiday in Spain
There are many brands of baby milk available in Spain, some of which are versions of known UK brands such as Almiron (Cow and Gate), Hipp and Milupa Aptamil (Aptamil). It can be a little more expensive than in the UK. You are, of course, advised to check the contents of any milk or food product before giving to your baby. You can buy mineral water suitable for making up bottles. See our information on using Spanish supermarkets to be completely ready for the experience.
|In the UK:||In Spain:||Buy it from:|
|Aptamil||Milupa Aptamil||Eroski, Hipercor (in El Corte Ingles)|
|Cow and gate||Almiron||Pharmacies|
|Heinz||Not known to be available|
|Hipp||Hipp||Hipercor (El Corte Ingles)|
|SMA||Not known to be available|
|Others baby milk brands available in Spain:||Buy it from:|
|Baby bio||El Corte Ingles|
|Hero||Carrefour, Eroski, Mercadona|
|Nestle Nidina||Carrefour, Eroski, Mercadona|
|Pulevez||Eroski, Hipercor (El Corte Ingles), Mercadona|
Fresh whole milk is called leche entera in Spain and is available in the chiller cabinet of supermarkets.
Baby juice is available from most supermarkets.
You will often need a euro or 50 cents coin to use a trolley. Most supermarkets have trolleys with baby seats.
When buying fruit and veg, you'll find that some items will be ready priced and others require bagging and weighing, either on self service scales or hand them to a centrally placed assistant who weighs them. You will be required to wear the plastic disposable gloves provided when picking up your fruit and vegetables.
In most shops you will be required to hand over photographic identification if you are using a debit or credit card. Some will not take international driving licences therefore it is best to take a passport.
There is a mix of bag policies so you may have to buy carrier bags at the check out (or take your own of course) but most shops will provide bags.