Frequently asked questions

What does the name Bimbosan mean?

Bimbo = short for bambino (child) in Italian and sano = healthy

Bimbosan stands for healthy children. 

What special benefits does Bimbosan offer?

Combination feeding is not a problem because Bimbosan baby milk powder was created using breast milk as a model.

Our low-priced baby food is the only one in the world sold in eco-friendly refill bags.

Many Bimbosan products are offered with the highest organic quality and are regularly inspected by bio.inspecta.

Most of the Bimbosan bottle supplements are nourishing and sugar-free.

After your child is 4 months old, there is a wide range of delicious bottle supplements available to get you started. You can choose between organic rice, Bio-Hosana or organic millet.

If your baby has trouble digesting cow's milk or your baby's diet is plant-based, you can give your baby Bisoja from Bimbosan.

All of Bimbosan's easy-to-digest and tasty products are available in pharmacies and drug stores. You can get advice and a money back guarantee from these retailers.

Bimbosan parents are happy parents because their children sleep soundly and thrive. Always using the same milk as a basis, you can mix 9 different bottle and 9 pap variations yourself. If you are bottle-feeding your baby, choose Bimbosan right from the start to ensure that your baby is getting all the key nutrients and minerals for healthy development.

What is supplementary food?

Supplementary food is eaten in addition to breast milk. In addition to bottles, your child should start eating paps at the earliest after 5 months of age and no later than in the 7th month.

Is there a recommended number of maximum paps per day?

There is no specific recommendation here. The best gauge is your child's appetite.

How many bottles and paps may I give my baby every day?

Because every child is different, the number of meals can be individually adapted to your child. Infants should drink 1/6 of their body weight every day but not more than 1 litre.

One example:

Sandro weighs 5 kg

Minimum liquid = 8 dl

Miximum liquid = 1 liter

Ideal number of bottles for Sandro = 4 bottles each with 250ml or 5 bottles with 200ml

May I used frozen breast milk?

Breast milk changes as your baby grows. We are often contacted by mothers who are using breast milk they froze six months previously but their child no longer fills up. In this case, you can warm up breast milk and enrich it with Bio-Hirsana, organic rice or Bio-Hosana.

Why is every child's diet different?

If we only look at people's outward appearance, it is clear that: "Every person is different and an individual". This principle also applies to diet, especially for young children. They have very different needs and parents should try and address these needs individually. There are several practical and good recommendations or pieces of advice that mothers can try out once to determine which product is best for their child. At Bimbosan we develop food that is as all-natural as possible and can be ideally adjusted to meet your baby's needs. 

Why is breastfeeding so important?

Breast milk is best for your baby. Breast-feed as long as possible. The WHO recommends exclusively breastfeeding for the first 6 months. Seek advice from an independent medical, nutritional or infant and childcare professional if you are not breastfeeding.

Baby nutrition – Golden rules

If powdered milk is mixed with hot water (over 62°C), many essential vitamins are lost.. Bimbosan offers a versatile bottle thermometer to measure water temperature.

Bimbosan has two different measuring spoons:

1. The white measuring spoon is for milk products 

2. The transparent measuring spoon is for bottle supplements

Each tin has its own measuring spoon.

If, after 4 months, your infant isn't filling up from baby milk powder alone, our bottle supplements may be mixed with any baby milk - such as Bimbosan.

The bottles are more homogeneous and creamy if the water is quickly brought to a boil before mixed with grain-based bottle supplements.

Cow's milk: It is generally acknowledged that cow's milk should only be given to children after the first year.

Preparing paps: Simply mix the bottle supplement and milk powder together with boiled water right on a plate. Mix 4–6 measuring spoons of milk powder and 4–6 tablespoons of pap powder with water as required.

Baby nutrition – Allergies

A lot of children are advised to drink hypoallergenic milk even if there are no signs of allergies. Hypoallergenic milk is chemically engineered cow's milk that is much more expensive than regular baby milk. As a result, most hospitals and doctors only give hypoallergenic milk in very specific cases. Before giving your baby hypoallergenic milk, we thus recommend consulting a specialist first. 

Important:If your child is specifically allergic to cow's milk or is lactose-intolerant, hypoallergenic milk is not a suitable product because it also contains lactose. 

In this case, parents can use Bisoja from Bimbosan. Bisoja is a plant-based baby milk powder without gluten.

Baby nutrition – Tips and Tricks

What can I do if my child is partially spitting out or regurgitating food?

If you child is spitting out or regurgitating food due to a medical problem, the right types of grains can often help. There is an old Swiss country saying: "a thick meal is more likely to stay down than a thin one". If there's nothing here that appeals to your baby, ask a specialist for the right grain-based bottle supplement. Spitting and regurgitating can be effectively counteracted if every bottle is thickened with 3 g of bottle supplement per 100 ml. Important: Diarrhoea with vomiting is dangerous for your child. Seek medical assistance immediately. 

Hard stool: What should I do?

Avoid grated apples, bananas and carrots. Cooked apples and Bimbosan Bifrutta are good for constipation. Make sure not to give your baby baby milk powder with supplements containing starch (hardens the stool) when your baby is constipated. Bimbosan intentionally does not use any starch in our baby milk powders (starter or follow-on milk). All Bimbosan baby milk powders are effective in loosening stool. They are best combined with Bio-Hirsana, the stool-loosening bottle supplement. You can start right away after the next bottle (after 4 months). Would you like to try a free sample?  

The consistency of my child's stool isn't normal

There are two options in this case. If the stool is too soft, use the all-natural Bimbosan organic rice. When mixed with baby milk, it effectively hardens the stool.

If the stool is too hard, use the all-natural Bio-Hirsana. When mixed with baby milk, it effectively loosens the stool.

Many other baby milk products contain supplements that harden the stool such as rice or potato starch. If your baby's stool is already hard, keep in mind that the natural properties of rice, carrots, bananas and raw grated apples harden the stool.

What should I do if my baby is having stomach problems?

Talk to your child about the problem. Food that causes wind should be avoided. If necessary, massage your baby's stomach and possibly even change the baby's position. See if moving the baby's arms and legs helps. 

Grain can help in cases like these. Try one of the bottle supplements from the Bimbosan Feel-Good-System or contact our helpful and competent customer service by phone 032 639 14 44 or per e-mail to info@bimbosan.ch

My child is still hungry

Babies are often given bottles at night to help them sleep longer. When switching over from breastfeeding to bottles, we recommend filling your child up more during the day to get used to the new diet. You can add a little bit of grain to each meal. Breastfeed as long as possible and ask an expert for breastfeeding tips. Even just an extra 1-2 hours of sleep helps some mothers keep breastfeeding a bit longer. It is certainly worth a try.


It happens: infants who don't have a bowel movement for up to 14 days. If the baby is otherwise fit, it isn't a problem. If your baby doesn't feel well, ask an expert for advice. You can also mix a little bit of Bio-Hirsana into every meal for your baby. Millet helps loosen the stool. 

What if my baby's bottom is red? 

Your baby's stool may cause a sore bottom depending on food or medicine. Ask an expert for advice. Leave your baby without nappies as often as possible. Instead of just relying on locally applied creams, you can also give your baby a rice pap which helps in many cases.

My child doesn't drink enough liquids

Interestingly, babies who refuse all other bottles like to drink from the Bimbosan sports bottle with its hard mouthpiece. These babies particularly like this bottle combined with Bimbosan baby milk and Bifrutta. You can also use a mouthpiece with a bigger hole so that your baby doesn't get as tired drinking from the bottle. In difficult cases you can reduce the milk powder by 2 measuring spoons so that the child gets hungry.

My child drinks too much

Increase the bottle supplement up to 5 g per 100 ml. Never increase the amount of liquid because this can expand the child's stomach. 

What should I do if my child refuses to drink any baby milk after I have stopped breastfeeding?

Infants who have breastfed for a long time often refuse bottles when breastfeeding ends. Frantic parents buy all sorts of bottles and baby-bottle teats made from various materials. Here are some tips that may help: The father should try giving the baby the bottle

Talk to the child

The mother should leave the house

Add a bottle supplement (e.g. Bio-Hosana)

Try out the Bimbosan sports bottle at the beginning

Sensitive stomach: What should I do?

Grains have proven beneficial effects on children with stomach cramps. Grains containing gluten are only recommended after the 5th month. Before this, there is a wide range of excellent grain products with gluten available including Bio-Hosana, organic rice or organic millet . Babies who are bottle-feeding can be given the right bottle supplement. 

What should I do if my child has digestive problems? 

Grains have proven to help children with digestive problems. They are only recommended after the 5th month for children who are breastfed. Grains containing gluten should generally only be used after the 5th month. 

What is important when switching milk? 

Switching between different starter milks is less critical than changing to a follow-on milk. All of the starter milks available in Switzerland are very similar by law. If you want to switch to Bimbosan baby milk, try it out first with 1-2 sample packs. These samples are available as travel-size portions (packs of 3) in stores. If your child responds well, you can still finish up the other milk you aren't happy with and then switch completely to Bimbosan baby milk.