“My grandson has some medical issues that mean he can only tolerate one specific kind of baby formula,” Marilyn said. “And of course that’s the formula that’s in such short supply right now. I have been able to get two cans and I need to know what is the best way to ship it to my son and his girlfriend.”
Packing Baby Formula for Shipping: Speedy Delivery
Here are some tips from Boston’s best packing and shipping service on how to ship baby formula safely and quickly. Keep the formula in its original packaging. To prevent the cans from being crushed or damaged during shipping, you’ll want to pack them in new cardboard shipping carton, preferably with cardboard reinforcements. Don’t use a recycled box for this, as used boxes simply aren’t as strong or durable.
Check and double check the delivery address before shipping the baby formula. Incorrect addresses are the number one reason packages get lost or delayed. Small details such as Street vs Avenue in the address matter a great deal. Make sure to include any apartment numbers, as well as the zip code.
All major freight carriers offer overnight and express delivery services. These are not inexpensive, but in situations such as getting food to a hungry baby as quickly as possible, they do have a role. Talk to your local packing and shipping professionals about other options, such as 2-day and 3-day delivery.
What About Shipping Breast Milk?
To ship breast milk, you’ll want to have the breast milk frozen. The frozen breast milk then goes into a cooler with ice packs or dry ice, which then goes into a new cardboard shipping carton and processed for express shipping.
The same protocols regarding correct addressing also apply to shipping frozen breast milk. Again, if you have any doubts about how to do this properly, go to your local shipping store. The team there will be happy to help you.