Have you heard of Gripe Water? If you haven’t it’s about time you learn all about it because when my daughter was fussy and gassy, it worked wonders for her and I recommend it to anyone who has a fussy and gassy baby.
What is Gripe Water?
Gripe water is a safe and effective all-natural supplement that is given to babies to help with many different little tummy issues. It includes Deionized Water, Vegetable Glycerin, Sodium Bicarbonate, Citrus Bioflavonoid Extract, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Organic Zingiber officinale (Ginger Root) Extract, Organic Foeniculum vulgare (Fennel Seed) Extract, Natural Fennel Flavor (Source Amazon).
What is Gripe Water Used For?
This is where we learn about all the wonders of gripe water. Gripe water is great for many of the different tummy troubles that often plague little babies. Newborns and infants tummies are adjusting to the outside world and all the new bacteria that are growing and the new tastes in breast milk or formula. It takes a lot for them to adjust and in the meantime this can cause a lot of stomach upset and troubles. Gripe water can help with these issues.
- It can help with colic.
- It helps with gas and discomfort related to gas.
- Can help with constipation
- Helps with teething pain.
- It can even help with hiccups.
There is no scientific reason or evidence that gripe water works, and no one really knows how or why it works, but many moms, including myself, swear by it.
Just as with everything else you give your baby you have to watch for an allergic reaction. Even though it is rare, it can happen. You should also think about some of the other possible culprits for excessive gas and fussiness, such as a dairy allergy. Also, every parent may have a different experience, so while it may work for one baby, it may not work for another.