People tell you about colic, but you just don’t know how bad it can be until you hear your little one cry for hours with no end in sight. You would do anything to make them feel better. You pull out your mom bag and try everything that worked before: swaddling, rocking, singing, running the shower, driving around (and around) the block. Finally, you realize you need some help, and you look for more options. We’re glad you found Mommy’s Bliss Gripe Water.   We’ve been there ourselves, and we are here for you—we moms know how to make it better.

What is Gripe Water?

Gripe Water is what we can give our little ones when they are colicky, gassy or fussy. We moms hurt right along with them, and we rush to soothe them through the slightest discomfort. Still, we know that one of the scariest moments for a mom is giving your baby a new product. The last thing you want to do is make your baby feel worse.

How to Administer Gripe Water

When administered properly, Mommy’s Bliss Gripe Water is a safe and gentle way to help ease the symptoms of colic, gas, and other abdominal discomfort*. As with anything you give your baby, read the full package instructions thoroughly and always consult your pediatrician before administering.

Mommy’s Bliss Gripe Water comes with a no-spill syringe and bottle top adapter designed to make it easy to administer safely. Before dispensing, shake the product well, and follow the package directions to fill the syringe. Always follow the usage directions, amount and frequency of Gripe Water administration, for the age of your baby.  Never give Gripe Water Original to babies under 2 weeks old or less than 7 pounds and never give Gripe Water Night Time to infants under 4 weeks of age or under 8 lbs. To avoid causing your baby to gag or choke, hold your infant upright, and never give liquids to a crying child.

Our Gripe Water should not be diluted in any other liquid—including water or milk—but given directly into baby’s mouth by syringe, dropper or using a slow flow nipple on a bottle. Using the no-spill syringe provided, dispense the liquid slowly toward the side of mouth/inner cheek, a few drops at a time, allowing your baby to swallow after each amount. It is important to make sure you don’t administer it too quickly or shoot it in the back of baby’s throat, which can startle and cause your baby to choke on the Gripe Water. Slow and steady is the way.  It can take several minutes to get the entire serving of Gripe Water administered.  And remember babies have a good gag reflex, so don’t push the syringe into the mouth too far or your baby may gag and choke.

You can also use a dropper, taking care that the Gripe Water lands next to baby’s cheek, not on the tongue—and never in the back of the mouth to avoid choking. Always make sure to give your baby time to swallow each drop before continuing. Some moms put the measured amount in an empty bottle with a slow-flow nipple.

Remember: We’re moms too, and we’ve been there. We got you—and you got this!

Read more about how and when to use Mommy’s Bliss Gripe Water:

Gripe Water 101: Is It Safe for Babies?

When Should I Give Gripe Water to My Baby?