Your baby deserves the best. As a new mother, you want to ensure the products you use to keep your baby happy and healthy are effective and—most importantly—safe.
When it comes to relieving colic, gas buildup, and abdominal discomfort in newborns, it’s best to go natural. Gripe water is a tried and tested remedy for fussy babies, effective for colic, hiccups, and other issues related to gas buildup.
For a safe and effective way of relieving gas buildup, gripe water is perhaps the best solution to bring blissful peace for your baby and you.
What is Gripe Water?
Gripe water is an age-old remedy for fussy babies. It is a sodium bicarbonate base mixed with herbal ingredients, such as fennel and ginger. It is known to relieve gas buildup, and mothers have used many variations of gripe water for generations, with today’s products focusing on quality natural ingredients. Current gripe water products don’t contain alcohol and other harmful ingredients that were found dating back 175 years to its invention in 1851.
Is Gripe Water Safe?
A new mother’s greatest concern is whether anything they give their newborn is safe.
Gripe water is made of various mixes of herbs that make for an incredibly mild infant digestive supplement. Gripe water is pediatrician recommended, and mothers all over the country have successfully eased their newborns’ gas buildup.
Made without alcohol or parabens—preservatives often used in pharmaceuticals—gripe water is made with natural ingredients to ensure it is safe for your baby. Mild enough for a baby’s developing digestive system, yet effective enough to bring peace and quiet to the home.
What is Gripe Water Used For?
A mother’s instinct is a powerful thing. Babies cry because they have no other way to communicate. Yet, a mother can understand the difference between a newborn’s cry when they are hungry or when something else is wrong.
As their internal organs are still developing, infants often will experience gas buildup. This discomfort often leads to babies crying for extended periods of time, as they cannot relieve themselves of the pressure from gas buildup.
This internal pain can be caused by a number of factors. Colic, for example, is pain caused by gas buildup. If your infant is crying for at least three hours a day three or more times a week, he or she might have colic.
Prolonged hiccups can cause pain as the muscles in the abdomen contract quickly and repeatedly. One potential cause of hiccups is taking in too much air while feeding too quickly.
Using gripe water for babies and newborns helps to relieve gas pressure and the buildup of air that causes hiccups, an extremely common cause of internal pain for infants up to six months of age.
What Does Gripe Water Do?
Gripe water helps to relieve gas that causes many different issues with your newborn. With the blend of natural and organic ingredients, gripe water is mild enough to be safe for newborns and infants, while effective enough to address the many problems babies face in the first six months of life.
Several issues gripe water can be used for including:
By settling the stomach of gas buildup in infants, gripe water addresses the core problem associated with all the above issues—the buildup of gas in the abdomen. Along with using tried and tested natural ingredients, gripe water provides safe relief using an alcohol-free, gluten-free recipe that will bring relief to your infant.
What is Gripe Water Made Of?
Much like older recipes, gripe water is a mixture of natural herbal ingredients. While many recipes have existed over the years, most all variations use ginger as its main ingredient.
Modern versions most often use organic ingredients, such as ginger and fennel seed extracts. Harmful ingredients once used such as alcohol and parabens have been removed from today’s gripe water recipes, leading to a significantly milder—and still incredibly effective—supplement for your baby’s gas buildup.
How Does Gripe Water Work?
Has someone ever told you to drink ginger ale for an upset stomach? Ginger is a centuries-old remedy for upset stomach, often caused by gas buildup.
Gripe water incorporates that same age-old remedy for settling the stomach with organic ginger, along with several other ingredients, including probiotics to foster greater colon health.
Using probiotics helps to develop healthier bacteria in the colon, which means gripe water is not only a temporary relief for your baby’s gas buildup—it can, in fact, be part of a more permanent solution as it replaces harmful bacteria with healthy bacteria, crucial for colon health.
How Do You Use Gripe Water?
Gripe water comes in liquid form that is fed directly to your baby. To avoid diluting the solution—thus hindering its effectiveness—gripe water should be applied by dropper into your baby’s mouth or in an empty bottle.
Gripe water serving size is important to consider. The serving you use per application is based on the age of your baby.
We recommend using gripe water up to six times a day with the following dosages:
- Newborns and Infants two weeks to one month old: ½ teaspoon (2.5 mL)
- Babies one month to six months old: 1 teaspoon (5.0 mL)
- Babies six months and older: 2 teaspoons (10.0 mL)
- Adults: two tablespoons (30 mL)
Side Effects of Gripe Water
Gripe water is a mild herbal supplement. As such, newborns from two weeks to six months old can easily digest gripe water. However, like all new products you should be aware of potential allergic reactions. After you give your baby gripe water check for:
- Swollen lips or tongue
- Itchy skin
- Irregular breathing
If any of these symptoms occur, or you suspect your infant has an allergic reaction, stop using the product and contact your pediatrician immediately.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are many common questions about how to administer gripe water to your infant. We’ve brought those questions together to ensure all your concerns are addressed.
- When do you use gripe water? – Gripe water can be used any time your baby is experiencing discomfort from gas buildup, and the various issues associated with it. It is advised to administer gripe water 30 minutes after feeding, to give your baby time to digest their last meal.
- How often can you give gripe water? – Mommies can use our gripe water up to six times per day, as needed.
- How fast does gripe water work? – Gripe water starts working very quickly—it takes between five and ten minutes for your baby to feel relief from gas buildup.
- Do I give gripe water to my baby before or after feeding? – Babies who are prone to colic will typically start getting fussy after a feeding. By giving your infant gripe water immediately after feeding, you will help to alleviate the oncoming gas buildup.
- Can you mix gripe water with formula? – As gripe water is a mild supplement, mixing it with formula will often dilute the solution. It is suggested to give your newborn a dose of gripe water by itself after feeding.
- How do I give my baby gripe water? – You can give your baby gripe water either through a dropper, or in an empty bottle.
- Can I use gripe water with baby gas relief drops? – Yes! Using gripe water with gas relief drops is completely safe.
Wrapping It All Up
Simply put, gripe water is the best way to ease your newborn’s stomach pain. As a mild herbal supplement, there is no safer way to relieve your baby of pain from hiccups, colic, and upset tummy—anything related to gas buildup.
Mommy’s Bliss Gripe Water is tested and approved by mothers and pediatricians. With the choicest ingredients on the market, with a greater focus on safety and effectiveness beyond anything else on the market, you can be sure that Mommy’s Bliss will bring relief for you and—most importantly—your baby.