has anyone ever used gripe water for their babies?

Dawn - posted on 01/02/2009 ( 66 moms have responded )

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I called the dr this morning to complain that the medicine she gave my 7 month old son for acid reflux wasn't working and that i really didn't think he even had that. I got the nurse and she agreed with me that it sounded more like gas and recomended gripe water. it's a homeopathic thing that's supposed to help with gas, nausea, teething and hiccups. i've never heard of it but at this point i'll try anything to get some sleep at night...i was just wondering if anyone else has ever used it and what the results were?

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Marta - posted on 01/22/2009

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I used it with my daughter, she didnt really like the taste but once i got it into her it worked like magic, good luck!

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Ana - posted on 01/22/2009

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I have not used gripe water, but what workes wonders for my little 6 month old is little tummies, it's almost immediate I would say! Good Luck!

Dawn - posted on 01/22/2009

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i have actually stopped using the gripe water. it worked great for a few weeks but then my son got diaharea...nothing too serious. but i stopped the gripe water and he was better the next day. not sure if there was a conection or not. but he's actually sleeping better now that i've stopped that and the zantac. he slept all night last night. i started feeding him more baby food in one sitting and that seemed to do the trick. must have been that he was just hungry?

Michelle - posted on 01/22/2009

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I use to use Gripe water with my daughter...however now I totally recommand "Oval" it is great for hiccups, GAS, colic and it is all natural can being giving to newborns..taken in the mouth or mix is bottle it was my life saver :)



 

Arlette - posted on 01/22/2009

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Chammomile tea worked for my son he was only 3 months old and he wouldnt stop screaming and I remembered a friend of mine had told me if ever i have a baby and hegets colic to call her and shed give me her secret. Chammomile tea that was it. instead of using water to mix with the formula i had to use the tea. it alleviated him. Thank goodnes my son didnt ALWays get gassy! if you can try giving your son the tea by itself mine wouldnt drink it, thats why i had to do it in formula.

Arlette - posted on 01/22/2009

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Chammomile tea worked for my son he was only 3 months old and he wouldnt stop screaming and I remembered a friend of mine had told me if ever i have a baby and hegets colic to call her and shed give me her secret. Chammomile tea that was it. instead of using water to mix with the formula i had to use the tea. it alleviated him. Thank goodnes my son didnt ALWays get gassy! if you can try giving your son the tea by itself mine wouldnt drink it, thats why i had to do it in formula.

Sammi - posted on 01/22/2009

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I use it in Sydni's bottles before bed at night....She has a very upset tummy alot and it works pretty well...little tummies is goodtoo

Michelle - posted on 01/22/2009

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yes i have, it help with belly pain, weither is gas, constipation and hiccups. i dont know about teething cause it never work for teething with my kids but it might

Melissa - posted on 01/22/2009

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Gripe water was fantastic for my daughter when she was younger, I used to put it in with her milk otherwise she would spit it out! It is vile tasting!!

Becky - posted on 01/22/2009

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I used gripe water (the non-alcoholic kind) on my preemie daughter.  She was always crying because her stomach hurt so bad because she couldn't get her burp out.  We used it for along time because of the gas and because she was spitting up alot.  Then one day I switched her bottle brand and all of a sudden all problems were gone.  If you're using a bottle, you might want to consider that.  My little girl was like a brand new child.  She was so happier.

Julie - posted on 01/22/2009

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I used gripe water as well, and it worked great for hiccups. It also tastes good, so the babies will take it....hope it works for you!

Victoria - posted on 01/07/2009

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I have used it before and to be honest it really didn`t work nothing did I just had to walk around for hours with my poor little girl when she had wind. It seems like its never going to end at the time but it passes and becomes a distant memory ;-) x

Amber - posted on 01/07/2009

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gripe water is amazing! it helps alot! my son had every problem in the book and that calmed him down in no time

Stephenie - posted on 01/07/2009

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Gripe water worked really well for my daughter and she didn't mind the taste at all.

Marta - posted on 01/07/2009

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I used it with my duaghter, she did not like it and once I tasted I was not suprised but it does wonders and is not harmful in any way so you cant loose, good luck!

Dawn - posted on 01/07/2009

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well the problem with having him sleep in his bouncy chair is that he will not sleep on his back. never has. since the first day home i tried putting him in the cradle on his back and he screamed. then we tried the swing and bouncy cause we thought if he was kinda sitting up he wouldn't cry but no. the only way he would sleep at first was to just put him on my chest and prop myself up on the couch and that's how i slept for the first month or so. then when i got past the fear of just putting him on his tummy to sleep we put him in the crib to sleep. some nights are better than others. i'm not really sure what the problem is. i've learned to just accept it as reality that he isn't not a consistant sleeper. i take naps when i can and otherwise just deal with it. i know that God never dumps more on us that we can handle and just when i think i can't take anymore my son will sleep one night for me or my hubby will take him.

Lindsay - posted on 01/07/2009

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If your son is having a lot of trouble with gas and acid reflux you could try having him sleep more upright. Let him sleep in a bouncy chair or swing something that will help him to get rid of any issues. If you still want him in his crib you can try slanting the mattress downward by his feet. Just prop the one side of it up some with a couple of towels underneath. That will help with a stuffy nose too :)

Ashley - posted on 01/07/2009

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I figured out gripe watr worked until we had to put my son Slade Presley on Zantac.. Then it got worse when used.. They say dont mix them much so I realized they were right

Kelly - posted on 01/07/2009

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Gripe Water has been around for quite a few years. And now you have the option of buying Alcohol Free Gripe Water. I find the one with alcohol in it works the best. I haven't given an actual dose to my kids, though. Instead I dipped their soothers in it. Mixing it in bottles is another option. There are a few different brands out there that help babies with gas and upset stomachs.

Dawn - posted on 01/07/2009

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thanks bonnie. actually i just went and bought the lavender bath this past weekend. it worked the first night...but hasn't since. my son is strange. out of now where one night he will sleep so then we try and duplicate whatever we did the next night but nothing ever works the same twice. i'm baffled. lol. guess i'll just have to live with it and hope he grows out of it someday. prolly when he's 18!! haha!!

Bonnie - posted on 01/07/2009

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hi again try keepin him awake durin the day! also i swear by lavender put a few drops on his beddin (no where that touches skin) also use lavender oil in baths before bed it works wonders and has calmin abilities (it will calm and refresh u too! hope it helps!

Dawn - posted on 01/07/2009

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thanks again everyone!! i'm almost out of the first bottle!! i can't believe the difference in him...he hardly fusses at all and i can actually put him down now and get stuff done. Like play on here!! lol. he's still not sleeping at night however anyone got any ideas there? he wakes up crying every hour or so for the first 3 hours of the night and goes back to sleep within a few minutes...then anytime after midnight he'll wake for a bottle and go right back to sleep...sometimes he can go the rest of the night but last night he woke again 2 hours after the bottle and cried for a minute and then went back to sleep. and now he's taking shorter, less frequent naps and i'm afaid he's not getting enough sleep...i know i'm not!!

Amber - posted on 01/06/2009

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I have actually bought it and used it... I am on my third bottle for my 6 month old. We use it for all of the symptoms you listed  and it seems to help. My husband's mother is a nurse in Mobile; she is the one that told us about it...

Amber - posted on 01/06/2009

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I have actually bought it and used it... I am on my third bottle for my 6 month old. We use it for all of the symptoms you listed  and it seems to help. My husband's mother is a nurse in Mobile; she is the one that told us about it...

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Just a fun fact i forgot to add, my mom used to dose me with the gripe water like crazy when i was a baby until the doctor told her about the alcohol in it lol dont worry i dont think they sell the old stuff anymore but it explains why less people "swear by it" today then they used to :)

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gripe water used to sooth my son to sleep and he liked the taste of it and it kind of worked for the gas but i found the best thing was baby oval

Crystal - posted on 01/06/2009

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Im sorry but i tried gripe water with my daughter and she wouldnt take it so i tasted it and gagged, not sure where your are but there is stuff here in australia called "Marinas infant mixture" its natural, works brilliantly, and tastes fine.

Ashleigh - posted on 01/06/2009

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wow you guys are all lucky!! My son had horrible colic/gas/hiccups etc. and gripe water never really worked :(

Jessica - posted on 01/06/2009

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hi dawn. i have used gripe water when my little ones had collic and it seemed to work for them i also used to use cooled boiled water,

Ashley - posted on 01/06/2009

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I used gripe water for my baby now 9 1/2 months old.. Great for hiccups.. DIdnt help with the severe AR or COlic..Depends on how severe the ar is.. My son still wakes up just to burp and then goes back to sleep.. Hes SLOWLY growing out of it.. I do not do the CIO method since he had such severe ar but I guess thats why I stay at home...

Dawn - posted on 01/06/2009

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yeah i do in the next town over. i used to work in the pharmacy there and i know we didn't sell it there but i will check in the infants department. thanks!!

Ginger - posted on 01/06/2009

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DO you have a walmart?  If so they sell the ovol drops there not sure about the other one though

Ema - posted on 01/06/2009

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hiya i have used gripe water a few times with my son and was back to normal in a few days, and i think that it does work, also have tried infacol and that is also good

Bonnie - posted on 01/06/2009

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hi i have used gripe water and i swear by it, my mum also used it with me when i was a baby it is very good n i would recomend you tryin it! let me know how you get on!!!!!!!!! :)



 

Kathryn - posted on 01/06/2009

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i tried both gripe water and infocol, they both seemed to work but infocol worked a bit better....he didnt burp though...he farted lol

Dawn - posted on 01/05/2009

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o ok...maybe that's why i haven't seen it. i live in NY. maybe we don't have it here?

Chantel - posted on 01/05/2009

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Ovol and infacol are both available at Shoppers Drug mart in Canada and also a lot of grocery stores.

Dawn - posted on 01/05/2009

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yeah i just put it in his formula...i almost think he likes it better now cause when i give him a bottle without it he acts like he doesn't want it.

Jessica - posted on 01/05/2009

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As far as the nasty taste, it says that you can mix it. I mixed it with milk, and juice. My son never knew a difference!!

Jessica - posted on 01/05/2009

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Gripe water was a life saver. It helps for colic, gas, and nausea. It's perfectly safe. It's all natural. All it is, is ginger and fennel. You really should give it try. It wont hurt.

Dawn - posted on 01/05/2009

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i agree that it works great!! i've been using it now for 4 days and my son is so much happier!! hardly fusses at all now unless he's tired or hungry which is when he should. thanks everyone i think this is my new miracle cure!! lol.

Charlene - posted on 01/05/2009

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Hi Dawn i used gripe water with my child to help with gas and it worked a treat. She was a happier child afterward. I never heard of it until my mother got me some.

Christina - posted on 01/05/2009

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i use gripe water with my daughter its really good for tummy aches,wind,gas etch u only need to give them a lilttle bit though

Cheryl - posted on 01/03/2009

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Infacol you either put into babies mouth b4 breastfeeding or straight into every bottle and it just helps them burp after every feed, for those babies who tend to hold onto wind. It doesnt taste bad either..

Dawn - posted on 01/03/2009

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what are ovol drops and infacol? i've never heard of any of this stuff. i never had any problems with my 3 year old so this is all new to me.where can i find these? i got the gripe water in wegman's. that's a grocery store in ny. but i don't remember seeing the other things.

Chantel - posted on 01/03/2009

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It worked for hiccupps but I found that ovol drops worked better for her gas.

Carrie - posted on 01/03/2009

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ABSOLUTELY!!! this was a life saver for both my 2 year old and my 10 month old. This is (like you said homeopathic) and all the ingredients are 'natural' so honestly whenever my kids were fussy i would give them some (i used babys bliss - it calls for 5 mL per dosing) i honestly found it would work with as little as 2 mL. worked almost immediately and even if i never found out his ailement - he woudl stop crying!! GOOD LUCK

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