What Is Gripe Water For Babies And How Does It Work

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What Is Gripe Water For Babies And How Does It Work

After the arrival of your baby into your life, everything seems new for both of you. But, an awful situation appears when your baby suddenly starts sleeping, eating, peeing and unfortunately crying a little more. It becomes quite hazardous for the parents in the initial days. When this situation appears to the baby, this situation is called Colic. Since this problem does not have any exact solution. Doctors recommend parents to provide Gripe water to the babies. This is a solution of sodium and water which calm the baby gradually. (Also Read: Tips To Provide Proper Nutrition To Your Newborn And Toddler)

What is Gripe Water?
As it is already told to you that gripe water calms the baby from the discomfort he is facing. It is an over-the-counter liquid supplement which has sodium bicarbonate and few important herbs. It includes herbs like fennel, ginger, chamomile, cardamom, liquorice, cinnamon, clove, dill, lemon balm or peppermint etc. Although the quantity and the existence of the herbs will depend on the requirements. Moreover, gripe water is also a remedy to the teething symptoms of the baby.

How does the gripe water work?
Doctors rely on gripe water mostly to calm a baby from crying, stomach ache, teething problems and so on. In short, it effectively relieves colic. People say that the herbs present in gripe water are efficient enough to treat problems in new borns and toddlers. It has dill, liquorice, fennel and ginger which is great to relieve the gas and stomach problems. However, experts think that gripe water works simply because it tastes sweet. Which attracts babies. (Also Read: How To Protect Your Newborn From Cold And Flu)

Tips to provide Gripe water to the baby:
If your doctor has asked you to provide gripe water to the baby then you are safe to give it to him/her. But there are some certain tips you can follow for a better result. These tips are:

1. First, read the ingredients used to make this gripe water. Always have a look at the percentage of carbon (charcoal). It should be sucrose-free and made in the U.S.

2. Now do not forget to read the instructions before using it. Different brand of gripe water has different types of usage. So, make sure you read the instruction carefully before tearing the package.

3. This gripe water should not create allergies or any types of reactions. When your baby takes something new or unknown to his/her body, the reactions come faster. So, it is your duty to ask the doctor how does it work and if unfortunately, it reacts, then what will be the remedy. (Also Read: Tips To Take Care Of A Premature Baby Or A Preemie)

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