Gripe Water provides natural relief for baby from crying caused by colic. It helps to get rid of the symptoms like excessive gas, re-flux, cramping, intestinal spasm and frequent hiccups.
Colic is not an easy term for both baby and parents. So this dreaded ‘C’ term is the reason for late night crying of baby and not allowing the baby to sleep. Gripe Water is a perfect solution to help colic in breastfed babies, to make colic baby sleep and to get rid of colic ultimately.
Gripe Water is an over the counter liquid supplement of herbal ingredients like Dill, Saunf, Ajwain, Pudina, Kapoor, Dal chini, Clove, Ginger etc. depending on the formula. In addition to soothing colic pain in babies and newborn, it is marketed as remedy for teething pain, flatulence, hiccups and other ailments.
Many physicians we using a solution of Dill seed oil, Sodium bicarbonate and Alcohol in 1980’s to treat ‘fen fever’- a form of malarial illness. Woodward borrowed this formula, and used it for the treatment of colic in babies since then it is a part of baby colic treatment regimen.
A survey of 200 mothers in Sheffield revealed that babies were given gripe water by 64% of mothers within the first month. According to a study from Nigeria 30% of the mothers use gripe water as self- medication to treat infants to treat colic while 43% of the doctors prescribed the same so now gripe water has crossed borders and socio economic strata and is being liberally used by doctors and mothers.
Yes Gripe Water is Safe as long as it does not contain Sodium Bicarbonate/ Baking Soda, Alcohol, Sucrose, Parabens, Charcoal, Glycerin & Soy and Artificial Flavors & Colors.
As far as scientific evidence is concerned, there is no proof regarding the effect of Gripe Water but many parents trust it for treating their colic baby. It is believed that dill, ajwain, fennel relieves gas and stomach discomfort, which are responsible for colic.
Yes, most of the gripe water like Woodward’s Gripe Water, Prince Gripe Water, Pep Kid etc. all contain Sodium bicarbonate/Baking Soda, Alcohol, Glycerin, Soy but studies have revealed that all these things are not good for infant’s health.
Prefer Gripe Water which does not contain Sodium bicarbonate/ Baking Soda, Alcohol, Glycerin, Soy, Artificial Colors& Flavors.
Is there any Sodium Bicarbonate/Baking Soda Free & Alcohol Free Gripe Water?-This is the biggest concern we seen amongst parents and they are very right on their part. Taking all this into consideration, on our market survey we found that Mother Sparsh Gripe Water is 100% Ayurvedic Solution – An all-natural choice for stomach discomfort, gas, colic, teething and hiccups. It is completely Alcohol Free, Parabens Free, and a blend of all herbal ingredients. In addition to this, it Sodium Bicarbonate/ Baking Soda Free, Glycerin & Soy Free, Free from Artificial colors & Flavors also. It is totally safe Gripe Water for babies & Newborn.
Not only this, Mother Sparsh Gripe Water is produced in a GMP & ISO certified company.
Here are some Tips for Choosing the Best and the Safest Gripe Water::
Only buy Gripe Water brand which is Alcohol free, Sucrose Free, Parabens Free, Glycerin & Soy Free. Look out for vegetable carbon (Charcoal), as it may result in constipation.
Always buy Sodium Bicarbonate/ Baking Soda Free Gripe Water.
The formula of all gripe water varies as per brand and there is slight difference in instructions also. Read the label carefully. Some brands vary regarding the age, when it should be administered. You must check till what time it should be taken after opening the bottle as some brands say for 20 days and some 30 days. Do remember to check the storage conditions etc.
Make sure to choose the Safest and the best Gripe Water for Newborns & Babies.
Sodium bicarbonate is commonly known as baking soda.
Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda) is an alkali (antacid) which alters the PH of stomach acid which is naturally created in baby’s stomach. However, stomach acid serves a useful purpose because it helps the body to digest food, protects the gut from infections. Disrupting the stomach’s natural acidity has led to concerns about risk for infection in babies and affects the absorption of nutrients like calcium, magnesium, B12, and iron.
Sodium Bicarbonate can temporarily relieve some discomfort caused in case of acidic stomach. But, unfortunately, sodium bicarbonate is absorbed into the bloodstream of babies and can have unwanted/harmful side effects. As per Medline Plus, a service of the U.S National Library of Medicine, antacids (sodium bicarbonate/baking soda) should not be given to young children/babies (up to 12 years of age) unless it is prescribed by the doctors”.
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