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For colicky babies, gripe water is a natural, soothing remedy that helps ease gas and stomach discomfort, as well as other discomfort often associated with gas, hiccups and teething. Colic generally occurs in babies between two to four weeks old and it can last until three or four months old; it’s sometimes referred to as persistent crying and it occurs in babies who are otherwise generally healthy.
Excessive crying even though your baby is otherwise healthy and feeding well
Your baby experiences intense crying episodes and is inconsolable
Your baby arches his/her back while crying, or pulls his/her legs up toward the chest
Your baby cries excessively at the same time every day, generally in the late afternoon or evening
It’s easy for parents to feel overwhelmed, worried and frustrated about soothing their crying babies. Mommy’s Bliss gripe wateroffers all-natural herbal relief in liquid form to soothe your baby’s discomfort and it’s also pediatrician recommended. Parents who are hesitant about giving their babies medicines that contain unnatural additives or harsh chemicals need not worry because our gripe water is made from organic ginger and fennel, contains no artificial colors or flavors and is 100% vegetarian and vegan.
Colic can be extremely persistent and there may be times where your baby will cry excessively no matter what you do. Although these times can be very worrying, give your baby all-natural relief with our gentle, effective products. There is no definitive cure for colic, but rest assured that your baby will overcome this difficult time – most babies are passed the colic stage by the time they are between three and four months old. For more information about gripe water, check out our video on this subject.
Mommy’s Bliss is proud to provide parents and their babies with all-natural, gentle and effective products that are good for the earth and the people who use them. For more information about how gripe water can help your colicky baby, please contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you!
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Mommy’s Bliss® Gripe Water should be given as needed and not as a preventive measure – after all, it works quickly! To avoid early allergic reactions, we suggest that you wait until your baby is two weeks old and over seven pounds before administering Mommy’s Bliss® Gripe Water. For all other infants and children, give Mommy’s Bliss® Gripe Water at the first signs of discomfort. Most babies will need the product after feedings, when they get gassy from eating too fast or from gulping in air while feeding. It is a good idea to wait 30 minutes after a feeding to administer Gripe Water, as this allows time for food to digest. When it is given too soon, the baby may vomit because he or she may be too full and the ingredients may not mix well with the stomach contents. If a baby is not able to complete a feeding due to gas, he or she may need Gripe Water prior to feeding. By administering the product at different times, you will learn what works best for your baby.
It is common for babies who have been suffering with extreme gas/discomfort to experience relief from Mommy’s Bliss® Gripe Water – and that allows them to rest. The tension associated with their discomfort can be exhausting for baby and parents alike!
Gripe water is a time-tested formula that has been used for more than 100 years throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, India and the Caribbean to relieve the discomfort that infants face from colic, gas, teething and hiccups.
Forms of gripe water were previously imported to the United States, but those imports did not gain approval because the formulas contained alcohol. Mommy’s Bliss® introduced its all-natural, alcohol-free Mommy’s Bliss® Gripe Water to the American market in 1999. Mommy’s Bliss® Gripe Water is well known because of its effective formula. It has twice the amount of the effective ingredients (and our ingredients are organic!) as other gripe waters.
Our gentle liquid formula contains fennel, ginger and sodium bicarbonate, which are historically known to ease the nausea and discomfort caused by stomach gas and other colic symptoms. Mommy’s Bliss® Gripe Water is known by parents to be very effective for discomfort associated to colic…But, it provides effective relief move than just colic.
Did you know? Fennel and ginger are also effective for easing the discomforts of infant teething. Babies cry a lot when they are teething, and this may cause them to become gassy. Research also suggests that when babies are teething, the salivary glands produce an enzyme that upsets the stomach. This causes them to cry, too. By addressing these issues, Mommy’s Bliss® Gripe Water works well for teething children.
There are two main reasons why we include sodium bicarbonate in Mommy’s Bliss® Gripe Water and Kids Upset Tummy & Nausea Relief. First, the sodium bicarbonate acts to balance and maintain the pH of the formula. Second, the sodium bicarbonate acts in conjunction with the ginger and fennel to facilitate and aid digestion. Its antacid properties reduce gastric irritations and are well known by doctors and pharmacists. The sodium bicarbonate used in this product was specifically formulated for children, and the amount we use is minimal – just 14 mg, or less than one percent of the daily recommended amount for infants. All ingredients in the Mommy’s Bliss® Gripe Water and Kids Upset Tummy & Nausea Relief are listed on the FDA’s Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) list. Sodium bicarbonate is also included in the FDA Inactive Ingredients Guide.
Although Mommy’s Bliss® Gripe Water can be administered in a baby bottle, we do not recommend that the herbal supplement be mixed with anything. Do not dilute the product with formula or breast milk. It is most effective when administered on its own.
Most of the time providing a baby Mommy’s Bliss® Gripe Water after a feeding or when signs of discomfort appear is the most effective. However, if your baby is consistently uncomfortable after feedings, providing the Mommy’s Bliss® Gripe Water prior to a feeding can help to eliminate the discomfort.
Mommy’s Bliss® Gripe Water should be given as needed and not as a preventive measure– after all, it works quickly! To avoid early allergic reactions, we suggest that you wait until your baby is two weeks old and over seven pounds before administering Mommy’s Bliss® Gripe Water. For all other infants and toddlers give Mommy’s Bliss® Gripe Water at the first signs of discomfort.
Most babies will need the product after feedings, when they get gassy from eating too fast or from gulping in air while feeding. It is a good idea to wait 30 minutes after a feeding to administer Gripe Water, as this allows time for food to digest. When it is given too soon, the baby may vomit because he or she may be too full and the ingredients may not mix well with the stomach contents. If a baby is not able to complete a feeding due to gas, he or she may need Gripe Water prior to feeding. By administering the product at different times, you will learn what works best for your baby.
In addition to relieving infant discomfort, Mommy’s Bliss® Gripe Water is great for babies and toddlers who are teething. An enzyme released during teething, combined with swallowing excessive saliva, can cause stomach discomfort. When you can tell that your child is salivating excessively due to teething, try giving him/her a dose of Mommy’s Bliss® Gripe Water. You will see the effects within minutes and your child will thank you!
Mommy’s Bliss® Gripe Water should be administered orally by using the Ezy Dose dropper included with the product or directly via an empty bottle after feedings. If using the dropper, avoid squirting and do not aim straight back toward the throat. This could cause gagging or choking on the formula. To prevent this possibility, insert the dropper into your child’s cheek and slowly dispense the medicine. This approach allows them to slowly swallow the formula for the best results.
If your child has not tasted Gripe Water previously, it may take some acclimation for them to get used to the flavor. If they initially reject the formula, try administering again when the baby is calm. This allows the infant to gradually get used to the taste of the formula.
Recommended dosages are as follows: Two weeks to one month of age: 1/2 tsp. (2.5 ml) Infants through one to six months of age: 1 tsp. (5 ml) Children six months and older: 2 tsp. (10 ml) Adults: 2 Tbsp. (30 ml) Adults can use Mommy’s Bliss® Gripe Water for gas, stomach upsets, nausea and hangovers, too!!
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