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.
The term “colic” comes from the Greek word “kolikos,” which means “suffering in the colon.”Colic is often defined by the “rule of threes.” The episodes of inconsolable crying:
Begin within the first three weeks of life
Last at least three hours per day
Occur at least three days per week
Persist for at least three weeks
Rarely last longer than three months.
What are the symptoms of colic?
According to Dr. Weil, the signs of colic in an otherwise healthy, well-fed baby include:
Predictability of crying episodes. A baby who has colic cries in a predictable
fashion, usually in the late afternoon or evening. Attacks often start suddenly and without a clear reason. They only wind down after the infant passes gas, has a bowel movement or becomes physically exhausted.
Inconsolability. Crying is often intense and difficult, if not impossible, to stop. It can last from a few minutes to several hours.
Changes in posture. Typically, babies will draw up their legs, clench their hands, and have either a tense abdomen or one that is distended with gas.
Mommy’s Bliss® Gripe Water is a gentle, safe and effective way to treat the symptoms of colic. Massage also has been found to calm and relax babies. For the most effective results, try Mommy’s Bliss® Sweet Slumber Massage Cream in conjunction with Gripe Water.
It is common for babies who have been suffering with extreme gas/discomfort to experience relief from our Gripe Water – and that allows them to rest. The tension associated with their discomfort can be exhausting! But you don’t have to take our word for it alone. Here is some feedback from real life moms who know first-hand.
I have used gripe water for my other children. With this child nothing helped her night time fuss or gas. She dealt well and still is a calm baby to me but I Hate when she gets so worked up and inconsolable. This stuff works! She even fell right to sleep a couple times. I love it… ~Desiree (Facebook Fan)
My son had horrible gas and hiccups from day 1… I finally heard about Gripe Water and bought this product as the ingredients were natural… Amazing! No constipation! It took away hiccups within a minute. It would calm crying within minutes. It actually would help ease him to sleep. We couldn’t live without it. This is a must have for all new babies! It really helped reduce our stress as well! ~Sumskees (Longtime Customer)
My pediatrician recommended gripe water to us after Mylicon wasn’t doing anything for my daughter’s gas… I think this helps her immensely, she would calm down after being upset and gassy only a few minutes after taking this. At one point we were giving it to her before bed every night and it was helping her sleep for a longer stretch, and I would give it to her in the middle of the night sometimes, too… ~Skye (Website Comment)
All babies will cry and fuss—it’s just what they do. But if your newborn is crying for up to three hours at a time, several times a week, then they may be suffering from colic. Colic is general discomfort caused by too much gas in the stomach or even just from crying too much. Whatever the cause, here are some helpful pointers to try when you need to soothe your baby’s colic:
Soothe Yourself – Hearing your child cry non-stop is going to be frustrating, but you need to stay calm. If you’re tense and upset, then your baby will pick up on that emotion and remain fussy. Proceed with patience and keep your nerves relaxed. If you feel like you need help, then call in the other parent, a relative, or a trusted friend or neighbor to come watch your child while you take a break.
Adjust Feedings – If it’s been over 2 hours since last time your baby ate, then try feeding them. While you don’t want to over feed your newborn, feeding smaller amounts more frequently may help soothe them.
Try Gripe Water – Along with changing your baby’s feeding routine, you may want to introduce them to gripe water. Mommy’s Bliss Gripe Water is a gentle liquid formula that contains fennel, ginger and sodium bicarbonate, which are historically known to ease the nausea and discomfort caused by stomach gas and other colic symptoms.
Holding and Rocking – There’s never any harm in sticking to the tried and true method of holding and rocking. Hold your baby as you walk around and pat them on the back gently. Rock your baby gently from side to side and they just might calm down and take a nap.
Acid reflux can be painful for baby and parents alike. Luckily, the symptoms are typically clear and easy to read. Here are some signs that your baby might be suffering from acid reflux:
1. Frequent Vomiting
A baby who throws up consistently after each meal may have acid reflux. Many babies with reflux experience projectile vomiting and seem to vomit with such force that parents may be worried about their safety. This frequent vomiting can lead to dehydration, weight loss, and other health concerns.
2. Persistent Cough or Wheeze
Though many people don’t know it, there is a link between acid reflux and asthma, coughing, and wheezing in babies. If your child seems to always be coughing or is showing signs of asthma, it is possible that he or she may have reflux. Before you treat the cough, ask your pediatrician if reflux could be the culprit behind the cough.
3. Eating Issues
A baby with reflux may seem disinterested in eating, appear to have difficulty eating, or even refuse to eat because he or she knows the pain and discomfort that will follow. Weight loss or refusing to eat can be a sign of reflux, so pay close attention to your child’s eating patterns and weight. It’s important to ensure that these symptoms aren’t being caused by something else, so talk to your doctor.
If your little one cries constantly and seems to be in pain much of the time, he or she may have colic. Colic can be a sign of baby reflux. Your child could be uncomfortable from acid in the tummy, or be feeling frustration from the pain. Mommy’s Bliss® Gripe Water is a gentle, safe and effective way to treat the symptoms of reflux and colic.