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. 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. Mommy’s Bliss Gripe Water does NOT contain any of the following: gluten, starch, dairy products, wheat, yeast, dill, chamomile, alcohol, parabens, artificial colors, artificial flavors, binders, sucrose (table sugar), fillers or petroleum-based by-products.