Gripe Water

CurlieGlamourGirlieCurlieGlamourGirlie Posts: 1,198Registered Users
Does it really work? Do I need to ask our pediatrician before I get it? Luke seems like he's really gassy - lots of leg pulling, face straining and crankiness.

Any info would be great!!
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  • CGNYCCGNYC Posts: 4,938Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    No, you don't need to ask a ped because there' snothing to it but no, it doesn't do much either.

    Try Mylicon.
  • fuzzbucketfuzzbucket Posts: 996Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I second the gas drops, if you haven't tried them. They worked wonders for Harry during his gassy, fussy, colicky period. I know they don't work for all babies, but it's worth a shot.

    Good luck!
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  • KaiaKaia Posts: 8,815Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I third the Mylicon gas drops. When Dylan had that hard, gassy tummy, they always seemed to help.
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  • CurlieGlamourGirlieCurlieGlamourGirlie Posts: 1,198Registered Users
    Those I already have - do you give it before you feed or after???

    FB - I made the cookies - they were delicious!!!! (My DH even stole some!)
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  • KaiaKaia Posts: 8,815Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I gave them right after a feeding.
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  • CGNYCCGNYC Posts: 4,938Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    The main ingredient is simethicone, which isn't absorbed by the body. When the bottle says you can give it like 12 times a day, it does not exaggerate.

    We had to take S to the er when she was around ten weeks. The doc there gave her simethicone (along with other stuff) and told us that with all the crying, they swallow air which gives them gas. Duh. I had no idea, but you'd think I could've put that together myself. Essentially he said because it's not absorbed, give as often as you think necessary. And my dd cried a LOT so she got a lot of it. It did help.
  • SpiderSpider Posts: 3,381Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I tried the gripe water in a blue glass bottle ( I recently threw it out so I don't remember the brand) but it seemed to help my son. I think he just liked the taste but a few drops through a syringe were enough to distract him and help him settle down.
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  • CurlieGlamourGirlieCurlieGlamourGirlie Posts: 1,198Registered Users
    I had Mylicon already, so I used it yesterday after his feedings and DH used it today after feeding him.

    What a difference. No fussiness, no crankiness, no scrunching his little legs and feet. And he slept in 2 4-hour stretches.

    Ahhhhhhhhhh! :angel9:
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  • fuzzbucketfuzzbucket Posts: 996Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Yay! :blob3:
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