Wondering How To Burp A Baby? Gripe Water Is Your Answer
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Wondering How to Burp A Baby? Gripe Water is Your Answer

Only a mother can fully understand the extent of an infant’s predicament caused due to gripe and improper digestion. Though the infant can’t verbally communicate its discomfort, the message is passed through its continuous and loud wailing. The exact reason causing a baby stomach pain is unknown, though speculations and possibilities have been deduced through observations. During the 1840s, William Woodward, an English Pharmacist, while working on treating fan fever invented the formula for what it came to be known as gripe water. The ingredient predominantly contained alcohol, dill, bicarbonate of soda, sugar and water which caused widespread circumspection as for the presence of alcohol.

Therefore further research was conducted to derive to a brand new formula in which only 2 major elements namely dill seed oil and sodium bicarbonate were used. Baby gripe water became widely popular within a span of few decades and quickly became a necessary product to have in households with infants. Gripe water is the quick swift solution for baby stomach pain as it not only gives instant relief but also has no known side effects to the baby.

But there are strict and imperative guidelines to be followed for the usage of gripe water. Ideally, baby gripe water is given during or right after the baby is fed for it to take full effect. As only during this time the baby’s digestive system secretes acids that break down large enzymes of milk. The gripe water can be fed using a dropper which can then be squeezed into the baby’s mouth or add it along with the baby’s feed in case of it not being breast fed. The gripe water can be given to a baby for a maximum of 6 times in a 24 hours span. Reading the leaflet that comes along with the gripe water package is highly recommended to be sure of the process and procedures of gripe water’s usage. If the baby is allergic to any of the ingredients present in the gripe water, has kidney problems or is less than a month old, it is mandatory to consult a pharmacist or medical practitioner.

Baby gripe water is the simple, innocuous answer to how to burp a baby, which can do wonders in curing baby colic and baby stomach pain. Woodwards, the namesake of its inventor, is the most popular gripe water brand. The tagline “Granny told mother, mother told me” has become widely popular and is synonymous with Woodwards Gripe water.


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