Review of Woodward Gripe water

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Do you remember the famous slogan “Granny told Mother and Mother told me.” Yea, our very own gripe water. My sister is a lot younger to me and I remember finishing off all her gripe water when I was a kid. Even now I love to taste it once in a while but it’s too sweet for my liking now.

Initially a lot of people recommended the product to me, but as the doctor had asked me to exclusively breastfeed for 6 months, I refused to try this.

My baby was a colicky child and she would cry every evening with pain till we used  colicaid drops which was chemically made. So after my baby turned 3 months, I started her with gripe water twice daily. I followed the measurements on the bottle

From the wikipedia:

Gripe water is a home remedy for infants with colic, gastrointestinal discomfort, teething pain, reflux and other stomach ailments. Its ingredients vary, and may include alcohol, a bicarbonate, ginger, dill, fennel and chamomile. It is typically given to an infant with a dropper in liquid form, and adults may also take gripe water for soothing intestinal pains, gas or other stomach ailments.

Composition: sodium bicarbonate is the main ingredient; it also has dill and fennel oils

Right now it provides some relief for teething.

One disadvantage: It does not come with a dropper so I have to use droppers from other medicines.

For kids above 8 months, you can add a tbsp of gripe water in their water

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Jaishri is an IT professional and the founder of mommyswall. She is a mom of a lovely 4 year old and lives in Bangalore. She is also a certified Yoga instructor and believes in Natural living.
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10 Responses to Review of Woodward Gripe water

  1. aditi says:

    well woodwards is well known brand for gripe water…but there is very astonishing fact i read on national library of medicine, USA that sodium bicarbinate/sarjikshara should not be given to kids..and many more websites also advised to give gripe water without sodium bicarbonate….it is nothing just baking soda more commonly used in ENO, so it is natural that baby get burp. Even i didn’t know about this but when my doctor said me to avoid gripe with sodium bicarbonate…..there is well known brand colic ease….in USA provide gripe water without sodium bicarbonate and now in india Mother Sparsh is another brand….

    It alters the pH of baby and result in food digestion problem. It also absorbed in blood and can be very harmful.

  2. Albertjett says:

    Thanks for your information.So many mother are used woodwards for Baby gripe water this one is really wonderful Gripe water otherwise which been Used throughout India and other countries over 150 years.Thanks for the sharing blog.

    • admin says:

      Your welcome Albert

    • shivika says:

      woodwards gripe water contains sodium bicarbonate which alters the pH level in baby’s tummy.
      Moreover, according to US National library of medicine, sodium bicarbonate should not be given to babies upto 12 years..
      one should try gripe water without sodium bicarbonate/sarjikakshara.

  3. Gripe water says:

    I bought organic gripe water from Walgreens, and it was for my sons gas. It worked great!!!! Gas be gone! lol
    How to burp a baby

  4. Jaishri says:

    Hehe ok.. sure

  5. Megha says:

    I came across this term gripe water for the first time through your article jaish.. Tnku for increasing my knowledge.. :-)

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