E.M. asks from Shippensburg, PA on February 04, 2008
M.M. answers from Philadelphia on February 05, 2008
A.M. answers from Philadelphia on February 05, 2008
I used this on my twin girls because they had a lot of gas. Before I gave them any, I called my ped and they said it was fine and looked up in their big book of medicine, how much I should give my girls. It's worth a try but you have to feel comfortable with it.
J.Y. answers from Pittsburgh on February 05, 2008
I considered using this product as well, but felt apprehensive. These 'natural' products are not well regulated for quality, and ingredients don't have to be tested for safety. Just after my son was past the fussy gassy stage (mid 2006), the product was recalled. Even if it is back on the market, I would not use it.
R.C. answers from Philadelphia on February 05, 2008
E. Hi I used the Gripe water for my son and I loved it. It helped him so much and I found it on my own. When I told my old peds doctor he said he liked it very much too. I found that it helped with gas pains and hiccups. If I remember you can give it to them right before or even in the bottle if you don't breastfeed. I think you should try it. Good luck. R.
A.H. answers from Pittsburgh on February 05, 2008
My brother used it on my nephew and he did fine with it. Although I wondered sometimes if they just gave it to him before trying to figure out if there was something else wrong. There was a recall a few months ago for some of the gripe water so be watchful and read up on it before putting it in your baby.
D.V. answers from Philadelphia on February 05, 2008
I tired Gripe water (4 years ago) with my first daughter and she did fine but I also used baby mylicon. This was a while ago but I remember reading that it contained atropine and with repetitive doses --you may experience unwanted side effects.
Having said that, it did work for my daughter but I didn't use it with my second daughter. When I consulted her pediatrician--she told me not to use it. I would just caution you to read the ingredients carefully and if you decide to use the product--buy it from a reputable manufacturer. Also, consult your pediatrician.
J.T. answers from Pittsburgh on February 05, 2008
I have used gripe water with my son. We used it for gas, hiccups, or colicky behavior, and it did seem to work. We used it when he was as young as a month or two. I thought gripe water was a nice natural alternative to Mylicone, which is another over the counter product for infant gas.
Hope this helps!
D.F. answers from Philadelphia on February 05, 2008
I've never used it myself, but I've heard positive things about it. I think it's all natural. I suppose you could check with your pediatrician.
C.H. answers from Philadelphia on February 05, 2008
i used gripe water w/ my 2nd son who seemed to have a lot of gas and was always very uncomfortable. it's kind of like a baby alka-seltzer. all natural ingredients like ginger and fennel. it DID work for my baby but you need to be very consistent w/ doses. I gave it to him 3X each day w/ a feeding. if i got sloppy about giving it to him, his symptoms would return. so even if he seems better....keep giving it! i could actually hear/feel all the gas in his belly breaking up. it may take a few tries for the baby to aquire a taste for it but then he'll love it! I hope it helps!
V.F. answers from Scranton on February 05, 2008
Yes from what I understand it works very well for the collicky baby the only downside is that once opened it has a short shelf life in the fridge. The other option is try some Bubble B Gone, this is all natural great for gas and it also aides in digestion and can be found at most health food stores and some grocery stores like Wegmans. I am not sure if you can find it in a pharmacy