T.F. asks from Muenster, TX on July 31, 2007
Gripe Water - Muenster, TX
Do any of you know the major differenes between differnt gripe water formulas or are they basicly all the same?
A friend of mine said her friend swears by them and I thought I would give them a try for my some-times gassy son!
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So What Happened?™
Right before I posted my question, I bought Wellement's Gripe Water because someone mentioned "gripe water" as a remedy, I assumed gripe water was gripe water (I didn't know what gripe water really was and that there were differnt forms) and I was desperate and this brand was available: my son was gassy and spitting up a lot and got and hated the hick-ups. I then realized, after looking it up online, that there were other brands and formulas out there as well as some "make-your-own gripe water" recepies. That is when I noticed the difference in ingrediences and got concerned on the differences between the formulas.
I also found that with Wellement's:
1) you had to refigerate it, unlike many others
2) it tasted "not great" (I try to try most of what I give my kids), and another mom that posted a reply to me un-intentionally backed me up on this
3) I am almost positive it was what turned my son's stool from the normal "nursed-baby" sweet smelling, seed-like stool to what was a tarry, brown, stinky stool
4) it has baking soda in it (discussed on Colic Ease web site as bad).
THANK YOU ALL THAT REPLIED. Each comment helped, but I especially found the COLIC EASE WEBSITE as superb. I ended up buying that product on-line 'cause I really found the web-site and it's ingredients to be what sounded to me as the best! It does smell like dill pickles, but tastes like cinnimon and leaves my son's breath cinnimony sweet with a scent of dill pickles ;). He likes it--it seemed to work--it is all I asked for and more!
C.A. answers from Dallas on July 31, 2007
I swear by this stuff too!
Yes, there is a difference between the brands. They have different ingredients. I used Wellements Gripe Water first, but you have to keep it refrigerated and it tastes terrible. I use Colic-Ease gripe water-I originally purchased it online but discovered that Family Health Market in Frisco carries it locally. Go to http://www.colicease.com and read their ingredients page for a description of what each ingredient does. They also explain what is harmful about some ingredients that are in other gripe waters on the market. We used it for my baby's colic, then for gas, and now as a family remedy for nausea and upset stomach. It smells like dill pickles but it tastes sweet and kind of cinnamon-y. I wish more stores would sell this locally, I am a HUGE fan. Good luck!
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K.N. answers from Dallas on August 12, 2007
This is a MUST HAVE for fussy babies. My daughter had reflux that was non responsive to the medicine. When she became uncontrollably fussy, someone suggested Gripe Water. We got ours at Sprouts in Flower Mound, not sure what the name was. It worked right away, it helped settle her tummy, and it also helped her spit up less. Good luck and I hope this helps!
N.H. answers from Dallas on July 31, 2007
I totally agree with your friend. My little girl went through a fussy time-nothing seemed to help. Someone suggested I try it. It helped right away. I bought mine at Sprouts Organic Market in Flower Mound, not sure where you are.
D.D. answers from Dallas on July 31, 2007
I agree with your friend. I gave my second son gripe water whenever he was gassy or just fussy and he used to calm down instantly. I don't know much about the different kinds of gripe water. I used to buy mine at Taj Imports (Indian Grocery store) on Beltline and Central Expressway. Make sure its non-alcoholic.
C.D. answers from Dallas on July 31, 2007
I use the Little Tummys gripe water for hiccups! My 2 month old has VICIOUS hiccups and gets really upset. I give it to him and it takes them away immediately! I think it also helps his tummy settle also...