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When to start Gripe Water

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    mobina is offline Registered User
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    When to start Gripe Water

    Can any one tell when it is okay to start giving the Gripe Water. My son is two and half weeks old and I am not sure if I should start it or not.

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    i never gave my baby any.. but 2.5 weeks seems a bit early? are you needing it coz of colic?

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    I think you can give gripe water from birth. It does help with baby wind but I always found it difficult to give to my babies as you have to give 5ml and thats alot for an young infant to manage. I found Infacol easier as you only have to give 1ml. Try some baby massage for the wind in the tummy. There is a special technique, do a google on baby massage for colic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kellyst View Post
    i never gave my baby any.. but 2.5 weeks seems a bit early? are you needing it coz of colic?
    Sometimes he shows all the signs of colic, but I am not sure. Some mothers say Gripe Water is good for babies.

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    oh, just to make it clear, i don't think gripe water is bad, just that i've never tried it. i actually bought a bottle but never used it, i remember instructions on there saying it's for babies x weeks and older?

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    Where to buy gripe water?

    Does anyone know where in HK i can purchase GRIPE WATER? Is it available at Watson's and Mannings? Or stores like Bumps to Babes....?

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    b2b has it also watsons and mannings. we gave our son and he is 2 he still likes it. no harm in giving it

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    I've heard from some mothers I know that Gripe Water is like a "miracle cure" for their babies and helps settle them--it has a tiny bit of alcohol in it which apparently mellows babies out and where I'm from people give it from birth on with no problems. We also gave our son a tiny bit of chamomile tea on a doctor's recommendation and it also helped him sleep better.

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