Sunday, December 23, 2007

Motherhood tip- Fussy babies

Ugggh, fussy babies. My second child was and is the definition of fussy. My third child is very easy usually, but I went to a party last night where he just WOULDN'T sleep. He was so bad! I could have kicked myself for not having my secret weapon for fussy babies. Yes, I have a secret weapon that makes mothering a newborn SO MUCH EASIER!

First of all- hiccups. They drive me crazy! Have you ever just fed your baby, and lay them down to sleep and the second you do.... BAM, the hiccups hit! It makes me so mad. I have the cure.....

Second, there is the fussing without any apparent reason why. I lay my baby down to sleep, and he just can't quite settle down.

Third, there is the full blown colic. My second child just cried and cried, and it was nearly impossible to console him.

My secret weapon is called......... Gripe Water. Have you ever heard of it? I've done a lot of research on Gripe Water, and they've been using it for years and years in Canada and the UK. Gripe Water is an herbal supplement that soothes babies' stomachs and helps them be SO much happier. Here is what I recommend:

Baby Bliss Gripe Water- available at some stores and many sites online including drugstore.com

This Gripe Water contains Ginger and Fennel (So it smells like licorice), and it is awesome for hiccups. Without fail, it cures my baby's hiccups instantly! It is probably the cheapest gripe water, and easiest to find

Colic Ease Gripe Water- available online.

I have checked the label on this several times to make sure it still says, "NO ALCOHOL," because I can't understand how it works so well. My baby can be fussing, grunting, screaming, and a few drops of this will put him right to sleep. It has different ingredients including: dillweed seed oil, caraway seed oil, cinnamon bark oil, clovebud oil, and cardamom oil. Somehow this combination is so soothing to babies, the instant it goes down their throats it calms them down. It's amazing!

My secret tool is Gripe Water, and after extensive research, I have decided that these are the best and cheapest kinds available. I have never tried gripe water on an older child, only on infants up to 4 or 5 months. If anyone uses it for their older children, please let me know, I would love to hear how it works. And if anyone who has used it wants to leave a testimonial, please do so in the comments!

3 comments:

Jocee Bergeson said...

I used gripewater w/ Sage for hiccups (at your suggestion) and COULD NOT believe how well it worked. I thought you were crazy, but now I'm a believer. :)

Carrie said...

I can't wait to try this with my next baby. I would like to think I won't need it, but babies all have their moments.

Karlenn said...

I never really tried to find Gripe Water, because I heard that you couldn't purchase it in the States, so I'm excited to hear that there is a way we Americans can have access to it. Thank you! My friend, Carrie, told me about this site - great work!