Gripe Water Colic Treatment

Gripe water is a common treatment used to sooth the digestive track of babies with colic. Learn about gripe water, including what it is made of and the benefits, from a registered dietitian in this free video series on gripe water.

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Gripe water is a home remedy that has been used to treat babies with colic for many years. It is generally made with purified water, baking soda, chamomile, fennel, dill and mint, with some recipes calling for alcohol. It is thought that colic is caused by intestinal or digestive distress, and gripe water is meant to sooth and calm the digestive track, thereby treating the colic. In this free video series on treating colic, a registered dietitian explains gripe water. Learn about the benefits of gripe water for treating colic and get information on how gripe water is made. Find out some alternatives to gripe water when treating colic and learn about whether a baby can overdose on gripe water.

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