Combining the gentle effectiveness of Ginger, Fennel, Dill and Kiwifruit, ChildLife Essentials® Organic Gripe Water provides your baby with natural, soothing relief from the bloating and stomach discomfort often associated with colic, teething and hiccups.
Colic and Stomach Discomfort in Babies and Infants
Many infants experience regular bouts of stomach discomfort, bloating and general fussiness throughout the early months of life. Whether from teething, food intolerance or some other reason, this discomfort oftentimes leads to crying or irritability. In more severe cases, a baby may cry or wail inconsolably for prolonged periods of time and appear to be in a state of significant physical discomfort by drawing up the legs to the belly, arching their back, and having a red, flushed face. When this occurs in an otherwise healthy baby in excess of three hours per day for three days per week, and for at least three weeks in a row, the baby is said to have colic.1
Rates of colic occur at equal frequency irrespective of whether a baby was bottle fed or formula fed, and without regard to birth order, gender or culture. While the exact cause of colic id unknown, leading theories include: 2
- Spasms in the muscles of a baby’s immature digestive system
- Excessive amounts of air being swallowed during normal bouts of crying, resulting in painful gas and bloating
- An irregular ratio of “good” to “bad” bacteria in the digestive tract
When methods such as swaddling, burping, infant massage, or a warm bath are not effective in alleviating their little ones’ painful gas, bloating and stomach discomfort, many parents turn to the effective age old tradition of Gripe Water.
What is Gripe Water
Based on an original formula develop by English nannies during the middle of the nineteenth century, Gripe Water is a liquid herbal supplement that contains a combination of soothing and calming herbs used to treat babies suffering from colic and other issues of stomach discomfort.
Unfortunately, however, may modern Gripe Water formulations contain As Gripe Water is oftentimes the first liquid a baby experiences beyond breast milk or formula, it is vitally important that it be free of impurities and unnecessary chemicals, and that it contain only safe, natural, and time tested ingredients.
ChildLife Essentials® Organic Gripe Water
Created by Dr. Murray Clarke, founder of ChildLife Essentials® and leading Holistic Pediatrician in the United States, ChildLife Essentials® Organic Gripe Water was formulated with a unique blend of all natural, USDA Certified Organic ingredients that address each of the various causes of your little one’s discomfort, including:
Known for containing health promoting anti-oxidant compounds called gingerols, Ginger had been used for millennia as a soothing remedy for all forms of stomach discomfort, as it help relieve nausea, indigestion, bloating and stomach cramps.3
A perennial herb native to the Mediterranean, Fennel is commonly used in the treatment of colic, bloating, and other stomach ailments because it is a natural carminative and help to relax a spasmodic colon, release trapped gas, and act as a mild laxative.4
Like Fennel, Dill is also native to the Mediterranean and is used to dispel flatulence, relax the muscles of the digestive tract, and settle the stomach. In addition, Dill is thought to reduce excess stomach acid and has been used as a remedy for hiccups since medieval time.5
Organic Kiwifruit Extract
Sourced from New Zealand, Kiwifruit contains a whole host of anti-oxidants and phytonutrients, in addition to beneficial soluble and insoluble fiber that helps maintain bowel regularity and the natural ecology of “good” bacteria in your baby’s digestive tract.6,7
ChildLife’s® Organic Gripe Water is free of gluten, casein, alcohol, milk, eggs, wheat, yeast, corn, benzoates, sorbates, parabens, and artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners.
**Do not give this product to a child if they are allergic to any of the ingredients. Since infants and children have immature immune systems, always consult your healthcare provider prior to use.
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- The University of Maryland Medical Center.
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- Harb, T. Matsuyama, M. David, M., Hill, R. infant Colic – What Works: A Systematic Review of Interventions for Breastfed Infants. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2015 Dec 10.
- Drummond, L., Geary, RB. Kiwifruit modulation of gastrointestinal motilitiy. Adv Fod Nutr Res 2013, 68 219-32.
- Ansell, J, Parker, S, Paturi, G,. Rosenclale, D., Blatchford, P. Modification of the colonic microbiota. Adv Food Nutr Res. 2013, 68 205-17.