Have you heard of gripe water? I hadn’t either until last year when I was pregnant with Kayla. My friend Amy told me about it. It is a homeopathic, herbal remedy for colic, upset tummies, teething, hiccups, etc.
When Kayla was a day old she was crying for 45 minutes straight. It was a high pitch, ‘I-am-in-pain’ cry. We had this gripe water that Amy gave us for a baby shower gift and figured we had tried everything else. So we gave Kayla 1/2 tsp. of gripe water and she stopped crying immediately and tooted. My husband was like, “OK WHAT IS IN THAT STUFF?” He grabbed it out of my hand to read what was in it. Ours looks like a flask of vodka and he was positive we had just given Kayla a drink. LOL!
We buy ours at an Indian grocery store here in town. It is $3.50 for 8 ounces. Supposedly Kroger carries it also but it is like $8 on sale for 4 ounces. You can read more about it here, here and here. If she has the hiccups and she is upset about it then we will give her a little and she doesn’t have one more hiccup.
Now before any of you think I let her have 8 ounces a day let me make a disclaimer. Make sure you have exhausted all other options (is she tired?, wet?, hungry?, bored?) before you give your baby anything. Of course talk to your pediatrician about it. Mine is perfectly fine with it. It is waaaaaay better than Mylicon or any of those other drops on the market if you ask me.