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Gripe water

(9 Posts)
Monoploxy Thu 21-Sep-17 17:27:02

What's the best way to use gripe water on my 4 week old baby?

LapinR0se Thu 21-Sep-17 17:28:05

Gripe water isn't great really. What's up with the baby?

justshruggingreally Thu 21-Sep-17 17:29:04

I found Infacol better than gripe water, it comes with a little pipette in the lid. You could use an oral syringe with gripe water, otherwise it's hard to give (I used a teaspoon, disastrously)

Melpot Thu 21-Sep-17 17:34:07

Yes infacol is much better than gripe water - that's what I've heard

FenellaMaxwellsPony Thu 21-Sep-17 17:40:08

If you do want to use gripe water, we used to use the calpol syringe.

Spam88 Thu 21-Sep-17 17:54:55

I used an oral syringe as well.

LIZS Thu 21-Sep-17 17:58:39

Slurp off medicine spoon or syringe?

Bekabeech Thu 21-Sep-17 18:19:53

Gripe water used to work when it contained alcohol - but doesn't do anything now (and alcohol is banned).

Changerofname987654321 Thu 21-Sep-17 20:23:14

Gripe water and infacol are for different things. Infacol is not recommended with reflux.

I found the boots gripe water the best. I used a calpol syringe or you can buy them from over the chemist counter and pop them in the steriliser.

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