Gripe Water and Teething

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Gripe water is a type of a nutritional supplement that is sometimes given to infants for a variety of reasons. Gripe water is often used for babies that have colic, for example. Gripe water is also used frequently to help with gas. There is even a way that gripe water may be able to help a baby with teething.

To understand how gripe water can help with teething, it is important to understand a little bit about gripe water and what exactly it is that gripe water does. Generally speaking, gripe water will contain certain ingredients that are known to help with problems in the digestive system. As an example, one of the most common ingredients in gripe water is Fennel. For over a century, fennel has been used to treat upset stomach, gas, and even hiccups. Ginger is another common ingredient in gripe water. Ginger has been shown, over and over again, to be able to relieve nausea. In fact, many moms have used ginger while they were pregnant in order to help deal with morning sickness. Sodium bicarbonate is a common ingredient in gripe water, as well. Sodium bicarbonate is often used to decrease the acidity of the stomach, and to assist with gas. Finally, many types of gripe water will also contain fructose, which will give the gripe water a relatively pleasant taste for your baby.

What does all of that have to do with teething? When a baby is teething, they are likely to be more fussy, which affects their breathing patterns and causes them to take in more air than they usually would. This, in turn, leads to gas. Gripe water can help relieve this gas, which in turn helps to relax your teething baby. So, while gripe water doesn’t necessarily help with the pain of teething per se, it does have the ability to help with the gas that so often accompanies teething. When used along with other products that can help your baby’s sore mouth, gripe water can help your baby to relax and to get through the teething process in a much more comfortable way.

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