Wellements Gripe Water - 4 oz. (120 mL)
Wellements Gripe Water is an easy-to-use, gentle on the stomach product for babies suffering of colic and has been an ancient tradition passed on through generations of parents. The formula combines ginger, fennel, and chamomile to provide ease for symptons such as uncontrollable crying, fussing, sleeplessness, teething, and hicups. Each serving offers relief for up to four hours. Their signature product, Wellements Baby Organic Gripe Water, is an all-natural herbal remedy for infants with colic, upset stomachs, gas, teething, or hiccups.
- USDA Certified Organic
- Safe, fast, and effective
- Paraben and chemical preservative free
- Pediatrician recommended
- Free of gluten, dairy, soy, alcohol, and artificial ingredients
- Vegan certified
- Kosher certified
- Glass bottle, BPA, and phthalates free
Could Your Baby's Crying Be Colic?
What is Colic?"
Colic is a general term used to describe an otherwise healthy baby who cries more than three hours a day for more than three days a week, for more than three weeks. A baby with colic will often cry inconsolably, around the same time of day, usually late afternoon or evening, despite all attempts to comfort them. Colic affects around 25% of infants in the first year of life. Symptoms may appear in babies within the first two to four weeks of life and usually improve by the time the baby is three to four months of age, but can last up to 12 months. Always check with your pediatrician to rule out any other options before diagnosing and treating your baby for colic.
Causes and Symptoms
The exact cause of colic is unknown; however, researchers have many theories as to what it may be. Some possibilities include: under-developed nervous system, allergies, lactose intolerance, immature digestive system, anxiety, or over activity.
What You Can Do
Although colic will improve on its own, it can be an extremely distressing time while you are going through it. Many parents feel angry, frustrated or guilty, and often feel like they are doing something wrong because despite their best efforts, they cannot comfort their baby. There are, however, some things you can do that may help calm and soothe your baby. Just keep in mind that each baby is different and you will have to discover what works for you. Try each suggestion one at a time at first to see if you can rule out any potential causes of your baby’s fussiness. Using a combination of the tips suggested below usually proves to be the most helpful.
Change formulas - Many experts believe colic is related to your baby's digestion. Try switching to a "hypoallergenic" formula.
Try a different feeding technique - If you normally nurse on both breasts, switch to just one prolonged feeding on one breast. Some research shows this can cut colic in half. Sometimes more frequent but smaller feedings are helpful. For many babies, suck is a soothing activity. Try giving you baby a pacifier. Even if you're breast-feeding, it's OK to offer a pacifier to help your baby calm down.
Motion - Many parents say gentle motion is helpful. Try rocking you baby in your arms or in an infant swing or lay your baby tummy down on your knees and then sway your knees slowly. Try taking your abby for a walk or a drive. Using a vibrating infant seat or vibrating crib may also help.
Swaddling - Babies are comforted by being held closely. Try swaddling your baby in a lightweight blanket. Others may be comforted just by cuddling. Create soothing noise, some babies are comforted by steady background noise. A fan, white noise maker, or a CD with sounds such as the ocean or a waterfall may help. Try huming, quietly making a "shh" sound or singing a lullaby. Even if your baby dosen't completely stop crying, it may help keep you both calm and pass the time.
Gentle massage or heat - Try giving you baby a warm bath. Sofly massage your baby, especially around the tummy area.
Change your diet - If you breast-feed, eliminating certain foods may help your baby. Try eliminating foods such as dairy products, citrus fruits, spicy foods, or drinks containing caffeine and see if you notice a difference in you baby. If you use a bottle, switching to a different type or using a different type of nipple might help.
Herbal remedy - Many parents have had success with herbal remedies using ginger, fennel, and chamomile.
Probiotics - There is some research the shows giving your baby probiotics may reduce crying time. Be sure to check with your baby's doctor before giving any medications.
Taking care of a baby who has colic is exhausting and stressful, even for the most experienced and patient parents. A few months of crying can take a serious emotional toll which is why it is important for you take care of yourself, too. These suggestions may help:
Take a break - Sometimes you just need to walk away. Ask your spouse, friend or babysitter to take over for 10 minutes or an hour so you can take a deep breath and regroup. Even a little time away will help you feel refreshed.
Talk to someone - You may be experiencing a wide range of feelings from anger and frustration to guilt, depression and isolation. It is normal! Try talking to your spouse, partner, friends, doctor or other parents who have been through this and can offer you support.
Stay positive - It’s important to know that colic is not a result of bad parenting and you are not to blame. Even though it is extremely difficult time, it is temporary and will not last forever.
Take care of yourself - Making healthy choices will help you in all areas of your life. Eat healthy whole foods, and avoid sugar and alcohol. Making time for exercise, stretching or even a walk will help you stay energized throughout the day. Do your best to sleep when your baby sleeps.
Wellements Baby Questions & Answers
Is Wellements Baby Organic Gripe Water Safe for my baby?
Yes. Wellements Gripe Water is completely safe! Their products are amde in certified facilities with only the best natural and organic ingredients. The herbal formula for Gripe Water is an age old remedy that has been around for hundreds of years. Your grandma's grandma probably used it too!
What is in Wellements Baby Organic Grips Water?
Their Gripe Water is made with the herbs fennel, ginger, and chamomile, all certified organic! When blended together these natural herbs have been shown to be especially beneficial for easing nausea and discomfort due to gas, colic, and teething and stomach upsets.
How quickly does Wellements Baby Organic Gripe Water work?
Every child if different but usually anywhere between immediately to 20 minutes after administering.
How do I give it to my baby?
Their Gripe Water can be given directly with the dispenser provided or by bottle. You can also mix it in a bottle with breast milk, formula, water or juice. Be sure to wash the dispenser thoroughly with warm soapy water between uses.
What is Sodium Bicarbonate and is it safe for my baby?
Sodium Bicarbonate is a very safe naturally occurring ingredient that is widely known to be helpful in reducing stomach acid. They use a small amount along with their herbal blend to help your baby’s tummy feel better! Sodium Bicarbonate is on the list of ingredients considered safe by the FDA and the amount they use is far below the recommended daily allowance for infants.
Does Wellements Baby Organic Gripe Water need to be refrigerated?
Yes. Their Gripe Water must be refrigerated after opening because it is a natural organic product and does not contain preservatives. Consider it similar to juice or milk, it needs to be refrigerated to ensure it doesn’t spoil.
Should I throw away my bottle if I opened it and did not put it into the refrigerator?
If the Gripe Water bottle has been left unrefrigerated for more than a couple hours or left in high heat they recommend throwing it away. A good rule of thumb to use would be: if your milk or juice product was not refrigerated for the same amount of time, would you discard/replace it? If the answer is yes, then the same applies for Gripe Water.
How long can I keep my bottle of Wellements Baby Organic Gripe Water?
Look for the best by date on the bottle to know how long to keep an unopened bottle of our Gripe Water. They recommend discarding 6 weeks after opening
Is Wellements Baby Organic Gripe Water FDA approved?
Wellements Baby Organic Gripe Water falls under the category of dietary supplements which means it does not require FDA approval. They are however in 100% compliance with every FDA regulation for their category. Your baby’s safety is their number one priority!
About Wellements Company
Wellements, formerly known as M.D. Labs, is a privately owned company that brought its first wellness product to market in 1984. The company was the first to successfully promote detoxification products for cleansing the body of environmental toxins and impurities. Since that day, they have maintained their forward-looking philosophy as they have created wellness products in numerous categories. Over the years, their interest in helping people to live a life of wellness has become a healthy obsession. Quality products, environmental responsibility, and social consciousness have been the cornerstones of their company from its inception.
They adhere to all regulatory guidelines, including those set forth under the National Nutritional Foods Association and the Food & Drug Administration. Further, they have set their own standards for safety and effectiveness even higher.
Wellements now delivers many high-quality, science-based wellness supplements, including:
- Wellness Supplements & Vitamins - Wellements pure fish oil supplements and other high-potency vitamins help meet your wellness needs.
- Organic Baby Products - Wellements natural and organic baby products ensure wellness for moms, babies, and children.
- Organic Coffees & Teas - With Wellements healthy coffee and detox teas, your morning drink is transformed into a wellness product.
- Protein Powders - Wellements satisfies all of your protein needs with our proven, great-tasting protein powders.
They strive to develop naturally formulated products using only premium, wholesome ingredients. Their products are finely tuned to exceed your expectations and maximize your benefits. For decades they have been producing the safest and most effective wellness supplements available.They are so confident in the safety, quality, and effectiveness of their wellness products that they have invited government agencies and industry associations to test their products and review their procedures - they have passed each and every test.