what is gripe water? And is it safe for an infant (5 wks old) thanks<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
Gripe water contains fennel and ginger extracts. Ginger has long been known to settle the digestive system. I know gripe water is available through online drugstores. Maybe others can say where they've found it locally.<br><br>
A long-standing "cure" in my family has been bay leaf tea - lots of bay leaves simmered in a pot of water. It works for adults as well as children. I don't recall anyone using it for an infant in my family - but, that may just be my failing memory. Anyone else with an Italian grandmother want to chime in on using bay leaf tea for an infant?