Tuesday, 16 March 2010
Baby L. is five weeks old today and has recently started to suffer from colic. Fortunately it is only mild (he will never cry inconsolably or excessively, phew!) but it does happen almost every evening. I was told to give him Gripe Water, a home remedy for colicky babies recommended to me by all my Anglophone friends. It contains dill, fennel, and sodium bicarbonate, helping relieve infantile digestive pains. You can buy it in the UK from Boots or your local pharmacy.
If you are unable to get any Gripe Water from the UK, pediatricians in France recommend Calmosine, a herbal drink containing fennel, lime and orange blossom, and sodium benzoate.