Gripe Water

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Important to mothers

I’ve been wondering for a while what Gripe Water is because I suddenly remember I used to like it when I was a child. (And there is nothing wrong in skimming ideas from other blogs to write something for your own).

Apparently, Gripe Water is given to colicky babies. I must have been very colicky then, because I think I took the stuff almost daily. Tastes real nice too. Might go get a bottle.

In India, Woodward’s Celebrated Gripe Water used to be (though I dunno about now) marketed with a slight adaptation. Woodward’s logo depicts Hercules strangling a snake, but the promotional posters in India show a fat little baby Lord Krishna subjugating quite a fierce looking serpent.


There are grateful Hindu cows in the background

Other than that, there really isn’t much to talk about. I’d tell you how much fun I had at brunch this morning with Hamsup’s Owner if I could. But I can’t.

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16 thoughts on “Gripe Water”

  1. wah…

    I have never tasted gripe water before…
    doesnt look appealing..

    colicky just means that u were a constipated baby huh? ai…

    caleb also .. since he has tasted it but forgotten how it tastes .. :p

    – powerpuff

  2. wah…

    I have never tasted gripe water before…
    doesnt look appealing..

    colicky just means that u were a constipated baby huh? ai…

    caleb also .. since he has tasted it but forgotten how it tastes .. :p

    – powerpuff

  3. Don’t congfuze! Caleb remembers how it tastes but I apparently don’t. I thought I remember it tasting good. And no, it’s not a laxative, it’s for babies whose tummies get bloated with air so much that they’ll explode if you don’t do anything about it. Or worse, fly around the room like an runaway balloon.

  4. Don’t congfuze! Caleb remembers how it tastes but I apparently don’t. I thought I remember it tasting good. And no, it’s not a laxative, it’s for babies whose tummies get bloated with air so much that they’ll explode if you don’t do anything about it. Or worse, fly around the room like an runaway balloon.

  5. This is the first time I’ve even *heard* of gripe water. What an odd use of the word – I thought you meant grippe, and that this was some old flu remedy. But obviously not!

    Learn shumting new everyday.

  6. This is the first time I’ve even *heard* of gripe water. What an odd use of the word – I thought you meant grippe, and that this was some old flu remedy. But obviously not!

    Learn shumting new everyday.

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