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    Default gripe water & dummy

    i just heard an old wives tale about dipping a dummy in gripe water to help baby settle
    anyone done this?? does it work??

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    Haven't tried it, but have heard from several sources not to do it. Not really sure why. Probably something to do with introducing too much sweet stuff to babies, like putting juice in bottles and stuff...
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    Like most old wives tales, they need to be taken with a pinch of salt...

    Why is bub's unsettled? Look at why bub's is unsettled or why you think they need settling.

    It is not recommended to put dummies into anything except bub's mouth

    Good luck
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    I've heard of this, but it doesn't really work for the purpose of settling babies for wind and colic as its not enough. I suspect its moreso the sweet taste which keeps baby interested in sucking the dummy. I would avoid it tbh.
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    DD has always refused to use a dummy but when we went to a sleep clinic the midwives and child health nurses said to dip their dummy in a little gripe water to help them keep the dummy in their mouth...

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    I use to do it all the time for ds when he was a bub, worked a treat until he started sucking the dummy a few times then spitting it out demanding more gripe water, he basically got addicted to the stuff!

    It is warned though that putting anything on a dummy can cause tooth decay. Also if you are going to use gripe water use the one without alcohol in it. I used to get it from the pharmacy as the supermarket one had alcohol in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kylza View Post
    Also if you are going to use gripe water use the one without alcohol in it. I used to get it from the pharmacy as the supermarket one had alcohol in it.
    Coram's Gripe Water has no alcohol in it - its usually at Safeway/Woolworths and is about $8
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