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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29-04-2010 10:50 #1Senior Member
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gripe water & dummy
29-04-2010 11:10 #2
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...
29-04-2010 11:13 #3Senior Member
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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
29-04-2010 12:12 #4
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.
29-04-2010 13:42 #5
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...
29-04-2010 14:24 #6Senior Member
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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.
29-04-2010 14:36 #7
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