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I just wanted to let everyone know that I did buy Gripe Water from Canada at http://www.77canadapharmacy.com/Gripe-Water.php
Hope this updated info helps parents. Jane
Gripe water is something that we've used in England for a very long time. I even remember my
mother purchasing "Dinnefords" for us children as babies.(I'm fifty three years old now) The
brand names have changed though I think. (My daughter recently had her second baby), I was home
in England, while she was pregnant so I picked up two bottles of woodwards gripe water.
You can get it through BBC AMERICA's site. (Or that's where I saw it the last time I was online
looking for gripe water for my new grand daughter, who is almost four months old now. Good luck
with finding it, I would NEVER be without it for my babies.
[Editor] I found Woodward's Gripe Water ($6.25 for 5.3 oz.) at the
BBC America "UK Goods" Shop: http://www.ukgoods.com/
(look under "Household Items"
or try this link:
I am a new breastfeeding mom of 10 weeks and have just been
introduced to ''Gripe Water''. I have found it works great when I
eat something that doesn't agree with my daughter and she gets
tummy upset. ABC DIAPER SERVICE had a booth at the Guinness
World Record Breastfeeding Event and they were selling Gripe
Water. They keep a stock at their store/office and it sells for
$9.95 per bottle. ABC DIAPER SERVICE (510) 549-1133, 1800 Second
Street, Berkeley, CA 94710.
Where can I purchase Woodwards Gripe water? I went to all the
places suggested on the BNP site: two no longer exist, the other
carries another, less effective brand. This stuff was great with
my first child. My second has almost finished my last bottle.
I posted about this in 2000 but evidently it didn't get archived
on the website... Gripe water is no longer available at the
stores in Chinatown. It can be purchased at Vick's Grocers (name
may be slightly wrong), an Indian grocery store with chaat house
next door. It is in Berkeley several blocks over from
University Ave., below San Pablo. Other Indian stores on
University Ave may also carry it. A brand called ''Mother's''
that doesn't work quite as well (different ingredients), and
that is more expensive, is carried by the Lactation store next
to 2999 Regent St. behind Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley.
Fan of Gripewater
The Nurture Center sells gripe water--not sure of the brand but
it came in a small dark (blue?) glass bottle with a vintage-
looking picure of a baby on it. They're in Lafayette. Call them
You can get gripe water at natural resources on 24th and Castro
in SF. Its fabulous!
In response to the posting on where to buy gripe water
i thought East Bay parents
would be happy to know that they can now buy gripe water at Pickles & Ice Cream on
Virginia & Shattuck in Berkeley. That's better than going all the way to China Town in SF
with a cranky baby! Elisabeth
See FDA's caution about the dill oil in Woodward's Gripe Water:
i went to chinatown,sf on friday for the first time in at least three
years. i know it's been at least three years 'cause that's how old my son
is. i took a mental health day off from work and did dim sum at gold
mountain. highly recommended! (the day off & the dim sum) in any case,
when my son was first born i'd always heard about the horrors of colic and
the special type of colic associated with teething. hearsay can be so
true, and i found myself in the more than occasional situation of "i've
tried everything to calm this baby down!" a friend of my husband's, an
herbologist, recommended something called "gripe water". works like a
charm, he said, my ten year old still wants it for upset tummies.
so my husband comes home with a bottle of it. well, being from the (not
so) old school of following traditional medicine, i was skeptic. the
bottle looks like something out of those old west shows with the traveling
salesman who sells you that "tonic" that cures everything. the bottle has
a big fat cherubic baby who appears to be holding snakes(?) under the
heading "IMPORTANT TO MOTHERS" and further down... "Woodward's Celebrated
GRIPE WATER"... also...for relief from wind pains, digestive upsets
especially during the teething period...etc...and if this won't raise an
eyebrow, then turn the bottle around and you'll discover that you
really can't read chinese, and two other languages that i'm not going to
even take a guess at.
anyway, i was skeptical so i called my pediatrician (at kaiser). this
wonderful, no frills, you heard what i said, once displaced from new york
city woman, who i'd come to trust (and still do) with questions re: the
baby. she told me, in her colorful nasal tone, "as a pediatrician for
kaiser i can't wholly recommend an herbal home remedy, as a mother of two
young children i can't recommend gripe water enough!"
nuff said...i found myself completely reliant on gripe water,
it's incredible! (the active ingredients are dill oil and sodium
bicarbonate, kind of like a gentle alka seltzer for kids) give a little
dose to the little tyke and he goes from cranky and uncomfortable to
relaxed and content in less than 2 minutes, i'm not kidding...and
it's not just my kid, it happened with others...
of course, once i found out that this stuff is hard to get and costs about
$10.00 a bottle, i quit being so generous with all my new mom neighbors
and started downright hoarding the stuff (we continued to get it from my
husbands friend, but sporadically, and again, i'm not kidding, this
stuff works so well you go into a panic when you're getting low!)
i'd heard one could find this it in chinatown,sf and soon as i got (all
the way!) over there i was gonna look it right up.
well guess what? i finally made it to chinatown. after looking in about
20 herbal and tea shops, i found it! and you can too! at the TIN SHING
CO., 1021 Grant Ave, No. 4, SF (chinatown) (415) 291-0108 and for only
$5.00 a bottle!!! then of course, i went next door to KWONG SANG LUNG
CO., 947 Grant Ave, (415)421-7665 and they had it too for $4.25... (sigh)
I just found your
website and found myself smiling about the woman who sang the praises about
Woodards Gripewater ----yes it is fantastic for everything
that ails your baby, and I have used it for all my children during their collicky and teething
stages. It is in fact a common and popular remedy in England (where it is made) and
Ireland (where I am from), every mother has it and would not be without it if they have that
type of baby. You might even find yourself taking a gulp of it during those challenging
times! So if you are ever in Ireland or England, you should
stock up as it is a few dollars less there. When any of my friends are taking a trip they bring me
back some of that life-saving stuff we call "gripewater". Best
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