Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Gripe Water : Ngu Lek Wook (Woodwards)

Did you ever experience an overdose of Gripe Water?

When I was about three or even younger and living in Hua Hong, I took an overdose. Mum said I really liked Gripe Water and I must have downed half a bottle of it. She found me red in the face and a little strange looking. I had to be forced to vomit and very little came out. I have a strong stomach ever since. But she also made me sit on a tampoi/spittoon for about an hour.

I was as fine as a whistle after that. But everyone remembers me as the child who overdosed on Gripe Water until this day. May be that is the reason why I do love my wine and liquer.

Here are some interesting stuff about Gripe Water today:

What Does Baby Have To Gripe About?

When air bubbles get trapped in a baby's stomach, the stomach thinks it is full of food, so acids that would normally break down the food particles are produced. These acids are not needed and can cause irritation.

At the same time, because the stomach is full of air bubbles, its muscles are unable to relax causing cramps and spasms.

How Woodward’s™ Can Help

Woodward's™ Gripe Water’s contains oil of Dill herb and Sodium Bicarbonate and brings rapid relief of wind and gripe. Dill Seed Oil warms and relaxes the tummy, breaking down trapped air bubbles. Sodium Bicarbonate neutralises acid in the baby's tummy.
Feeding your baby one teaspoon of alcohol-free Woodward’s™ Gripe Water everyday can help prevent those stressful wind attacks before they happen.

The results are usually a resounding and satisfying burp!
Woodward’s™ Gripe Water has been used by generations of mothers for over 150 years to soothe baby’s distress and stomach gripes and discomfort brought on by trapped wind in the stomach.

Woodward’s™ Gripe Water does not contain alcohol or colouring and is certified halal.

Recommended Dosage

Woodward’s Gripe Water is suitable for babies of all races, from those aged one month and above all the way up to toddlers aged two years and above.

Shake well before use and store in a cool place.

Care should be taken to avoid an excessive dosage for infants:

• One to six months - 1 teaspoonful (5ml)
• Six months to two years old - 2 teaspoonfuls (10ml)
• Two years old and above - 2 to 3 teaspoonfuls (10-15ml)

These doses may be given during or after each feed or up to 4 times in 24 hours.

9 memories:

AlisonBuda said...


I took the gripe water when I was a baby. However, I remember reading an article by the Consumer Association that the alcohol in the gripe water is very high. i do not if that is true or not but its popularity is still there. It is interesting to note that you mentioned "alcohol-free" gripe water. Maybe they remove the alcohol after the ad. For me, gripe water is the westener equivalent of sing kong chiu.

sarawakiana said...

New mothers today are worried about the various write ups. For a few years, in Malaysia, it has been the issue of halal or non halal. We have a strong consumer association here to monitor foreign products like Woodwards. The Malaysian company however has stepped up its advertisement to sell this product as good and non halal.

In the US Gripe Water was banned for a while and American housewives went to Canada to buy them.

In the UK Gripe Water, humourously, is found in Chinatown. I read one article which stated that the new mother took a Mental Day off and went to Chinatown to buy a few bottles of Gripe Water and she was very comforted by that. she wrote that whatever the media says, she will still give her new born Gripe Wat er. May God bless her heart.

I still love it. It has anise seed.

Arani Jantok said...

anise seed is part of a liquer called sambuca.
maybe it is the same thing. very potent liquer.

sarawakiana said...

Oops --0-gripe water produced in Malaysia is HALAL and safe for children.

My apologies.

Free Bird said...

I still like the taste :D

I cheekily drank some when I bought a bottle for Kartini's new born.

Places like Tesco, or Jusco, you can find Gripe water with the Halal Stamp on it. So it must be halal

I think gripe water is boiled first. once alcohol is boiled it can be consumed, or something like that by muslims

sarawakiana said...

For over 150 years, Woodward's Gripe Water has been used by generations of parents to relieve wind pains in babies and young children and at difficult period when they are toothing.

Its all natural ingredients are free from colouring and alcohol. In Malaysia, Woodward's Gripe Water has been tested and approved by the Malaysian Drug Control Authority and has compiled with Halal requirements according to the Islamic Development Department of Malaysia.

Woodward's Gripe Water is verified 100% Halal and received Halal certification from the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM). It is thus a suitable choice of remedy for relief of wind & gripe in babies and young children of all races.

The product is widely retailed in both urban and rural areas. It is available at leading pharmacies, supermarkets, hypermarkets as well as chinese medical halls and retail outlets.

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