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.
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.
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Memoir by I Am Sarawakiana at 7:46 PM