Today, I am sharing a natural Homemade Gripe Water recipe with you. I will be telling the step by step procedure and recipe of Gripe Water you can use to make it at home naturally. So, let’s begin.
Since ages, Gripe water has always been one of the favorite homemade tricks for the babies and it’s surprisingly very easy to make it at home with no worries of high fructose corn syrup and side-effects.
Colic in babies can be really a trouble for both babies and moms. Baby Colic problem still has no known cause, so the remedies to treat colic issues vary. But, one of the most trusted solution is Gripe Water. It is one of the oldest remedies for colic problems.
Gripe Water available in the market are claimed to be safe but for babies in early age, there can be side-effects of Gripe water. So, to avoid all these things, you can make 100% Natural Gripe Water at your home. Yes, it is possible to make completely natural and Homemade Gripe Water.
Homemade Gripe Water Recipe: 100% Natural
First things first. You will be needing a number of ingredients for making your own natural Gripe Water. You may want to check the ingredients of Gripe Water available in the market. But, we will only be using the natural and herbal constituents, and not the synthetic ones like Baking soda, alcohol etc. that are harmful to babies. So here is the list of ingredients that you need for making 100% natural homemade Gripe water.
- 2 cups water
- 1 finger ginger
- 1 Tbsp fennel seed, crushed
- 2 chamomile tea bags (or 2 tsp fresh)
- Agave or sugar to taste (for sweetening)
Note: Fennel is commonly used as medicine to treat colic in babies (Source WebMD).
Gripe Water Recipe
Now that you have all the ingredients required, lets begin with the recipe of Gripe Water. It is pretty easy and you won’t be having any problem with this. Following is the step by step recipe of natural homemade Gripe Water.
- Cut the Ginger finger into large tall pieces. Crush one tablespoon of Fennel seed.
- Pour 2 cups of Water in a pan and add the ginger and fennel seeds to it.
- Bring the mixture to boil. Allow it to boil slowly until the mixture attains golden amber color.
- Add the Chamomile tea to the mixture and cover.
- Allow to steep for at least 20 minutes.
- After 20 minutes, strain the mixture into a clean dry container.
- Let it cool.
Congratulations! You now have a safe, alcohol-free, Sodium Bicarbonate free Gripe Water for your baby.
Tips for Use
Before you start using your homemade Gripe Water for your baby, you have to keep in mind a number of things to extra safety and effectiveness. Firstly, you need to understand How to use Gripe Water for your baby. Also, you must read the dosage of Gripe Water for your baby. The Mixture of the Gripe Water that you have just made will show good results only if it is used 1 week after it is made. Shake the mixture of Gripe Water well before use it.
I hope this Homemade Gripe Water recipe works well with your baby. If you have any query about uses of Gripe Water and baby colic remedies, please share them in comments below.