I cleaned out my fridge this week. Now before you go giving me a gold medal for this incredible feat, I had to do this because leftover containers had stacked up so high there was no room for this week's grocery trip. Necessity breeds opportunity I guess.
What I found in the back was a bottle of gripe water, leftover from my son's turbulent first nine months of reflux/spitting up, colic and overall discomfort.
Now, at 13 months (at the time of this post), I hadn't thought about this staple in quite some time. It brought me back to a truly difficult period, where I put a whole lot of faith in this tiny bottle of fennel water.
Who knows? Maybe just having something that slightly lessens the problem actually counts for more, because it helps calm you and caregivers as well. Call it liquid encouragement of a different kind.
And that's what these babies need most: a level-headed person in charge, taking each day as it comes.
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Yea, I went there. Nearly half of all babies spit up, regularly. Some more, some less, and for many it's just plain scary.
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