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At what age can you use gripe water for a baby?

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Gripe water is considered a safe medicine for babies at least 1 month old. It is a fast relief for colic, trapped air and tummy aches. Gripe water is an herbal supplement and is available over the counter.

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Although gripe water is considered safe to use and is not likely to cause side effects, consult a health care professional before administering it to your child. Speak to your baby's pediatrician before using gripe water to ensure that your child is not sensitive or allergic to it. In addition, always use gripe water that is recommended by a health care professional or brands that are regulated by the FDA.

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