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Colic and Gripe

image Colic and Gripe

Colic and gripe cause great discomfort to young children, especially babies. The conditions can also be stressful for the rest of the family, as a colicky baby can cry for hours and won't respond to comforting.

Colic is a common condition that affects between 10-15% of children. It generally begins in your baby's first month and continues until they are around three months old. It is defined as uncontrollable crying or screaming in a healthy baby for frequent and extended periods of time without apparent reason. The cause of colic has yet to be conclusively established but there are several theories.

Many believe colic is a reaction to abdominal discomfort caused by gas trapped in the intestines, or that the baby's intestines are overworked and experiencing some form of cramping. Some believe that colic is caused by eating too fast or swallowing too much air while drinking fluids. These theories haven't been discredited, but recent studies have pointed to gut flora being the possible root of the problem. The studies have shown that babies with different gut flora patterns, including a lack of Lactobacillus acidophilus, are more prone to colic.

Luckily, as distressing as your baby's cries and screams can be, colic isn't a serious condition. It is only temporary and our range of products below will help to ease the discomfort and griping. For further information, please visit our colic advice page.
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Colic Treatment

Colic Drops

  • Infacol Simeticone Effective Colic Relief 55ml

    Infacol Simeticone Effective Colic Relief 55ml

    Infacol Simeticone Effective Colic Relief helps to relieve and calm infant colic and griping pain.

    (incl VAT)
  • Colief Infant Drops 7ml

    Colief Infant Drops 7ml

    Colief Infant Drops is a food supplement that can be added to both formula and breast milk before feeding to help reduce the hours of crying, discomfort and griping associated with colic.

    (incl VAT)
  • Dentinox Infant Colic Drops 100ml

    Dentinox Infant Colic Drops 100ml

    Dentinox Infant Colic drops work to bring trapped gas together into larger bubbles that are easy to expel. The active ingredient, activated dimethicone, works locally in the gut, meaning that it is not absorbed into your baby's bloodstream.

    (incl VAT)

Gripe Water

  • Colic Calm Herbal Blend 59ml

    Colic Calm Herbal Blend 59ml

    Colic Calm Herbal Blend gripe water is a natural way to help eases baby's discomfort caused by gas, colic, hiccups and teething. Free from sugar, sodium bicarbonate, artificial flavours or colours.

    (incl VAT)
  • Tummy Calm 59ml

    Tummy Calm 59ml

    Tummy Calm is a natural, homeopathic remedy for infants and toddlers to help relieve gas, upset stomach, bloating, hiccups and teething. 24-47 doses.

    (incl VAT)
  • Woodward's Gripe Water 150ml

    Woodward's Gripe Water 150ml

    Woodward's Gripe Water provides rapid relief of wind and gripe. The water is made up of a dual action formula that contains no alcohol or sugar.

    (incl VAT)

Colic Powders

  • Ashton and Parsons Infants Powders 20

    Ashton and Parsons Infants Powders 20

    Ashton and Parsons Infants Powders are a popular traditional remedy for colic, teething troubles and other painful gastric upsets. Its gentle formula contains German chamomile to ease discomfort and soothe bouts of fretfulness.

    (incl VAT)

Colic Information