I am a big believer and follower of homeopathic medicine and other alternative medicine. For those that don't know, homeopathy involves treatment of ailments using remedies from plants, animal and mineral products. My mom is from Africa and my husband's parents from Trinidad so I've gotten lots of advice and tips for solving baby and children ailments that do not involve traditional medicine. They just didn't know there was a fancy word, homeopathy, for a lot of the treatment they've given their kids for ages. For example, hot water in between milk feedings breaks up gas despite what doctors say about breast milk being enough water a baby needs to feeding a baby real mint leaves steeped in hot water and cooled to sooth a cold. Another relative swears by daily cod liver oil doses to treat eczema, make kids skin supple from the inside and ward off colds. Vicks on the bottom of the feet and socks over top would eliminate stuffy noses, my Caribbean auntie-in-law told me.
When my kids were teething, I opted for Hyland's homeopathic teething tablets over Orajel and topical solutions that could numb their mouths and cause them irritation.
Many African moms have known about Gripe Water for years to ease baby's pain and discomfort from gas and tummy irritability. The only thing is that, in years past, most gripe waters contained alcohol. So NOT good for a baby with infant organs. So it was great to get tipped about Colic Calm, a homeopathic alternative to dealing with baby's gas. It is free of alcohol, sugar, sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), simethicone, herbal oils and extracts, soy, wheat, gluten, dairy, animal products, and artificial flavors and colors.
The serum has been featured in many parenting and children's sites and its Facebook Fan page is full of testimonials from satisfied moms who say their babies' hiccups, upset stomach, crying and gas are cured within minutes of giving them Colic Calm. Sounds good to me.
The product is now available at CVS/Pharmacy's nationwide.