You will need
- dill water;
- - seeds of fennel;
- - boiling water;
- - gauze;
- - capacity to store water;
- - teaspoon.
The basis for the manufacture of gripe water is dill and fennel, a plant very similar to fennel in appearance. To find this tool is quite difficult, as dill water made and sold in every pharmacy, but only in specialized pharmacies, in-house production of drugs. Shelf life gripe water is limited at room temperature is 3 days, in the refrigerator not more than a week. Young parents are not always able to find time for regular trips to the pharmacy.
To make dill water at home. To do this, purchase dry fennel seeds. Pour 1 teaspoon of crushed fruits of the plant Cup boiling water. Steep the solution for about an hour, about as long as the water stays slightly warm. Carefully strain the infusion through cheesecloth and drain it into a clean bottle or jar. Prepared water should be stored in the refrigerator and use within a day.
To give gripe water to a newborn can be no more than 3-4 times a day 1 teaspoon. To ease the baby the process of swallowing the medication, mix it with expressed breast milk, or add to a bottle adapted milk mixture. After the first of gripe water, read the reaction of the baby on a new product. If the baby's skin rash appeared and dramatically changed the nature of the chair, be sure to consult your pediatrician.
Industrial analogue gripe water is "Plantex". This modern tool also is made on the basis of fennel, and has a number of advantages over traditional dill water. "Plantex" Packed in bags, the contents of which need only be diluted with warm water and it is ready to drink. Dump the drug can be a two-week age of the baby. The shelf life of this drug is quite long, so the expectant mother can buy it for a child's first aid kit in advance.