After weeks of nightmare evenings and nights with Little B wreathing around in discomfort I’ve started to give him something to help with the griping pain. I had hoped the phase would pass without third party help, but I couldn’t stand it any longer.
I visited Boots but came away empty handed when I read the ingredients in the likes of Infacol and Gripe Water – there are more E numbers than you can shake a stick at.
Rather than giving him something to treat the symptoms (mega wind, gas, tummy as tight as a drum) I want to get to the root of the problem, so am starting with a probiotic to try and balance out whatever’s going on in his tummy. I opted for BioGaia drops after a reader kindly recommended them, although rather than paying the full £14.99 I bought them from eBay for under £10 instead.
The change has been unbelievable. Within hours of giving him the first dose he seemed to instantly relax. He’s been less fidgety and happier, and for the last two nights he’s woken just once for a feed, and settled back down comfortably afterwards.
‘What’s in that stuff?’ Misery Guts asked me in wonder, which is a jolly good question as I’m not exactly sure because the instructions are in Polish owing to the fact I bought them on eBay. ‘Why are they in Polish?’ he asked, so I explained the internet thing, realising at the same time how dodgy it all sounds. ‘So you’ve been giving our 11 week old baby drops of something you don’t exactly know what is from a bottle you bought on the internet?’ he said.
I wouldn’t put it quite like that, but, basically, yes.
But there’s one thing I do know: there are definitely no E numbers in there. And anyway, look how happy he is.