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repost. how can i give my baby tea?

she wont take a bottle and giving it to her off a spoon is making a big mess right now. this tea is made from fennel, chamomile, and catnip to help her little tummy.
she is 5 mos. old and is very gassy (colic) ...(anon) i didn't all of a sudden think oh, what if i mix this and this and this together and make a tea and see if it helps. i already knew it will work. i have been raised with herbs since i can remember. and i am constantly researching it more. there's tons to learn.
anyway that wasn't even the point. i need to HOW i can give it to her without it spilling all over her, she wont take a bottle and when she sips from the cup it gets all over her chin and down her shirt.


Asked by excited2bemommy at 7:28 PM on Nov. 9, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (6)
  • There may be a better way. You mention she doesn't take a bottle, so I'm guesing she's breastfed? Have you looked at your diet? Specifically, DAIRY? It's the biggest cause of gassiness. Eliminating it can eliminate gas.

    Just throwing out a thought.

    Otherwise...a dropper is your best bet.

    Answer by gdiamante at 8:01 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • Maybe an eye dropper or medicine syringe.

    Answer by Gealach at 7:29 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • Use a dropper, like in the infant's medicine, or a turkey baster, but with the baster be very careful to give small amounts.

    I'm going to assume you know to make sure the tea is cool enough.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:29 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • of course...i don't want to burn her little mouth.

    Answer by excited2bemommy at 7:30 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • since it is such a small amount, could you mix it with her cereal or baby food?

    Answer by karglynn at 7:42 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • hmm...she hasnt started cereal yet...doc wont let her till 6 mos.

    Answer by excited2bemommy at 7:52 PM on Nov. 9, 2009