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has anyone ever gave there bby a peppermint in there bottle with water or just let them suck on it to help with upset bellys? if so howd it do?

my daughters 2months old


Asked by momatonly16 at 1:02 AM on Nov. 28, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I gave my son chamomile tea in his bottle. Just made some warm tea and added just a bit of karol syrup to sweeten it a bit.

    never used peppermint though.

    Answer by tntmom1027 at 1:03 AM on Nov. 28, 2009

  • same. i'd ask the doctor about peppermint, but if anything i'd probably try mint leaves before peppermint. there's probably a lot of sugar in a peppermint candy.
    i've used chamomille tea mix with the milk and it help to calm her.

    Answer by SavvyMomma1809 at 1:25 AM on Nov. 28, 2009

  • I'd not give a 2 month old anything out of the ordinary (breastmilk or formula) when they have an upset stomach! You will have no way of knowing if it's a stomach bug or what you're giving them! They're not supposed to have extra water at that age anyway!!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:09 AM on Nov. 28, 2009

  • We gave our colicky baby an ounce of weak camomile tea

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:50 AM on Nov. 28, 2009

  • Wow i must be a bad mom... :) When DS3 was younger he had gas SOOO bad that mylocon drops didnt do anything for him... so I would crush a peppermint and give him some (1/4 of the mint) in warm water once a day (usually a 4 oz bottle) and it worked miracles with his gas.

    Answer by MunchiesMom324 at 10:16 AM on Nov. 28, 2009

  • Actual peppermint can help, but the peppermint candies are much more sugar then mint.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 3:38 PM on Nov. 28, 2009

  • Have you tried alcohol-free gripe water? I find that works amazingly well for upset tummy/gas

    Answer by MammaMcC at 10:32 PM on Nov. 28, 2009

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