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Colic Cures (With 8% Alcohol!)
posted by Amy

Am I the only mama whose grandmother swears her babies slept like, well, babies, and can't figure out why mine don't? I'm betting not. Turns out gripe water may have been what made the difference. A recent article on colic, "For City Kept Sleepless by Colic, No End to Cures in Melting Pot" contains this wonderful quote: "One patient had a master's degree in biology and she told me, 'It's wonderful, whenever they give the gripe-water, the baby sleeps,' Dr. Uy recalled. 'Turns out, it contains 8 percent alcohol.'"

Hmm...maybe today's parents do have it harder when it comes to getting babies to sleep.