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Homemade Gripe Water

Servings 192 servings


  • 2 c. purified water
  • 1 slice (about the size of a quarter) fresh ginger
  • 2 tsp. dried chamomile (or 1 tea bag's worth)
  • 2 tsp. dried fennel, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp. dried cardamom, crushed
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp. coconut sugar or other natural sweetener to taste {no honey until baby is over a year old; also avoid no- or low-calorie sweeteners like stevia, xylitol, erythritol, or artificial sweeteners}
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ceylon cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground clove


  1. Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan or tea kettle.
  2. Put the ginger, chamomile, fennel, and cardamom in a cloth tea bag.
  3. Remove the water from the heat and add the tea bag. Allow to steep for about half an hour.
  4. Remove the tea bag. Add the coconut sugar or other non-honey sweetener, cinnamon, and clove to the tea. Store in an airtight, glass container in the refrigerator or freeze into ice cubes.

Recipe Notes

This mixture will work best for about 1 week after it is made {hence the reason you'd want to freeze at least some of it}. Shake thoroughly before using. Here are dosages {do not exceed 6 dosages in a 24 hour period}.
● 0-3 months: 1/2 tsp. (2.5 mL)
● 3-6 months: 1 tsp. (5 mL)
● 6-12 months: 2 tsp. (10 mL)