Infants cry. That is what our pediatrician told us. We are looking for another pediatrician as I write this review. My grand daughter is a week and a half old, and she has been bothered by painful gas. As an adult, I know how painful excess gas can be, and we started to look for a solution to help ease her pain.
Most drug stores sell a variety of infant gas drops, the most popular might be the Mylicon brand, but we could not find it in any stores. Originally we purchased the CVS brand, but it was very small and soon ran out. So far we have tried three different brands, including the Target brand and one called Little Tummys Gas Relief Drops, and I can say for a fact that our baby loves the taste of the Little Tummys the best.
Little Tummys Gas Relief Drops come in a one ounce size bottle, which includes a dropper so you can accurately measure out the correct amount for your child. When pressed for some answers concerning using gas relief drops, our pediatrician did say that they need to be given every time she feeds, because the gas needs to be dealt with before it leaves the stomach and gets into the intestines. He said the 0.3 ml size would be the correct dose for a newborn baby. The dropper has markings for both the 0.6 ml and the 0.3 ml.
These drops are white in color, and the dropper is opaque as well, so I am thankful that the manufacturer, Little Remedies, chose to put a black mark on the dropper for the dosage levels. The CVS brand had a white mark, which was nearly impossible for me to read.
Our little baby loves the taste of Little Tummys Gas Relief Drops, she practically sucks them out of the dropper! I see that they contain sucralose, so they probably taste a little bit sweet to her. Using these drops is very easy. After first shaking the bottle, I squeeze the dropper slowly, placing it toward her inner cheek, and giving her enough time in between squirts that she can easily swallow the Little Tummys drops.
The product warns not to exceed 12 doses per day, but since we only give them to her after each feeding, we have not come close to this number of doses. We have noticed a marked difference in her sleeping patterns since we have started to give our infant these drops. She used to cry uncontrollably, and it was a cry of pain. Now that we have used these consistently for several days, she is sleeping 3 1/2 to 4 hours at a time, and seems much more comfortable.
The active ingredient in Little Tummys Gas Relief Drops is 20 mg of simethicone (per each 0.3 ml dose), which is an anti-gas ingredient. Inactive ingredients are citric acid, cellulose gum (and) microcrystalline cellulose, natural strawberry flavor, purified water, sodium benzoate, sucralose, and xanthan gum.
The price of these drops is high, we paid about $12.00 for the bottle, but the brand name version of anti-gas drops is every more expensive. There are several reasons why I would buy these again. My grand daughter likes the taste (she has turned her nose up at the CVS brand after tasting Little Tummys), the dropper is designed so it is easy to see when you have the right dosage amount, and they work. You cannot put a price on your baby’s comfort level, so we will continue to pay the price for these drops until she outgrows the painful gas.