Looks like Miranda has done her research, actually. It is extremely irresponsible and unsafe to advise people to use oils on babies, as it’s not recommended by anyone not selling them for children under 2, except under very cautious guidelines (only certain oils known to be safe, diluted to about01% or one drop to a Tbs). Believe it or not, children have nearly died simply by breathing essential oils or having them applied, even diluted. I myself went to the ER twice this year with severe allergic reactions after using EOs carelessly for six years. Now I can’t use them at all (yes, they were pure oils).
Hello Lindsay, I absolutely love your article about baby reflux. Wish I had this kind of advice when my son was a baby. I really struggled as a new mother and not wanting to try a different prescription once a week from doctors for his reflux as well as his colic. In April one of my best friends had a little girl and she was suffering from colic. She called me crying that she this article didn’t know what to do and what the baby’s doctor was telling her to do wasn’t working. Everyone knows me to be the all natural person so she asked my advice. I recommended her to one of my favorite websites ( ) that carry nothing but all natural products for everything, including for babies and kids. They not only have all natural remedies but books on creating your own.
Just started the nat phos yesterday for my almost 7 week daughter. She has been uncomfortable and cries when she burps. She also vomited last night for the first time and has been spitting up more. She also started crying while eating and her tummy has been making rumbling noises so that’s why we started the nat phos. Tonight would have been 24 hours and she has been unsettled and crying. Her stomach seemed to be bothering her more. Her symptoms during the day seemed to be better. I just had to give her the gripe water and that seemed to comfort her. Will that interfere with the nat phos treatment? Also how many days should I use it for? I know you mentioned it can cause weight loss.
Although parents sometimes try gripe water to ease symptoms of reflux, there’s no scientific evidence of its effectiveness. Ingredients vary depending on the manufacturer, but many versions of gripe water include fennel, ginger, peppermint, lemon balm, chamomile, and sodium bicarbonate. The World Health Organization says that giving anything other than breast milk to infants younger than 6 months may increase the risk of bacterial infection, serious allergies, and stomach irritation. If given regularly, gripe water can also create significant problems with an infant’s blood chemistry.