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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Q. Does Hartley's Gripe Water contain Sodium Bi-Carbonate?
No. Instead we use Meadowsweet - a natural herb with a gentle antacid action.

Q  How often can each dose be given?
If necessary, Hartley’s Gripe Water can be given with ( or after) each feed. For example - young baby feeds 3-4 hourly - therefore the medicine can be administered around  6 times in any 24 hour period.  Usually, 3-4 doses in each 24 hours is sufficient.

Q  Dosage Questions

Q Product reactions
Hartley’s Gripe Water is to be taken orally. Whilst the main ingredient has been used for over 100 years,  there have been very few reported cases of reaction to this or any other of the ingredients mentioned above.
If an infant shows a slight reaction it may be due to the sensitive nature of a baby's skin or whilst baby is teething. Mixing the preparation into formula or juice can assist in masking the taste or  diluting the mixture making it more palatable to baby.
If this causes you concern - discontinue use and consult your health care professional.

Q Can I dilute the mixture?
Yes, you can dilute by placing into formula, cooled boiled water or juice and the like. This action will not reduce the effectiveness of the preparation.

Q Can I mix the preparation with some sugar in the water?
Whilst we have been advised  that some parents have taken this action this is NOT recommended by Hartley’s.
If taste is of concern best to mask the preparation in babies normal eating and refreshment regime, such as juice etc.

Q. Does Hartley's products contain alcohol?
Yes - about 0.4%, this is 6 or 7 drops in the whole bottle. The base is purified water (oils and water don't mix). Government regulations requires alcohol to be listed on the label if more than 3%.

All Hartley's products have been approved for use by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration for use as directed. The alcohol content in Hartley's Natural Gripe Water assists as a preservative and in the suspension of essential oils in the water base, used as directed it is completely safe.

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