This venerable love potion was a must-have for every infant. They called it Gripe Water. Well we had no gripes with it, as it did seem to do wonders for those tired-out mums who were driven berserk by babies wailing non-stop for no reason.
It supposedly removed the “wind” from the babies’ insides – colic – and soothed them into a nice sleep. In later years, it was banned because it was found to have alcoholic content; it seems that a new formula has been developed. I do not know if the latter-day concoction is just as effective. Haven’t had a chance to come to grips with it. LOLX.
Maybe worn-out mums can also try this – helps them to sleep better.