Woodward's products relieve wind pains and minor tummy upsets which suitable to be used for babies and young children. Woodward's Gripe Water was first invented in 1851 by William Woodward, an English pharmacist who did his apprenticeship in Lincolnshire and later bought a business in Nottingham. Back in the 1840s, babies in Eastern England has a condition known as "fen fever", and there was also an outbreak of malaria in the country. He then noted that the formula used to treat fen fever was also effective to provide relief for gastrointestinal troubles in infants. Today, Woodward's Grip Water provide a gentle way to relieve wind and acidity of babies and small kids across the globe.