Is it ok to give my 3 month old juice?

AISHA - posted on 05/30/2010 ( 55 moms have responded )

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this isnt my first child but honestly i cant remember if i can give my son juice with water? i do know i cant just give him the juice cause the doc say it can cause seizures..

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Jessica - posted on 07/11/2013

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Give your baby what u wish , my 11 week old gets 2pz water everyday

Colleen - posted on 06/12/2010

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The only reason I gave my 3 months old daughter juice was per doctors orders to loosen her stool since she was having a hard time pushing it out. Other than that I dont think they need it just yet. My daughter will be 6 months at the end of the month and I just started giving her water and cut out the juice. Now that she is eating solids her stool has loosened on its own and the juice is no longer needed!

Kimberly - posted on 05/30/2010

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Not until 6 months old. But honestly, why would you want to give ur child juice? It has no nutritional value and will not do ur child any good. Unless theres a reason (which u have discussed with ur dr) you absolutely should not give ur child juice. 3 Months is definitely too early.

Sunny - posted on 05/30/2010

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no, all they need at that age is milk, and after 6 months a little bit of water is ok. Iwould hold off on juice for a while because of the sugar content. If you're keen to give them juice, mix a little with some cool boiled water.

Jessica - posted on 06/12/2010

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I started giving my 19 month old 1/3 juice 2/3 water around 3 or 4 months old...then I slowly moved it up...he didn't get juice without water until he was 12 months old...he is healthy...those asking "why give juice?"...well how would you like to have the same thing all the time?? babies are humans too...and get tired of the same thing...juice isnt going to hurt them!!

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Brandy - posted on 06/17/2010

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No, it's not good for them and it's not necessary. We started my daughter on juice at about a year old and she is 2 now and still only gets it once or twice a week.

Sabrina - posted on 06/17/2010

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My daughter had a big problem with constipation since she was around 2 1/2 months. My Pediatrician suggested I give her up to 4 ozs of diluted pear juice while she was experiencing constipation. The juice worked when nothing else had worked. I think the best thing to do would be to consult your Pediatrician. Different babies have different needs. I hope this helps ;)

Bonnie - posted on 06/17/2010

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I was giving my son (born prematurely) it from about 3.5 months old until he learned to take his medicine on his own about 9 months. After he came home from the hospital at 4.5 months we gave it to him to help with his stooling as well as to wash away the taste of his vitamins. He only received about 1/2 ounce 1x a day. Then we stopped when he was about 9 months old. Juice really is a lot of empty sugared up calories. We want him to make good food and drink decisions, so we figured why bother. My 11 year old hardly has juice and soda.

Madilyn - posted on 06/14/2010

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I started putting about an ounce of apple juice into my son's 10 oz sippy (so 1/10th juice) now at 13 months and he loves it. I did not even consider giving it to him earlier and I will always dilute it, I even prefer my juice at least 1/2 1/2 diluted. It is better for us all to drink it diluted over un-diluted anyways. I would say wait until at least one year old.

Elysia - posted on 06/12/2010

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they say 6months before introducing juice. i used to buy the golden circle or heinz baby juice that was already diluted. now that he is over 1 i mix my own for him at half and half quantities. They dont really need to have juice water inbetween is fine and if its hot doctors and nurses usually recommend some boiled water throughout the day. i still only allow my son to have juice with a meal the rest of the time he just has water

Brittany - posted on 06/12/2010

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I had to give Emma (3 months old) a half ounce of watered down prune juice the other day to help with her constipation and I still feel bad about having to resort to that. I definitelyyy would not give a baby so young juice just for the heck of it. All they need right now is breast milk or formula.

Molissa - posted on 06/12/2010

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you should wait not only because of seizures, but it can make them much heavier because of all the sugar in the juice. Plus it can put them at risk of diabetes at such a young age. You really can only give them milk at this age. Not even water. You can drown them if you do water. Please listen to your doc.

Abby - posted on 06/11/2010

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No. 6 months is the recommended age and even then it should be watered down, half juice half water. My 11 month old rarely even gets any. I just don't see a need for it.

VICTORIA - posted on 06/11/2010

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Same thing with my daughter. I've been giving her diluted juice since she was born! The dr said it helps her constipation and she is now 5 months and still drinking it..

Tiffany - posted on 06/11/2010

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to the person who said "yes. limit it to 4oz per day. ped recommended"

Your "Ped" was talking about for kids over the age of ONE. Not infants. A pediatrician would NEVER encourage or recommend this. (unless it was a bit of prune or pear juice to rid your child of constipation)

Tiffany - posted on 06/11/2010

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no.

no water or juice until your child is at least 6 months, and only then a tiny bit. they need to stock up on calories from milk and veggies, not sugar and juices.

Amanda - posted on 06/11/2010

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my son is 20 months old and he won't hardly drink juice at all even if I water it down..he doesn't like sweets nor sugar that well!!! Avoid pear juice when you 1st introduce your lil one since it can cause bad diahreaa...found that out when my lil man kept having bad diapers after another....I gave him juice when he was about 7 months old and he was fine and then got to where he wouldn't drink it anymore and asked his ped about it and he said that it was nothing to worry about since kids and babies are different

Sara - posted on 06/11/2010

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Your baby doesn't need anything other than breastmilk or formula for the first 6 months. Their digestive systems really don't mature until then. Not to mention juice does not have much nutritional value, nor fiber. There's reason or benefit for it.

Jennifer - posted on 06/11/2010

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My 9 month old has been having apple juice (and sometimes prune juice) diluted 1/2 and 1/2 with water since he was 4 months old.

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They don't need juice at all. Water is more than sufficient enough. Too much sugar is not a good start to a kid's life, anyway. My son is 15mths old and still only drinks water and his milk.

Marlene - posted on 06/11/2010

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wouldn't do it unless you have an really skinny baby and you are trying to plump them up. mine even eats chill powder as they don't know better. only give them what you need to I say. and sometimes there is some reason to give them fruit juice. if no reason, stay away!!!!

Stacey - posted on 06/10/2010

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I wouldn't at 3 months unless he's constipated, a little bit of baby fruit juice wouldn't hurt him.

Melissa - posted on 06/10/2010

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I would also recommend holding off on juice unless your doctor advices it for some medical reason. My son is almost 21 months old and has never had anything other than milk or water to drink. I would much rather he get his calories from whole fruit rather than juice.

Doreen - posted on 06/10/2010

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The acid in juice promotes tooth enamel breakdown, which is a breeding ground for cavities. Dentists apply sealants to teeth to protect them from cavities, but it is difficult to do on a baby that will not sit still. For that reason, no juice at least until age 2. Even if your baby doesn't have teeth yet, imagine having to take juice away when teeth come in?

Michelle - posted on 06/09/2010

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Our little'un is 6 months and I won't be giving him juice for quite some time.
He just doesn't need it. If he's too hot (and my milk isn't quenching his thirst) I've given a very small amount of water - but he doesn't generally get even water as it would reduce the amount of milk he'd take, and so the amount of nutrients he'd get.
Juice is too full of even natural sugars and can't do any good at that age. It's not like we'd feed them a bowl of fruit all at once...

Dana - posted on 06/09/2010

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I gave my son juice around 3 months because of constipation although i mixed it half and half with water and i still do that and he is almost 13 months know.

Brittany - posted on 06/08/2010

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My son's dr. said 6 months old. But, I have never heard of it giving seizures....

Keren - posted on 06/08/2010

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not recommended to give babies under 6 months water or juice only milk and substitutes

Connie - posted on 06/08/2010

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It is not juice that can give them seizures it is the water and as for waiting on the juice, the reason for that is they think it causes obesity. I have given all three of my kids juice at around 3 months and the first two are adults and far from obese. You do what you think is right for your child. It is refreshing for them to get a drink of something other than milk/formula/BM when it is hot out.

Kelly - posted on 06/08/2010

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Our pediatrician said to stay away from juice as long as possible, as the most nutritous part of the fruit is left out and there is lots of sugar added. Instead, give them actual fruit, either in pieces or blended up into a smoothie (with added water if needed for younger babies). My 19 month old has never had juice, she gets milk and water only, with the occasional smoothie, but eats lots of fruit everyday

Joshua - posted on 06/07/2010

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Its okay to give them a little. like 1/2 an oz to an oz of juice to an oz of water. start with the lesser of the two.

Teigha - posted on 06/07/2010

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I think when my son was around that age, my dr allowed me to give him 1oz of baby pear juice up to twice a day for consitipation.

Amanda - posted on 06/07/2010

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no do not give him juice , it is reccomended that only water and milk be given for at least to first 2 YEARS . And definatly nothing other than breast milk or formular for the first 6 months .

AISHA - posted on 06/05/2010

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@ virginia
yes i will start him on water when hes 4 mos..his doc said no juice til 6 mos it can cause seizures, or even s.i.d.s so im not in any rush..

AISHA - posted on 06/05/2010

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@ lisa moreau
i wanted to give it to him cause its been really hot an the milk isnt settling in his stomach..

Lisa - posted on 06/05/2010

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I know you can give you son water and if your a breastfeeder they say you really dont have to give him water they get all the nutrients from the breast milk but juice its too soon I have a 3 month old and I was getting ready to do it like let her taste it and her doctor said the same thing you have to wait til the baby is like 6 months old

Kim - posted on 06/05/2010

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why do parents give a child television to watch, why give juice, why give snacks, why give anything- silly questions- you as the parent can decide what is right for a child. My child loves juice at 3 years old. I'm ok with that- cause he never drinks pop as some do. Brush teeth and they are fine

Kimberley - posted on 06/05/2010

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im sure on the bottle there an age on it u can buy baby juice down the baby section in shops i think its 4 months although i no 7 years ago it used to be 3 months my sister used to buy it ask doc or health visitor

Virginia - posted on 06/04/2010

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There's no reason to give juice, it's just empty calories. Water is fine for constipation around 4 months. There's no sense in starting a sweet tooth so young. My son is 2 and he still rarely has juice-- he loves ice water and it's much healthier.

Kim - posted on 06/02/2010

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I believe I started mixing juice and water to give them at around 3-4 months. It does help with constipation too. Good luck and God bless

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I was advised when my son was about 3 weeks old to give him an ounce of water with a drop of fresh orange jucie in to help with constipation. Now he's 6 months and has water to drink in between his meals and milk =]

Allie - posted on 05/31/2010

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My son stays constipated that is the reason i give him the juice at 3 months. His doctor said its ok to give him juice so im giving it to him.

Allie - posted on 05/30/2010

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When my son was 3 weeks old he was constipated and the doctor said i could give him an ounce of baby pear juice. When he was a month old i started giving him baby apple juice and now he is almost 3 months old and i give him baby apple prune juice, but i water all his juice down. i have told his doctor that i give him juice and they havent said anything so i havent stopped.

Jenee - posted on 05/30/2010

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No The AAP suggests to start juice ( if you choose to ) a around 6 months. We didn't introduce juice till my son was 18 months old. Juice is full of sugar and calories that baby really doesn't need. Your baby also doesn't have the enzymes to digest fruit juice.It can upset your babies stomach if you introduce it too early.

Ashley - posted on 05/30/2010

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mine is 5 months and 4 days and is it ok to start fruit and how times a day? and when and what one to stay away from?

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