when can you start giving a baby juice?

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Anne - posted on 06/02/2009

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I agree with Ashleigh, Emily & Krista - why do you want to give your baby juice? Much better to stick with water & milk.

I believe adding fruit juice to cereal can be good as it helps with iron absorption but I wouldn't start just giving fruit juice as an actual drink - no need.

Becca - posted on 06/01/2009

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My baby was having hard stools alot and his ped. said he was allowed 1 oz of juice for each month old he was ( he was 3 months so he's allowed 3 oz. a day! ) He loves it! If ped . saya its ok and he likes it...I say why not. I use Gerber juices. Started with apple. Just be sure to use same flavor for about a week or so to make sure they are not allergic, just like with their food.

Laura - posted on 06/01/2009

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I started giving both my kids juice when they were 6 months. I mixed 2 ounces of juice and 4 ounces of water. It's best to start with apple juice because it's not as harsh as a lot of juices. I used the Gerber juice. It has to be your choice. If you think baby is ready then try it.

Krista - posted on 05/31/2009

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I read that 6 months is okay, but I agree that it's not necessary and is a bad habit to start. I did give my six month old a little bit of pure apple juice mixed with water in his sippy cup (about an ounce of juice with 4 ounces of water) to see if the flavor would get him to drink out of it, as he's not really interested in cups. He hated the taste, and still doesn't really like his cup, so no juice for him, and we'll just keep trying with water in the cup!

Emily - posted on 05/30/2009

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Why do you want to give him juice? There's really no need. And I would personally say 12 months at the earliest.

Ashleigh - posted on 05/30/2009

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I don't really know why parents would even give their children juice. It's not necessary, and it fills them up with sugars, when they could be filling up on wholesome veggies and fruits etc. Why do you want to give your child juice? Just curious.

Mel - posted on 05/30/2009

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4-6 months but its a personal choice and up to the parents really. i used to give mine juice all the time when she was little but now at 13 almsot 14 months she has it maybe once a fortnight i give her milk and water

Stacey - posted on 05/29/2009

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i gave my son baby juice at 3 1/2 months then moved on to the proper juice dialuted when he was about 9 months old and his fine

if your not sure about juice then try just cool boiled water

Emma - posted on 05/29/2009

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i was told not to give juice until 12months.. however in saying that i have given my 9 months old dialuted juice a few times... i duno about where u live but here (australia) we have juice for little ones which i just add the same amount of juice to water.. some kids dont like it! but i was not its not necessary to give it to young babies

Emma - posted on 05/29/2009

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i was told not to give juice until 12months.. however in saying that i have given my 9 months old dialuted juice a few times... i duno about where u live but here (australia) we have juice for little ones which i just add the same amount of juice to water.. some kids dont like it! but i was not its not necessary to give it to young babies

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