Jodi - posted on 04/13/2011 ( 118 moms have responded )
There has been a conversation on the Welcome Page for some days now on giving a 7 month old some juice. Apparently the child won't take to it very well.
Anyway, some of the responses have been quite surprising (actually, I probably shouldn't be surprised), from trying juice with no sugar in it (um, fruit juice has sugar in it, duh), to watering it down, not watering it down, you don't really need it, and using ice lollies so that you can wean them onto the flavour..... (WTF??)
Anyway, personally, I am not a fan of giving sugary drinks, including juice, at such a young age. That's just me. I have no issue with someone who chooses something different.......but, I am honestly baffled by this view that they NEED to have it. I didn't realise it would be SUCH a debate!
So here I am. I thought I would bring it to this community of lovely intelligent women for a real debate :) What are YOUR views on juice for infants, and why?