What kind of juice can I give?
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Deanna - posted on 04/06/2010
I started giving my daughter diluted apple and white grape juice around 3 months, the ped said it was perfectly fine. And now that she is eating solids all the time I give her juice with her solids in a sippy cup, she usually drinks around 4-5 ounces of juice a day. But I no longer dilute it and she hasn't had a problem. We have tried White Grape, Apple, and even some V-8 Fussion and she loves them all
Teri - posted on 03/30/2010
My pediatrician told us at my daughter's 6 month check up to give her diluted white grape juice. It's been a couple of weeks, she seems to like it and is doing well with it. I mixed it half juice and half water.
Rashmi - posted on 03/30/2010
I started giving juice and soups to my daughter at 4 mths. Started with orange juice and now I give her musk melon and water melon juice. Also, give her milkshakes at times, though havent started with apple juice since she is highly constipated
Lynnora - posted on 03/29/2010
My pediatrician said to wait till sweetheart turns 1. Even then, to give well diluted non citrus juice. I am giving her pureed papaya though which is great for her digestion. No constipation problem now that she started on semi solids.
Mylene - posted on 03/29/2010
I give my LO juice that has no sugar added. White grape juice, pear juice, apple, etc. I don't water it down, my nurse practitioner said it was ok, and I don't give her a lot. She does not really like juice anyway. She will drink it because it is different and stop after a couple of sips.
Catherine - posted on 03/29/2010
One of the baby cookbooks I have says you could give non-citrus juice (so no orange; apple or grape would be OK) diluted 1 part juice with 10 parts water. My doctor, however, suggests no juice at all yet, just water (other than breast milk or formula). I haven't given our little guy any juice yet and will probably wait until his birthday.
Theresa - posted on 03/29/2010
My doc recommends waiting on juice. But according to the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that juice be given only in a cup, not in a bottle, and that if you do give your older infant juice 4-6 ounces of juice would be more than enough for the entire day.
Keep in mind that this is really a daily limit though and not necessarily an endorsement for drinking juice. Since most kids drink too much juice and drinking juice can be associated with having cavities, diarrhea, not eating well, and being overweight, you would be better off giving your older infant fruit instead of fruit juice.
I've always pretty much stuck with milk or water with my kids. When they do get juice its usually watered down.
Arn - posted on 03/29/2010
My daughter is 6 months and 3 weeks and I give her juice now and again. I dilute it with quite a lot of water. Although I do give her quite a lot of water as well. Many babies don't warm up to water until they are slightly older. My niece completely refused water at this age. Bur I don't think there's anything wrong with them having some juice at this age.
Jessi - posted on 03/26/2010
I didn't give my daughter (she's 4 now) until after she was a year old. And I probably won't give Henry (my Sept. baby ) any until he's 1 either. Formula or breastmilk should be all they need until age 1.
Karalyn - posted on 03/26/2010
I would start with apple (although I dont think it really matters what flovour) and just water it down. Maybe half and half, just to be safe and not so hard on their tummie! I sarted giving my baby juice when she was about 4 months and she loved it =)