Is it ok to give my 9 month old juice?

Sarah - posted on 12/01/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )

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i just want to know if it is ok to give my 9month old daughter juice and what type. and also if it is ok to give her eggs

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Bethany - posted on 12/05/2009

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Actually, it is the yolks we can give our babies, and not the whites. But this is really just a precaution against a bad reaction to eggs, not a nutrition issue.

In Australia we are taught by the Health professionals that a child never needs juice, and is better off eating the fruit for the juice, and the fibre. At least until 2 years, milk and water is enough.

But if you must give them juice then a 4:1 water to juice ratio isn't too bad for them as long as it is not given in a bottle. As far as their little bodies are concerned, it's just sugar. They're better off with a piece of fruit and soe water.

Victoria - posted on 12/15/2009

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The doctor told me it is the opposite. For adults the egg whites are more healthy so I thought that is what I was supposed to give my baby. BUT my doc corrected me and said that I should only give her yolks.

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Bethany - posted on 12/23/2009

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It is suggested to wait until after 12 mths for egg whites. They are a common allergen.

Brandi - posted on 12/23/2009

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I give my 10 month old gerber juice and have never had a problem with it. We also just started feeding him eggs when daddy had scrambled eggs for breakfast but I think that theres something about them that you are supposed to wait but I cant remember

Traci - posted on 12/15/2009

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I give my daughter diluted juice occasionally, and just pear juice so far, i'm told apple juice is soooo bad for the teeth, anything acidic is, so i'm trying to avoid that! My daughter will drink just the water so most the time thats what she gets!! Of course some days she drinks whatever is in her cup up the straw and then just lets run out of her mouth, and then does it again!! She's funny, you'd think i was forcing her to take it!!

Veronica - posted on 12/15/2009

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Yeah why not Half water and half juice

We give our 10 mnth old eggs shes fine with it... :-)

Rebecca - posted on 12/14/2009

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Juice isn't necessary -- better to give a piece of fruit. My son has never had fruit juice. I am trying to avoid all junk in his diet now. I don't want him to be obese later. If I don't start teaching him healthy habits now, then when am I supposed to start? When he can scream and cry and demand the Cheetos? I don't think so.

Crystal - posted on 12/14/2009

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Gerber makes multiple juice's, they have no sugar added and that is what I give my son. They have different flavors and he loves them. I have not tried to give him eggs but I dont think it would hurt to give her a small piece and keep a close eye on her just in case.

Teresa - posted on 12/08/2009

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The dentist here said that diluted juice is okay if it is given with a meal but not to let them sip on a bottle during the day or at night with even diluted juice as the acid rots their teeth. The sugar is only one problem - the acid in fruit juice is what does the damage to their teeth. Each sip of juice takes 40 minutes for the mouth to neutralise the acid. Cooked eggs are okay now too, unless you have a family history of allergy, in which case wait til 12 months.

Lainie - posted on 12/05/2009

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I personally dont think babies need juice I offer my son water in a traing cup he only has milk in bottles, I only do this because I learned the hard way with my daughter!!

Beth - posted on 12/05/2009

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You're just supposed to give them the WHITES for now- the yokes are what people are generally allergic too. You can try juice, but diluting is good and watch the sugar. My daughter doesn't really like fruit so juice is a no go so far! Good luck!!

Cara - posted on 12/01/2009

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100% juice is fine, I dilute it with water because all juice has sugar and I don't want my baby to have to much. From everything I have read, you should never put juice in a bottle always in a cup to avoid tooth decay. I gave my daughter juice in a cup at 8 months and by 10 months she was drinking everything from the cup. I am working on doing the same with my son who is now 9 months.

If I remember correctly babies shouldn't have eggs until about 12 months, but I'm not positive on this.

Claire - posted on 12/01/2009

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Hi, it is ok to give them juice, just watchout for the sugar content...and dont give it in a bottle try sipper cup or straw. i personally just give my daughter water as i want her to not get used to sweet things just yet. as for eggs its fine to give them eggs unless you or dad has any allergy... my daughter eats eggs with no probs.

Zindy - posted on 12/01/2009

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My baby drinks the gerber juices. I started with apple and pear but now she drinks all types, even mango pineapple! I started with juices at about 6 or 7 months and she's done well. With eggs my pediatrician said egg yolks so thats what we've given her even though before the visit we gave her regular scrambled eggs! My baby eats practically everything my husband and I eat! Good luck!

Dawn - posted on 12/01/2009

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Yes, just dilute by half with water to start and see how she takes it; maybe start with apple juice. My son has a juice bottle every morning when he wakes up. I do 3 oz juice with 2 oz water unless it is purple grape juice which I find to be strong. He loves all juice so far, even OJ!!!!!! If you have read not to, just keep these things in mind; people say this so you don't just feed juice to your child instead of whole fruit; only give juices with no added sugar; and 4 oz of juice equals 1 serving of fruit. As far as eggs, I have read to only give the yolks at this time because the whites have a chance of being an allergen. I have given my son the entire egg without issue; just watch for a reaction if you do and don't if there are egg allergies on your or the fathers side of the family. Good luck!

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