is my baby old enough to be given juice
Katy - posted on 07/01/2011
All of my three were taking juice once and a while by 4-6 months. They all still get juice at ages 2, 4, and 8. The eat well balanced diets and do not have any unusal dental problems. Just don't let them fall asleep drinking juice because them the sugar just sits on their teeth. There's really no reason not to give it to them. It won't hurt them to have it. To each their own. As long as you as their mother's feels okay giving it to them then it's fine. Plus starting solids can sometimes make bowel movements harder, the juice will help with that. I'd say go for it!!!
Casey - posted on 07/01/2011
I was giving my son water and juice when he turned 6 months (we were having a pretty hot summer) I made sure I either got the baby juice (heinz make one) or I watered down normal juice for him, his two now and has no side effects and still loves both water and juice :)
Vicki - posted on 01/05/2010
So much variation in advice around the world! My understanding is no drinks except breastmilk/water/formula in the first year at least. Too much sugar in juice even if it is natural. There's no nutrtional need for juice so why bother?
Haily - posted on 01/03/2010
My baby is 5 months old and has been getting juice since he was roughly 1 month old! The doctor said to give him equal parts juice and water because he was constipated a lot as a newborn apple juice is what they had me giving him. They dont really recomend giving them anything with flavor in it until they are 4 months old because it increases the likelyhood that they will develop food allergies but your baby is beyond that point.
Stephanie - posted on 01/01/2010
The doctors said it was OK at four months to start rice cereal, yellow/orange vegetables, and 1/2 water 1/2 juice(apple) bottles. I wanted until 8 months with first son and introduced it in a cup. I think that helped with getting him off the bottles earlier too. It's your baby and if your comfortable with it go for it, but it's not like they need juice to survive.
i was told by my doctor that my daughter could do that when she was 2 months old they can also have plain water just make sure to give him the same water that you use to make his bottles with. have fun! oh and ps they dont usually like it if the juice is to cold
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