When can your baby have proper squash instead of the baby drinks?

Sara - posted on 08/28/2010 ( 23 moms have responded )

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My baby won't drink water at all so i have to buy the baby fruit juices and dilute them with water but they cost so much. At what age could i just buy normal bottles of squah and dilute down for him>

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Sunna - posted on 11/04/2012

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that's good Lisa - ony i am afraid of the sweetener that replaces the sugar (sugar free) can you tell me what that is? because virtually all artificial sweeteners are NOT good - if it is aspartame, saccharin or splenda - i would stop immediately - these chemicals are NOT safe for adults much less infants - if anything, use a very little bit of honey, sucanat or xylitol - please no chemicals in babies!

Lisa - posted on 11/04/2012

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I buy my daughter sugar free squash or no added sugar and she has it very diluted and this is what she drinks most of the day :) she has had this since she came off cow & gate at one year old

Sunna - posted on 11/01/2012

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please give your baby water or tea - if she/he is thirsty she will drink - avoid fruit juices - yes i know this sounds different but it is true that fruit juices will contribute to tooth decay and childhood obesity -



we used to give fruit juices to our toddler and had the start of terrible tooth decay - we stopped and learned about diet - and STOPPED and HEALED the tooth decay - our story of Lola is here:



Healing Tooth Decay: Cod Liver Oil/Butter, Xylitol, Spry Gel & Tooth Powder - http://daiasolgaia.com/?p=74



we consume hundreds of times more sugar than what is healthy - and fruit juice is the start of a lifetime of sugar addiction.



Love,

Sunna

Kim - posted on 09/10/2010

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I don't think juice is necessary. My son was drinking water and breastmilk until he was 12 months old. His doc said he could just stick with cow's milk or soymilk because he is on the lean side. Juice is really just sugar water. I don't drink it, why would I give it to my kid?

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Heather - posted on 09/11/2010

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Bottles should NEVER be for Juice! Speak to a dentist they will tell you it is AWFUL for baby teeth and budding teeth! If you are buying 100% Juice there is no reason to dilute it when you do you are also diluting the healthy good for you vitamins and nutrients! If you are feeding your baby juice that is not 100% juice then you should stop, it is not beneifical at all and is FULL of sugar. Water is very important for your child feed them something like peanut butter if they are over 12months or lots of crackers then offer only water and they'll be sure to drink it!

Jennifer - posted on 09/11/2010

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its perfectly ok as long as you dont make it too strong and buy the sugar free ones. for those who dont know about squash,
i think you guys call it cordial(?) its is un-diluted fruit juice. you pour a drop of it into water to make a juice drink. an example here:
http://www.robinsonsdrinks.com/
hope i helped :) xxxx

Emma - posted on 09/10/2010

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we been giving my son normal juice before his first birthday which was the 2nd july. now that is the only juice he will drink he has never like any of the baby juices he has always had to have what me or my parents have lol gud luck xx

Shelley - posted on 09/09/2010

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Just as a side note to the 4 cups of milk comment.... Per babycenter.com - Your 1- to 2-year-old child should drink 16 to 24 ounces of whole milk a day. While you'll most likely have to work to make sure he meets the requirement, keep in mind that it is possible for him to drink too much milk.

If your child drinks more than two to three glasses of milk during the day, he may not have room at dinner for the other foods that he needs to round out his diet. (He needs plenty of iron-rich foods like leafy green vegetables and meat, for example, because milk does not contain iron.) So if your toddler's thirsty, get him in the habit of drinking water throughout the day, too.

http://www.babycenter.com/0_cows-milk-wh...

Becky - posted on 09/09/2010

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If you do give juice, do 1/3 juice, 2/3 water. Also, get juice with no sugar added, as most fruit juices are just sugar water with a little fruit flavour.

Water fills a baby's stomach unnecessarily and offers absolutely no nutritional value, so I personally would recommend against giving him water at all. At this age they get all their necessary hydration from milk/formula. If your son is a year old or if your doctor gives the go-ahead, try giving him whole milk instead of juice or water; it's better for him and hydrates him just fine.

My two cents. :)

Kelly - posted on 09/09/2010

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for every cup of juice (yes even diluted juice) your baby should be drinking 4 cups of milk. studies have shown that kids and adults who drink a lot of juice are more prone to osteoporosis. when you drink juice it blocks the absorption of calcium, something everyone needs for strong bones. so if you don't want to be bringing your kids in for broken bones or set them up for further health issues down the road, make sure they get milk too!

Amy - posted on 09/09/2010

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We've always watered down 100% juice with water and never bought the "baby stuff". We also never had anything but breast milk, formula, or milk in a bottle. My DD can only have juice while in her high chair and I keep a sippy cup of water that she can have any time she likes. It seems that my DD would rather have something to drink on the go (the water) than have to sit in the high chair to have juice.

Kathryn - posted on 09/08/2010

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hi, if your baby doesnt like drinking water you can put a little bit of sugar and mix with it. and eventually take the water out of it. if you are constantally giving him juices even watered down can hurt your babies teeth.anyway hope this helps.good luck

Michele - posted on 09/07/2010

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im not sure what a bottle of squash is either but my 14month old doesnt really like water that much either but she drinks gatorade because she cant drink any of the juices because they hurt her tummy and give her diarrhea..this may not help but my pedi says as long as they are getting the vitamins and nutrients they need its really not that big a deal if they dont drink water.

Genia - posted on 09/07/2010

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Since no one wants to clue us yanks in ;-) I googled it...it was hard to find anything concrete, because googling baby squash just results in lots of squash recipes...as in the vegetable. But what I could find seemed to infer that squash is some sorft or fruit punch or cocktail type drink? Like a mixed juice/water/sugar think...kinda like when you find "grape juice drink" in the freezer section. If that's true, and it's not pure juice, even more reason to never ever give it to a baby. If not...What the heck is it? lol.

Heather - posted on 09/07/2010

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Your not supposed to give them juice till they are at least 12 months old. I used to buy the gerber individual packs when our son was a year old and I would give him 1/3 juice and 2/3 water. He won't drink straight water either, yet. What is squah?

Louise - posted on 09/06/2010

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Mine doesn't like squash I dilute fruit juice, usually apple juice she doesn't like Orange...Fussy little mite!

Stacey - posted on 09/04/2010

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i bought those bottles of jucie a couple of times then decided they were too expensive! my little boy has been on squash since 6/7 months. As long as its sugar free i dont see why u cant, we use robinsons & Ribena. Mine doesnt like water much either but i dilute the squash a lot, normaly 1 once of concentrate and about 7/8 of water.

Rashida - posted on 09/03/2010

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I'm not trying to sound weird, but what is a bottle of squash?! I live in NYC and never heard of such a thing

Christine - posted on 09/03/2010

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Now. My pediatrician said the baby juices are simply just a way for companies to make parents pay more money. Simply use regular squash and a 50/50 mix of water. Your kiddo will be fine :)

LaWanda - posted on 09/03/2010

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You can now. My doctor told be 6months-a year. Just keep diluting it! We try to give our son one Juice cup, then water, then Juice. Just keeping going back and forth! It helps to get him use to water more. Hope it works for you!

Genia - posted on 09/02/2010

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bottles of squash? Can you translate that for me? I'm American, lol. I would work on getting your baby to drink water. It's such an important life habit, and juice is really nothing but empty calories and sugar with some vitamin c added.

Michelle - posted on 08/31/2010

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Now. As long as its diluted and only 4 ounces you can get the same pure juice in a large container. Just have to take the time to read labels.

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