My 1 yr old WONT drink Juice.....

Erin - posted on 06/30/2009 ( 21 moms have responded )

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I have been trying to get my son to drink juice since he was 4 months old and he is still REFUSING he went from formula to milk just fine but will not accept juice at all and it is getting harder and harder to do our daily routines without worrying about his milk not being any good. We live in Vegas so the heat plays a factor in how long the milk can go with out being in the fridge. I also have a 2 1/2 yr old daughter but she took juice nooo problem and so I am kinda confused on why he wont accept it. Any ideas will be greatly appreciated.

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Sean - posted on 12/13/2013

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Probably has tastedit and doesn't like the way it taste or he thinks it is something bad.

Moody - posted on 09/23/2009

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I would thank my lucky stars that my child has some taste. Juice is a horrible thing for childr3en to have to drink for thirst. The rule I live by is: for thirst, water first. Most advice i have read about children's nutrition is that no child under 3 should even be offered juice and then it needs to be very diluted (about 5 parts water to one part baby juice) and by 4 they can have it diluted according to the juice bottle's recommendations.
Juice is far too highly concentrated for little babies and children and often has sugar in it which can lead to all sorts of problems including diabetes and obesity, not to mention tooth decay.
Try him on some boiled cooled water (like you would use to mix his formula) or even a safe bottled water without too much sodium in it, Evian is safe for babies.

Kimberly - posted on 08/05/2009

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supposedly the paedatric society is not recommending juise, natural sugers and teeth erosion,

try watering it dow, 1 part juice, 3 parts water and increase once he is drinking it

Jeanette - posted on 07/23/2009

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One of my kids (I have 4) does not drink juice...unless it is a juice box! Even then it is not very often! Some kids just don't like it! Besides, it is bad for their teeth. My son drinks water and milk. I figure, there's nothing wrong with drinking water!

Shaye - posted on 07/22/2009

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You are better off if they don't drink juice. It's not really that healthy for them. It's better that they eat fruit where they get the fiber and all of the nutrients. Besides milk, I only give water.

Katie - posted on 07/22/2009

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I decided we weren't going to do juice so our daughter wouldn't get a sweet tooth. We do ice water and my 1 year old daughter loves it and you don't have to worry about the weather factor.

Fayeann - posted on 07/21/2009

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Don"t worry about it.. as my husband the dentist says.. it is not good for their teeth..

Deanne - posted on 07/20/2009

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I almost had a heart attack when I saw my mum had given my daughter juice!
She has water.... milk..... nothing else!

Cathralynn - posted on 07/17/2009

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Hillary's post made me think of something else. When my daughter switched to whole milk she didn't like it at first and my doc reccomended childrens nutritional drinks (like pediasure). We never tried them but they are not refridgerated so maybe you could supplement with that when your out.

Hillary - posted on 07/16/2009

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When I go out I use the toddler formula, so I pack water bottles and add the formula as I go, plus the formula has extra vitamins. I just use milk at home.

Diana - posted on 07/16/2009

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i don"t know how nutritious it is ,, but you might want to try the clear kool-aid to let him get used to a different flavor without the different color if that"s an issue

Ashley - posted on 07/16/2009

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My pediatrician told me not to give my daughter juice until she was like 2 or 3 because it makes fat adults I don't believe that some of my friends as thin as sticks and they had juice before they were one. I gave my daughter the capri suns in a clear bottle or clear sippy cup in hopes she would think it was water. It worked she loves all kinds of juice now. I would recommend trying different juice brands and also different flavors for the longest time she wouldn't drink anything other than grape. Let me know how it goes and hopefully this will help

Melody - posted on 07/15/2009

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My guy gets milk and water no juice. We have a travel cooler that we bring out with us and I put ice packs in it for the day, his milk and perishable foods go in it and it works great!

Alison - posted on 07/14/2009

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I have a reuseable plastic icestick that fits in nicely or I just use an icecube. The extra water won't kill her.

Toni - posted on 07/13/2009

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They don't need juice. Toddlers this young are perfectly fine with water and milk. They don't need the sugar and syrup that most juices contain. My field of study is nutrition and I've learned that so many people try to introduce un-natural items such a juice or sugary crackers to toddlers when it's not necessary. I hope this was helpful.

Cathralynn - posted on 07/13/2009

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I have the same problem with keeping the milk cool not juice. We don't give juice since there's no real benefit. But I keep my daughter's milk in an insulated sippy cup. That worked well until we spilled it in the car and it soured. The grossest smell ever! So now I only give milk at home. And water while out. I make sure to give more dairy foods if we are out most of the day. I pack a lunch in a cooler with plenty of cheese and yogurt. My new favorite is the yogurt drinks. They come in 3oz servings so easy to store, we use the breastmilk cooler from when she was an infant to pack her food. My daughter refuses spoon feeding but will drink yogurt! Also many restuarants even fast food carry milk so you can just order fresh and keep a clean cup with you.

Renee - posted on 07/05/2009

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My son also will not drink juice...we have tried different things, and he wants nothing to do with it. My pedi says that it is good that he doesn't want the juice as it really has no nutritional value. He really does not like plan water bottles either. I too worry about the milk going bad in the heat. I live in a rural area and have to travel to get anywhere. I put milk in a container in a small cooler filled with ice packs.

Alicia - posted on 07/01/2009

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I would not worry too much if it's just juice he is refusing. Does he take water okay? You might try a straw. My son will guzzle anything if a straw is involved! Or try just a regular cup. Maybe if he is intrigued by the type of cup, he might drink enough of it to find that he really does like it!

Dawn - posted on 06/30/2009

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he doesn't need juice really. it's a lot of sugar (even natural sugar can be bad for teeth). does he like water? if yes then give him that. i made the mistake of giving my daughter juice and she is addicted now!!! my son will drink whatever i give him which is good.

Amanda - posted on 06/30/2009

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I have never given my daughter juice, just water and milk. Our pedi. says there's no reason for them to have juice, as it's unnecessary calories. As long as he takes water fine, I wouldn't worry about it.

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I have the same issue with my little one. I've tried, apple, berry and various combos. She seemed a little more inclined to have it if I cut it with water. But during the day she really prefers water. And that works for me. I picked her up a water bottle at Babies R Us. It has her name on it and comes with a straw. And she loves it. She uses it everyday both at home and when we are out. The best part is we don't have to worry about it going bad. I am a little curious if this will impact how many calories she's getting. I think she's getting enough from meals/snacks but I plan to talk to her pedi about it at our next visit.

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