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Katie - posted on 10/28/2009

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every time I have a glass of water my daughter has some too. she doesn't like it from a sippy cup, only from "big people" cups, is that odd? I'll usually water down 2 1/2 oz of juice [to make 5 oz] for her to have through the day. i know juice isn't the best thing for them so i try to limit it as much as possible.

Kym - posted on 10/28/2009

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my boy dartanion is still breastfed but loves water from a sippy cup we only gave him water for the first time when he was sick a few weeks ago and was wanting to drink all the time in those first few days he was drinking 4-5 cups of water a day on top of his 4-5 brestfeeds now that hes is weel again i have a cup of water that i carry with me when we go out for in between feeds or drivng in the car and we also have a cup of water that he uses while he is playing in the lounge room as he cant talk he cant tell us when hes thirsty so i just leave it near his toys and he will give himself a drink when he want it this cup will be refilled 1-2 times a day but i never give him juice ive seen too many other children with ruined teeth

Jenny - posted on 10/28/2009

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My son gets mostly water. He is also still breastfed. I give him a sippy cup full of water and he drinks that through out the day. Sometimes I will let him have watered down juice. I buy 100% organic juice. He doesn't get it everyday. But I feel there are good benifits from juice also. I do have a juicer, and will get fresh fruit and make my own juice...its great because you can add carrots, celery..any kind of veggi and he gets both in a juice. I also feel that the dentist warning is mainly there because a lot of parents will put their children to bed with a sippy/bottle full of juice and their child falls asleep with juice sitting in their mouths...thus creating tooth decay. I have a good friend who is a dental hygentist, and that is what she said she sees mainly happening. I think moderation and comon sense is the key to just about everything...

Julie - posted on 10/25/2009

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I give my daughter water in a sippy cup during snack times and milk in a sippy cup during breakfast, lunch and dinner. I haven't given her any juice yet because of the obvious sugar but I feel if she doesn't know about it why offer it to her. In the beginning she really didn't like the water but now she loves it. Hope this helps.

Rosa - posted on 10/24/2009

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Water, water, water, water! Only give them water! Juice shouldn't be introduced to them until 2, and even then it shouldn't be an everyday thing. Water is the best thing besides milk you can give your child. If you have to do juice make sure they have their floride to help prevent tooth decay.

Terisha - posted on 10/22/2009

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My little man has a cold (and has two new teeth coming in) so he is breathing through his mouth a lot and wakes up 2-3 times a night to nurse or drink formula. since I have been thinking about his teeth (now that he has 6 of them) I tried water last night for the first time...and he loved it! It's better for him AND quenches his thirst. I've heard way too many bad things about giving male children soy...so I would stick with Organic Rice Milk. I say definlately ORGANIC because when we were in China I couldn't belive how many pesticides are used on the Rice fields. I don't want my little man to have any of that...

Christa - posted on 10/17/2009

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My daughter drinks water through out the day with a sippy cup. I have given her some watered down apple juice but since she is fine with just water I don't give her the juice anymore. She loves drinking out of a water bottle too. When we are out and about I always carry this great little cap that Gerber makes that you just pop on any water bottle and it is a instant sippy cup. The valve won't leak even when the water bottle has been thrown to the floor a couple of times., it works great!

Uniqueka - posted on 10/17/2009

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Well, I give my daughter 4-5 ounces of water a day and I give her juice every other day or couple of days. I still give her powder formula and I feel theres a lot of water in that, juice right now to me is'nt a neccessity being that I'd rather give her fruit baby food because I find that if I give her all of these liquids through out the day, she urinates mostly at night and will wake up SOAKED regardless to me changing her before bedtime.Also I don't like the juice too much because it can really make their urine smell really strong. It also seems to make them want to drink juice instead of water (I'm guessing because of the sugar in the juice and not the water)

Sarah - posted on 10/14/2009

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my daughter has never had juice. she loves water and juice is just empty calories and really doesnt contribute to their fruit intake so I don't see the point in giving it.

Jen - posted on 10/14/2009

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Water anytime!! My girl loves water! Won't even give her juice till she is old enough to understand that it is only a treat sometimes.

Cathy - posted on 10/12/2009

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My daughter LOVES to drink water and only from a sippy. She won't drink juice at all even watered down and my doctor said that was okay and prefered water to juice. And stressed we should give it to her in a cup and not a bottle.

Danielle - posted on 10/12/2009

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I'm sooo jealous. Joshua has only within the last week started to drink watered down juice, and only a few sips of water here and there. And then it is from a bottle. I figure I'll start him on the water and juice in the bottle and then in a couple weeks, give it to him only in a sippy.

Amy - posted on 10/11/2009

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I only give DD water. The pedi said he preferred straight water if she would drink it and that is what I prefer to.

Ange - posted on 10/11/2009

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When my little one was burnt i was advised to give him juice for its extras... but that was a few months ago and now he just has water... he drinks a bottle of soy milk at lunch and before tea apart from that its water.
The older kids in the house only drink water except if we have fizzy... and apart from coffee & tea we dont have anything else in the house

Regina - posted on 10/10/2009

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Kaden drinks water all day long. Have cup will travel! That's his motto....

Amy - posted on 10/09/2009

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My son drinks about 6-8 oz of water a day, just like us their lil bodies are made up of alot of water, so they need plenty of it. I get the gerber 100% juice bottles, he drinks probably 4+ oz a day, depending on how much fruit he's eaten.

Kristy - posted on 10/08/2009

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I give my daughter half water half apple juice in a sippy cup with lunch and dinner. She is still breastfeeding so I don't give her too much.

Shawna - posted on 10/08/2009

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i give my son water sometimes if i remember during the day. Sometimes too i let him have some of a juice box since he knows how to work the straw now. I don't let him have too much though. I wouldn't give more than 2 oz a day. That's just me though. I am still nursing so i don't want it to replace my milk just yet.

Teri - posted on 10/08/2009

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My pedo said no juice because it's bad for the teeth. As a former orthodontic asst I'm all about healthy teeth! =) I give my son water after he has snacks. I'm not sure if there is a certain amount babies need.

Erin - posted on 10/07/2009

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The docs and dentists don't want them to get much juice because it has too much sugar and empty calories. I give Logan the fruits as food and offer water all day. He LOVES water! As long as you make sure they get the volume of formula that they need, offer water often in a sippy cup constantly throughout the day. My little man probably puts away at least 10 oz a day.

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