Cherrios and Juice

Jackie - posted on 05/13/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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When can I start feeding my baby cheerios and juice--anyone have any suggestions? Just wondering since I seemed to have forgotten--it's been 12 years since I have had a little one--you just seem to forget all this stuff!



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Tara - posted on 05/15/2009

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juice you can start when they start on fruits. Remember to to 1:1 ratio with water. I use Gerber baby juice or other infant brands 'cause they don't add sugar. Remember about baby bottle tooth decay. Sipping all day with cups are worse for the teeth than letting them drink at meal times. (former dental assistant)

Jessica - posted on 05/15/2009

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My son is 7 months and he just started to like those yogurt melts. I've tried the sippy cup for a month now and he can't seem to figure it out! My pediatrician also didn't recommend juice, because it has to much sugar.

Jessica - posted on 05/15/2009

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My son is 7 months and he just started to like those yogurt melts. I've tried the sippy cup for a month now and he can't seem to figure it out! My pediatrician also didn't recommend juice, because it has to much sugar.

Lauren - posted on 05/14/2009

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My daughter is 7 months, and we just started giving her the gerber puffs (which are wonderful) and mum mum's, and all that fun stuff... My doctor recomended no juice til shes over a year, but i make a bottle of the organic 50% less sugar juice and add water for when we are gonna be out an about all day... it keeps her occupied and hydrated.

Betsy - posted on 05/14/2009

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Quoting Katrice:

Everyone I talk to says no to juice for as long as possible. Can you please tell me what Cheerios are?? I'm in Australia, my husband is Irish & we have 2 diff ideas as to what they are. I've seen it on this community a few times & not sure exactly what your referring to. Thanks



Cheerios are a cereal made by General Mills*  They are oat based and shaped like little O's.  You can get all different flavors of Cheerios, but the original is best for babies.  They are huge in the U.S.  Maybe you can find some! 



As for my son, we haven't started Cheerios yet, but he likes some diluted juice.  He only gets it every now and then as a small treat in between meals. 

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My son is close to 8 months now and he has been eating Gerber cookies, Puffs, and Cheerios for a little over a month. He actually takes bites of the cookies and chews each piece up. I have not introduced juice to his diet for the simple fact that it has no nutritional value and my niece developed an addiction! My pediatrician recommends waiting until after a year of age, but did not discourage me from giving him juice. It mainly depends on when your child is ready.

Jennifer - posted on 05/14/2009

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I give my son cheerios and Gerber puffs while my husband and I are eating to entertain him. He only gets 1/3 of what we give him into his mouth but he loves to try! It helps develop their pinch grasp. I also give him very diluted juice (1 oz. juice, 2 oz. water) from his sippy cup once a day, especially since the weather is getting warm and we're outside more. I don't want him to get dehydrated in this hot SC weather!



My pediatrician said it was fine and actually recommended giving juice in a sippy cup and that we start giving him cheerios and puffs to try. And like the person who posted above me said, juice can work wonders for constipation!

Ryan - posted on 05/14/2009

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I gave my son cheerios at 5 months. I would just break them up small (into 4 pieces) and allow him to get the taste, they dissolve quickly. But now that he is 7 months and has a couple teeth I give him the whole cheerio and he loves them! They also keep him busy. He has also had mashed potatoes, gram crackers, muffin pieces, pancakes, toast, waffle pieces, and soon some scrabbled eggs. As for juice, I started giving him juice at 4 and half month, mainly because he was constipated but I only give him 2-4 ounces a day and I put water in it to take away some of the sweetness-I have not noticed any changes in things he has eaten because I gave him juice. By that I mean that the sweetness of juice has not made him a picky eater. My ped (at his 6 month visit) said it is fine to give him juice but not to do over 4 oz. If it helps, I started with pear juice because I figured it wouldn’t be too sweet and shock his taste buds. Also, my friend's ped told her to give her son juice at 4 months as well. But I would say your baby is ready by 6 months, but it is up to you. :)

Kat - posted on 05/13/2009

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Everyone I talk to says no to juice for as long as possible. Can you please tell me what Cheerios are?? I'm in Australia, my husband is Irish & we have 2 diff ideas as to what they are. I've seen it on this community a few times & not sure exactly what your referring to. Thanks

Cassie - posted on 05/13/2009

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My ped said you can start with cheerios between 7-8 months. I don't suggest juice tho as it has so much sugar! I would just stick with breastmilk/formula and water.

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