Diluting juice

Nichole - posted on 01/19/2011 ( 10 moms have responded )

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When do you stop diluting your child's juice? How old is your child and how diluted is there juice? My son is 16 months and we do half water half juice.

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Tracy - posted on 04/10/2011

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I still dilute my kids juice and they are 8, 6, 5. They have had regular juice as well so it's not an all the time thing. But I have a couple of friends who as adults still dilute their juice :)

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Bonnie - posted on 01/19/2011

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My boys are 4 and almost 2.5 and I still dilute their juice. They don't need it straight. I usually do half water and half juice, but sometimes I will do more water than juice.

Nichole - posted on 01/19/2011

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I think the juice is good for him. I give him V8 Fusion which is 100% fruit & veggitable juice & I dilute it half & half with water. I think it helps him get vitamins in that he may be missing on the days he refuses to eat some of his veggies or fruits.

Dora - posted on 01/19/2011

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If you can continue to dilute the juice over time with more and more water until it is all water that would be best. Juice is just empty calories with extra sugar. If you can try to hold off on juice until your child is much older than do that.

Emily - posted on 01/19/2011

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Even better is to not give juice at all. ;) Just extra sugar they don't need.

Chelsea - posted on 01/19/2011

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i know some people who still dilute juice at 6 years old, i dilute my daughters juice most of the time but she has chronic constipation so somtimes she gets it straight. i still dilute the juice i drink if its welches or something really heavy like cranberry juice. Juice taste better but if you water it down they get more water like they need plus juice can be expensive

Firebird - posted on 01/19/2011

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My daughter was 4 when I stopped diluting her juice. I did half and half right until she was probably about 3 1/2 then I went with 2/3 juice, 1/3 water. They don't need the extra sugar or acidity in juice. Plus diluting it saves some money lol

Keisha - posted on 01/19/2011

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My youngest is 3 1/2 and I still do it for him most times....especially with apple juice. It may not necessarily be half and half but I definitely dilute it.

Louise - posted on 01/19/2011

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My daughter is 26 months and I still water down her juice half and half she does not mind and I think fruit juice is far to acidic for small childrens teeth. If your son will drink it then keep doing it.

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