introducing fruit juice to my baby
Carrie - posted on 12/17/2013
I started giving my boys 2 ounces of Gerber baby juice around the 6-8 month mark. always mid afternoon. Not too close to dinner so they would still eat well. usually it was after nap. Never gave them juice in a bottle but always used a sippy cup. The sippy cup is harder for them than a bottle so if they really want it they have to work a little harder to get it.
No, too early for fruit juices. Juice should really not be introduced until after 12 months if at all. No child needs fruit juice--it has very little nutritional value, and TONS of added sugars. Instead, if you feel he is thirsty, introduce water. 4 1/2 months is still a little young for water too though. At this point, he should be getting all of the nutrition and hydration he needs from the breast milk or formula, so speak to your child's doctor before introducing new liquids. There could be a medical condition making him over thirsty.
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