my son has too much juice

Kimara - posted on 12/05/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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my son loves juice,when i try to give him water he refuses to.i try to put more water than juice but im afraid that it will still cause tooth decay.

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 12/05/2013

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The key is consistency. If you don't give in, he doesn't have a choice. My kids didn't really start on juices until they were older (3 or 4), and still we went with water more often than not.

Jodi - posted on 12/05/2013

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I agree with Sarah. This is one of the reasons I would strongly discourage new parents from introducing juice in the first place. However, it is ok to say no.

Sarah - posted on 12/05/2013

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Only offer 4 ounces of juice a day.....you can go even less, but don't offer more. Once the juice is done for the day do not offer it again. Offer only milk or water. If he is thirsty he will drink the milk or water. Set the limit and then stick by it. He may throw a fit or refuse to drink, but if you stick to it then he will realize he can't get his way and will start drinking other things.

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