when can i give my baby thats 6months apple juice?

Erika - posted on 02/09/2010 ( 20 moms have responded )

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i have friends telling me i can start giving my baby apple juice but i dont know... am also kinda concerned about it maybe constepating him? any other suggestions?

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Emebet - posted on 06/11/2012

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I have a 6 month baby & is it ok to give apple with formula milk banded

Melanie - posted on 01/08/2011

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Water is all baby needs. Water and either breast milk or formula. Plenty of time for juice etc later on.

Stephani - posted on 12/29/2010

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I am a behavior specialist for a school district and work closely with nurses, doctors and other specialists of all kinds. WHY would anybody WANT to give their child anything that can cause diarrhea, diaper rash, rotton teeth, malnutrition etc? Our babies should be EATING fruit and getting their hydration from small amounts of water, breast milk and formula. Unless your child is constipated, he/she should NOT be drinking juice at any age. Juice puts too much sugar in their diet at too young an age. Who wants a baby who is addicted to sugar? Too much sugar in a diet causes hyperactivity followed by sleepiness, grumpiness, anger, poor attention and poor eating habits. Most of the children I work with eat too much sugar and have poor eating habits and poor nutrition. Teach good nutrition and give your child fresh fruit and NOT juice.

Shamira - posted on 06/12/2012

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You can give your baby apple juice now, just make sure its mixed with water, Apple juice will have give messy pampers.

Heidi - posted on 02/09/2010

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It is ok to give juice to a 6 month child occassionally. It should be diluted at least 50% (1/2 juice half water). It shouldnt be used as a substitute meal by that I mean not replace breast milk or formula. The Babywise book I have been using recommends trying them on the clear juices first (apple grape,cranberry, etc) first. After baby's first year you can introduce more pulpy juices (orange, grapefruit, etc). Diluting of juices can occur unitl their second birthday. They suggest starting with 3 diluted ounces in a day and working up to 6 ounces. It is best to give it to them in a sippy cup and aftrer meal time. Some Mums have warned me if you give it to them in a bottle and also in a reclining position the sugars can collect around their teeth and rot them out.



In regards to constipation juice can help to make children more regular especially prune juice as found on this website http://www.cyh.com/HealthTopics/HealthTo... (Cure for costipation) For babies 5 months and older, offer fruit juice (especially prune juice) 1 part juice mixed with 3 parts water.

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Jessie - posted on 01/09/2011

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My son was almost one before he had anything other than breastmilk, and then it was water when we were going outside in the heat (he is a summer baby) he is almost one and half and juice is still a rare thing and I water it down. also the serving size for a child his age is 4 oz of juice a day so your child is probably more like 2 oz, so why even bother? just my thoughts. you do not have to give it to her at all. breastmilk or formula are all she really needs

Hannah - posted on 02/23/2010

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my daughter started weaning at 4 months, and by 6 months was havin the same meals as me, she drinks any fruit juice, even likes the odd drink of tea now and again, and if shes constipated she gets a couple of prunes with her breakfast, which works a treat, she 7 months now, and juices havent dont her any harm, she still takes milk n solids well. dont worry too much bout what people tell you to do, docs/nurses/health visitors change tehre minds every 5 mins, n theyl all tell u different things, just follow your instincts n u wont go far wrong, remember you know your son better than anyone else, so your instincts r probably right x

Alaine - posted on 02/23/2010

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I dont like to give my baby juice at this age unless i have to. If he or she is constipated then it is a good way to relieve that. It must be diluted or you can buy it prediluted in the baby section. The reason i dont like ot give my baby juice in his bottle is because i have found that is harder to then break them of the bottle when they get older. I would wait until your baby get to be at least a year or can drink from a sippy cup before you give them juice, it just makes the whole process of breaking them from the bottle easier if they have never had juice from it.

Gail - posted on 02/19/2010

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you can give watered down juice after 6months but your best just to stick to occasional water, and their milk.

if you do want to give them juice make sure its in a beaker or tommee tippee type thing as its bad for their teeth to do so in a bottle,, and will also help to wean them off the bottle later on. Mind having said that my son just chews on a tommee tippe lol

Gina - posted on 02/19/2010

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If you buy the baby Gerber juice (with the baby food) its fine to give 4 oz once or twice a day. If you give to much juice this causes diarrhea which will lead to diaper rash :/ There is no need to dilute this juice because its already baby safe.

Brianne - posted on 02/18/2010

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Apple juice helps keep babys more regular, it shouldn't cause constipation. At least that is what the specialist told me about my son when he prescibed him apple juice and miralax to help with his chronic constipation.

Jessica - posted on 02/16/2010

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i have been giving my 7 month old all the juices since she was 6 months old i never diluted it with water though and i only give it to her once a day because it can be acidic and cause diaper rash but she has never had a diaper rash while i have been doing it this way and she has never been constipated from it either so it should be fine

Nikki - posted on 02/16/2010

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Also MY daughter's doctor said that I could give her up to four ounces a day. I only give it to her if she just seems thirsty. Every once in a while I'll substitute it for formula during a meal but very very rarely will I do that. You could ask your pediatrician about it though if you are so uncomfortable listening to anyone here because I know I'm not a professional. = )

Shalaina - posted on 02/14/2010

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Our son is 6 months also and my doctor said that if you really want to you can give juice diluted, but there is no need for it unless maybe your little one is constipated. It doesn't have all of the nutrients that formula/breast milk does. Good luck!

Nikki - posted on 02/14/2010

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You can go ahead and give him apple juice and if by some random chance it does constipate him which it shouldn't you can also let him have pear juice. My daughter's doctor told me we could give her up to four ounces a day of White grape, pear, apple, um pretty much any baby juice but she doesn't recommend the red grape juice just in case the baby spits up because it'll stain. If you're nervous about it you can water it down like I do. I normally go half and half. Baby juice isn't particularly strong in any aspect but I still water it down right now. I'm gradually lessening it to wear its mostly juice though.

Jeni - posted on 02/13/2010

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You can give them apple juice at quite an early age and it does it opposite of making them constipated, I am more curious as to why you want to give them juice?
It much easier to stick to milk (formula or breast) and water.
Once you give baby sweet things it hard to give them much else.

Kayla - posted on 02/10/2010

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i first tried it when my son was like 5- 5 1/2 months old (hes now 6 1/2 months old ) mixed with water and he loves it. so about once a week or so i give him a snack inbteween feedings like some kind of fruit and then apple juice mixed with water to wash it down. he loves it,

Rebecca - posted on 02/10/2010

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I tried my baby on apple and blackcurrent juice at 5 months but she was not keen on it. As she was also constipated i decided to introduce puree apple and that has helped. Start the frit mid morning tho just in case of allergies. My daughter doesn't really drink juice she prefers watr plus her formula.

Christine - posted on 02/09/2010

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I have been giving apple juice to my daughter for her occasional constipation since she was about 4 1/2 months old. I'll give her about 2 oz mixed with 2 oz water and this is the only time I give her juice. I have never been a big juice drinker myself and I expect my daughter to probably be the same - she is perfectly content with breastmilk and water for her drinking needs.

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