my babay loves juice.she is turning 7 months and so was just asking what i can blend with apples to give her?

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Samantha - posted on 01/25/2013

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My doctor told me not to introduce fruit juice until my son was older than 1, especially if they already have teeth bc of the sugar content. A good replacement might be a baby smoothie. You can take yogurt, fresh fruits and veggies, water and blend it all together. Just make sure it is a good blender that liquifies it so there's no chunks to choke on. The yogurt is good for digestion and it also hides the taste of veggies if they are picky like mine!

Bobbi Jean - posted on 01/22/2013

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Please do not give your baby even diluted juice. It is essentially empty calories, with many of the juices sweetened with a corn based sweetener. Corn is a leading cause of food allergy when introduced too young in a child's diet. Juice has all the fiber and nutrients taken out of the fruit and becomes, essentially, empty calories. Empty calories help promote excess weight gain. Excess weight gain can, and often will lead to diabetes later in life. Source: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/fruit-j...

Corn based products to watch out for on the label are listed on this site: http://www.glutenfreesociety.org/gluten-...

If your child is old enough for honey, on't assume it's natural. My brother in law is a bee keeper and told me this week end that many processors will extend the honey with corn syrup. It is labeled--read, read, read your labels!

A really good site, if anyone is interested in making their own baby food is: http://www.babycenter.com/0_how-to-make-...

Thanks to the internet, more information is available, than ever before, connecting what we eat to how well we can learn and function. Food does not cause learning disabilities, but the cleaner the diet, the better the brain (and everything else) processes the world around it.

Lisa - posted on 01/22/2013

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even with diluting, I would not give her juice. Though covered by WIC, if you talk to your doctor, they would not recommend juice at this age. Even when my kids were older (3rd and 6th grade) we tend to dilute the juice if they have it.

Alicia - posted on 01/16/2013

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I recommend diluting juice with water, apple juice is one of the highest sugar contents. I highly recommend diluting it a little at a time until she is use to it being diluted. What about substituting a home made smoothly instead with yo baby yogurt in a blender with banana, blueberries etc?

September - posted on 01/16/2013

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Personally I don't think you should be giving your 7 month old baby fruit juice. If you've introduced vegetables and now you're introducing fruits, great but fruit juice should be introduced in small quantities at an older age. Once your baby is older you could invest in a juicer. We make fresh, organic juice for our 4 year old and he loves it! Plus I know he's getting the best that he can get and I know what’s in it. No store bought juice for us. I’m pregnant with our second child and I’ve been craving fresh fruit and veggie juice so we’ve been enjoying it quite a bit lately.

Cleaver - posted on 01/16/2013

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there is heinz or the little jars but i wouldnt give anything other then that for a while

Michelle - posted on 01/16/2013

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She's far too young for juice!!!! You should start with vegetables when you start solids as once they get the taste of sweet things they usually won't eat the savoury things.

Give her carrots, potato, pumpkin, sweet potato etc.

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