Juice??

Kim - posted on 06/05/2009 ( 23 moms have responded )

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Not really sure what the "rule" is for when you should start giving your baby juice. Is anyone else giving it to their baby or is it to early to start them on it at 7 months?

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Kristi - posted on 06/10/2009

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ive been trying to give my daughter juice and she is 8 months today she tries to get it out of a sippy cup. my doc said that to give it to them in moderation cause juice makes kid gain weight at this age empty calories. hope this helps

Lauren - posted on 06/10/2009

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Our doctor said no juice til she turns 1... but that is due to some fight against childhood obesity thing, not for any major health reasons. I give her like 3 or 4 ounces of the organic 50% less sugar juice mixed with a little water in her sippy cup if we are gonna be out and about or when its hot out, because it keeps and is easy...

Leah - posted on 06/10/2009

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I started giving my daughter juice when it started getting really hot out. She would be cranky if I gave her formula and she wouldnt drink the water. So I put 2oz of water and 6 oz of jucie

Sara - posted on 06/10/2009

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I give my daughter prune juice in her milk to help with her constipation, but that's it. I have also read that juice is not good for them and that you really shouldn't give it that often. However, I would assume that if you do want to give juice, it's fine to start around the time you begin feeding them more solids, around 6 months.

Colleen - posted on 06/09/2009

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My doc recommended a little juice/water in a sippy cup (1:5 ratio) at our 6 month check-up just to get her used to drinking from a sippy cup. It shouldn't be a big piece of her diet.

Dom - posted on 06/09/2009

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my bubs has been drinking very diluted juice from since he was very little, like 2months old. because he was very constipated with the formula he was drinking, but didnt like the taste of any other brands of formula. nothing worked from coloxyl drops, infants friend and water (he HATED water). i didnt understand why he didnt like water as that was all i was drinking from about 7 months pregnant wen i got gestational diabetes.



I strongly dis-recommend baby juice though! i was at the doctors yesterday from an unexplained rash on my bubs tummy and back and the doc said it was an alergic reaction...and it was from baby cordial- with all its artificial colourings and all. so im happy to say to everyone that i just use cottees cordial...very watered down. i make a bottle with about 230mls water and a tiny bit of cordial for colour and flavour, and hes allowed as much as he would like during the day of it.



he has never been happier, manages to do a poo fine, and hes not overweight or anything, teeth get brushed and r fine! :)

Terri - posted on 06/09/2009

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My pediatrician is totally against juice right now. He feels that it isn't necessary. As far as water goes, he said only when it's hot and we are outside just to keep him hydrated. For now, I'm just following his advice,

Laura - posted on 06/08/2009

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I started my daughter at 6.5 months because of constipation issues. She gets some everyday, and it is organic juice that is diluted in water. If this hadn't solved the problem then I would have stopped, but it works perfectly!

Yvonne - posted on 06/08/2009

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I started my little man at four months. He was taking all of his bottle but in half an hour he was waking up thirsty again. I tried to up his formula amount but he was still taking the same amount as before, but still thirsty in 30 min. so i introduced juice and my problems were solved. If you don't feel like juice is best yet you can always just give them a bottle of water. If they don't take to the apple juice you can always try baby pear juice

Sharon - posted on 06/08/2009

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I started giving my LO juice in a sippy cup at one meal last week. It is already diluted and I dilute it even further so is very very weak. Started doing this as she wasn't keen on water and to get her used to the sippy cup, she only has maybe 1-2 oz and most of that seems to be covering her so not sure how much she actually drinks. Good idea about using natural juices so might try that and dilute lots until she will take water!!

Leanne - posted on 06/08/2009

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I am not giving her juice at all - still nursing but once finish nursing it will just be white milk and water. I want her to drink water and like it... therefore not introducing juice. There isn't a whole lot of nutrition and just unnecessary sugar. It's really up to you when you want to start it but you can even do natural juice from cooking your own fruits (& veggies) and using the liquids from that.

Kara - posted on 06/08/2009

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I gave my son juice around 4-5 months because of constipation issues. Now that he's over that, I just started giving him a little bit MAYBE once a week or so and it's diluted to at least 1/2. He's starting with a sippy cup and I usually just give him water, but sometimes add a splash of juice for flavor.

Hope - posted on 06/08/2009

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I have not yet given my little one “real juice” yet but since I make all her food I have taken some of her purred fruit and diluted it with a lot of water. You could barley taste it. With purred fruit she is still getting the fiber and other goods that are not in juice. She only gets the treat in a sippy cup never in a bottle and she sure does love it. The best juice would be juice that was pressed and the nurturance only last a while so if you can press it at home your self.

Marcella - posted on 06/08/2009

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hello,I was informed from my sons dr.that they really truly dont recommend the juice.they r finding out that the juice is no good for them nutritionally and it decays at there teeth.this was also advised from the wic program that come in oct of 09 they r not going to offer this to the participants anymore...i do give it to my son from time to time but dont make a habit of it,he prefers to drink his water instead from his sippy cup that he still mastering at....

Victoria - posted on 06/08/2009

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I have had to give my son juice every day from when he was only 4 months old because he would get so backed up. The nurse at his doctors office said a good rule of thumb when they are that little is a ounce for every month he is. Now that is 7 months old I just give him about 4-6 oz throughout the day (because he still has trouble going #2). If he isn't as blocked up as usual we try to half it with water (i.e 2 oz of juice with 2 oz of water mixed in) so he stays hydrated and doesn't get used to geting full strength juice all the time. I also try to make sure its 100% juice not the other stuff. :)



We also just started him on a sippy cup with the juice so that he doesn't get stuck having everything from a bottle. He is still learning but it's coming along.



Hope that helps!

Razia - posted on 06/08/2009

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i gave my baby juice when he was 5 months old, unsweetened juice as dr. says that he did not want him to get use to anything sweet just yet .... he has this about 2 x week and the rest of the week he is on baby rooibos and he simply loves it

Angie - posted on 06/06/2009

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I give my baby juice cause she is sometimes constipated and it helps her go. I started only giving it to her in her sippy cup so she uses it and doesn't get as much cause she is just figuring out how to use it.

Michelle - posted on 06/06/2009

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juice is empty calories and my kids wont be getting any... if u must give it to your baby i'd wait at least a year then water it down...

Jackie - posted on 06/06/2009

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I've only given juice to my daughter once last week and i diluted it half water and half juice. Usually i give her a little bit of water throughout the day in her sippy cup though. She really likes drinking out of her sippy cup. She wasn't sure about the juice at first, but after having a little bit she seemed to really like it.

Gayle - posted on 06/06/2009

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I don't think babies really 'need' juice. They should be getting all the fluids they need from milk or formula. That being said, I've heard babies can have up to four ounces of juice a day starting at six months or so. I don't normally go by the "rules" because they are just suggestions...earlier or later, moms know their babies best.

Crystal - posted on 06/05/2009

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i started juice at 6 months, i will usually give her a 4 oz bottle just as a treat maybe twice a week and dilute it 2oz of water and 2oz of juice. I was told not too give it to them too often because its not good for their lil teeth...i dont know if its true though *shrugs*

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I started my baby on jucie at 5 months but only started with a little bit a time for her to get use to it , i gave it to her in the afternoon after lunch and i also diluted it alot. but it all depends on ur baby try and give it if he or she doesn't take it try again in a week or so . all the best of luck....

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I started my baby on jucie at 5 months but only started with a little bit a time for her to get use to it , i gave it to her in the afternoon after lunch and i also diluted it alot. but it all depends on ur baby try and give it if he or she doesn't take it try again in a week or so . all the best of luck....

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