When can I start giving my 6 month old juice? I know it needs to be diluted at first, but an unsure as to when I can give him some...
Our dr said four months.
my dr said one ounce of juice per month age. so six ounces. and my doctor said it does not have to be diluted... but landin will not have any of it
luckily theres Landin <3
January 12th, 2009
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Our Ohio dr said four months, start giving it to him half juice, half water. Wait a few days or a week or whatever, then do three parts juice one part water. Wait a few days or a week or whatever, then do just juice.
Our Georgia dr said not to give him juice at all until after he has ALL of his teeth.
I think the Georgia dr is a nut.
Haha. Thanks. I keep wanting to buy it when I'm shopping, but am unsure if I'd be starting a bad habit. Plus, I completely forgot to ask my dr last week
Our ped had us start giving alena 2 oz gerber grape juice with 2 oz water at 4 months to help her constipation. We started to give her diluted v8 fusion juice around 12 months and its still one of her favorites. We stopped diluting it around 24 months.
I don't want to start nothing with anybody, but why do you want to start giving him juice, plain water is just fine if he's thirsty what is it in juice that you think he needs? The reason I ask kids now a days are getting so much sugar in their diet I personally think that juice is not a necessity, it starts there and then comes all the soda (very against kids drinking soda). My daughter doesn't drink juices I'm not gonna lie I did try to give her some when she was smaller but she never liked it (any flavor) or any thing else but plain water (and milk of course). Her doc. was like great water is better anyway. You can start already though if you want (diluted as you mentioned).
The sugars in baby juice such as Gerber is all natural. Its not added.
So do you not give your daughter fruit? Because fruit has natural sugars in it.
Hence why its in the juice....
I agree with you about pop though. That's not natural sugar.
Gerber juices contain no added sugar, and there are a number of other juices that don't contain sugar as well. Water is absolutely better, but juice can also contain nutritional value that water doesn't contain. In moderation there's nothing wrong with juice in a child / baby's diet. Leaping from juice to soda is a tad overboard though. My almost 3 yr old has never had soda and won't for a very long time if ever.
Like I said in my reply - we put our DD on juice to help with constipation. She wouldn't drink water, and too much water is also bad for little ones as well. So there are reasons to give juice. I know as an adult, I want more than just a glass of water from time to time.