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How old does my son have to be before i can start giving him juice and water?

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Asked by Mshll8 at 12:52 PM on Jan. 26, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • should be a year then give him juice and water

    Answer by josalin at 12:53 PM on Jan. 26, 2009

  • Double check w/ your pediatrician but if I remember correctly I believe its 9 months to a year. Even then you should do 50/50 when your making a juice bottle.

    Answer by sycgal at 12:58 PM on Jan. 26, 2009

  • My pedi gave me the go ahead when I started solids at 4 months and said not to dilute it.

    Answer by purpleducky at 1:00 PM on Jan. 26, 2009

  • You can give a baby water and juice . From birth.

    Dilute the juice with water.Or it will give your son diarrhea.

    And you will probably want to put something in the water. Most babies wont drink straight water.

    I use to put a little juice or sugar in my kids water.

    Yes, I know, some moms will disagree with me about this.

    I did it with my kids. and they are perfectly healthy.


    Answer by louise2 at 1:02 PM on Jan. 26, 2009

  • my pedi gave me the go ahead at 4 months too. Just don't introduce different kinds too quickly. Problem even just stick with one kind for a few weeks to a month if you're worried, and water the juice down!

    Answer by julipickle at 1:13 PM on Jan. 26, 2009

  • Depends on the child and on the pedi so I have found, When my son started eating cereal around 3 to 4 months I started giving him juice with water. Definitely dilute it and make sure if they are still a little young and not eating too much baby foods you don't give them too much at once. Diarrhea that no diaper can hold is icky and heck on the carpet.

    Answer by holpar at 1:57 PM on Jan. 26, 2009

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