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At what age did you start giving your baby juice?

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Asked by masonsmommy921 at 2:47 PM on Apr. 4, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • It was when he started solids, or a lil after and only watered down, not full strength as it will cause alot of tummy upset and poop issues. babies really do not need juice, its nothing but sugar and calories, for first yr they are fine with formula and breast milk as they get more nutrients from it. :o)You can always ask the doc too....

    Answer by Bearsjen at 2:51 PM on Apr. 4, 2009

  • 3 1/2 mo, he was constipated, gave him some aj, he iked it so i started using it in small amounts to mix with rice cereal

    Answer by mommymeg03 at 2:54 PM on Apr. 4, 2009

  • After 6 months I gave her a little diluted juice when she had a stomach bug and couldn't drink her milk... At 22 months, she still only gets it if she's sick or if there's a special circumstance... like being at a friend's house where it's being served to everyone else (this is rare). She gets a fresh smoothie every now and then. But as pp said, babies don't need juice. Give fruit instead.

    Answer by EmilySusan at 2:57 PM on Apr. 4, 2009

  • I only give my daughter water because juice is just empty calories and a lot of sugar that causes tooth decay.

    I'm not saying that's what you should do, but that's what I do. My doctor recommends that I dont give her juice, and I agree. I think around six months is when most parents introduce juice though.

    Answer by kate_jocelyn at 3:16 PM on Apr. 4, 2009

  • Usually over 8 mths. I am not a big juice drinker or giver so we dont usually keep it on hand.
    Once they got through the first stage of food w/o allergic reaction I would try it to see how they did and they never cared for it til they were over 2 yrs old so I never kept it around.

    Answer by BonesDragonDew at 3:19 PM on Apr. 4, 2009

  • We started at 6 months mixed 50/50 with water.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 3:29 PM on Apr. 4, 2009

  • 4 months.

    Answer by sammiesmom2000 at 5:05 PM on Apr. 4, 2009

  • A little after a year. It''s just empty calories and I wanted to make sure he liked water enough to prefer it over juice. He does.

    Answer by Pauline3283 at 9:02 PM on Apr. 4, 2009

  • 3 1/2 months half apple juice w/ half water (no more than once a day)

    Answer by madre710 at 3:12 PM on Apr. 5, 2009

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