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Can you give a 12 month old orange juice??

I made a big breakfast this morning with fresh sqeezed orange juice. Can I give some to my 12 month old? I always thought it was too acidic for a babies tummy. What are your thoughts, thanks!

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Asked by mommymine3 at 12:50 PM on Jun. 7, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • too acidic for a 12 month old I think, maybe try closer to 2.

    Answer by ShawnaLT1 at 1:02 PM on Jun. 7, 2009

  • mine is now 19 months old but we gave her it when she was about 12 months and she was fine but now when she has any of them acidic juices she breaks out so i would wait till the babys older

    Answer by sariahsmommy1 at 2:28 PM on Jun. 7, 2009

  • I did but I mixed it with water 1/2 and 1/2.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 3:36 PM on Jun. 7, 2009

  • If you do, be careful, please and only give a very little bit at first. You really need to "try" it several times, just a little before just letting her have some.

    My 3 year old still cannot have any citrus fruit. It gives him diarrhea for three days, from one little bite. This diarrhea STINKS of citrus and literally leaves BURNS on his butt. Not a diaper rash type of thing (he's potty trained) but blistery burns.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 3:56 PM on Jun. 7, 2009

  • my kids have always done fine with oj, but all kids are different. i would put more than 1/2 water at first and play it by ear.

    Answer by jbirchard at 4:36 PM on Jun. 7, 2009

  • Be careful with it. If my two year old has more than about 3 ounces, she has an upset stomach.

    Answer by apexmommy at 4:56 PM on Jun. 7, 2009

  • i gave it to my dd when she was 12 mo but i mixed it with 1/2 water... she was fine!

    Answer by 07lilmama1108 at 7:19 PM on Jun. 7, 2009

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