Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Is Juice A Necessity For A 6 Month Old?

I keep reading about how most 6 months drink around 4 oz of juice a day. I haven't really been giving my son that much a day. Is it really a necessity?

Answer Question
 
leann74016

Asked by leann74016 at 11:09 AM on Jul. 7, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

Level 16 (2,449 Credits)
Answers (10)
  • Nahhh. I don't give my daughter juice at all. She doesn't need it, I dunno. I don't think it's really necessary.
    caitxrawks

    Answer by caitxrawks at 11:11 AM on Jul. 7, 2009

  • i don't think so unless he needs more fruit/veggies in his diet then it counts as a serving... i think water is more important than juice. I gave my dd juice diluted with water when she was that age
    ta1jade

    Answer by ta1jade at 11:15 AM on Jul. 7, 2009

  • I've never given my son juice and he's 10 months. There's no reason for it. Why give babies all that sugar?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:18 AM on Jul. 7, 2009

  • No sugar is never a necessity unless he/she won't eat fruits. My 6 month old daughter eats 1-2 fruits a day, 1-2 vegs a day, and 1-2 grains mixed in something somewhere in-between. (I don't mean 6 meals, i usually mix foods together that makes that total.) She doesn't like to drink water much, and since it's summer time, I don't want her to get over-heated or dehydrated, so if she won't drink water, I'll put a splash of juice in it, and she'll drink about 2-3 oz.
    srhmldndo

    Answer by srhmldndo at 11:28 AM on Jul. 7, 2009

  • I don't give my son juice on a regular basis either. Only occassionally when its super hot out and I want to encourage fluid intake. Otherwise its all formula/breastmilk, yogurt, and water.
    FuzNet

    Answer by FuzNet at 11:32 AM on Jul. 7, 2009

  • not a necessity at all. Just make sure she gets enough liquids not to dehydrate. Water is best of course, but some don't like the taste. Add just a touch of juice for flavor.
    lighthousemom3

    Answer by lighthousemom3 at 11:32 AM on Jul. 7, 2009

  • i know last month my daughter had it a total of 2 times lol ... we take it w/ us when were out like shopping or to her paps , in case she gets cranky or something
    tha-hawt-mommie

    Answer by tha-hawt-mommie at 11:56 AM on Jul. 7, 2009

  • no
    NoahsMomma418

    Answer by NoahsMomma418 at 12:05 PM on Jul. 7, 2009

  • It's not necessary at any age. It's really not needed for babies.
    kaycee14

    Answer by kaycee14 at 12:14 PM on Jul. 7, 2009

  • No. I never give my kids juice. They just don't need it.
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 12:48 PM on Jul. 7, 2009

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.