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when did you start giving your little one juice?

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:15 AM on Dec. 28, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Babies don't have to have juice. Formula fed babies shouldn't have it before 4 months, breastfed babies before 6 months. It should be given in an open cup, not a bottle or sippy cup and 4-6 ounces should be the max for babies and toddlers.

    Juice has nutrition but eating fruit is better. For formula fed babies it can help with constipation. Usually people water juice down. The American Academy of Pediatrics is concerned about children drinking juice and has made these and other recommendations. One of the concerns is that children can get a lot of calories from drinking juice.

    Answer by Gailll at 10:57 AM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • At 4 months old. Half water half juice only 4oz total.

    Answer by legalmommy101 at 12:16 AM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • Twenty something months. They shouldn't have it before a year.

    Answer by jus1jess at 12:18 AM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • After he discovered what it was and started asking for it! (darn grandmas!) He was 18+months... and then only as a treat occasionally.

    Answer by LeanneC at 12:25 AM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • ask ur doc if ur wanting to know when he/she can have jucie my doc said it was okay at 6 months but water down half and half but really when u think ur lil one is ready

    Answer by myangelelena at 12:32 AM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • I would do half water and half juice after 6mths

    Answer by heartfrommyson at 1:38 AM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • Close to 7 months she got very watered down apple juice

    Answer by Jan0609momma at 1:42 AM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • My daughter is almost 18 months and still doesn't drink any juice, just water and milk. Fresh fruit is much better.

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 2:00 AM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • My son is 28 months and still doesn't get juice. It's not necessary. Just empty calories.

    Answer by mnt_2_b_mommy at 2:05 AM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • Three, just as an occasional treat.


    Answer by rkoloms at 10:06 AM on Dec. 28, 2009