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LONG-Juice & Diarreha TMI

My 5yo has always had issues with juice causing diarreha. We figured it out a few years ago and are very cautious with him having much. Certain juices are worse, ones with alot of sugar. Low acid OJ works ok for him. He is aware that juice gives him trouble too. Last week at Grandma's he helped himself to lemonade in the fridge and not 2 hours later, he thought he had to toot and it was sooooo much more than that. He had that look on his face and as he started to walk across the room-heres the TMI part-it ran down his leg and out his pants onto the floor. GROSS!!! It was the worst ever. Grandma was fine with it too. anti-anxiety meds are great!!!
Does anybody have a kid that has this issue from juice???? Like I said, he rarely gets any and when he does it is closely monitored,besides last week. :) Any ideas for other drink options besides milk and water??? We try to stay away from artificial color

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Asked by my2turkeys at 6:06 PM on Jan. 3, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • my son has this problem! When he gets juice we highly dilute it and he rarely gets it! I also give him the flavored waters and he likes those just as well

    Answer by SebsMom29 at 8:29 PM on Jan. 3, 2010

  • My kids are really limited. We drink only 100% juice, Juicy Juice or any apple juice, Welch's 100% grape, etc. No orange. No fake junk. No juice drinks. They're all allowed 4 oz of juice a day, watered down - they can choose to have multiple glasses of water with a splash of juice, or 1 glass that's 4 oz of each and no more the rest of the day. Apple and orange juices are huge triggers - even low acid - for tummy problems. Grape is supposed to bind up the poo. There's nothing wrong with drinking nothing but a little milk and lots of water every day. The flavored waters, other things like Kool-Aid, Crystal Light, etc, are just adding other bad things to the body. So if he won't drink water, add just a bit of juice to the water to flavor it, and if you only add an ounce at a time he won't be taking that much in and shouldn't have problems. Stick to 100% juice, not V8 splash or anything that's not 100%.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:24 PM on Jan. 3, 2010

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