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Do you still water down your 3-4 yo's juice?

I still water down my almost 4 yo's juice. He get's about 75%w-25%j, or 50-50. The only time he gets it straight is if we're out to eat or something and he gets a juice box. Just curious as to how many other moms water down their kids?


Asked by HaydensMama07 at 1:59 PM on Oct. 24, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • MommaTurbo u water it down to cut down on the sugar. It also is good to water it down as far as teeth r concerned.

    Answer by dancer at 2:13 PM on Oct. 24, 2010

  • Then why give him juice at all? The juice i get is 100% juice, so no artificial sugars in it. I dont mind him having a sippy of juice a day.

    Answer by MommaTurbo at 2:11 PM on Oct. 24, 2010

  • i havent watered my DD's juice down since she was like 15 months but she rarely gets juice

    Answer by alcnic27 at 2:06 PM on Oct. 24, 2010

  • My kids get daily vitamins, drink plenty of milk, and eat plenty of fruit/veggies, so they're not missing anything from not getting juice. Plus, there's so much sugar in juice and kids need water WAY more than they need juice. My 1 yo gets ALL water with just a splash of juice.

    Comment by HaydensMama07 (original poster) at 2:07 PM on Oct. 24, 2010

  • I always did to save money.....juice wasn't necessary, it was just a way to get them to drink more fluids when they didn't like water.

    Answer by Anna92464 at 2:12 PM on Oct. 24, 2010

  • Yes we still water down our 4 1/2 year olds juice, usually 60% J 40% water. We usually buy the fruit and veggie juices like ocean spray, or v8, etc.

    Answer by anikahaynes1 at 2:13 PM on Oct. 24, 2010

  • Yep, we do 50/50. My 4 yo will occasionally drink juice out of a juice box, but if I'm just putting it in a cup she won't drink it unless it's mixed with water. She says it's too sweet like candy and she doesn't like to drink it.

    Answer by kttycat84 at 2:15 PM on Oct. 24, 2010

  • I buy 100% juice as well, but there's still sugar in it. The 100% white grape juice I have in the fridge right now, says that there is 38g of sugar for every 8 ounce glass.

    And that's fine if you give him just 1 cup of juice a day, but does he drink water at all?

    Comment by HaydensMama07 (original poster) at 2:22 PM on Oct. 24, 2010

  • I dont water down my two year old juice we just limit how much he drinks a day

    Answer by nicjon at 3:04 PM on Oct. 24, 2010

  • Some juices I do because they have hella too much sugar..

    Answer by Luisa621 at 10:51 AM on Oct. 25, 2010