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at how many months does the baby usually begin drinking juice?


Asked by survivormama10 at 7:39 PM on Nov. 14, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • With both my kids they started to get small amounts of 100% juice mixed with lots of water in their sippy cups around 10/12 months old.

    Answer by jacksmom3707 at 8:08 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • 12 months would be the earliest you would want to introduce juice. However, like Syphon, I do not introduce juice except for a RARE treat. All three of my older children drink water or milk. They usually ask for water and that is all they are allowed during the day. Once in a while they will get one glass of juice/chocolate milk/and even more rarely, kool-aid. It is only ever a treat.

    Fresh fruit is MUCH better and you are instilling the excellent habit of drinking water!

    Answer by micheledo at 7:47 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • ScarletReese, did you accidentally type one month???? A one month old should ONLY get breastmilk (or formula). I have never heard anyone (doctor or not) recommend anything but breastmilk/formula for an infant.

    Answer by micheledo at 7:48 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • I made the juice mistake with my first. He started at about 12 months. My youngest gets water only and doesn't want juice.

    Answer by Syphon at 7:40 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • They don't need it. Better if you never start the habit. Its like baby/toddler crack.

    Answer by karamille at 7:45 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • I started my sons around 4 months. just to help his system loosen up a little if he got a little constipated.

    Answer by Finkette at 7:48 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • Our household adds a splash of juice to our water. Like 80% water and 20% juice.and real juice. Not "cocktail" or "punch."

    If you mix like that, a heavy dilution, then fruited water is okay for a child who is on solids.

    Answer by ecodani at 7:51 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • My son was at least a year old before he ever got any juice, and it was always watered down, at least 2 parts water for every part juice. And he didn't even have OJ until he was over 2 1/2...

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 8:35 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • As early as a month old.... I make sure it is all natural... If I need to squeeze a whole bunch of oranges I will... Juice is healthy for kids...

    Answer by ScarletReese at 7:46 PM on Nov. 14, 2010