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Starting on food, can he have juice and water too?

My baby's doctor said he was ready to start eating baby foods. He said I could also give him table food if I was able to get it to be smooth enough for him. I forgot to ask him if that means I can give him juice and water now as well?

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:27 PM on Dec. 20, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • You can give juice but limit it to 4 oz per day and water as you desire. Just keep in mind that all nutrition should still be coming from formula or breast milk.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 10:30 PM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • No need to give him juice. Full of sugar.

    Answer by kbakeman at 10:31 PM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • sure! i give my dd an oz of juice and water mixed in a sippy cup. but all the main nutrition should b from formula or breast milk!

    Answer by Caroline2010 at 10:31 PM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • Juice isn't really recommended for any babies. They need to have a good basis on vegetables. Juice is just added and unnecessary sugar.

    Water - I didn't give my DD water until she was over 12 months old, and then only 2 ounces at bed time.

    Answer by Razelda at 10:31 PM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • I would offer water in a sippy with solids ( i don't know your baby's age, but I suggest at least 6 mos of age for solids), but not juice this young.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 10:42 PM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • Juice isnot necessary...but many babies enjoy having something different to taste. My fisrt had juice (very diluted) at 6 months. My second didn't have any juice until after 9 months.

    Answer by KaroGreenly at 10:59 PM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • I wouldn't give your LO juice. In my family we have always offered water though. I use water in a sippy. My LO is 6mo & is still learning to use a sippy. When she gets a drink & it gets all over the place at least i don't have to worry about it stainging anything.

    Answer by shareleann at 11:02 PM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • depends on how old your baby is. i didn't start with the juice and water until 6 months old. and even then i mixed 1oz water and 1oz juice. so, that's 2oz total per day.

    Answer by MamaSince2005 at 2:51 AM on Dec. 22, 2010

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