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Is Low Calorie Gatorage safe to drink for a 12 month old?

Low Calorie Orange Gatorade: 8OZ
20 Claories
5g of sugar

Motts for Tots Apple juice 8oz
60 Calories
15g of sugar

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:30 PM on Feb. 1, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

Answers (8)
  • I would not give it without approval from the pediatrician.
    NannyB.

    Answer by NannyB. at 1:35 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • Make sure low calorie doesn't mean artificial sweeteners added. Whenever I give my Son any fruit juice, I always add some water to cut the sugar anyway. I never give him strait juice. That's what I have always done & he is 4 now.

    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 1:36 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • I have had to give it to my baby, who is drinking it now and is 15m because he has diarhea and HATES pedialyte. When he was around 12m or a little younger, I had to mix it with water when he was sick. I don't give it to my kids to drink on a normal basis. They get milk and watered down juice and plain water.
    2BlondeBabies

    Answer by 2BlondeBabies at 1:36 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • Mine drink the vitamin water by glaceau instead. I really don't see much difference between gatorade and juice.
    mslksdh

    Answer by mslksdh at 1:38 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • Read the rest of the ingredients. Water is good.
    Mommy2Gabrielle

    Answer by Mommy2Gabrielle at 1:41 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • My dr said gatorade was fine when my ds was sick at age 14 mo. I would watch the artificial sweeteners, though. Fruit juice has vitamins and natural sugar.
    bugfin

    Answer by bugfin at 2:09 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • I wouldn't. Just water and milk. It's all chemicals. A juice every so often is fine.
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 3:17 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • No! It is a toxic mess.

    The only beverage your child needs is water
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 12:24 AM on Feb. 2, 2011

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