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Is orange juice an acceptable drink for a 17 month old?

I never buy orange juice because I don't drink it much, I'm not sure if it would cause heartburn or be too acidic for my kid?

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staciandababy

Asked by staciandababy at 5:42 PM on Apr. 14, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • I think they make low acid Orange juice, you can try it and see how he reacts to it.
    jenn4443

    Answer by jenn4443 at 5:44 PM on Apr. 14, 2011

  • My son loves the minute maid for kid, but I only let him have 1 glass a day, he has drank it from about your kiddos age, I think it is fine, but too much could lead to upset tummy!
    kimigogo

    Answer by kimigogo at 5:44 PM on Apr. 14, 2011

  • Yeah, maybe only about a 6 oz. glass a day.
    cheekycherub

    Answer by cheekycherub at 5:46 PM on Apr. 14, 2011

  • try half and half if they have a problem with it being watered down then i would stay away from it til they are older
    goobersmom713

    Answer by goobersmom713 at 5:48 PM on Apr. 14, 2011

  • My kids were fine with it in small quantities. If you give him too much it will likely cause a rash on his butt from the acid.
    Renee3K

    Answer by Renee3K at 5:50 PM on Apr. 14, 2011

  • I watered it down at that age and up until my son was 3.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 5:59 PM on Apr. 14, 2011

  • i wouldn't introduce it, if it isn't already something in the house. juice has a lot of sugar and no fiber. it is much healthier to eat an orange.
    happy2bmom25

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 6:09 PM on Apr. 14, 2011

  • juice juice is to be good for kids and comes in a lot of flavors.my girls love apple juice, fruit punch, and can water down if need to.
    momindiana

    Answer by momindiana at 6:15 PM on Apr. 14, 2011

  • they can but not to much cause the acid
    Lynnsae

    Answer by Lynnsae at 6:19 PM on Apr. 14, 2011

  • my son is 17 months, i give him oj sometimes, but he's an applejuiceaholic lol
    xmama_bellax

    Answer by xmama_bellax at 6:24 PM on Apr. 14, 2011

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