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Mio instead of juice for toddler?

Posted by on Aug. 26, 2013 at 7:50 AM
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A friend of mine is giving her toddler water with Mio insteqd of juice. I'm considering doing it myself to save on juice and calories and sugar. Any other mommies do this? Is it safe? 

by on Aug. 26, 2013 at 7:50 AM
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Pnukey
by Bronze Member on Aug. 26, 2013 at 8:03 AM
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I didn't think it was safe because it has all that fake sugar.

When my kids were toddlers, I just watered down their juice.

comptonkids
by Gold Member on Aug. 26, 2013 at 8:04 AM
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oh God no

that stuff is crap, though.... depending what kind of/ brand of juice your giving... it may be the same

britmichele
by on Aug. 26, 2013 at 8:06 AM
I have given son Mio before, but not to take the place of juice
strictmomhere
by Platinum Member on Aug. 26, 2013 at 8:32 AM
I give lots of water:)
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Paigesmommy78
by Bronze Member on Aug. 26, 2013 at 8:34 AM
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Yeah just water down the juice
Megan11587
by Bronze Member on Aug. 26, 2013 at 8:35 AM

The artificial sugar scares me.  You can always water down the juice so it's mostly water but still has the flavor

steffiecox
by Steph on Aug. 26, 2013 at 8:39 AM
I water down the juice. My toddler drinks mostly water anyways. I drink water, she sees me drink it and wants a cup of her own.
IhartU
by Member on Aug. 26, 2013 at 9:07 AM

 Yes, because filling your child's body with chemicals is the right thing to do. Have you even researched the ingredients list on the back of Mio and other 'liquid flavor' products?

illinoismommy83
by on Aug. 26, 2013 at 9:08 AM

Mio is made with artificial sweeteners, so I certainly wouldn't give it to a little kid.

housewifehell
by on Aug. 26, 2013 at 9:11 AM

The calories are better for her from the juice and the sugars in the juice rather than the artificial chemicals in the Mio.  This stuff is toxic, I would never feed it to my child

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Here is the ingredient list:

Water, Citric Acid, Propylene Glycol, Malic Acid, Contains Less than 2% of Natural Flavor, Sucralose and Acesulfame Potassium (Sweeteners), Potassium Citrate, Red 40, Blue 1, Potassium Sorbate (Preservative)."

http://blog.fooducate.com/2011/04/11/oh-my-mio-water-flavoring-has-nothing-real-in-it/

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