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Giving baby OJ in a bottle - who is BU?

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willisurvive3under2 Sat 16-Feb-19 22:35:01

Freshly squeezed! But still confused

10 month old twins. My DM is visiting from overseas. She did the twins tea and gave them a few orange segments after their main. Twin 1 is a more advanced eater and happily sucked/ate them. Twin 2 wouldn't touch them (she's not great at feeding herself still) so DM squeezed some orange juice into a bottle and she happily drunk it. It was 2 oz if that, roughly half an orange.

This seems bonkers and I was about to get annoyed but I tried hard to be rational and I can't see what she's done wrong. Both girls had some OJ one way or another. Everyone happy.

Would this bother you? Was she being unreasonable? I should add the girls have a cold and she was making a point about giving them vitamin C.

CrispbuttyNo1 Sat 16-Feb-19 22:36:21

What’s the problem? I really can’t see the issue here.

blackteasplease Sat 16-Feb-19 22:36:26

I'm sure it's not the end of the world once, but I'd ask her not to to it again. She could put it in an open cup just as easily.

Absofrigginlootly Sat 16-Feb-19 22:36:52

The difference with it being in a bottle is being delivered in a concentrated way to the front teeth. You’re supposed to dilute and fruit juice in a bottle with water to 1:8 juice:water ratio

PuntasticUsername Sat 16-Feb-19 22:37:26

I probably wouldn't make a habit of it but as a one off, can't see a problem at all.

youbethemummylion Sat 16-Feb-19 22:37:28

Not good for her teeth but also nit the end of the world as a one off.

Aprilshowersarecomingsoon Sat 16-Feb-19 22:37:38

One whiff of juice and my dc's bums were red raw.....

Bluerussian Sat 16-Feb-19 22:38:20

Better in a cup than bottle but won't hurt occasionally.

MrsJayy Sat 16-Feb-19 22:39:38

I really don't know what your issue is it was some orange juice your mother did nothing wrong maybe get the babies some sippy cups but honestly nothing bad happened.

LondonGirl83 Sat 16-Feb-19 22:44:58

as others have said juice shouldn't go in bottles as its bad for teeth

PremierNaps Sat 16-Feb-19 22:46:51

Why one whiff of juice and your DCs bums were red raw? Am I missing something?

willisurvive3under2 Sat 16-Feb-19 22:50:15

I did think teeth but she has none grin I agree that I have no rational reason to disagree with what DM did, but it doesn't seem right! They have sippy cups, I will suggest that.

GreatDuckCookery6211 Sat 16-Feb-19 22:53:49

What exactly is it your annoyed about? It’s orange juice not a rum punch!

MrsJayy Sat 16-Feb-19 22:54:47

If she does it again dilute the juice because it is better for them but put it down to an irrational irritation and forget about it smile

DerelictWreck Sat 16-Feb-19 22:56:57

Can anyone explain how it's bad for teeth consider the teat goes past them? Surely the juice is delivered straight to the tongue?

Muddysnowdrop Sat 16-Feb-19 22:57:19

Would be better in a cup than bottle, but fine and probably needed the vitamin c

MyKingdomForBrie Sat 16-Feb-19 22:59:09

I think she was just being nice, it was freshly squeezed a perfectly healthy, cannot see the issue? It won't hurt teeth as a one off.

MyKingdomforaNameChange Sat 16-Feb-19 22:59:12

My sister had whooping cough as a toddler, and couldn't keep milk down. She had orange juice in a bottle for a few weeks ,and it wrecked her baby teeth.

Yabbers Sat 16-Feb-19 23:01:44

Not much better in a cup than a bottle, far better with a straw.

Good solution if they didn't want to eat the orange.

MrsJayy Sat 16-Feb-19 23:03:05

It is to do with the concentrated juice and saliva mix it can cause tooth decay especially if used extented periods out of a baby bottle.

yearinyearout Sat 16-Feb-19 23:06:32

So your DM gave the baby some OJ in a bottle, which you don't have a problem with? So what's the point of the thread? Am i missing something?

TinklyLittleLaugh Sat 16-Feb-19 23:08:02

When mine were really small I’m sure we were told to avoid citrus fruit. Perhaps that has changed? Many babies and toddlers get upset tummies with orange juice though. I think she jumped in a bit.

Aprilshowersarecomingsoon Sat 16-Feb-19 23:10:01

Nappy rash to the bleeding stage in hours. Massive reaction.

AnnaMagnani Sat 16-Feb-19 23:11:45

Not good for teeth and no good for colds. Vit C for colds has been myth-busted a zillion times.

Mmmhmmm Sat 16-Feb-19 23:11:50

This is not an actual problem.

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