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So when can babies/toddlers start having juice then?

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Ceebee74 Fri 03-Aug-07 21:05:26

DS is 12 months old - I have religiously avoided juice/cordial and only ever given him water in his cup - as all the advice states.

But when is it ok to start giving him (diluted) juice - me and DH have a glass of juice before breakfast every morning so why can't DS?

Any ideas?

lljkk Fri 03-Aug-07 21:08:35

Cor, blimey, I think diluted 6 parts wter:1 part juice you can go ahead. I thought that was advice from 6 months (??). Just keep it to under 4oz pure juice/day, or you'll get some very foul nappies (or they fill up on juice to expense of other things).

yogimum Fri 03-Aug-07 21:13:45

I give ds 12 months very diluted juice at mealtimes only, the rest of the time he has water. I think the food helps neutrilise the fruit acids.

NotADragonOfSoup Fri 03-Aug-07 21:14:28

Don't see the point myself.

UCM Fri 03-Aug-07 21:15:26

I use concentrate juice like cordial. One bit juice and the rest water. DD is 6.5 months

oooggs Fri 03-Aug-07 21:16:38

ds1 only had milk or water until at least 2 years old

yogimum Fri 03-Aug-07 21:22:42

This was reccommended by a dentist friend of mine.

hotchocscot Fri 03-Aug-07 21:28:15

i believe current advice is very well diluted and at meal times only from 12 months. However my ds is 14 months and i still only give him milk or water, as my dentist recommended holding off for as long as possible, preferably until he's able to go help himself from the fridge!! - what he ain't had, he won't miss! and starting the water habit is good for a healthy life ahead.

MKG Fri 03-Aug-07 21:38:38

My ds will be 2 on Monday and he only has juice during "special times" ie. dinner at grandma's, or when we're out. I think it's better to give them the fruit then give them the juice. It's just a lot of calories.

bubblepop Fri 03-Aug-07 22:41:25

when you are absolutely sure you can brush his teeth clean.

cba Fri 03-Aug-07 22:44:12

why would you want to give toddler / baby juice? my eldest who is nearly seven only has juice if a pary, teeth rotting liquid, dont start. Like one poster said, what they dont know they dont miss

UCM Fri 03-Aug-07 22:50:41

You are right, cha. Very right.

kamikayzed Fri 03-Aug-07 23:12:48

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kamikayzed Fri 03-Aug-07 23:13:09

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lljkk Sat 04-Aug-07 12:25:19

FSA suggests diluted 10 parts water:1 part juice from 6 months.
Why give fruit juice to a baby?
Because eating is a social occasion, it just feels natural to share our adult foods where suitable.

UCM Sat 04-Aug-07 21:01:58

Well as a result of this thread, I gave my DD water only today and she bloomin drunk it. Never would before, I had to put a tiny bit of apple or pear into it.

moljam Sat 04-Aug-07 21:05:08

why would you want to if your lo is happy without?you dont need to give them juice.

cba Sat 04-Aug-07 21:09:26

good for you ucm. my children know juice for special treat. It is always in the fridge but they dont even ask. They are so used to water.

I know some kids who wont drink water as they have only ever had juice.

UCM Sat 04-Aug-07 22:10:09

I do learn something new every day on this site. She wouldn't take it before. But it was warm so I am really glad that's all she drank IYKWIM>

kamikayzed Sun 05-Aug-07 22:36:14

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margosbeenplayingwithmynoonoo Sun 05-Aug-07 22:59:24

I have also chosen to only give dds milk and water. I found tha dd1 didn't take that well to water initially but after a few months she was okay.

I'm always getting told to drink more water and would like my dds to drink lots of water as a habit rather than turn to other drinks.

Of all of my family think I am strange to deny dds fruit juice. I quite agree with Hotchocscot, they do not miss what they've never had.

<takes another slug of Lilt Zero>

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