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Juice for toddlers?

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Cait73 Tue 12-May-20 09:51:50

What's the best juice for little ones? Trying to avoid sugar and additive overload

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TeddyIsaHe Tue 12-May-20 09:54:10

Dd likes sparkling water and apple juice. Waters it down a bit so not so bad for her teeth.

OnlyJudyCanJudgeMe Tue 12-May-20 10:12:07

They don’t need juice. Water & milk suffice.

AllTheCakes Tue 12-May-20 10:21:16

They don’t need juice at that age. If they don’t know if exists they won’t ask for it!

penguinsbegin Tue 12-May-20 10:41:02

water with added water.

eurochick Tue 12-May-20 15:40:36

Just water here too.

Pinkblueberry Tue 12-May-20 16:01:33

I’ve never done squash or just pure juice - water or water with a splash of pure apple or orange (tastes crap to me, I love pure juice but DS knows no different grin)

doadeer Tue 12-May-20 16:40:30

I sometimes juice a fresh orange and add a little water but don't bother with juice regularly

Charlottejade89 Sun 17-May-20 10:39:09

I do a small part orange juice with water or a tiny bit of squash with water, literally the tiniest dribble

firstimemamma Sun 17-May-20 10:46:39

My toddler very occasionally has some fresh orange juice (once a week or less), other than that he just has milk or water unless we're at a restaurant / party etc.

redtulip12 Sun 17-May-20 10:52:06

Toddlers should only have milk or water. Fruit juices and sparkling water are acidic and will soften tooth enamel. If you do give these don't brush their teeth for at least an hour after drinking.

NameChange30 Sun 17-May-20 10:56:10

We sometimes let DS have one of the Fruit Shoot "Juiced" drinks which are basically just fruit juice and water.

It's a treat though and not every day.

Cait73 Sun 17-May-20 13:48:52

Yes I was thinking as a treat but he doesn't need it it's only us that want to treat them they don't know any different, I've talked myself out of the whole juice thing lol

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NameChange30 Sun 17-May-20 15:26:39

"it's only us that want to treat them they don't know any different"

Well in lockdown when they're home with you, they don't know any different, no. But try taking your 2yo to play groups, play dates, cafes and restaurants without giving them a juice from time to time... when the other kids are having them, DS wants one. That won't be a problem for a while longer yet, though sad

Selfsettling3 Sun 17-May-20 15:55:15

For a while we got away with giving DD1 tiger juice (Water) out and about.

Cait73 Sun 17-May-20 17:48:42

He's only 16 months old so doesn't (yet) go to parties where there's juice, his parents want him raised vegetarian so I'm quite used to guiding him away from things he can't have though, he doesn't seem to mind....yet!!

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Cait73 Sun 17-May-20 17:49:57

@NameChange30 yes I remember this with my daughter she was sugar free 'till around the age of 2 🙈

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