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hana · 07/03/2007 17:40
lol,have followed you over here
I didn't give juice to my children until they were well past one - it's usually water or milk. My 2 year old still doesn't have much juice tbh. I sometimes still water down for her, depends if I can be bothered or what kind of juice it is
star1976 · 07/03/2007 18:44
I have been buying proper baby juice as mindee loves it (and her mum gives her as much as she wants ). DS has never really been interested and just had sips throughout the day as he prefered his milk, but now he is 1 he only wants milk for sleep time.
Is now loving the baby juice (which I have been watering down).
Problem is it is costing me a fortune buying the proper baby stuff. DS and mindee refuse to drink actual fruit juice watered down.
hillary · 07/03/2007 19:01
I didn't give juice until dd1 was 2.5, she either had milk or water, she now has the innocent kids fruit juice as its the best on the market (no crap in it - to put it bluntley) You can water that down but its rather expensive.
(althougt my mum did used to give my dd the grains of her tea)!! Oh Mother!!!!
mogs0 · 07/03/2007 19:10
None of mine have it because (a) I don't buy it and (b) they don't have it at home. I wouldn't have thought that a baby juice is any better than normal juice. They all contain sugar and those that don't contain sugar have something else in it to make children like it!!
When I was nannying and had lots of spare time through the day (looked after baby that slept for 4 1/2 hrs a day) I used to make fruit purees and use the water that the fruit had been cooked in to give as a drink.
I think juices are best given at meal times and not from a bottle with a teat.
star1976 · 07/03/2007 21:04
MIL keeps trying to give DS a cup of tea in a bottle (with sugar)!! No chance!
Neither kids drink juice out of a bottle. They have juice cups with straws.
Was advised to give him watered down baby juice when he was about 4 months as he was very constipated. I don't like giving him too much anyway and usually water it down a bit.
ThePrisoner · 07/03/2007 23:20
My eldest dd refused to drink anything but water (or milk), so when her sisters arrived, I only gave them water too. I was judged very harshly by friends and family for somehow "depriving" them.
Most of my minded children only have water too (which is what the parents have opted for). Those of them who come with their own juice happily drink water when their juice has gone - but only with me. They refuse to drink water at home!
princesscc · 07/03/2007 23:25
I never bought baby juice for my dd and all my mindees drink normal juice here. I do make it very week though - its more like water with a hint of... Proved to work with my dd, she is now 11 and whenever we go to someones house, she always opts for water! And she always says it in that 'my mummy won't let me have juice' kind of voice!
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