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Drinks for ten month old Nigel Thornberry 1 child; New Hampshire 6415 posts
20th Nov '12

DD is 10 months old and loves to have water in her sippy. The thing is I'm not sure how much water is too much. She usually has somewhere from 5-9 ounces a day, is that too much? Also are there any other liquids I can give her at 10 months?

Bryelle's Mommy 1 child; Mt Clemens, Michigan 903 posts
20th Nov '12

The baby juice, mixed with water... My daughter is 10 months today! :-)

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
20th Nov '12

Juice is just full of calories and sugar they dont need. Water and formula/breastmilk is all they need.

Raωkeℓ 1 child; Costa Rica 8257 posts
20th Nov '12

I give little man water mixed with juice. A little bit more water than juice, though.

*021013* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; xxx, OH, United States 3799 posts
20th Nov '12

Yep, juice. I gave my LO juice in his sippy at around 7 months. I always mixed it like 3/4 water to 1/4 juice. Now hes 23 months and if i give him juice its mixed half and half. But he drinks alot of sugar free flavored water too :)

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 21595 posts
20th Nov '12

Water and milk (whether breast or formula) is all they need. Juice is empty calories and pack full of sugar

Nigel Thornberry 1 child; New Hampshire 6415 posts
20th Nov '12

I'm not big on juice, especially not at this young.

~Mrs.SoldierBoy~ Due September 2; 1 child; Colorado 4775 posts
20th Nov '12

Personally I don't give DS juice. They don't need it and it's basically just sugar and calories. I've given him juice one time and that was only so he would take the Tylenol for his fever. Other than breastmilk, I give him water once in a while just to change it up. But really they don't NEED water either. Breast milk and formula have all the water they need before a year old.

AA&L Due June 23; TTA since Mar 2012; 1 child; Florida 721 posts
20th Nov '12

I do water and milk mostly, but like once a week I'll give her a little sippy with 3 parts water and 1 part juice.

Kristen Parris Due June 29; 1 child; Virginia 1782 posts
20th Nov '12

mots for tots juice... look at the nutrition label, it isnt all that bad. its basically already watered down but i mix it with water still. more water than juice.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting Kristen Parris:" mots for tots juice... look at the nutrition label, it isnt all that bad. its basically already watered down but i mix it with water still. more water than juice. "

Isnt all that bad but still has sugar and calories they dont need.

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 21595 posts
20th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jennybananna:</b>" Isnt all that bad but still has sugar and calories they dont need. "</blockquote>




Exactly!

Reise's Mommy 2 kids; Kentucky 1706 posts
20th Nov '12

They make juice especially for babies that's already watered down and I think is sugar free. I could be wrong there, though. We have to give our son juice or he won't poop right. Milk makes him constipated. Not so bad anymore, but it did when he was younger and he was on a medication for it which I hated so we started buying him baby prune apple juice and it worked way better than the medicine he was on and it didn't smell like nasty liquorish. His doctor said 4 ounces of juice at 10 months once a day was fine. Anyway, I don't know that you could give too much water. As long as she's still getting the amount of milk she needs to grow I wouldn't worry about it.

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 21595 posts
20th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Reise's Mommy:</b>" They make juice especially for babies that's already watered down and I think is sugar free. I could ... [snip!] ... you could give too much water. As long as she's still getting the amount of milk she needs to grow I wouldn't worry about it."</blockquote>



Actually you can give too much water. If it is affecting the amount she is drinking milk and eating it is too much. And there is water toxicity

Reise's Mommy 2 kids; Kentucky 1706 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting HopingforaMiracle:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Reise's Mommy:</b>" They make juice especially for babies that's ... [snip!] ... give too much water. If it is affecting the amount she is drinking milk and eating it is too much. And there is water toxicity"

That's why I said as long as she was still getting the amount of milk she needed. I just know my son's doctor says it's very rare that a child will want to drink enough water to hurt themselves. We asked about it and he said he didn't need it but if he wanted it there was no issue giving him some as long as it wasn't replacing any of his milk consumption.