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drinking juice bama mommy 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Alabama 698 posts
1st Jun '13

DS is 6 months old and I gave him a little bit of apple juice today and apparently thats what I did wrong. Is it okay? I mean I give him water every now and then. I gave him the juice in a sippy cup and he loved it! With he be okay??

Momma x 2 18 kids; Whiskey Dick Mountain, WA, United States 1372 posts
1st Jun '13

Yeah, he'll be fine. Maybe just dilute it in the future?

BunnyGirl19 4 kids; 10 angel babies; Oregon 16924 posts
1st Jun '13

Juice is fine at that age. Water is not.

bama mommy 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Alabama 698 posts
1st Jun '13

I did 1 ounce water and 1 ounce apple juice. Doctor said water is fine. I use the nursery water or bottled water and as long as I don't use tap

bama mommy 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Alabama 698 posts
1st Jun '13

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Ravey Candyass 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Boston, Massachusetts 104965 posts
1st Jun '13
Quoting BunnyGirl19:" Juice is fine at that age. Water is not."



uh wrong. Juice is not, water is. the fuq?

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
1st Jun '13

I always gave a little juice, and as long as its 100% pure and pasturized it does not need to be diluted at all.

My dd has drank 4oz of juice every day since 3 months old. Normally i wouldnt give it that early, but she is on daily medication that requires it to be in juice, cause it reacts badly with formula and milk and tastes to aweful in water so Dr said to put it in 4oz of juice.

JΔ$ Georgia 76637 posts
status 1st Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting BunnyGirl19:</b>" Juice is fine at that age. Water is not."</blockquote>



False.

user banned 1 child; :), :), United States 5380 posts
1st Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ravey Candyass:</b>" uh wrong. Juice is not, water is. the fuq?"</blockquote>



This, fo real.

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
1st Jun '13

Its better to give water then it is to give juice. It take a lot of water to harm a baby. But juice is sugars even if its natural suger its still sugar. A Dr wouldnt say to give juice over water. Both of those to drink in an infant is 100% personal choice and nothing more.

Jeeper 1 child; Orlando, Florida 2287 posts
1st Jun '13

I give DD juice every day. She gets 2oz of juice mixed with 2oz of water. She's been getting juice since 3.5 months old because of constipation issues. We started with grape juice and then I started giving her a little apple juice and this week she is getting cranberry juice because she may have a UTI. I only give 100% juice with no sugar added.

bama mommy 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Alabama 698 posts
1st Jun '13

So if it says 100% juice no need to dilute it?? Cause I got the Gerber juice bottles. His been having rock hard poop for 2 weeks. So that's why I asked his doctor about juice cause I know apple juice makes you poop.

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
1st Jun '13
Quoting bama mommy:" So if it says 100% juice no need to dilute it?? Cause I got the Gerber juice bottles. His been having ... [snip!] ... been having rock hard poop for 2 weeks. So that's why I asked his doctor about juice cause I know apple juice makes you poop."


Nope. Everything here I am in Ontario, says you no longer need to dialute juice, that it has always just been a personal preferance to do so, but it must be pasturized. But those gerber juices in the big jugs is the exact same juice we buy for ourselves, there is no difference to them. Thats what my dd's nutritinist told me anyways. lol

mom2andrew&carter 18 kids; Leesburg, Florida 2159 posts
1st Jun '13

ive been giving my 9 month old water and a little bit of juice in a sippy cup since hes been 6 months old and hes fine. just make sure to dilute it and just put a little bit of juice in with the water

BunnyGirl19 4 kids; 10 angel babies; Oregon 16924 posts
1st Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ravey Candyass:</b>" uh wrong. Juice is not, water is. the fuq?"</blockquote>




I've been told and read, numerous times, that babies should not be given water until 1 because it displaces nutrient and calorie consumption and can very easily and significantly alter electrolyte balance, a very serious problem. A couple ounces of juice per day is considered fine and doesn't do that.



ETA: I also work in urgent care.