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Old 06-04-2008, 08:40 PM   #11
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Re: Juice or water? Bottles?

Hi. I started to give my daughter water in sippy cups when she was around six months old. She never really cared for sippy cups until I started putting cow's milk in it at 12 months old, though. I never gave her juice, either. Usually it ends up being just a lot of unneeded sugar when she could get her vitamin C in fresh fruits (that was just my opinion...)


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Old 06-05-2008, 09:04 AM   #12
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Re: Juice or water? Bottles?

We don't do juice until after a year and then very watered down. 10% jiuce 90% water

Water is fine to sip but not necessary, 80% of formilk is water.
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Babies don't need juice. They get all the they need from breastmilk. I do give DD water in a sippy though sometimes.
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Old 06-05-2008, 09:46 AM   #14
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I started giving DD water in a sippy at 6 months, more so she could start learning than because I thought she needed it. She couldn't quite get the tip it up/ lean the head back coordinated to actually get much. She does much better with the straw cups. Most of the time the only time she demands it is when she is teething or sees someone else with a sippy. She is drinking more water now at 10 months as she eats more solids. Ped suggested giving juice at 9 month appt to get more calories in her (she's a little bit of a slow gainer). I just nodded and smiled and proceeded to give her water and nurse on demand when I'm home and DH gives bottles of EBM (more or less) on demand when I'm at work.

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