Just wondering whether other parents give their kids fruit juice, or other drinks (other than water and milk)? If so, what do you give them, and how old are your kids?
The Dr recommended we give my almost 2yr old DS watered down juice when he was sick and a bit dehydrated. He loved it, and now he's better, he asks for juice all the time! We'd previously only given him water and milk to drink.
Just wondering what drinks others give their kids, and when you started?
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18-09-2016 15:46 #1
Juice and other drinks for kids
18-09-2016 15:56 #2Senior Member
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I let DS have juice. It is very watered down though (we drink watered down juice anyway).
Otherwise he has regular babycinos. Hot chocolate sometimes. Fizzy water or fizzy juice (juice watered down with fizzy water). He is 3.5yo.
18-09-2016 15:59 #3Senior Member
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I give my 2 year old primarily water and milk. He adores soda water which I let him have at dinner with us given the sodium. If I need to give him medicine, movicol, etc, I give him a little watered down orange juice, he knows that it's only limited to this time. Mainly water and milk though.
18-09-2016 15:59 #4
Only water and milk here. Personally, I couldn't give my kids any of that sugary stuff.If you want to give juice I'd just do freshly juiced juice with veggies in there too.
18-09-2016 16:14 #5
We don't have soft drink or cordial in the house unless we're having a party, as we just don't drink it and will end up throwing it away. Same goes for juice as any bottles will go off before we get through it.
The kids pretty much only drink water at home, maybe a banana or berry smoothie, the 12yo likes soda water from the soda ****** or sometimes an earl grey tea. This is not a rule, just the way it's ended up.
All are allowed juice, soft drink, cordial, milkshakes or whatever's on offer if we're out for a meal or at a party. Most of the time 5 & 6yo will still ask for water, or have water with the other drink anyway.
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18-09-2016 16:26 #6
Juice and other drinks for kids
At home water or plain mineral water ( we don't have anything else to drink the house) or I do smoothies a few times a week , at restaurants or parties he is allowed a lemonade and at Cafes for brekky he usually gets a mixed juice or smoothie and occasionally he has lemon herbal tea or Roobios
OP fresh juice is fine occasionally as long as it's a small glass ( a lot of calories and might fill them up and whole fruit is far better nutritionally) just steer clear of super market brands or concentrates which usually have added sugar and preservatives
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18-09-2016 16:36 #7
Same as pp just milk or water here. DS2 will be 4 next month and juice is a treat if we go out for a meal.
18-09-2016 16:37 #8
Water or watered down juice. I don't give my kids milk never have since they were weaned.
18-09-2016 16:45 #9
Water or milk. DS is 10 and now occasionally allowed juice or cordial.
18-09-2016 16:49 #10
At home, my 2 year old drinks water ("cloud juice" if she asked for juice!) or sometimes milk. Out and about, babycino, hot chocolate, juice if we are at the market. Occasional sips of my herbal tea. At her grandparents, quite a lot of watered down juice I think! When she was younger, she would get mineral water if we went out for dinner. Now, we can't take her out for dinner
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