How old does a baby have to be before drinking juice?
I typically tell new moms that babies do not need juice. I you do have a desire to give your child juice, I would recommend not doing that until the baby is 6 months old. Make sure that the juice is 100% fruit juice and I recommend avoiding drinks that end in “ade” or “cocktail” or “drink”. These beverages can contain artificial coloring, flavoring and may contain a lot of calories and sugar. I suggest giving no more than 4 ounces of juice per day to your child, and make sure you serve it with a meal or a snack. I have seen too many cases of children that drink juice all day long and many of them gain weight and carry that extra weight into adolescence and adulthood. In addition, too much juice or other calorie filled beverages may reduce a child’s appetite for more nutritious foods. Finally, be sure to give your child the juice in a cup versus a bottle to help prevent tooth decay.Login to Favorite