Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Mom | 2011-02-11


When is it safe?

Hi there. My little boy will be 25 weeks on Monday 14th Feb (nearly 6 months). When is it safe to stop diluting his juice that he drinks? So far i am giving him purity juice diluted - half juice and half (boiled and cooled) water. From 6 months what all is he allowed to have drink wise and food wise. He is on purity and poridge. Breast milk on waiting till 8am (he sometimes gets his cereal between 8 and 9, but doesnt like it too much) when i go to work, then either 10:30 (always having breast milk at about 11) or 13:00 gets the small bottle of purity(veg) and 14:00 milk feed, then at about 16:30 gets a fruit purity. Then at night he keeps wanting our food, so we give him a little cereal or purity between 7 and 8. Is this ok and what should the set standard of feeding be for him from 6 months?
Thank you

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You will find the answers to all of your important questions on this website: Do not give your baby juice until the age of 12 months.

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Posted by: Purple | 2011-02-11

Its best not to give juice at all in the first year, and only to give cooled boiled water to drink from 6 months onwards.

Once baby is a year, you can start giving diluted fruit juices. I sitll dilute my 7 year olds fruit juice otherwise it causes tooth decay. He mostly drinks water but I give him two cups of diluted fruit juice per day (one with breakfast and one with supper) as having the juice at a time when you are eating is less damaging. I also dilute any fruit juice that I drink. Not only is it good for teeth and tummies, it means that you go through less juice and its much cheaper.

At 6 months, usually just a mid morning meal of about two spoons of food is sufficient. Breastmilk is still the main source of nutrition and they are only just starting their journey on solids. Once that is being eaten well you can introduce a second meal and so on.
If he doesn''t want breakfast but clearly wants supper, maybe stop feeding him cereal at breakfast and feed him vegetables or fruit at supper time instead.

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