There is very little to be gained by drinking juice, and nothing you can't get better by eating the actual fruit. Juice is especially bad for kids who are picky eaters b/c it has a lot of calories, but little else, and may fill them up so they are not hungry for actual food. Sorry, I'm a bit anti-juice.
My daughter drinks mostly water and soymilk, and has orange juice some mornings. There is apple juice and water served for snack at school and she usually has the juice, and occasionally at home she'll have white grape juice, heavily diluted with water.
I'm so used to a huge bottle of juice lasting forever because we dilute it, and then DD has a playdate and the kid only drinks "straight" juice, and there goes my big bottle! That makes me a cheapo, doesn't it? :LOL
I wonder if those parents who give their "picky" kids a ton of juice thinking it's healthy realize that the juice may have a lot to do with why the kid is so picky in the first place? The super sweet taste could certainly cause a strong preference for sweet foods, plus it is filling them up.
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|Originally posted by WishIwasinMN
I. One mom even said to my ds, "Oh, you poor thing, all you get is water!" Aargh! If i give him juice he doesn't like it! Sigh...
I get that to, from my mom. U know as the others have said water is really the best. juice? well i give juice maybe 1 or 2 times only on the weekends oj and when he is sick. I also water it down too. but muy son does get yogurt drink almost very morn. but really its WATER WATER WATER AND SOME MORE WATER:LOL
that mom who said that is probley just upsste bc her kids wont drink water
All I can say is, no wonder there are so many fat kids in this country.
Maybe if you got a little bottle and filled it with water the teacher wouldn't give you a problem. Maybe it's an aesthetic thing -- all the other kids with their fancy boxes and straws and your DD with a little cup of sink water. Just wondering....
I had you all going there, didn't I. :LOL Actually, they drink milk with meals and water the rest of the time. The odd time they have juice, it's extra pulp oj, the good stuff. 3 yo dd sometimes has a cup of tea with me (about an ounce of tea, the rest milk), and has mommy milk as well.
Pop is a very rare treat, kool-aid and McD's, never.
Oh, and she LOVES herbal tea with a teensy bit o' honey. Earlier this winter, we'd have hot chocolate after being out in the snow, but even though her cup was tiny and diluted, she wouldn't sleep at night.
I've seen her down about 8 ounces of water in just a couple minutes!
|Originally posted by WishIwasinMN
My 6 yr old dd's teacher sent a note home that all she had to drink for snacktime was water, didn't I want to send juice?! Am I hurting them by not having juices or something else to drink? Never thought a second thing about it until I started getting so much flak about it. One mom even said to my ds, "Oh, you poor thing, all you get is water!" Aargh! If i give him juice he doesn't like it! Sigh...
My child (almost 4) drinks mainly water and breastmilk. Then he likes calcium drinks and juices ocasionally.
Amazing the teacher had the B***s to send that note home....:
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