I have a really hard time with Juice. In my opinion it is (for the most part) empty calories. When you take the juice from the fruit you still get the vitamins but the fiber from the actual fruit is gone and you are left with mostly sugar. We have never been a juice buying family. In our house there is either water, milk and sometimes unsweet tea.
Lew and I had discussed that we were not going to give our babies juice. We were going to offer water as a supplement to formula. (When they were old enough of course.) Then after one year of age we would offer milk or water.
According to research I have done you shouldn’t give your baby any other liquids (or solids) before 6 months. Also there is no benefit of giving juice instead of actual fruit. This is where my “no juice” philosophy comes from. I would rather my children get the benefits from fruit itself instead of consuming the extra calories from the juice.
All of that being said, I have had to give my son a little juice around five months for “poopy” reasons. Now that he is eating veggies and fruit we are trying to do without the apple prune juice he was getting. (He had less than 2 ounces a day and it was always mixed with water.) Anyway, I know a lot of people choose to feed their children differently than I do but here is just a little glimpse of what has been going on in my head lately regarding the subject.
So, last night was the first time we offered water to the babies and they weren’t quite sure what to think of it.
I am going to invest in some sippy cups soon so they can start learning to drink from them.
LB even tried to drink from daddy’s straw
(Please excuse my child’s unmatching outfit. They both had food all over there original pants this morning so we had to change)
Daisy and Mimi
I plan to keep trying the water and I hope they enjoy trying the sippy cup!
I brought some food along to my parents house for the weekend. This morning I went for simple. Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds. I topped my cereal with a spoon of Almond Butter to get some protein.
Ingles had this Blue Diamond Almond Butter on sale so I thought I would give it a try. I really liked it but don’t think I would buy it at regular price.
I hope everyone has a happy Friday!