Personally, I’m not a big fan of juice. I mean, I will drink apple juice or orange juice if someone gives it to me, but I would never buy it for myself or choose to drink it if I had another option. My husband is the same way, although it’s safe to say he probably likes it a little more than me.
Because neither my hubby nor I are big juice drinkers, we never have juice in the house.
Because of that, Lucas never drinks juice either.
I don’t buy it specifically for him. I figure he is happy and fine drinking water and milk. About 85% of what he drinks is water. He has usually 1 cup of milk a day, sometimes more at dinner just depending. However, if we did have juice in the house, I would be fine with him having it in moderation. I do want to limit it to some degree, because I think it does have a lot of sugar in it, but I’m certainly not worried about him drinking it.
In his two years, he has probably had less than one full cup.
I know there are healthy kinds out there, and some that have more or less sugar than other’s. I really don’t know a whole lot about juice though, or even what kinds taste the best. Like I said, we never buy it! Maybe I will start giving Lucas some juice… or maybe just stick to water. I’m not sure.
On a whim the other day, we bought some orange juice. Well, orange juice was the plan, but it was almost $5 for half a gallon! Yikes. So instead, I got this kind.
Updated: I am editing this post because several of you have told me that this is a beverage, not a juice and it only contains 25% juice. THANK YOU for pointing this out to me! I feel so silly and stupid that I bought this thinking it was juice. 🙂 This will teach me to look more carefully next time. I obviously was in a hurry and bought this late and night and didn’t see the thing that said it was ONLY 25% juice! Ha!
I haven’t tried it – I can already tell you I wouldn’t like it- but Lucas seemed to enjoy it!
I guess I don’t really have a strong opinion either way. Except I do believe that water is the best and if a kid is happy drinking that then there is no reason to introduce another liquid.
You probably think I’m depriving my toddler, huh? I feel like I am in the minority of families who have a toddler who doesn’t drink juice every day.
Do you think kids need juice for any of the vitamins that might be in it?
- When did you start giving your kids juice?
- What kind do you like?
- Do you feel like it’s healthy or un-healthy?