When should you give your baby the first orange juice?

You can start giving orange juice to your baby from 6 months, but very little, just a few teaspoons of fresh orange juice.

It is not necessary to give orange juice to babies before 6 months, since all the vitamin C they need is acquired from breast milk (or formula milk).

From 6 months onwards, babies can start drinking a couple of teaspoons of juice, although it is preferable to wait until they are one year old before introducing juice into their diet.

You can give him small spoonfuls, if you want him to try new flavors or if he has constipation, and increase the amount over the months but without exceeding 50 ml (5 dessert spoons) before his first year.

It is preferable to wait until babies are one year old before introducing juice into their diet.

How to give orange juice to a baby?

baby eating orange-tangerine

After the first year, we can offer the baby different ways to consume oranges .

In fruit porridge

It is a very easy and delicious way for babies to drink juice.

We can make a fruit porridge with:

  • ½ banana
  • ½ apple or pear
  • Juice of ½ orange

We crush everything and we can offer the baby small spoonfuls.

Whole or in pieces

This is the best way to give fruit to a baby , as they contain fiber and nutrients.

Offering the baby the fruit and having him try it is the best idea so that they get used to eating it from a young age.

Here you have a reel from our Instagram, with the best way to offer the fruit according to the age of the child.

in juice

The juice must be natural , never concentrated or powdered.

According to the AAP , the amount of orange juice from one year onwards should not exceed 113 ml.

At what time of day is it best to give orange juice to a baby?

If it is juice, the AAP recommends limiting juice to mealtime only.

Giving your baby juice may be easier, but we definitely recommend giving your baby whole fruit .

If you decide to give the whole fruit to the baby, you can give it mid-morning. Eating it like this will give you more nutrients and fiber than in juice.

baby eating tangerine orange

How much juice can a baby drink?

As we have said before, it is advisable to wait until one year old to give juice to a baby.

The following list shows the amounts based on AAP recommendations.

  • From 1 to 3 years: 113 ml
  • From 4 to 6 years: 113-170 ml
  • From 7 years: 226 ml

If you have questions about this, we always recommend asking your pediatrician.

In conclusion, offer your baby whole fruit so that he becomes familiar with both its flavor and texture.

We hope you found this information interesting.

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