I've made a habit of only giving my 12-month old milk or water to drink, with the OCCASSIONAL juice (like maybe 4oz ONCE a week or if she seems a little constipated). I just don't think there's anything nutritious in it, except vitamin C which she gets from plenty of foods I give her, and I don't want her having the extra sugar or getting hooked on that sweet taste.
My mother, who is her primary caregiver while I work, insists that a little juice every day won't hurt her.
I don't think it will "hurt" her, but WHY give a child juice when it's just empty calories??? Not to mention the tooth decay it may cause (we've not yet got brushing teeth down path).
Am I being to strict with her diet? Or is there something in juice that I'm missing that will benefit her in any way?