“ Brand: Cow & Gate / Product Type: Baby Juice „
When my children began weaning, I thought that I would try to introduce them to baby juice. I was keen to allow them to sample a variety of different flavours in order for them to become accustomed to different tastes.
Both My children were thirsty babies. If I had allowed it my son would have drunk milk almost constantly. However, he was not at all impressed with cool boiled water. He would drink it, but he certainly made me realise that he didn't like it. This is when I became keen to try him out on a specially formulated juice for babies.
I came across cow and gate summer fruits in the supermarket. I was first attracted to the bright packaging. I was also drawn to this juice as it was plastic and had a screw top lid, which made me much more comfortable when taking this juice on outings. Knowing that it wouldn't smash or leak.
The juice itself has no artificial sweetners or conservatives. Which again gave me peace of mind when giving this drink to my baby. However, when I tasted this drink I was quite suprised how sweet and concentrated the juice tasted. I found that my babies found it much more appealing when I added a little cool boiled water to the juice. It somewhat diluted the flavour and made it slightly more acceptable to thier tastebuds.
This summer fruits ready to drink juice is full of summer goodness. It contains strawberries, blackberries and cherries. However, I did find that this on occasion made my baby have slightly looser stools. Nothing major but I certainly on occasion recognised a difference.
I paid around £1.30 for a bottle of this summer fruits juice which around the average price for bottled baby juice. I do think that it is good value for money as it is a good quality juice which is good for baby and healthy which is the main priority.
One thing that I did notice about this juice was that it was effective in quenching my baby's thirst. It really seemed to satisfy my baby particularly when baby was feeling slightly under the weather.
I certainly found great use in this product. I would however still stand by my opinion that it is very sweet and could do with being less concentrated.
when my baby hit four months i was very eager to try her on baby food and thought she would really enjoy a glass of juice from time to time. i first gave her a few ounces of summer fruits drink and she absolutely loved it. i havent tryed any of the other brands of juice yet. i think its good because you can buy in big value bottles or single servings bottles.
when giving my baby her dinner i keep a bottle of juice on hand to help her wash down her dinner.
i must admit that is very expensive for what it is, around £1.50 for a 150ml bottle, wken all it is really is well diluted squash. but it is a yummy treat for baby but i would ensure to only give at meal times as it contains sugar and you need to protect your babys little teeth.
I have always got Baby juice in the cupboard or fridge. My son drinks juice with his meals. I ALWAYS dilute this. I know the label says you do not need to, but firstly my little one seems to prefer it watered down and secondly is lasts a lot longer and goes a lot further. I find that they are expensive and probably completely unnecesary to buy, but still buy them. However, on a recent holiday we quickly ran out so simply added some regular (i.e non baby) sugar free squash to his water. just the tiniest amount to flavour and colour the water. He was perfectly fine doing that and that method is clearly a lot cheaper that the £1.36 or whatever the price is in Asda/Tesco.
Ove3rall, I would say, nice idea, my son enjoys it watered down but would say that it is an unnecessary baby purchase.
I always keep a bottle of baby juice in the fridge for when my 23 month old granddaughter visits, she usually has the Heinz juice but this time I had to buy her a bottle of the Summer Fruits flavour Cow & Gate Juice as this was the only one available in my local chemist. The juice is suitable for babies from four months old, as are most of the other juices available.
Like the Heinz version it's ready to drink and doesn't need to be diluted, although I do tend to add a little extra water to most of my granddaughter's drinks as I don't think it's a good idea to let small children get used to such strongly flavoured drinks.
My granddaughter doesn't seem to be terribly fond of this flavour; she always pulls a bit of a face on the first sip but then will drink it, albeit slower than her usual juice. I've had a sip and to me it has a more pleasant flavour than the Heinz juice, the fruitiness is less concentrated and it has more the flavour of a richly blended squash. It has a natural sweetness but Cow & Gate have added no sugar or sweeteners so this is the sweetness that comes from the blend of summer fruits used, which judging from the bottle is apple, strawberries and a selection of berries.
It's important to keep babies and children well hydrated, especially now the warmer weather is coming. These ready to drink baby juices are the perfect way of making sure my granddaughter gets enough fluids into her, she does seem to prefer the various Heinz flavours to this one but personally I think this one seems a lighter and kinder option. I'll keep trying her with it and I think it will probably replace the Heinz drink over time, although if she doesn't get to enjoy the flavour any better then I'll obviously switch back.
I paid £1.19 for this bottle of Cow & Gate juice which is slightly cheaper than Heinz, although the bottle is rather smaller so the saving is negligible really. Anyway, for me cost isn't an important factor at all when it comes to buying products like this as if my granddaughter likes it then I'll buy it as it's so important that she drinks enough.
I give this drink to my baby at meal times and was glad when i found it as its the only drink that he has really taken too. He is very fussy when he comes to his drinks.
the baby can start to drink this from being four months old however i started giving it to my baby when he started weaning.
The drink is quite expensive however its worth it as my baby really enjoys it.
it cost just over a pound for the bottle which isnt terribly big.
the drink is already diluted however it is a bit strong for my little boy so i always add a bit more water.
the juice is well tested by babies and their parents.
it has no added sugar which in my opinion is good as it doesnt encourage the baby to gain a sweet tooth.
the juice has 75%of the babys daily vitamin c allowance.
the drink should be only served at meal times in my opinion and given out of a beaker as the drink contains natural sugars and if given out of a beaker it helps prevent tooth decay.
the ingredients include apple, cherry,strawberry,blackurrant,raspberry water and vitamin c.
contains quite a lot of fruits which is good for the baby.
Cow & Gate Summer Fruits Drink
I have been buying this drink for a few months now and my baby loves it. At first he was really reluctant to drink juice, but now he cannot get enough.
The juice comes in a plastic bottle with a screw top and holds around 500mls. The juice is pre made and therefore there is no need to boil and cool water to add to it, as he/she can drink it as it is.
I normally give my baby this in a small bottle however cow & gate advise against this and advise to give juice to your baby in a beaker , off a spoon or a cup.
The juice is quite tasty and is red in colour and has an age limit of at least 4 months.
Once open you will need to kep this refridgerated as if not it tends to go fizzy and not nice at all.
I bought this item from ASDA for around 98p - 1 pound. It is located within the baby isle.
The juice is really good and simple, quick and easy however it does not last very long once your baby gets a bit older and in warmer weather when your baby is more thirsty.
Cow & Gate explain that their drinks have no added sugar or sweeteners and they're made using only baby grade fruit juices, water and vitamin C, which is ofcourse better than normal adult fruit drinks.
They also claim that they provide your baby with up to 75% of their daily vitamin C per 125ml of juice!!
Diluted fruit juice from concentrate with added vitamin C.