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Can kids drink tea?

Non-caffinated versions?

Asking for a 3 year old in particular

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staciandababy

Asked by staciandababy at 8:48 PM on Mar. 26, 2013 in Kids' Health

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  • My kids always have. Other than making sure they're not getting caffeine, I don't see the problem with it.
    Ginger0104

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 8:49 PM on Mar. 26, 2013

  • I don't see why not.
    maecntpntz219

    Answer by maecntpntz219 at 8:49 PM on Mar. 26, 2013

  • No caffeine? I don't think it's a problem. Just make sure to know what herbs are in it if it's herbal.
    tessiedawg

    Answer by tessiedawg at 8:52 PM on Mar. 26, 2013

  • Aren't all non caffinated teas herbal?
    staciandababy

    Comment by staciandababy (original poster) at 8:54 PM on Mar. 26, 2013

  • I would be careful about how much. The tannins can still inhibit vitamin/mineral absorption and stain their teeth. But I know when I was little dr's used to recommend popsicles made out of tea for diarrhea.
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 8:55 PM on Mar. 26, 2013

  • She's never had it, but what the hell is up with "tea parties" that all little girls have, if little girls can't have tea?!
    staciandababy

    Comment by staciandababy (original poster) at 9:00 PM on Mar. 26, 2013

  • i sometimes allow my kids to have a glass of sweet tea. as far as herbal tea- i used to give my kids a couple ounces of chamomile tea when they were infants and having gas issues. moderation.
    tnm786

    Answer by tnm786 at 9:00 PM on Mar. 26, 2013

  • Not all non caffeinated teas are herbal, some are black teas or green teas that have been processed, like coffee is processed to make it decaf.
    tessiedawg

    Answer by tessiedawg at 9:04 PM on Mar. 26, 2013

  • My grandmother always gave me tea and toast for breakfast. Regular tea. With sugar. :)
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 9:10 PM on Mar. 26, 2013

  • Once in a while, I would think, but many bottled teas have caffeine and sugar, and even some of the herbal teas still have caffeine. I've given my daughter a few sips of camomile when she's had a sore throat, but she hasn't liked it enough to ask for it at other times.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 9:14 PM on Mar. 26, 2013

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