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Do you let your child drink Coffee, Pop, or Tea?

I have heard about a couple moms that give their kids some coffee in their cups and stuff.

Just curious if anyone else does that and how old are the kids your giving this too?

**I have a four year old daughter, She does NOT get coffee or tea. She gets sprite for pop. Mostly drinks water, juice, and soy milk.


Asked by HANNAHSMOMMY25 at 11:43 PM on Dec. 28, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • other than chocolate on easter and haloween my 4 y/o has never had any caffinated anything! its a horrible addicton to get them started on at so young of an age

    Answer by stephanieroske at 11:47 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • I give my son non-caffeinated Tea, No sugar, and not that mix in stuff, I mean tea from a tea bag.

    We do give him juice but it can't be from concentrate, must be organic, have no added sugar. The one we have now is Carrot/Apple
    He doesn't like sweetened foods, I tried to give him tea with raw sugar, I tried his b-day cake, he acts like it's the worse thing in the world.

    he's going on 14mos

    Answer by DomoniqueWS at 11:48 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • Mine only get milk, water, and occasionally juice. (They eat a lot of fresh fruit.)
    Every great once in a while, they may get treated with a non-caffeinated pop, such as Sprite or 7up.

    Answer by SpaceToast at 12:11 AM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • Oh also, she drinks a lot of water and milk too :) Oh and she's 2.

    Answer by Keeely07 at 1:14 AM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • My oldest (3) has tasted coffee, and she didn't like it. She drinks a lot of Del Frutal.
    She doesn't like "pop" .... or tea. Its mostly del frutal or milk.

    Answer by khf22 at 11:45 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • my boys get coffee sips when they are eith their papaw... amybe a teaspoon full they are 2 and 4... they do get tea and pop either decaf tea or caffiene free drinks like canada dry or grape... but even then very rare.. its mostly milk

    Answer by 2boysmommy.js at 11:47 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • no coffee or tea. Pop only when we go out to eat which is not often...on their birthdays and just special days. they drink mostly water, milk in the morning, apple juice with most meals.

    Answer by hill2 at 11:48 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • No. Never to coffee. I will give him a sip or two of decafe tea. I try not to give him soda. And I would never give him a whole one. Only time he got a whole soada was when I gave him ginger ale when he had a tummy ache.I really try to encourage healthy habits in my son and family.

    Answer by rebock at 11:50 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • i dont drink coffee..except for the very occasional mocha frappacino..and yes...she usually drinks half of it, shes been doing that since she was 4.....shes 6 now

    Answer by alexis_06 at 11:50 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • Sometimes my son will have a sip (or a few sips) of my unsweetened iced tea. He never has soda or coffee, just juice, water, and milk.

    Answer by jessicarae787 at 11:51 PM on Dec. 28, 2010