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Soda debate

For all of you with young children, would you give your little one soda of any kind (dark or clear) after the age of one?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:06 PM on Feb. 22, 2011 in Parenting Debate

Answers (28)
  • Maybe be a sip or two once in a blue moon. But not put it in her sippy cup or anything.
    leksismommy

    Answer by leksismommy at 5:07 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • I let my DD drink soda but not all the time. Usually once a day with dinner and that's all she gets.
    proudmom2510

    Answer by proudmom2510 at 5:08 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • Im pretty sure I always allowed them to have something like 7-up or other natural soda's but not alot. I am talking maybe a sip or two. Not like a happy meal with their own coke.
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 5:09 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • my 4 year old has soda on special occasions. like the other night her 4 year old bestie slept-over and i ordered pizza and they had a tiny cup of soda with it. im talking an itty bitty cup. if were at parties or if im having a party and she asks for soda, i see no problem with it since we do not have parties or go to parties everyday. on a daily basis she only drinks water, milk & juice. soda is fine in moderation.
    tnm786

    Answer by tnm786 at 5:13 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • My kids will grab my glass or can of soda and take some sips out of it. I'm not on the anti-soda team so it doesn't bother me. They do know thought that if they get soda that their teeth must be brushed that night no fights about it (well my 5 year old knows this anyways). That's one thing I'm frugal about when it comes to sugary drinks/snacks is tooth brushing.
    Nanixh

    Answer by Nanixh at 5:19 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • Only Sprite and thats only on very special occasions otherwise only milk and juice and thats just because they are 4 and 5 now until 4 I din't even give them Sprite.
    cnm5381no2

    Answer by cnm5381no2 at 5:19 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • Every once in a while, like at a special party. They are 6, 11 & 13 and pretty much ask for water or milk with a meal - at home or out.
    balagan_imma

    Answer by balagan_imma at 5:22 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • We RARELY have soda in my house. Only time was Thanksgiving because we had guest and when she wasnt feeling well I had ginger ale other than that its very RARE for me to buy soda.
    KayGia0704

    Answer by KayGia0704 at 5:28 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • To answer your question I would give my child soda after 2 or 3 and mostly clear sodas.
    KayGia0704

    Answer by KayGia0704 at 5:29 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • No . We never drink soda.
    janet116

    Answer by janet116 at 5:33 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

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