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Does anyone give their toddler soda/carbonated beverages?

I do w/ my DD & DS but not too much. If I have a glass of soda they will drink it no matter where I put it. I kinda don't like them to but its only a couple sips here and there throughout the week bcuz I don't drink much soda myself.


Asked by MOM2DYLnHAYLEE at 11:43 PM on Mar. 1, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Im guilty, im a pepsi addict and as soon as i pick up dd from daycare she see's the fountain soda cup and is beggin me for it. I drank it throughout my entire pregnancy, caffine free, not sure if thats any better LOL, but im sure she was addicted at the first sip outside the womb

    Answer by LuvsDanika at 11:52 PM on Mar. 1, 2011

  • lol when i was prego and when he was an infant i made sure to tall everyone he isnt getting any soda till atleast 5 or so buti caved myself. a little isnt gonna hurt and its not gonna make them fat. a sip here and there isnt bad in my eyes but a whole can then i would be a lil concerned.

    Answer by shellychivell at 11:46 PM on Mar. 1, 2011

  • No. He doesn't need it yet, not even as a "treat". I don't drink it anyway, and although he has stolen a few sips from the cups my husband left on a table or somewhere, I've never intentionally given it to him and don't plan to until he is older and asks to try it. It's not something I ever intent to introduce myself.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:00 AM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • My kids are 11, 7, 5 and 8 months old, of course my 8 month old does not get to indulge in the carbonated, caffinated goodness lol
    My older 3 are allowed only when we go out or as a once in a while treat at home.

    Answer by SWEETPEAS3MOM at 12:15 AM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • When we go out to eat, my son will get sprite. Sometimes he will take a drink of my pepsi if we are at the mall or something. I don't think I've ever given him soda when we have been home. He just turned 4.

    Answer by BWIND at 12:30 AM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • no but i don't drink sodas either so it's never in the house. like........once or twice a year we will buy soda for mixing drinks if we're having people over but in general, we drink water, or juice if we're sick. soda is, imo, retarded and gross.

    Answer by mellypoo at 12:35 AM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • no ds- just likes chocolate dd likes water and juices only

    Answer by jjlwallace at 12:38 AM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • No, but I'm not a big soda drinker either. I've let him try Coke and Sprite before, but he was actually turned off by the bubbles.

    Answer by phoofy at 1:26 AM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • Unwise. Apart from the sugar, sodas contain phosphoric acid which can hinder bone development . I ave never allowed mine sodas and now they are older they have no taste for it .

    Answer by janet116 at 1:43 AM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • My son has pop on rare occasions... for example when we visited family this past weekend we went out to eat... his cousins are allowed soda on a regular basis and they of coarse had it with their meal... so to avoid a major melt down we let my son have some too.
    We see pop, juice, candy and cookies at all the same level... we allow them as a special treat now and then.

    Answer by AmiJanell at 12:23 PM on Mar. 2, 2011