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Do your kids drink soda?

We don't drink soda in our house so my dd doesn't drink it. She was offered some at a friends house and didn't like it. She is strictly water. She does drink Almond or Soy milk sometimes but not often.


Asked by Shaken1976 at 4:34 PM on Apr. 28, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • when wo go out to eat they can have caffeine free soda, and at B-day parties/ holidays the same, but day to day.... BIG FAT NO! whole milk, water and 100% juice!

    Answer by JoLee12345 at 5:55 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • Nope.

    They are allowed clear soda only about 3-4 times a year as a special treat at the movies.

    Answer by Ataemommy at 4:35 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • Well, since he isn't even 2 yet, no. As he gets older, I plan on letting him indulge in a soda every now & then. To me its the same thing as cookies, chips or any other junk food - fine once in a while, not as a staple of your diet.

    Answer by hootie826 at 4:37 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • We don't drink soda here either. I don't feel like it's healthy for them or us. Plus, my niece has epilepsy and cannot drink anything that has caffeine, so we try to keep our home safe for her as well :)

    Answer by Lucylou224 at 4:36 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • Nope.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 4:37 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • My DD hasn't had pop yet but she is only 2 1/2 so she doesn't really get yet that she is missing out on anything. I am a big pop drinker and I realize that the hypocrisy of that is going to occur to her sooner or later so I am probably going to have to change my ways. I certainly don't want her following my example and drinking pop everyday but I guess then I am going to have to set a better example. So far I can get away with telling her no, that pop is for Mommy and she just accepts that she can't have it same as she does if someone has a beer or coffee or whatever.

    Also, sorry, I am from Michigan so it's pop over soda all the way here. :)

    Answer by MaryMW at 4:38 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • we drink pop but our 5 year old has NEVER liked it. He'll drink water, milk or an occassional gatorade or kool aid.
    our 4 year old is another story, he would drink it if he could but we give him some ONCE IN A GREAT while.
    our 2 year old is still too young but she has tasted it.

    Answer by ItsJustMe1017 at 4:39 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • yes but they are teens.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:39 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • Very rarely and even then it's usually because he managed to grab mine, yes I'm also aware of the hypocrisy, when I wasn't looking and I catch him putting it back.

    Answer by wildflowers25 at 4:41 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • Yes...he mostly drinks Propel water, but, he gets Root Beer here and there. He is 15 though.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 4:41 PM on Apr. 28, 2011