post #21 of 124
8/14/10 at 6:11pm
this sounds like a joke post, but its not!
I have twice in the last few weeks heard very IMO sound-minded mamas say that they give their toddlers coffee "because they throw a fit otherwise".
One gives her daughter the foam from her cappuccino and the other gives her DD sips of her own coffee with milk and sugar.
I don't give DS coffee because I can't imagine what the caffeine would do to his behaviour, and I think its not good for physical development (though that might be a myth, not sure!)
If I was drinking a martini and DS was screaming and squawking because he wanted some, I wouldn't give him any, so why is coffee any different?
There should be an "Other". So, here's my "other".
No, I don't, but only because I don't drink coffee. I do drink tea, and my daughter has grown up on tea. I think it's a midwestern thing.
I want to say no, I really do but...
My little ds loves hot, black coffee. It sounds like a joke but he is constantly sneaking a sip while I let it ccool enough for me to drink. He doesn't do it to dh because his has 'cream' in it. I keep hoping he'll outgrow this before too long.