After giving it some thought, I think I would let my DD sip a good beer before leting her sip a Coke. (not that I will have to deal with this for a few years yet.) However, at least the former contains things like hops, barley, perhaps oats... as oposed to just a ton of sugar, cafeen, and artificial flavor.
My MIL drinks nothing but orange soda, oh and tang ocationaly. No water, ever. There are 53g of sugar in 1 of her sodas... 53g!
Now that's what I call an adiction!
My dad came to visit reciently, he brought us a couple of Samuel Smith oatmeal stouts, & said the lady at the liquor store told him "Did you know that this beer was originaly developed for lactating mothers?" Go figure!
Also, let us not forget that we are talking about sips when asked here, I used to have a neibor who once asked me for some juce while they were over. My DH said that he saw them put the juice in their 3yo DD's sippy cup w/ some whisky... to calm her down & knock her out basicly. Now that is WRONG!!!!!
I had some choice words the next time I saw them!