drink of that sort?
My firend asked me once at the restaurant ordering it for
her 5 year old and I was kind of taken by surpirse even of an issue.
I would never order any such a thing. I let occassionally have a sip
from my glass if I order one of those junk drinks for lack of other options
and when I have high sugar drive but that is it and we know that
it is once in a blue moon a sip and only cafeine free things anyways..
and clear for that matter..
I am talking about 3.5 year old here..
my quesition is are you concerned about the high fructose corn syrup?
and phosphoric acid that dissolves teeth?
how many of you do care and how many of you just let the little one have fun because everyone else is drinking it what is the case in my "hood".
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The only time we have soda in the house is if we are entertaining, which happens once in a blue moon, so it's not much of an issue on a daily basis.
I would never let my child have anything with artificial sweeteners in it, though, like diet soda. *shudders*
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In NZ fizzy drinks are made with sugar and I don't have a problem with him having a little bit of sugar now and then.
We don't eat out often, so if we were at a restaurant then I would buy him a lemonade if he wanted one.
Lately, We been having lots of talk about food choices. We been talking about sugary stuff are not good for our bodies and other blah, blah.
Besides, I don't drink soda, period!!
I don't really drink it so it wasn't something I thought much about.
She's 9 now and it has really only been in the last year or two that she gets a cup with a cola or root beer or something occasionally. I'm not too concerned about it every once in awhile.
Kim ~mom to one awesome dd (12)
It's something that DH and I feel pretty strongly about. They have no business with that junk, anyway.
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I drink it occasionally, and once when she was about a year I was carrying her and a fountain soda in one arm, and a million things in the other arm. She bent down, took a drink of my soda, and gagged.
I think she sneaked a sip another day, and had a similiar reaction. But a few weeks ago, she and a 3.5 year old friend were playing on the playground, and friend gave her a sip of her Sprite. She didn't gag, or make any funny faces, which was surprising. She doesn't even like juice or chocolate milk, but she was okay with Sprite?
When she is older, and can brush her teeth without screaming her head off, I will consider giving her some on special occasions.
When we want something fizzy, we mix an all natural juice with club soda - it is really good .
However, dd is only just under 4. When she ages, she will obviously have more of a choice when out and about, and out of our presence, we realize that. We try not to make it a forbidden, but we don't want to make it part of her life either, if that makes sense. It is a balancing act.
I don't think that soda is any worse than milk. Milk is not a healthfood.
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if he or i wants something bubbly we mix juice with selzter water.
When we go out to eat i will usually order lemonade or occasionally sprite and let ds (16 months) have sips, but that's about it. I don't drink coke, dr pepper, pepsi, any of that stuff unless its rum and coke, which ds is obviously not drinking lol.
And I do not see myself giving my 5 year old coke, no. when he is old enough to buy his own body-rotting food (probably around his preteen years) then he can have it and i won't make a huge issue about it. But i refuse to keep that stuff around and he is not allowed to have it.
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