What do you think? My toddlers definitely prefer their milk warm, but my oldest can't stand it warm. I prefer it cold and it seems like warm actually makes me feel sick to my stomach.
I've been thinking about letting the yogurt sit on the counter during the day, since the girls eat so much of it.....I'm not worried about germs so much, just it would be ANOTHER thing to add to the routine.
my dh can handle everything much colder than I can but i grew up with grandparents who were convinced that ice cream and ice water cause sore throat so we rarely had either.
But then again, it is a matter of preference or what you have grown up with. Like warm milk- it is probably better for your stomach, but the thought of it being warm may gross people out.
Happily married to DH for 6 years, in process to foster-adopt 3 children DD4, DS3 and DS2. We may be bringing half brother age 9 one day as well! We are not infertile, we just have decided that since there are precious children who need homes there is no need for us to have biological children.
Cold water from the tap, however was ok because warm water can more easily transport the stuff that lingers in your pipes. Or let it sit on the counter and adjust to room temp before drinking.
I think if you kids like food cold, it is not too much of an issue. My ds asks for his foods cold all the time and whines about stuff being cooked. He asked for ice cream last night and I am sure it is about 30 degrees f. outside. On the other hand, if we are steaming milk for lattes, he is more than willing to drink a steamed milk- we only heat his to luke warm and give him lots of foam. I think part of it is novelty.
There are some points on the tongue that can cause headaches, if exposed to cold to long, such as the never enjoyed ice cream head ache... actually I think the sensitive spot may actually be the roof of the mouth.