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DS always wants to taste my (unsweetened) herbal teas. I usually let him--and he loves it. I drink decaf green, hibiscus tea, "throat coat" tea, etc. Anyone heard of this being a problem?
 

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My daughter drinks teas regularly also. Unsweetened of course. I think the only problem could be the caffeine but if you watch that, I don't see what the issue could be. Madyson drinks ginger tea for stomach upsets and flu-like problems, chamomile on whiny, clingy days and for tough bedtimes, green tea during colds, and red raspberry just for fun.<br>
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one of Aidan's favorite drinks is tea (besides nana of course <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> )<br><br>
he drinks decaf green tea every day w/us and he often will drink my nettles tea as well. the nettles i sweeten (otherwise it is like drinking a cup of grass), but the green tea is unsweetened. when he drinks it, i tell him how good it is for his teeth (the naturally occuring flouride).<br><br>
hth<br>
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Got a tea drinking toddler here too. I drink unsweetened iced tea all through the day (decaf when at home) and she loves to share. She also likes her Daddy's rooibos (red) tea and green tea, too. I bought some "baby" herbal tea for her, but somehow misplaced the box (shrug).<br><br>
Tea rocks!
 

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Herbal teas should generally be okay; herbal <i>medicinal</i> teas are not.<br><br>
In other words, NO Throat Coat, no Breathe Easy, no Weightless, no Women's Moon Cycle teas; or at least check with a real herbalist first. Some of the "cold" ones have dangerous ingredients like ephedra in them.<br><br>
Stick to mild teas for toddlers: chamomile, peppermint, jasmine, hibiscus, ginger, berry, etc.
 

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we drink alot of herb tea in our house - dd loves rooibos, red zinger, mint - just about anything really! I agree that unless you know a bit about herbs, some of the medicinals should be avoided or at leaste look into the herbs listed in the ingredients and check an herbal resources about safety for kids.
 

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Ds recently started asking for my tea. Since I sometimes drink the caffeinated versions (and would never give those to him), I started making him his own cup of chamomile tea.<br><br>
I assumed it was fine, but was actually planning to post the same question!
 

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My dd loves to drink unsweetened teas, too! We actually have an afternoon "ritual" of sharing a cup of tea. I don't give her anything containing caffeine, or anything that is intended as a medicinal. She loves blueberry, cranberry apple, and mint teas.<br><br>
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My DS loves iced wild berry zinger. Only if it comes from my glass, though. From a sippy cup, he couldn't care less. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 
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