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    My kids almost always just drink water. But every now and then I let them have apple juice and maybe a cup of
    Coke. As a treat nothing more. And only ever one of their small cups never filled all the way up. And after I try and get them to drink a pile of water. My MIL use to give her grandsons (not my kids) red creaming soda all the time to drink at the age of 2! It made me very upset. I never said anything coz they wernt my kids and their mum new what was happening. If it was my kids ild say something. Like at a party recently they had half a cup of orange FIzz then wanted more I said no you can have water to my MIL who started getting more fizz drink for them.
    I don't agree with coke in bottles and I will judge. Not openly but to my self. There could be some reason I would never think of that the child has the coke in a bottle.
    I am also both BFing and FF and I understood what annabell was trying to say. She was t comparing FFing to coke at all

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    Wow if someone came up to me to say coke was bad for my kid - even if it wasn't abusive language, they would wish they didn't. I would be right there with Zombie eyes and throw the drink I their face.

    My DS is almost 2 and if he sees my can he goes for it. I give him a quick sip which he decides he doesn't like it an doesn't ask again for a few weeks. I feel this is the right decision for us but if you looked at the wrong time you would see my toddler sipping from a can of coke.

    I at this point wouldn't give him his own cup but don't see a big problem web he is 4 or 5 giving him a small cup at a party or special occasion. As pp said I would probably go for lemonade as treat drink before coke but wouldn't judge anyone else.

    I rate anyone who would pull up a mother for giving coke to a child as up there with those self righteous busy bodies who have a go at mother for bottle feeding. Get yourself a life and leave other parents to their own life!!!

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    DH and I never drink coke. DS hates coke and any other soft drink. But he does enjoy the odd small amount of juice or cordial. Which really can be just as bad as coke sugar wise, just doesn't have caffeine.

    I know if a boy who lived coke and was never allowed to drink it so he would steal a can go hide somewhere and drink the whole thing. So sometimes I think giving some kids a bit of something can actually make them not obsess over it and have a healthy relationship with it.

    I personally hate coke and don't understand why even adults love it lol I would probably think its not a great idea to give coke tis child but not judge a parent. As in most cases a small amount of things in moderation can be ok.

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    I don't like seeing young children being given coke. But I try not to judge as I never know the circumstances.

    Coke and raspberry fizzy I am really strict on with my kids, none of them are allowed it yet and my eldest is 12. She can have coke when she is an adult. But that's my kids, so my choice.

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    Yeah I do if I know them, I find it disgraceful when kids under 10 are walking around with cans/bottles of soft drink day after day after day.
    My kids drink water 24/7 no juice, no cordial , no need. They have odd treats of juice if we go to parties etc and maybe once every few months they will have a sip of someone's soft drink. So when I see a kid take a drink out of a can when I'm out I can't judge as they may be doing what I do on the very rare odd occasion and letting the kids have a little sip.
    We as parents also drink only water.



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    My DD doesn't drink coke but lets say she did? I would love to see someone approach me and tell me what I'm doing is wrong.... Holy crap, the absolute balls of some people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caviar View Post
    It's still being truthful and something I don't back down from.
    Your responses do not answer what is being asked.
    To assume that to approach someone is to verbally attack them is your conclusion and your unfortunate perspective, not actual reality.

    Back to your perfect world, ladies <img src="images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" smilieid="1" class="inlineimg"
    I don't care if you consider what you say and how you say it to not be an attack. Saying ANYTHING is an attack in itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    I don't care if you consider what you say and how you say it to not be an attack. Saying ANYTHING is an attack in itself.

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    I have to agree. I don't see how approaching anyone and questioning what they let their kids eat or drink is going to come off as anything but confrontational. I know anyone who tried that with me would cop a mouthful at the very least and be firmly put back in their place.
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    I honestly can't believe anyone would ever walk over to a parent and tell them something they are doing is wrong. Unless the child was in danger.

    I've done it once, but it was a drunk man screaming at his little daughter that he was going to give her a "knuckle sandwhich", about 10 other people went over and the police were called.

    That is an example of when it is ok to say something about someones parenting style. A child having a sip of coke is not!

    I also have had the doctor at ER tell me to give DS1 some coke after a nasty bout of gastro. You just never know why someone is giving their kids anything - as this thread proves - diabetes etc.

    This is why I despise judgemental people, especially when it is to do with other peoples parenting style. Not cool at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    I have to agree. I don't see how approaching anyone and questioning what they let their kids eat or drink is going to come off as anything but confrontational. I know anyone who tried that with me would cop a mouthful at the very least and be firmly put back in their place.
    It reminds me a little bit of the thread about kids saying things they shouldn't regarding 'rules'. They haven't yet learnt to filter their thoughts and they tend to think in absolutes without regard for etiquette or other potentially relevant factors.

    Adults on the other hand, should know better.

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