Also saw a mother with 2 children yesterday walking around with a large frozen coke each.
Children aged approx 4 & 2. I thought that was pretty bad - but a still not as bad as energy drinks!
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30-04-2013 16:47 #21
30-04-2013 16:47 #22
Why would anyone give their kid a redbull???
The other day I asked DH to buy some juice for DD and he bought one called 'smart juice" which he just assumed must be super healthy... but then I checked the label and it said that it contained caffeine and guruana! (sp?) It didn't list it on the front label and it makes me wonder how many other well meaning parents have unknowingly given it to their young child or toddler.
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30-04-2013 16:59 #23
Both of my children suffer chronic diareea at various times because of their food allergies. They are 2 and 3 yrs and I have been told by a dr to give them orange powerade to help rehydrate them when it happens as an alternative to hydrolyte. I've been given a few strange looks by other mothers but I don't care. The poor little things don't get many sweet or processed foods because of their allergies so its not like are getting sugar overload.
30-04-2013 17:01 #24
Oh the strangest thing I've seen is cold green tea in a bottle when I was in Japan.
30-04-2013 17:06 #25
I worked for DoCS and saw many things being put in baby bottles. Just about every time the parents saw nothing wrong with it but would complain about the child's behaviour.
Flavoured milk, coke, cordial, energy drinks were pretty common. One was given a drowsy antihistamine mixed with milk in her bottle (about 18 months old) to "just take the edge off".
It's really sad.
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30-04-2013 17:19 #28Senior Member
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Just to put a different perspective out there in relation to flavored milk. I have a child who has weight gain issues and for a period of time lost weight. He wasn't a fan of milk, but needed it for the fat content (as well as the other goodness it contains), so both his paediatrician and hospital dietician told us to give him flavored milk, both were very adiment that it was definitely the right thing to do.
Two dieticians have also told me that they would rather see kids drink flavored milk over juice as its not as bad for their teeth and whilst it does have a high sugar content (like the juice), it at least has other good bits to it, ie fat and calcium.
Just thought I'd put it out there as there are often other reasons why parents make the choices they do (although I'd be surprised if there is a good reason for soft drink )
30-04-2013 17:27 #29Senior Member
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Coke .. And the kids ears were pierced ( just saying )...
30-04-2013 17:43 #30
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