I've seen coke the bottle on many occasions, poor it in, hold the teat, shake it up then let the gas out the teat. Heart breaking. My kids use to beg for a drink of water at my ex's family homes. They use to force them to have soft drink because it was silly and unfair to drink water. They used to feel awful after they drank and felt more dehydrated, they felt pressured to not drink water.
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26-07-2013 11:10 #111
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26-07-2013 11:30 #112
I've seen it too! When I worked in retail I saw a woman give her screaming toddler (probably 1-1/12) a baby bottle full of coke. I just couldn't believe it. I totally judged. I'm not sure what made it worse, the coke or the fact that it was in a bottle. I could only imagine what the poor bubs teeth were going to turn out like!
Little bit of soft drink here and there for an older toddler, that's up to each parent I guess. We don't really give our daughter soft drink, on the odd occasion that she has had it, she doesn't like it. Prefers milk or water. We would never allow her coke.
26-07-2013 11:32 #113
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26-07-2013 11:43 #114Senior Member
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I just think wtf? I'm not sure if that's judging? I just.dont.get.it.
But I rarely drink it myself so don't understand adults obsession with it either.
26-07-2013 12:45 #115Senior Member
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I hate the word judge.
Do I think the parents are wrong for giving coke to someone under 5, absolutely.
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26-07-2013 12:55 #116
26-07-2013 13:45 #117Senior Member
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i'd question it to myself "why?". Maybe the kid has a medical issue and needed a sugar hit. who know's. That's about the only reason good enough, in my books to be giving a very young child coke.
My 2.5yr old sees the juice bottle in the fridge and will occasionally ask for some. Ive never given it to her un-diluted, she would have no idea how sweet that stuff really is even if it was fresh squeezed id still dilute it so she doesnt get used to the sweetness.
Her grandpa takes her to the local pub for a "lemonade". Without me even telling him, my dad tells the barman/woman to fill it 1/4 then the rest with soda water! He tells them she's only on the "light stuff" and they have a good giggle. That's their little treat together.
Ive seen coke given in milk bottles (clearly not a medical reason behind it as the baby is chilling back in the stroller sucking it down) and it is really awful to see that. Poor baby.
I guess some people just dont know any better, unfortunately.
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26-07-2013 15:59 #118
I just wanted to remind people just because you see a bottle of brown/black stuff doesn't necessary mean it is coke. Some specialized formulas are a similar colour to coke.
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26-07-2013 16:26 #119
26-07-2013 16:50 #120
Regularly, yes bloody hell don't give your kid coke every day! Dah!
Occasionally, at a party for example, ok, not a whole can though sheesh.
I have given DS lemonade (a quart of a cup) at times and he is almost 3, but never coke. Not sure why I think lemonade is ok every now and then but not coke. Anyway, I usually only ever give him water or milk. I want to keep him pyre for as long as I can lol.
Also, once they have it they want it and that's dangerous until they are at an age where they can understand it's a treat and not part if a normal, healthy diet.
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