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My biggest rule with my kids is that they drink nothing but water and milk, and i make sure all the family know it. And milk is only at bed time. The result is that they love water and have never asked for anything else, occassionally they might get a thickshake as a treat but they never ask for it. Juice is just as full of sugar as fizzy drinks so it's just as bad for their teeth.




No I don't give my DS (almost 4) coke or fizzy drink. Although DH bought a bottle last night and it had my friend's name on it so they took a pic with DS holding the bottle, half empty and I sent it to her....she put it up on FB!! hahahaha

We have a sodastream which we can make our 'own' fizzy drinks with. DS loves it. smile I just fizz up the water and mix it with fresh orange/apple/watermelon/whatever juice; it's great!

We actually have some friends who give their 2yro coke. They've given it to him since he was around 16 months??? I remember being at their house once and he was yelling, so the dad just grabbed a sippy cup and filled it up with coke. I waited for the mum to go ballistic but she didn't....blink DH said something and they both shrugged it off so we've never commented on it again.

Juice is just as full of sugar as fizzy drinks so it's just as bad for their teeth.


I don't know if I agree with this. Fizzy drinks are filled with artificial sugar that the body converts to fat. Fruit is filled with natural sugars, that, in moderation, are of vital importance for the body. We buy our fruit and veggies by the bucketload and juice them, I find it the of the most efficient ways to get DS' fruit and veg intake up! The only downside to juice is the lack of fibre that comes from the pulp so you have to compensate for that. But I definitely don't think you can compare (proper) fruit/veg juice (not the crap on the shelves) with fizzy...
The most WTF moment I have ever had was watching a mother at the shops lay her cigarette on the ground so she could unscrew her 8- 10 month old baby's bottle and fill it with coke from her can then pick up the fag and move on. I didn't know whether to condemn her for giving a baby coke and smoking near him or applaud her for considering her baby's thirst and avoiding getting ash in the bottle. Finally I decided to go with thinking it tacky to puff on a ciggy that has been on the ground.

I don't know if I agree with this. Fizzy drinks are filled with artificial sugar that the body converts to fat. Fruit is filled with natural sugars, that, in moderation, are of vital importance for the body. We buy our fruit and veggies by the bucketload and juice them, I find it the of the most efficient ways to get DS' fruit and veg intake up! The only downside to juice is the lack of fibre that comes from the pulp so you have to compensate for that. But I definitely don't think you can compare (proper) fruit/veg juice (not the crap on the shelves) with fizzy...

I really meant the juice that has no real fruit or veggies in it, like just juice for example. Real juice - especially if you juice it yourself - is great, although as you say there is very little fibre in it smile





I really meant the juice that has no real fruit or veggies in it, like just juice for example. Real juice - especially if you juice it yourself - is great, although as you say there is very little fibre in it smile


Ahhh, ok. grin I used to buy the Berri or Nudie or (can't remember the other brand) 100% PUUUURE orange juice, made with JUST squeezed oranges until my mum sent me an article that said they DO use fresh oranges but they also add a chemical compound which heightens the flavour of the orange (that slightly tart, almost like concentrate taste??) and slightly changes the colour and they don't have to declare it in Australia. And little to no testing has been done on the chemical!! That put me off. :-/ I occasionally buy juice now our of pure laziness but mostly just make my own. <img src='https://www.huggies.com.au/forum/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/dry.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='<_<' />
Dd1 has had a try but isn't a fan Of It she would rather her milo and her odd cup of tea I know tea has caffeine buts gotta be better then coke right lol.
My 15 month olds have never had soft drink they have juice pure pear juice and orange etc they have to as they have pooping trouble sad
I love coke and got a fantastic tip on here about coke helping headaches it does the charm smile

Dd1 has had a try but isn't a fan Of It she would rather her milo and her odd cup of tea I know tea has caffeine buts gotta be better then coke right lol.
My 15 month olds have never had soft drink they have juice pure pear juice and orange etc they have to as they have pooping trouble sad
I love coke and got a fantastic tip on here about coke helping headaches it does the charm smile



I must admit I enjoy coke too but no way is DD having it anytime in the near future, I'm interested in the headache cure tho, is that true?

Just thought I would I would add my two bobs... No kids of my own yet (not through lack of trying wink )

I worked as a dental nurse for a few years, and something that a lot of mothers dont realise is that even fruit juice can be bad for little ones- when given in a bottle! Drinking something sugary from a bottle (teat) causes a slow drip of sugars onto teeth, which in time can cause cavities etc. So even fruit juice is best given watered down or in a cup (with a bigger flow).

Its something that I found noone ever really talked about, so felt it was worth sharing!!


Totally agree with you there, and isn't even milk not so good for teeth? I mean last thing at night having a milk bottle is not the best thing and they would need to brush their teeth after? I might be wrong tho.
My DS has half baby cup of coke at dinner.. and has had it since about 2 1/2.
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Totally agree with you there, and isn't even milk not so good for teeth? I mean last thing at night having a milk bottle is not the best thing and they would need to brush their teeth after? I might be wrong tho.

Yes milk is also really bad for teeth and they definitely need to be brushed after drinking it smile Our bed time routine is drink milk, then brush teeth then bed, so they still get their milk right before bed but go to bed with clean teeth. My nearly 3 yr old has to have a drink in bed with him, so it's a water bottle - used to be milk, but weaned him out of that bad habit a while ago.




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