Can't believe what I am reading...

(359 Posts)
SmileItsANewYear Fri 03-Jan-14 18:16:08

Some people think that it's ok to give a child alcohol (as long as over the age of 5)

What the actual fuck?

hoppingmad Fri 03-Jan-14 18:16:44

Context?

Spaulding Fri 03-Jan-14 18:17:08

Who are these people?

IneedAwittierNickname Fri 03-Jan-14 18:17:29

How much alcohol are you taking about?
A sip? A glassfull?

SoonToBeSix Fri 03-Jan-14 18:17:40

Well that's the law and a couple of sips literally a couple if sips at Christmas is fine. I don't think anyone is pouring their five year old a G and T.

Christmaspuddingaddict Fri 03-Jan-14 18:17:46

As far as the law is concerned it is, its not illegal.

lougle Fri 03-Jan-14 18:17:47

Ummm....depends, doesn't it? A 7 year old tasting a tiny sip of wine...no problem.

Nobody would advocate getting children drunk!

SoonToBeSix Fri 03-Jan-14 18:17:55

Sips of wine .

SmileItsANewYear Fri 03-Jan-14 18:17:58

One example was a glass of Baileys given to an 8 year old...

Joules68 Fri 03-Jan-14 18:18:06

They do in France.... Calm down op

MarmaladeBatkins Fri 03-Jan-14 18:18:45

Just say it on the thread, instead of trying to rally support on a new thread. It smacks of desperation to be validated.

Joules68 Fri 03-Jan-14 18:18:45

How big was the glass?

Mim78 Fri 03-Jan-14 18:18:47

I think they may mean this is the legal position re giving alcohol in the home (it is). However doesn't mean it's good idea just not illegal.

Bakerof3pudsxx Fri 03-Jan-14 18:18:49

I really don't understand why this is legal

littlewhitechristmasbag Fri 03-Jan-14 18:18:51

Well it might help to have a bit more information? Parents offering a teen some fizz at a special occasion or people plying 5 year olds with vodka?

GirlWithTheDirtyShirt Fri 03-Jan-14 18:19:01

Well, technically it's legal. I would let an older child have a sip if they asked and a teenager have a glass of wine at appropriate occasions. That's how I was brought up and as a teenager I was never the one raiding my paren's drinks cabinet and vomming all over.

Joules68 Fri 03-Jan-14 18:19:05

Link?

littlewhitechristmasbag Fri 03-Jan-14 18:20:24

Did you see this happen or is someone talking about it on another thread? (Am a tad confused)

Who? My ex-BIL used to let his LO have a sip of beer. Literally a sip. I'd rather that than a can of Coke.

A glass of Baileys sounds very strange.

MrsBungle Fri 03-Jan-14 18:20:47

I think this is regarding the thread about the mumsnetter who left her 4yo to wait on her own in a shop. Just make your point on the thread in question?

SmileItsANewYear Fri 03-Jan-14 18:21:08

I have voiced my opinion, I just can't get over how many people think this is ok and wondered about others opinions, however I am not going to hi-jack a thread where the OP was about something entirely different.

Might be that I am uptight but I would never give a child alcohol regardless of "glass size"

fuckitall Fri 03-Jan-14 18:21:13

I was given brandy in my bottle to help me sleep as a baby, I think that would make some people faint

Oh bum, is this a TAAT?

hoppingmad Fri 03-Jan-14 18:21:32

My oldest dc's have had sips of wine or beer - they don't much like it.
Have never given them baileys but I don't keep it anyway.
What other people do is no concern of mine tbh too knackered to care

It depends on what age the child is, what the alcohol is and how much.

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