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To be furious that my mother gave my 5 month old Coke Zero?

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SmallZooOwner Sun 09-Oct-11 18:48:45

Apparently its fine "as it has nothing in it" angry. To make matters worse it was at my little girls Baptism and she promptly spat it out over her baptism dress.

ginmakesitallok Sun 09-Oct-11 18:49:54

shock Who would really think this was OK?? Just be grateful there wasn't a vodka in it...

Primafacie Sun 09-Oct-11 18:50:00


ScaredBear Sun 09-Oct-11 18:51:21

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mothmagnet Sun 09-Oct-11 18:51:51

shock here too.

PeneloPeePitstop Sun 09-Oct-11 18:51:57


lljkk Sun 09-Oct-11 18:52:24

Too bad she didn't spit it out all over the grandmother's dress.
I don't know that I'd be furious, but shocked and having stern words, deffo.

IneedAbetterNickname Sun 09-Oct-11 18:52:46

YANBU!!!! Id be fuming too!!! IN fact I was fuming when my Auntie tried to feed my DS1 solids as he was only 4 months and not yet weaned! Coke would have been a million times worse!

troisgarcons Sun 09-Oct-11 18:53:19

Did she put a straw in it? tippy cup? or is this one of those threads ....

eurochick Sun 09-Oct-11 18:53:48



picnicbasketcase Sun 09-Oct-11 18:53:58

WTAF? My nine and three year olds aren't even allowed coke, let alone a 5 month old. Who the hell does that?

MadameWooOOoovary Sun 09-Oct-11 18:54:06

Is your Mother a narcissist? Or just dense? confused

FlipFantasia Sun 09-Oct-11 18:54:11

shock YAdefinitelyNBU - I would have completely flipped out!

flybynight Sun 09-Oct-11 18:54:18

You are totally within your rights to be angry.

Is this an out-of-character thing for your mum to do, though, or is she normally a bit, erm, unpredictable?

mosschops30 Sun 09-Oct-11 18:55:01

Its not ideal and i dont know what sane adult would do this but its not exactly the worst that could happen is it? Perhaps a little perspective, its just cola not iv heroin

Emsmaman Sun 09-Oct-11 18:55:47


lunaticow Sun 09-Oct-11 19:02:53

Chill out!

Princessescanclimbtreestoo Sun 09-Oct-11 19:04:14

God, I'd be furious too.

why on earth would anyone even think to do that?

TeaOneSugar Sun 09-Oct-11 19:05:55

Why would you do that?

catgirl1976 Sun 09-Oct-11 19:06:05

Well I wouldnt be happy just on the caffine and small baby front, but no one got hurt. Tell her she is not to give her coke (god knows why you have to but there you go) and move on.

LynetteScavo Sun 09-Oct-11 19:09:06

I hope you let your DM know what you thought....or in a nother 6 months it she'll be giving her hot toddies to settle her.

EricNorthmansMistress Sun 09-Oct-11 19:09:13

Coke is full of chemicals and shit and artificial sweeteners. Plus it's fizzy. Small babies do not like fizzy, so she was being unkind as well as stupid.

DogsBeastFiend Sun 09-Oct-11 19:10:43

1. How did a 5 month old consume the coke? Did your mother put it in DDs bottle?

2. It's not the greatest of things to give a child and I wouldn't but she will live regardless. Remember that lots of DC were in my day given sweet tea and the like with no ill effects. Chill a bit. smile

(Yes, I am one of those who gave her children tea when small and they are still alive).

Mimmee Sun 09-Oct-11 19:12:01


ChippingIn Sun 09-Oct-11 19:17:07

Mimmee - what's with the hmm is that at the OP or DBF or someone else? Your hmm clearly needs some direction in life.

SmallZooOwner - I had to go and check that this wasn't your first post because it was so unbelievable!! You do seem generally quite normal though grin your mother, however, seems completely unhinged? Is she normally -this fucking stupid-- so, um, strange? I would have been really pissed off as well. I mean yes, the tiny bit she consumed will not hurt her one little bit, but it's just the idea that someone would think coke was a suitable drink for a 5 month old baby, I wouldn't even give a 5 month old baby boiled water without checking with the mum that it was OK... coke?? FFS.

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