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Wwyd, Buck's Fizz for children aged 6 and 3?

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AltinkumATEalltheTurkey Sun 23-Dec-12 22:23:18

Or not, ds1 has asked for it as me and dh, normally have it, ds2 can't have it not that he willl know, so he'll be having soda water in a orange glass, to him it will be fizzy pop. Or do I pretend to do Buck's Fizz, fresh orange and lemonade/soda water

I'm thinking the latter, but dh says a little topped up with lemonade won't do any harm?

StinkyWicket Sun 23-Dec-12 22:24:51

I'd let him have a tiny bit, topped up with more juice.

maybe about a cm in a flute topped up?

katiecubs Sun 23-Dec-12 22:24:52


SweetMingePie Sun 23-Dec-12 22:25:15

I buy my DC some Schloer for Christmas drinks. Orane and lemonade sounds like a good idea as well.

StinkyWicket Sun 23-Dec-12 22:25:33

Or I'd say no, depends on my mood it would seem grin

ladyintheradiator Sun 23-Dec-12 22:25:49

No way. Do the pretend bucks fizz - I can't believe you're even asking tbh.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 23-Dec-12 22:26:04

Pretend. 'Naice' orange juice (Innocent is good) and lemonade or fizzy water.

givemeaclue Sun 23-Dec-12 22:26:48

It is alcoholic

defineme Sun 23-Dec-12 22:26:54

No-what's the point? There are lots of special drinks thst are nonalcoholic.

givemeaclue Sun 23-Dec-12 22:27:11

It is alcoholic, why would you give a child alcohol?

AfterEightMintyy Sun 23-Dec-12 22:27:34

No, 6 is too young for any alcohol. He can have orange juice with lemonade or soda or tonic to make it fizzy. Surprised you need to ask, tbh.

verytellytubby Sun 23-Dec-12 22:27:47

No way. Mine are getting pink lemonade as a treat.

peaceandlovebunny Sun 23-Dec-12 22:27:57

you could all have non-alcoholic 'bucks fizz'

littlewhitebag Sun 23-Dec-12 22:28:16

Don't pretend - tell him he can't have alcohol as he is too young but you will make him a special drink and do fresh orange and lemonade.

WorraLorraTurkey Sun 23-Dec-12 22:28:33

"No darling, bucks fizz is for adults because they contain alcohol".

Or am I way too old fashioned/simplistic about these things? confused

apostrophethesnowman Sun 23-Dec-12 22:28:52

No. Pretend. He won't know the difference.

BornToFolk Sun 23-Dec-12 22:29:34

No way! DS (5) is getting lemonade as a treat on Christmas Day. I'm fairly relaxed about giving children sips of alchohol, watered down wine etc but 3 or even 6 is way, way too young.

2kidsintow Sun 23-Dec-12 22:29:50

Mine have it. Half a glass at special occasions, swiftly followed by another drink to further dilute it.

If watered down wine is good enough for little-uns on the continent, I don't see how half a small wine glass of wine diluted by (plenty) of orange juice is a problem once in a while.

BlackholesAndRevelations Sun 23-Dec-12 22:30:41

FFS! Orange juice and lemonade "because this one is for the grown-ups".

2kidsintow Sun 23-Dec-12 22:30:44

Not sure about the 3 yr old tho! Orange juice and lemonade there, is what I'd do.

AltinkumATEalltheTurkey Sun 23-Dec-12 22:31:47

Ah ds is a bright boy he knows he can have alcoholic beverages at home from age 5, however I don't like it one bit but dh says a little wont harm him, as it will be heavily topped with "pop" personally I don't get it, so I'm thinking soda and OJ.

Doesn't help we have lots of family/friends who own pubs and

BlackholesAndRevelations Sun 23-Dec-12 22:31:48

Why on gods earth would you consider giving alcohol to a 6 yo?!

AltinkumATEalltheTurkey Sun 23-Dec-12 22:33:19

3 year old is allergic to citrus acid, so he couldn't have it but soda water in a orange flute is the way to go with him.

VelvetSpoon Sun 23-Dec-12 22:33:22

When mine were that age, we just used to make theirs with OJ and lemonade, and ours with cava champagne. They always assumed their drink was same as ours smile

DS1 is now 14, and although I'll offer him a glass of the alcoholic stuff on Xmas Day, he will probably refuse and have a Coke instead!

myalias Sun 23-Dec-12 22:34:10

I gave my ds a small glass of Bucks Fizz when he was 15 and he cameout in a rash. Just stick with orange juice and lemonade.

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