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To be shocked that a woman is feeding her baby..

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annabanana84 Fri 19-Jul-13 13:44:08

...a Capri Sun orange carton on the bus? The baby cannot be any older than 8 months. And the other day on the bus I saw a woman give her 2 year old a bottle of coke to drink. I know he was 2 because he was telling me about himself!

sagfold Fri 19-Jul-13 13:45:02

Wot, no fruit shoot?

BornToFolk Fri 19-Jul-13 13:45:47

Well, it's not something I'd do personally but to each their own.

Sorry, probably not the response you were looking for...hmm

FluffDragon Fri 19-Jul-13 13:45:56

Did they have a Gregg's sausage roll as well?

TheOrchardKeeper Fri 19-Jul-13 13:46:09


I think you should've called SS

moogy1a Fri 19-Jul-13 13:46:31

Maybe the baby was parched and she had to nip into a local shop with little choice.
God forbid a baby should have a drink rather than get thirsty to avoid the horrors of some squash.

TheOrchardKeeper Fri 19-Jul-13 13:46:41

(wouldn't actually do it myself but it's not as bad as coke or crack cocaine is it)

FobblyWoof Fri 19-Jul-13 13:47:03

Maybe on the Capri sun the mum had accidentally gone out without the babies beaker and reacted quickly and picked up something just so they could have a drink? I'm aware I'm clutching at straws as my reaction would be to buy a new beaker but hey!

Pretty shocked at the coke tbh

maja00 Fri 19-Jul-13 13:47:05

I wouldn't give a 2 year old coke because of the caffeine, but do not see the problem with a capri sun, sorry.

Bringmewineandcake Fri 19-Jul-13 13:47:22

She probably thought it was a quick easy drink, not realising the mound of sugar in it! I no longer drink them myself coz I don't want 25% of my day's allowance in a piddly little drink.

moogy1a Fri 19-Jul-13 13:47:24

i find my 8mo ds enjoys an ice cold Bulmers pear cider on a hot day like this.

Hegsy Fri 19-Jul-13 13:47:57

I beat you - my DM and I passed a woman on Tuesday who was giving her child energy drink. Couldn't have been more than 12 months old was in a pram sitting up. Me and DM both had shock face

SHarri13 Fri 19-Jul-13 13:48:00

It wouldn't shock me at all.

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Fri 19-Jul-13 13:49:10

It's baking hot. If the baby needed a drink then what's the problem. In this weather drinks fridges are pretty scarce it may well have been all that's left that was remotely suitable. After all mineral water isn't suitable for a baby. God we have all left the baby's drink behind at some point.

SnoopySnoopyDoggDogg Fri 19-Jul-13 13:50:41

YANBU at all, although people will tell you you are wink

I'm impressed at an 8mo being able to drink from a tiny Capri Sun straw though.

Hamwidgeandcheps Fri 19-Jul-13 13:51:36

I'm not being judgey I'm just amused. We give the 3 year olds Capri sun sometimes before swim training because its like rocket fuel wink

propertyNIGHTmareBEFOREXMAS Fri 19-Jul-13 13:51:52

Chavs happen and also shit happens. Perhaps it was a naice mc mum who had inadvertently left her Innocent carton at home....

Fairylea Fri 19-Jul-13 13:52:17

Good god woman gives baby squash shocker.

You saw a snapshot of a whole day. As others have said it could have been all she had available at the time etc etc.

I have been known to share a sausage roll and a pink doughnut from greggs with ds when he was 11 months on occasion.

If you'd have passed up there would probably be a thread about it, but not about the rest of the day which had been full of extremely healthy food.

maja00 Fri 19-Jul-13 13:52:26

FGS, a baby isn't going to explode because they have a bit of sugar.

The sugar content of a capri sun really isn't that much different to a formula you know.

sagfold Fri 19-Jul-13 13:53:02

Surley Moogy if you want your child to get anywhere in life that should at least be a g&t or pimms sad

Sparklingbrook Fri 19-Jul-13 13:53:51

It's too hot for getting all wound up. The child was having a drink, it's boiling.......

Fairylea Fri 19-Jul-13 13:56:29

Actually at the risk of being flamed, a little bit of juice or squash in extremely hot weather like this is a good thing. Sugar really helps if babies and younger dc are dehydrated.

maja00 Fri 19-Jul-13 13:56:31

Capri Sun - 10% sugar
Innocent Smoothie - 10% sugar
Formula milk - 7.3% sugar.

Really not worth getting worked up about.

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Fri 19-Jul-13 13:56:48

YABU and probably a bit snobbish. I bet you wouldn't have batted an eyelid at an Innocent smoothie which is just as chockful of sugar. Poor mite was probably a bit thirsty.

PetiteRaleuse Fri 19-Jul-13 13:56:55

wheresmycaffeinedrip Evian is suitable for babies. In France we make up milk feeds with Evian or with Cristalline mineral water (both are approved as preferable to tap water).

OP I would assume in this weather that pretty much any type of drink is preferale to dehydration, and certainly wouldn't be shocked, so YABU. I would raise an eyebrow at coke, but again, the kid might have been exceptionally thirsty so it could have been a one off.

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