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To think hot drinks should be baned from toddler groups?

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cah1 Mon 16-Feb-09 19:19:21

I am sick to death of parents just leaving them in toddlers reach! It really scares me!

Lindenlass Mon 16-Feb-09 19:21:38


traceybath Mon 16-Feb-09 19:21:38

yabu - god i'd never have gone to toddlers if i wasn't going to get a coffee.

If people are being irresponsible - pick up the drinks and move them.

MrsMattie Mon 16-Feb-09 19:22:28

YABU. Adults should be very careful with hot drinks, obviously. But ban them totally? A grim prospect.

Littlefish Mon 16-Feb-09 19:22:37

No, not unreasonable at all. I think that parents with children who are not yet mobile simply don't think about it - it's not a malicious thing, they just haven't reached that stage with their own children yet.

IMO hot drinks should be served in those lidded cups, or not at all.

belgo Mon 16-Feb-09 19:24:36

YABU. Why is this assumption that parents have no common sense?

TheFallenMadonna Mon 16-Feb-09 19:26:27

I think if it bothers you then you shouldn't go. Or start a new one with no hot drinks.

Mintyy Mon 16-Feb-09 19:27:14

Oh dear. I think YABVU!

Do you ban hot drinks in your own house? (on second thoughts, don't answer that).

piscesmoon Mon 16-Feb-09 19:27:16

YABU. Parents can cope with hot drinks!

scienceteacher Mon 16-Feb-09 19:27:43

It is a difficult one, cah1.

Although you are absolutely correct about the safety issue, many mums come to toddler groups because they desperately need adult company (and a friendly cup of tea).

When I was running a toddler group, we used to debate this one frequently in our committee meetings, but we always came down on the side of providing for the needier adults. If these mums felt unwelcome, we wouldn't be doing our job and there would be little point to having a toddler group.

DorisIsAPinkDragon Mon 16-Feb-09 19:27:54

NBU BUT!!!! when we tried to ban them we got such complaints they were reintroduced, not my problem no longer liable.

As soon as they were reintroduced people just went back to their old ways despite being asked to keep hot drinks to a small area and away from children.

(we banned them as there was an incident with child nearly upsetting a cup over a baby)

myfunnynametaken Mon 16-Feb-09 19:27:54

yabu, sorry but no-one would go if they couldn't get a coffee.

On the other hand, I'm always amazed by arseholes who do leave hot drinks within kids reach.

cah1 Mon 16-Feb-09 19:28:55

They should have lids! Schools have too. Belgo......when parents put them on a unit with toys designed fpr toddlers to access, Yes I do think they have no common sense!

belgo Mon 16-Feb-09 19:29:34

tell them to move it then.

dietstartstomorrow Mon 16-Feb-09 19:29:46

Toddler groups without coffee....... shock


belgo Mon 16-Feb-09 19:30:11

I think the ones with lids are more dangerous, if they are not on properly you are more likely to upset the drink.

islandofsodor Mon 16-Feb-09 19:30:29

YABU. The whole point of going to toddlers was to get a cup of tea and have an hour or two actually seeing people instead of 4 walls.

TsarChasm Mon 16-Feb-09 19:32:36

Actually I don't think yabu but it'll never happen.

Also I don't drink hot drinks, so I can never see what all the obsession with them is about anywaywink

I do remember being v edgy and annoyed about blimmin endless cups of tea around my babies when they were born. It never looked like the adults/visitors were paying enough attention to them to me.

cah1 Mon 16-Feb-09 19:32:56

belgo - upsetting the drink??? hmm

Toddler groups are for babies and toddlers, go to a coffee shop if your coffee is so important. Lets hope its not your baby to get burnt!

Why not just have lidded cups?

spicemonster Mon 16-Feb-09 19:33:46

YABU - the cup of tea is the only thing that makes it bearable

belgo Mon 16-Feb-09 19:34:23

I mean if the cup has a lid on it, and the lid isn't on properly and you pick up the cup by the lid, you are more likely to drop the cup.

TheFallenMadonna Mon 16-Feb-09 19:34:47

No they're not. They're for the parents of babies and toddlers. Not sure the babies care one way or the other.

ProfessorCalculus Mon 16-Feb-09 19:37:21

But toddler group tea is usually disgusting. It should be banned for that reason wink

belgo Mon 16-Feb-09 19:37:41

I know what let's just ban parents from ever using hot water for anything. We are obviously not capable.

spicemonster Mon 16-Feb-09 19:39:01

Actually profcalculus, the tea at my toddler group is pretty good! It's the only reason I go - honestly

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