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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


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 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


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)

MrsTerryPratchett Fri 03-Jan-14 18:20:25

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

MrsTerryPratchett Fri 03-Jan-14 18:21:16

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

Binkyridesagain Fri 03-Jan-14 18:22:00

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

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