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stilletoe Tue 20-Oct-09 16:59:47

At what age can you give a 2 year old cola or is it a big no no?

corblimeymadam Tue 20-Oct-09 17:00:20

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Doodlez Tue 20-Oct-09 17:00:46

I wouldn't. Leave that little treat for as looooooooooong as possible. 18 at the earliest.

claricebeansmum Tue 20-Oct-09 17:00:52

Or H2O?

Why would you do this?

ByThePowerOfGreyskull Tue 20-Oct-09 17:03:00

is the question " would you give a 2 year old cola?"

if so the answer is no

if the question is "when would you give a child cola" I would say that if you can get away with never that is great, there is no reason to ever have it.

MaureenMLove Tue 20-Oct-09 17:05:56

You can give your lo's whatever you want, whenever you want. Your rules are the right rules for you. smile

bigTillyMint Tue 20-Oct-09 17:06:00

Why would you want a toddler to have cola? Our DC's are 8 and 10 and only have it sometimes when we are out.

Avoid all fizzy drinks for as long as you can. wink

sarah293 Tue 20-Oct-09 17:08:50

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4GHASTLYGHOULSandnotout Tue 20-Oct-09 17:13:18

You can give your child cola whenever you want.

GrimmaTheNome Tue 20-Oct-09 17:17:16

Whenever you want

sugar, caffeine and extra wind.

Depends how hyper you like your toddler grin

mathanxiety Tue 20-Oct-09 18:09:36

And phosphoric acid if you like the thought of dentist bills. sad

Claire236 Tue 20-Oct-09 18:12:27

ds is 4 & has never had coke or anything fizzy. In fact when he was about 18 months & wanted to try something fizzy I gave him Dr Pepper straight out of the can & the fridge knowing that the combination of cold & fizz would put him right off. He's refused to try anything fizzy ever since which can only be a good thing. Things like coke are full of crap, why would you want to give them to a 2 year old?

JeMeSouviens Tue 20-Oct-09 18:13:01

It's a big no, no in our house. But in your house, you may do as you wish.

Itsjustafleshwound Tue 20-Oct-09 18:16:17

As a real treat we sometimes allow our 4yo sa small glass of lemonade/Sprite ..

My mum always gave my brother and I a glass of flat Coke when we had upset tummies when we were kids ...

LIZS Tue 20-Oct-09 18:17:55

dc never have and still don't drink many fizzy drinks. Given that it can clean your loo of calc, I wouldn't start what you may regret.

colditz Tue 20-Oct-09 18:17:59

I wouldn't, I just wouldn't but as someone else has stated, it's your house, you do as you please.

My 6 year old gets it once in a blue moon. My 3 year old has tyo make do with lemonade!

Doyouthinktheysaurus Tue 20-Oct-09 18:19:23

The Ds's are 7 and 5 and still don't like fizzy drinks, long may it last.

Both have had a sip but neither liked the bubbles.

Marne Tue 20-Oct-09 18:23:08

Dd1 (5.6) has never tried a fizzy drink in her life (she doesn't know what they are) mainly because i don't drink them and because they are nasty.

Dd does have the odd fruit shoot though and at home she drinks squash and juice.

sarah293 Tue 20-Oct-09 18:42:44

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Mamazonabroomstick Tue 20-Oct-09 18:45:53

flat coke is brilliant for diorhea.

other than that all it does is cause very hyper children and damaged teeth.
why would you want to give it to a 2 year old

TheFallenMadonna Tue 20-Oct-09 18:47:17

I knew this would be a litany of "my DC have never had fizzy drink", "don't know what a fizzy drink is", "don't even like fizzy drinks" posts grin

My DC are 8 and 5 and drink lemonade on high days and holidays, and in restaurants. They will finish my can of yummy chemicals every now and again.

sarah293 Tue 20-Oct-09 18:49:54

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TheFallenMadonna Tue 20-Oct-09 18:56:22

I didn't say people shouldn't have posted their comment.s Merely that they were easily predicted. What with this being MN and all...

sarah293 Tue 20-Oct-09 18:58:29

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slimeoncrazydemon Tue 20-Oct-09 18:58:55

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