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- 02-10-2005 01:30 AM #1
IS IT SAFE TO LET CHILDREN DRINK COFFEE?
what would you say is the right age to let children drink coffee?
does drinking coffee during a pregancy increase the chances of complications?
what is the chances that a child would crave coffee because of the mothers consumption during the pregancy?
just wondering?some people have pearly whites.....others drink coffee!
- 02-11-2005 09:29 AM #2If your java tastes bitter: ASK QUESTIONS.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
- 05-12-2006 02:47 PM #3
I think it's save to drink coffee while pregnant, but you should not drink more than 3 cups of coffee, 300 ml each.
- 05-19-2006 12:35 PM #4
I think it's bad when children drink coffee, as well as when they drink wine.
- 05-25-2006 02:17 PM #5
I think coffee or tea would be better than Mountain Dew !!Roaster: Fresh Roast +8
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- 06-11-2006 01:34 AM #6
I would say there is no deffinitive age for allowing a child to drink coffee. But really, how much more energy do your kids need? Odds are they'll hate the taste of it anyway.
If it was up to me, I'd give them a latte made with brewed coffee instead of espresso shots. Still some caffiene, but they'll like the taste more, and they worn't be wired. Plus, they get their daily regiment of calcium. mmm mmm good.--Adam
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- 07-05-2006 10:10 PM #7
a coffee drinker since the age of 4! aha 4
i'm a coffee addict but i have self control. taking in too much coffee is not good especially if you have a weak stomache. a cup a day would be okay.
- 07-12-2006 06:28 AM #8
coffee and stunting growth
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- 07-12-2006 08:51 PM #9
from a barista
Please do not inflict your caffine ridden child on the rest of us no matter what you decide. Wired children are more than annoying. I refused to serve anyone under the age of 13 at my shop without their parent being there to control them. Children's brains do not work the same as adults and any drug will have a vastly different effect on them. As to the pregnancy stuff 3 cups is the limit and you should avoid it all together if you are breastfeeding(though they, the health department, say 3 is the limit there as well).
I have always felt that if a child does not have the palate for black coffee then they are not ready for it in any form. Kids will drink anyting with sugar in it and will swill down a vanilla latte just as fast as they will chocolate milk.I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
- 07-30-2006 09:05 PM #10
I some of you might be overreacting a bit here. My daughter has been drinking coffee since she was 2. She is almost 4 and drinks it with just a touch of cream. We control the amount she drinks. Some kids probably can't have caffeine but for those that can why not.
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