Have your kids tried coffee?

United States
June 8, 2009 8:36am CST
Yesterday while I was making a pot of coffee, my oldest asked me if he could try some. I said sure, why not? I gave him a little sip of plain, black coffee! Ewwww! He asked "How can you drink that?" So then I put in my flavored cream and my extra sugar, and gave him another sip. Totally different reaction this time. He wanted more! (which of course I did NOT give him) Just now I got up to start a load of laundry. I hear my youngest come in the room, but I don't think much of it. He's making a funny noise, like he's really enjoying something. I glance at him quickly and see him putting his hand to his face and licking his fingers, and really enjoying whatever he's licking off his fingers. I still thought nothing of it, he has cups and snacks lying around on the tables, he's probably just finally decided to eat that stuff, right? When I finally look well enough, he has my coffee cup (it's cold now) and he's sticking his hands into it and then licking it off his fingers! Oh boy! Nap time might be difficult today!
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@cher913 (25891)
• Canada
8 Jun 09
i actually dont like coffee but my hubby does. what we have here in canada is a donut joint called tim hortons and they sell ice capecinnos and my oldest daughter (she is 16) loves them!
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• United States
8 Jun 09
We got that here too. I like the brownie Iced Capps the best.
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@liquorice (3901)
9 Jun 09
My daughter's 3, and she's had coffee flavoured ice cream, but she's not getting the real thing! She's got enough energy as it is and it's difficult enough to get her to sleep at night. I know that if she tried it she'd love it. I love black coffee myself, and I know how hyper it makes me feel, so she's sticking to the ice cream, lol! When she was a bit younger and my husband and I went to coffee shops like Starbucks, we'd get her a babycino (which is a tiny cup of frothed milk that some places do for children), and she would call that her "coffee". We went along with it, and it made her happy to think she was having the same thing as mummy and daddy, so if you asked her if she drinks coffee she would probably say yes.
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@jayrene (2713)
• Philippines
9 Jun 09
lol... ============= all my kids drink coffee, and they are 13, 8 and 2. but not all the time. they only drink it when they want to and there no more chocolate drink here. and they add cream and sugar in it too. my 2 let him take a few sip from my cup if its cold, he will never stop asking me if i dont give me, all those tappings that i will get from him will be non-stop until i let him sip some... . i think there's nothing wrong to it though.
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@loveykoh (73)
• Philippines
9 Jun 09
i had my 3yo daughter tried it when she was two. she's so curious and asking me too many questions like what is it you're drinking or how does it taste, every time she sees me drinking my coffee. i always tell her that coffee is for mom and dad only. i know she didn't buy it, she's had this face that maybe i just don't want to give her. so one day before she goes into our q&a on my coffee i made her taste it. by her facial expression i know that she didn't like it. after that every time she sees me holding my mug she knows it's coffee. if i ask her if she want some she will always say coffee is for mommy and daddy only and little girls like me drink milk :)
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@animestan (323)
• Canada
9 Jun 09
I dont have a kid. But I had coffee as a kid and I loved it! lol
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• Malaysia
9 Jun 09
yes and he was turn to coffee addict..its my fault cause give him much coffee each time we do outside trips.but now he can reduce himself to take much coffee in a day.
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• Indonesia
9 Jun 09
hi katsmeow ^o^ i have no kids though but i do have 3 nephews and 1 neece. and you know what ? all of them loves coffee lol but we never gave them too much, maybe just 2 or 3 spoons, yet they always wanting more lol..i think coffee is good for kiddo too sometimes, it's good for their heart. especially if they got fever and high body's temperature, drinking coffee routinely would healthy their heart and reduce the possibilty to have a body shock in them. i don't know how to call it in english though.. all of my family drinking coffee, it's like a habit..and it won't be complete a whole day long if we didn't start it with coffee lmao
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• United States
9 Jun 09
Oh boy (Look the other way) look what you started now!! Reminds me of the dunkin donuts commercials where the guy is steady sipping on this huge cup of iced coffee,lol Reminds me of yesterday trying to get my daughter to sleep until 4am!! PhEW, i dont E-Ver want to do that again , but no no coffee for her she was just scared of the dark
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8 Jun 09
I think it's more an american thing than british to protect your kids from coffee - that said, I think the british tend to have instant coffee alot more than the real thing, and there is definately a difference in the level of caffine in it. I could have drunk coffee when I was about 11 without a problem to my parents. The thing was though that I didn't want to. Hot drinks (with the exception of chocolate) tend to be things that you "grow" into, or certainly they were for me.
@jessi0887 (2794)
• United States
8 Jun 09
My son is the type if you have it why cant i. Even though he is only two. Well one day his grandma was drinking coffee and he kept fussing wanting some. She gave him a sip. I dont think he liked it but i wasn't there to see. I told her though to not give him anymore. I dont think a child should have coffee. Especially at his age.
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@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
8 Jun 09
Each of my children have all tried coffee and only my 11 year old loves it. If he wakes up first he will make a pot. I like when he is in school because then I get more than 3 cups LOL
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@raydogze (42)
• United States
9 Jun 09
Do not have any kids.
• United States
9 Jun 09
Then I am so glad you took the time to stop by my discussion (which was obviously about kids considering it was in the title) just to tell me that!
• United States
9 Jun 09
You are welcome.
@dreamr802 (987)
• United States
9 Jun 09
HAHAHA, my mom let me try coffee when I was younger. One thing that my mom always thought that was weird was that caffeine didn't affect me. I could literally go to sleep after having a huge coffee. Actually sometimes coffee makes me tired. My brother and sister on the other hand couldn't stand coffee whatsoever. I think I started to drink coffee when I was 11 or 12. When I was that young it was once in a while now that I'm in my 20's I drink it more often.
• United States
9 Jun 09
Coffee affects me a lot, but caffeinated sodas do not. I drink pepsi until bedtime and never have trouble falling asleep.
• United States
8 Jun 09
My grandma use to give me, my sister and cousin what she called "coffee water" when we were younger. We loved it. It was milk, sugar and a little be of coffee. We thought we were big kids cause we were drinking what grandma was drinking.
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
9 Jun 09
We call the coffee at work "coffee water" and it is totally different. It results from people apparently not knowing how to make coffee, and is basically water with a little bit of coffee flavoring in it.
@gemini_rose (16193)
8 Jun 09
My kids like coffee too, they have the occasional cup with their breakfast in the morning. I never allow them to have it at night though, its hard enough getting them to sleep then as it is haha!!
• United States
8 Jun 09
I don't like my kids to have caffeine really. I do my best to avoid it. I let my son have a sip because I knew he'd hate black coffee... to this day I hate black coffee. My husband was actually the one who let him try it with cream and sugar, I wasn't going to go that far. But other than that, my kids rarely ever have any sort of caffeine. They're crazy enough!
@SViswan (12072)
• India
8 Mar 10
My older has tried coffee and he neither likes it nor hates it. I usually have my coffee when all are asleep and there's no more coffee left for anyone. My husband prefers tea and has it atleast 2-3 times in a day. My little one likes that and has it with biscuits (definitely not everyday and not even a whole cup of it) because that's how his dad has it in the evenings.
@GreenMoo (11842)
26 Jun 09
Mine don't like coffee, though they love tea. I don't drink coffee with sugar in though, which I'm sure would make a difference. My puppies steal my coffee though. They'll steal anything actually, but it's quite funny when they scald their noses by sticking them in hot drink cups. I like to sit outside on the step and they sneak up behind me to get at my drink without being spotted. Serves them right when they burn their noses really!
@4ofmyown (1119)
• United States
12 Jun 09
3 of my 4 kids love coffee. I am sure if I let them try it black they might not like but since I don't mind black coffee they might just like it too. The only time I have ever let them have any coffee is first thing in the morning. When I make them a "cup of coffee" it consists of about 1 inch of coffee, if that, a spoon of sugar and the rest milk and then I warm it for them. They think they are having what I am having. Every once in a while one would ask me to have a sip of mine and they always said mine tastes better (I normally use cream and sugar). My oldest asked me the other day for a cup of coffee but I haven't been drinking it since I am pregnant. He actually wanted me to make him a pot!!! UH, I don't think so!
@mflower2053 (3227)
• United States
10 Jun 09
my girls love the way i drink my coffee. I put alot of milk and sugar in it and drink it cold. Its hard for them to stay away from it. I give them a sip but thats it. Hubby says I shouldn't give it to them. They may become addictied to it too young which is true but i don't think a sip every once in a while will harm them.
@juliehvr (40)
• United States
10 Jun 09
My 3 yr old tried and liked coffee. But, she only ask for a cup when her grandpa drinks it. By the way, she liked it black. I had to ask him not to drink coffee while she was around.