what is your opinion on giving infant a coca-cola or other kind of sugar cola?

@jHoEn16 (2043)
Australia
September 25, 2007 4:53am CST
we always have a stock of coke in can... everytime we are drinking that my eleven months old son wants to drink it too... is it really bad for him even if i only let him sip a little just to let him taste it then i give him water after that... whats your opinion mylotters about this?
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24 responses
@noriko (1254)
25 Sep 07
oh a big no no no. there are more drinks out there that are healthy but not cola please. cola is also bad for adults and so as for infants. why not try juice, freshly squeeze ones, yogurt and chocolate drink instead.
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@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
25 Sep 07
i am giving him different healthy drinks.. its just that sometimes his dad cant stop not to let him sip just a little coz everytme he saw it he was starting to cry already... but i still keep telling him not to let his son drink it coz its bad thanks for the responce pal
@noriko (1254)
4 Oct 07
and your sons teeth will not be that nice if you let him take a sip of cola every now and then. your husband sounds like a very hard headed guy. (smiles) peace.
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
4 Oct 07
correct!!!!!!! :) and i dont know what to do with it... i think i have to look for a big pot to boiled his head and make it soft... lol
@raijin (10371)
• Philippines
25 Sep 07
I think it is not yet recommended for children's at that age to drink sodas or colas. I believe it has harmful contents, like caffeine and other additives. Water and milk are still best for babies, as these are still the foods his body can digest and tolerate.
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
25 Sep 07
i agree... i think i have to give you my husband number and you can tell him that hahahaha... hows that? thanks for the responce pal
@webeishere (36351)
• United States
25 Sep 07
Yeah the caffiene would not be good for such a young child. I am 53 and the caffiene gives me the shakes ever so often. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@Sm00tH (2037)
• Belgium
28 Sep 07
i don't think it's a good idea to give it to children that young. they should be given water or milk or juice but no soda's! I think i would start letting my kids (when i get kids) drink soda around the age of 12 or something.
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
29 Sep 07
thanks for the responce pal... we stop giving him cola even a little sip..
• United States
1 Oct 07
LOL, I said that too.... until I had them!
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
2 Oct 07
hahahah this one is for sure lol
@Modestah (11188)
• United States
26 Jan 08
I would not advice it, cola's are quite caustic and it could be harmful to his little stomach. He likes to do as Mommy and Daddy do, that is normal - maybe have some juice or water nearbye to offer him when he indicates he wants what you are drinking?
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
3 Feb 08
thanks for the responce mate... have a good day ahead!!
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
5 Oct 07
I let my daughter have a sip, but that is it. I personally don't see the harm in a little sip every now and then. I am probably in the minority her, but you asked for peoples opinions and that is mine.
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
5 Oct 07
that is my husband's opinion too... theres nothing wrong with a little sip... i am trying to stop him but who knows? maybe he still giving my son a coke when i am not around... so all i do was to mke sure that my son have drink a lot of water thanks for the responce
@izathewzia (5139)
• Philippines
3 Oct 07
I don't think it is a good idea. I saw children drinking coca cola tends to be more hyper than those who don't. They are so active and up always. better give them the right drink that is meant for them. And besides too much sugar is also bad for the heaith.
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
3 Oct 07
thanks pal i will always remember that.. i am not giving or letting him sip even a little anymore... i am watching on my husband and stop him everytime my son wants to drink too
@laurika (4536)
• United States
2 Oct 07
I like coca-cola, but I am much more thinking about my health and there are other drinks, which taste also good and don't have so much sugar.thorught the day i would drink green tea, or juice.And before I go sleep I would drink just hot milk or warm chocolate for good sleeping.but anyway I have a cousin, who was used to drink coca-cola from childhood and now she is 18 but she is dobble as me and I am 5 years older.I am not saying it is only from coca-cola, but also from that.It has just too much sugar.
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
3 Oct 07
atleast you know how to control yourself my husband dont... plus all the grocery here always make the coke on special thats why my husband will buy right away... not just one but dozens
@ryanphil01 (4184)
• Philippines
28 Sep 07
Hi my friend. You may not know that softdrinks or fizzy drinks contain lots of sugar - which means they contain a lot of calories - and very few nutrients. The added sugar they contain can also damage teeth of both children and adults. Instead of cola drinks why don't you give your kid milk or flavored water like lemon or honey. explain to your hubby that colas contain much sugar which may trigger different illneses like diabetes and tooth decay to your kid.
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
29 Sep 07
uh! he knows it... its just that hw cant refuse his kid...when he is starting to cry he will give it.. he used to spoiled his son... but i am controlling him now and if i say no he didnt give it..
@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
27 Sep 07
Hello jHoEn16, I don't give my one year old son any soft drinks to try as he has a very sensitive stomach. He can't try something new and he always vomit it right after that. He loves fruit juice and Ribena very much. But when the first time I tried to let him have it, he vomitted. Personally I don't think you should let your son to have carbonated drinks, even if it is just a sip. It is not good for them.
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
29 Sep 07
thanks for the advice gr8life... hmmmm i think your son was very sensitive... how do you deal with that?
@stella1989 (2274)
• India
26 Sep 07
I am clearly against this thing..giving such processed stuffs, drinks to an infant..! These can even harm us elders so its just a BIG no for an infant!! One should never give such drinks to any infant as infants are so small and delicate humans thye can get affected very easily!! We people can't even give an infant a refrigerated water!! SO giving a coke is such a far away thing for me. Infants should be handled with care they are just oh so delicate!!
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
28 Sep 07
thanks for the responce pal and for the concern.. i hope you are not that mad... lol :)
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@lgwlong (199)
• China
26 Sep 07
it is too young for the infant to drink coca-cola ,it should not a good idea to do that,anyhow ,infant know nothing about food
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
27 Sep 07
yeah they dont know nothing... we will stop that little way of giving him... thanks
@TDonald (1422)
• United States
26 Sep 07
It's bad for him and it's bad for you.
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
28 Sep 07
i agree! lol thanks for the responce pal
@subha12 (18449)
• India
26 Sep 07
i think its completely forbiden. Children should not be given these soft drinks. these are unhealthy for them. Adults should also avoid it as much as piossible.
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
28 Sep 07
thanks for the responce pal... i will tell my husband that and let him read all the responces... lol have a nice night
@youless (104245)
• Guangzhou, China
26 Sep 07
I think it's OK to let a little child to sip a little bit of it. It won't be harmful. It is not good to give little child more to drink it.
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
28 Sep 07
i agree... a little bit just to let them taste is not that harmful as long as you give him water after a sip of coke... too much is not good..
@wasted (3)
• Philippines
26 Sep 07
Bad for the health!
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
27 Sep 07
okies... thanks for the responce i will remember that :)
• Romania
26 Sep 07
Hey jHoEn16. I think Coca Cola is a really unhealthy drinking and childrens shoudln't drink Coke too much, especialy in the morning or before sleeping, Coca Cola is NOT recommanded and parents should be aware.
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
26 Sep 07
thanks pal for the responce.. i am aware of it and my husband too... he just cant resist his son... but i am trying to avoid it
@wdiong (1817)
• Singapore
26 Sep 07
I definitely will not want to start my infant on any kind of colas at such a young age. My son is 28 months old now and I still limit his intake of such sugar loaded drinks. I think it will only encourage and promote teeth cavaties if started at an early age.
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
26 Sep 07
thanks for the responce pal, i agree with you, have a nice day ahead
@maddysmommy (16232)
• United States
25 Sep 07
I don't like giving my son coke or pepsi however he does drink sprite (my son is five). All sodas are sugery and most have caffeine so if you want your child drinking that then that is your decision. Apple or orange juice is just as good and some chocolate drinks also. The less soda the have i think the better it is for them healthwise.
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
26 Sep 07
thanks for the suggestions pal... i will try my best to stop my husband from ginving coke to our son...
@webeishere (36351)
• United States
25 Sep 07
I never gave my children any typwe of soda pop till they were well into school. I don't have any idea if it is bad for an infant. I can only imagine that it is not very healthy with the caffiene and sugar content in a can of Coke. Even a sip could be bad for one so young. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
25 Sep 07
it is really bad... the doctor said that... but there a lot of people who are addicted to coke... like my husband... they cant livee without it lol... thats why we have a tons of coke in the fridge... :) thanks for the responce
@jcyap888 (721)
• Philippines
25 Sep 07
i think its bad for infant there are harmful chemical in that would counter with the body system of your baby, and it with react to the milk. and sometimes it causes dumbness for the baby. i hope you stop letting your baby drink it, its truly bad for baby. it weaken the system of your baby. ask your pediatrician if it is correct.
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
25 Sep 07
thanks for the advice pal... i am not doing that so often but i want to stop my husband doing that coz i know that its bad even for adults... he spoiled his only son to the point that he is giving too much which is wrong thanks for the responce