What is in that baby's bottle?

United States
October 24, 2007 5:25pm CST
OK don't get me wrong I am by far the perfect parent. But please tell me why on earth some parents put soda in the child's bottle? I was on a city bus today a saw a little girl that was probably 3 or 4 years old. And I watched her mother or whoever it was with her open a bottle of coke and pour it in the little girls bottle and hand it back to her. OK not only was she to old to drink a bottle but why give her soda in the bottle? Please tell me I am not the only one who thinks this is wrong.
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@carolbee (16231)
• United States
25 Oct 07
One reason is soda is cheaper than milk. Maybe a bottle is cheaper than a sippie cup. It's handy to carry soda since it won't spoil. It's not a good idea to start a young child on soda because of the carbonation, caffeine and sugar but, people do.
• United States
25 Oct 07
You are right about them being cheaper. But if she really wanted to give her a drink of soda why not from the soda bottle?. Instead of a baby bottle.
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@carolbee (16231)
• United States
25 Oct 07
Mama or who ever was with the child is able to plug the child's mouth for a few minutes or maybe the child doesn't have a sippie cup.
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• United States
25 Oct 07
It's also a guilt thing that goes along with this thinking, I think. I had a friend that did this same thing, and it drove me bonkers! Her thinking was that she (the mother) was addicted to the soda and if the baby wanted it she should get some, too. What she didn't realize, I think, is that the baby would not grow up to be so addicted to the soda if mom learned to say no from an early age.
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• United States
24 Oct 07
That is something i cant stand, i barely let me children have soda as is but to put it in a bottle is ridiculous not to mention a child that age should be off the bottle and onto a sippie cup if not a big girl cup.
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• United States
24 Oct 07
I agree my kids dont drink soda much either. And yes she should have been drinking a cup.
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• United States
24 Oct 07
Not to mention the tooth decay that can result from drinking soda from a baby bottle!
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• United States
24 Oct 07
Exactly.
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@9mafia (19)
• India
26 Oct 07
hmmmmmmmm milk what say not ny other thing can take milks place hehehe
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• United States
27 Oct 07
ok
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
26 Oct 07
Oh I see that all the time. My son drinks soda now and then and its sprite or lemonade. I don't give him coke and not sure why mothers do - I just never did.
• United States
26 Oct 07
Good
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@beyonce03 (2331)
• Canada
25 Oct 07
You are not the only one who think this is wrong. I just can,t believe when I see some parents giving soda to their young children. Even when they are older, they only can drink that in special occasion, like we are suppose also to do. I saw so much kids drinking and eating junk food. My children will only eat healthy food, like their mom :P
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• United States
25 Oct 07
Good for you mom.
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@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
25 Oct 07
Holy crap...No way should she have done that..I am surprised that it didn't explode due to the carbonation with the nipple only having the small hole...Eventually it will rot her little teeth...She should have filled it with water or milk or even juice before she left home.. I mean she did manage to remember her own soda...Not sure why people do this..
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• United States
25 Oct 07
Yep I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks this is wrong.
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
25 Oct 07
Hi Lifez2short! I do not agree on children having sodas for them to drink at such a young age because there are no health benefits coming from those drinks. I do not also agree on a 3 or 4 year old having to drink in a baby bottle because at that age she has to be already drinking in a glass or a trainer's glass. because drinking in a baby bottle will ruin the formation of the teeth when used on a prolonged time. Take care and have a nice day.
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• United States
25 Oct 07
Yes it will ruin her teeth for sure.
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• United States
24 Oct 07
Hi Lifez, Uum no Ive seen this done too many times. Its insane! I guess they could care less about them developing healthy teeth and gums. I think some parents think they are going to lose those teeth anyway so they figure what they hey! Only they fail to realize, and if they took them to a dentist regularly, they would know that it affects the teeth that are going to come in behind the baby ones. They will have rotten teeth from here on out and way more expensive trips to the dentist than they do now. Plus it shuts some kids up and makes life so much easier on themselves. How selfish! Poor kids. Bay Lay Gray xx
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• United States
24 Oct 07
No you are right they must not think about there teeth at all. Yeah they probably do it just to keep them quiet.
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
24 Oct 07
Why was that little girl still having a bottle at three or four years old? My sons threw their bottle away before they could walk and I started them on the training cup. By the time, they were walking and could the cup themselves, we got them a plastic cup just like the grownups. I bet that 'parent' was a teenager herself, and probably a young one. They do not know any better and certainly, they do not want to hear from anyone else. I know that in some areas in the Appalachians they do have children young, but those girls have been helping their parents and helping running the farm from an early age, but many of the city girls did not learn responsibility and it shows.
• United States
24 Oct 07
Honestly she didnt look that young maybe 25ish.
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@blueunicorn (2409)
• United States
24 Oct 07
I am totally with you on all accounts here!
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• United States
24 Oct 07
Good to know.
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@Amberina (1541)
• United States
25 Oct 07
I think it's very wrong to put soda in a babies bottle. I have to admit I was a young mom and didn't know any better I put soda in my first babies bottle, I know I should have been shot my mom tried to tell me but I wouldn't listen but when I had my other children I didn't do it. It is a miracle that my oldest sons teeth are good now. Soda is really not for children and to give it to a baby is really not good, but like I said I am guilty of it, given a second chance I would have never done it. -Amber
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• United States
25 Oct 07
I have a 2 yr old and she loves flavored drinks!! When we were changing her from bottle to sippy cup we had to motivate her by giving her watered down poweraid. Not the best idea i know. The only exeption i have in my defence is that the pedalite stuff is about 7 bucks for a small bottle that would last only an hour with her. Now she drink alot of water or Kool-aid without sugar. But the bottle should be gone at a year.
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@sherrir101 (3676)
• Malinta, Ohio
25 Oct 07
My grandson isn't two yet and he is bottle broke. To put pop in the bottle, is something that is wrong. If she didn't have have anything in her bottle, the mom should not have been drinking the pop in front of her. That is just plain teasing the child. Children whine for the same thing that the parents are drinking, but do it a lot less when they also have something to drink themselves.
• United Arab Emirates
25 Oct 07
I agree with you. It is totally not agreeable to put soda in a milk bottle. I am against it.
@beauty_ph (2751)
• Philippines
25 Oct 07
Me too do think it is wrong to give very young kids soda and any other form of softdrinks. It can harm the development system the child is in. The ingredients each bottle of soda may contain harmful chemicals that a young child can't bear. My stomach can not bear soda in take of more than 2 glasses, how much more a child who is 3 or 4?
• United States
25 Oct 07
Yes beauty you are right about that.
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@beauty_ph (2751)
• Philippines
27 Nov 07
I just hope this mother realized just how bad this thing is. And not to do it again with another kid. I wonder how she can wake up from the mistakes here.
@jolenegreen (1209)
• United States
28 Oct 07
Yeah that is discusting, let alone the child is still on the bottle at that age anyways.
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