My 2 year old baby drinking coca cola what should I do?
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Liz - posted on 10/19/2012
Just in case anyone is under the impression that the diet caffeine free colas are in any way 'better' - they're not. Your body still thinks that it is receiving sugar, despite the fact that it is 'fake sugar' and this creates sugar cravings and a larger appetite generally. If the soda is consumed regularly, this can - and frequently does - lead to obesity. If I can find the link to a recently reported study, I'll edit my post and add that in.
I am obese and struggling to lose weight despite healthy eating, but I stopped drinking diet caffeine free sodas recently and switched entirely to water and tea/coffee (the latter in moderation). I've lost 9 pounds in 2 weeks.
I wouldn't now feed ANY soda regularly to a child.
Rachel - posted on 10/18/2012
In Central America (and probably a lot of 3rd world countries) mom's give their children coke instead of water because it is cheaper! And the mom's don't know about caffeine or really how awfully bad coke is. I read about it here http://bit.ly/RKxsYn
Louise - posted on 07/11/2012
Why are you giving him coca cola. No child this age should be drinking fizzy drinks. Coca cola is the worst fizzy drink anybody could drink, on average it has 8 teaspoons of sugar in a standard sized glass. Not only does it contain a massive amount of sugar but it also has caffeine in it as well which is really not good for you. Caffeine in such a young child can cause heart palpatations and to much caffeine can become addictive.
I dont know how much your child is drinking but if he has been doing it for a while he could suffer with headaches and sweating due to withdrawl from caffeine. Think about what you are giving to your son and if he likes fizzy drinks then give him sugar free fizzy flavoured water. Most children are drinking fruit juice and sugar free cordials at this age and not pop.
Have your childs teeth checked as soon as you can to make sure there is no lasting damage to the teeth and dont under any circumstances give it to him again!
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