is it okay to give my baby soda around age 2 ??

Shelly - posted on 01/29/2015 ( 9 moms have responded )

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She really started to ask me for soda but I am not sure if I should give her some

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 01/29/2015

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Sure. Go ahead and sugar up your kiddo.

Offer her healthy alternatives. Soda can be a treat, once in awhile, but at 2...nah...

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Gena - posted on 02/01/2015

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I get myself some tins of fanta for the summer. My son was aloud to have a sip or two from my fanta when he was 2. We drink veeeery heavily diluted sirup during the day. Or what my son calls "special water". Its half normal water half bubbly water. He calls it special water because i started to ask him if he wants special water after brushing his teeth in the evening. We also drink unsweetend tea. And some times he gets an ice tea or fruit juice.

Trisha - posted on 01/29/2015

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Soda is actually almost being cut out completely at our house. I send one with my husband to work every day, and drink it probably 3 times a year myself. I am hoping this gets me away from having to deal with this when our child is old enough. It is ridiculously unhealthy, and one of the first steps I took to loose 100 lbs was to cut out soda.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 01/29/2015

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LOL at the "Spicy" comment...Never thought about it, but that could be a pretty accurate description for a 3 YO

~♥Little Miss - posted on 01/29/2015

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It is not the best choice. Mainly baby is asking because momma has it, and now she wants it. Pretty normal, but we have to be the ones to decide what is best.

Soda is full of sugar, and some are caffeinated. Neither thing is really good for a 2 year old.

My daughter at about 3 1/2 was sitting on my lap grabbed my cup and took a sip. She hated it. The bubbles freaked her out and they were to "spicy" on her tongue she said.

Jodi - posted on 01/29/2015

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No. Your child is 2. It is okay to say no. How does she even know how to ask for it?

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