I’m not in favour of giving tea to my bub..but just out of curiosity and concern, I’d like to know if these beverages are ok for bubs, in small quantities?


Posted by mom152736, 21st October 2015


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  • Tea also has Tanine in it.



  • Me personally would not and see no reason to give tea to a baby. Maybe certain herbals ones maybe but would research them.



  • I wouldn’t. I’d stick to water and plain milk.



  • Definitely not black tea! It contains caffeine. Some herbal teas would be fine, in moderation, a few of these may help some baby ailments. But not too much



  • no i don’t think that i would give them tea. i don’t think that you are meant to



  • Depends on what sort of tea



  • I would not be giving a baby tea personally. I’m sure no harm would be done, but it’s simply not necessary. Water and milk are fine



  • I used to put chamomile tea in my son’s milk bottle of an evening if he was fractious… seemed to settle him x



  • I wouldn’t give it to a baby no I wouldn’t even give it to my 2 or 6 year olds but eacvh to their own I don’t drink tea either but I am sure it has caffeine



  • When I am unsure about giving something to my children I think about what benefit it would give them ie vitamin, mineral, protein. Not sure about tea, type of tea etc. I’d stick to water and watered down juice personally



  • No I wouldn’t give it to my children – it isn’t good for them.



  • I wouldnt give it to a baby. Although my kids who are 3, 5 and 7 have had a sip of mine on occasions as they wanted to know what it tastes like. I dont think they will be asking to do so again for a while as they didnt like it.



  • Tea not only has caffeine in it, it also has tannin in it which is also dangerous for little ones.
    It isn’t really good for adults either. I don’t know whether the herbal teas contain chemicals.
    I would see professional advice, possbily from a paediatric nurse, paediatrician, or perhaps a qualified pharmacist who is an expert in herbal medicine.



  • I’m not certain, but I have heard of chamomile tea being used



  • I’ve read that tea can inhibit the absorption of iron in little ones. So I would avoid it altogether if I were you.


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