What is the best age for them to have a special drink for a special occasion? I know they have stacks of sugar in them but for a special occasion do you think its okay for kids?


Posted by kjgarner, 15th November 2015


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  • I think whatever age you’re comfortable with them having fizzy drinks on special occasions. There will always be someone who doesn’t agree with you so when you feel comfortable is best.



  • I think at parties are fine , in moderation and followed by plenty of water is good



  • up to you really. i have a friend whose kids have never drunk it (10 and 12 years old) to her knowledge anyway.



  • Cool, Birthdays are special occasions so I might stick with that, something special, something different from juice and water and milk



  • Ok for an occasional treat.



  • The only fizzy drinks we occasionally have in our house for treat is nudie soda. there is no added sugar. Just juice and soda



  • I avoid them as much as possible.



  • Nah my child is 6 years and contemplating whether she should wait a bit longer and stick with watered down juice



  • No, not really. Simply for the amount of sugar in each one I avoid them as much as possible. I guess school age is acceptable if you feel you have to. Please don’t be one of those mums who put it in babies bottle



  • My 8 year old still only has of drinks as a special treat. Theoretically, any time after around 1 – but thats pretty young and at that age its probably best diluted 50/50 with water, it at all.



  • I don’t like the kids having soft drink but my husband has it and so the kids do also. If it was my choice I would give it to them rarely at parties or special occasions only


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