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Discussion in 'Personal' started by anon4582, May 21, 2011.

  1. At what age is it okay to let your child drink tea?
    I was given it at the toddler age, but that was a very long time ago [​IMG]
  2. Whenever they ask for some?!
  3. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    Not until all the beer's gone.
  4. I agree with PFF, whenever they ask for some.
    My youngest niece loves a cup of tea in the mornings and she is 19 months.
  5. clear_air

    clear_air New commenter

    ....but don't put it in a bottle..... that's rank!!
  6. Tea/coffee should not be given to young children. It inhibits the uptake of iron from the diet, and in toddlers the iron stores they inherit from mum when they are born, begin to become depleted, and they need to start building up their own.
    A small amount, like a mouthful, probably won't do any harm, but they certainly should not be having it regularly, as a drink at this stage.

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