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Coffee For Kids: Kid-Friendly or Are You Kidding?


Caffeine fiends are well-versed in the language of cappuccinos, Frappuccinos, mochaccinos . . . but babyccinos?! According to The Brooklyn Paper, our coffee-obsessed culture is cultivating new followers who haven't even graduated from sippy cups. The pint-size beverages consist of either decaf cappuccino or frothy steamed milk and foam.

The trend started in Australia about a decade ago, but has only become popular in Brooklyn within the past few months. While many baristas dread concocting the drinks, arguing that they interrupt the flow of production, waste milk, and can be dangerously hot for tiny tongues, doctors say that a small amount of caffeine on an occasional basis won't do any damage (a decaf shot of espresso contains less caffeine than a soda). We want to hear what you think — have you heard of this trend?

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miss-leanne miss-leanne 5 years
I think it's a great idea! My toddler is always begging for my coffee. She just wants to be like mom :)
Amy2329496 Amy2329496 5 years
My son has been drinking regular coffee and tea since he was 2, he is 11 now and very healthy. Only on an antibiotic one time for strep throat. 1/2 coffee and half organic milk....no decaf because of the chemical process. He also likes regular tea and herbal teas too. I believe we are very healthy with our diet and lifestyle.
amber512 amber512 5 years
I know someone who gives coffee to her son who has undiagnosed ADHD and it calms him down. He's still too young to get help with a diagnosis. She doesn't give it to him often, but he is definitely easier to handle after a sip!
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