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Good Morning Karla....
Well another cold day here.. no school again today...I'm hoping to get out today..Need food..lol..
Ok, back to your ???? well I don't let my kids have coffee..They have had tea the flavored ones.. But as a kid
I never even considered the staining factor! I let my kids drink it all the time and I never even connected their teeth color to the coffee. I recently got teeth whitener for all the kids and it has brightened their teeth back up. I wonder why the dentist never mentioned this to me??? We all get regular check ups (NO CAVITIES!!) and they never told me anything about coffee and teeth.
I do limit the amount my kids drink to just one cup a day (but they don't ask for it everyday)and none if they have some type of testing or big athletic event.
I also grew up drinking tea every day of my life.
I grew up drinking tea every day, with milk and tons of sugar. It was my mom's morning ritual, so I liked to participate.
What's the toothpaste that worked to whiten their teeth? We use Crest complete, but I guess I don't notice if it whitens or not.
Well I guess I don't want to share my coffee also..lol.. No it was the Ortho that told us and actually asked if they drank coffee or tea.. as its harder with the staining for kids to brush with the braces on..
So my lot didn't have it b/4 and thought now w/braces on saw no point in starting now.. The twins are 13 I'm sure soon enough they'll want a cup here and there..
and my ydd doesn't like the taste.. so thats good..lol..
I don't think it necessarily "bad" for her, but I don't think its good either. I don't worry about one or two times a year, but more often I'd be concerned. She doesn't get a lot of caffeine soft drinks either. I used to drink coffee in highschool but lost my taste for it after I went to university. Mind you, there I developed a taste for beer. LOL But I've lost that now too and don't drink either. So I assume as she gets to be a teen she'll drink coffee when "out" with friends and I'm sure she'll be fine. We don't drink tea either as I hate that worse than coffee. We prefer the hot apple cider drink. Yummm.
My children love cappucino. I see no harm in allowing them small amounts of coffee or cappucino.
What I don't allow is large amounts of soda pops.
My daughter wanted to try coffee for the longest time. I finally got my DH to give her a sip of his (I can't stand the stuff myself)
I started drinking coffee when I was about 28. I drank one cup a day to help with migraines-basically prescribed by a doctor(I had developed an allergy to aspirin)I had so much flavoring in it though that you wouldn't know it was coffee. Now I can't drink it at all(doesn't agree with me)Once a year at Christmas time I will go to the little coffee place and get a real eggnog latte.
My latest addiction is Oregon Chai lattes-its tea instead of coffee. They are so good but very sweet.
DanaEdited 1/29/2004 6:17:20 PM ET by ckjd
The only thing my daughter drinks is Milk or water. She will not touch