what brand of coffee is recommended for infants under 3 years of age? taking care of stepsons child after the accident a few years back?
- martyLv 79 months agoFavourite answer
I think that would be a personal choice, just be sure of the caffeine intake. A new study reveals that 2.5 percent of infants under age 1 and 15 percent of toddlers under age 2 drink up to 4 ounces of coffee per day. Girls were more likely than boys to drink it, as were kids of Hispanic mothers. But health professionals warn that the practice of feeding infants java is risky business.
There are no standards in the U.S. for caffeine intake in kids, but Canada has a maximum limit of 45 mg per day (equivalent to the caffeine in one can of soda). Too much caffeine can lead to insomnia, jitteriness, upset stomach, headaches, difficulty concentrating, and increased heart rate.
- JoyaSeeLv 79 months ago
Our girls drank Maxwell House since that's what their dad had available.
- Emily JLv 79 months ago
Children that young should not have coffee.
- Anonymous9 months ago
The moron brand of coffee.
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- Pearl LLv 79 months ago
dont give him coffee,hes too young for that
- ChrisLv 69 months ago
When I was a child, our mother used Maxwell House, made it sort of weak, and did half hot milk and lots of sugar. She called it cafe au lait. People in America often act like it is bad to give small children coffee, but the French have done it for centuries without harm.
- A.J.Lv 79 months ago
None. The American Academy of Pediatrics discourages the practice of giving coffee to kids. Parents should ensure that coffee or any sort of caffeine is off limits to their infants and toddlers. It has no benefits and could cause some damaging side effects, so there's just no reason to risk it.
Coffee and tea consumption among 2-year-olds triples the risk of a child becoming obese by the time he's enrolled in kindergarten. Coffee is addictive, and it usually pairs with creamers and sugar blends, which children are consuming in one big calorie concoction.
Decaffeinated coffee isn’t going to give your child any benefit, and will still work to dehydrate them, so why consider either one?
Extremely high doses of caffeine can cause both seizures and cardiac arrest, which can lead to death.
- griggleLv 79 months ago
Any brand and is ok as long as it's decaf.
- 9 months ago
No coffee for children, it stunts growth and has other adverse affects.
- EnguerarrardLv 79 months ago
No coffee for toddlers. The idea is nuts.