Should Toddlers Drink Soda?

Cynthia Dermody

toddlers drinking soda

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She's not really drinking it!

Here's what the experts say about toddlers drinking soda:

"Little ones should not drink it at all. It fills them up with empty calories or artificial sweeteners, and often contains caffeine. It's terrible for little teeth to have the acidic, sugary liquid pass over them. Drinking lots of soda has even been linked to increased risk of bone loss -- basically because when kids are drinking soda, they are not drinking milk."

(See what Cafe Melisa says about drinking soda while pregnant.)

What do you say?


Do you let your toddlers drink soda? How much?

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