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Old Apr 14th, 2013, 06:38 AM   1
smurff
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Can you give a 11 month old tea to drink


Hi, my DD is 11 months old and im not sure weather she can have tea or not, we only have decaf tea anyway. Anyone else given there child tea?



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Old Apr 14th, 2013, 06:51 AM   2
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I don't suppose its a problem if very watered down/milky. But I've read in several places that the tannin in tea can cause problems with absorption of iron for some babies. We have given it to LO once previously. A friend gives tea to her LO regularly (very milky though)

As with everything... all in moderation!!



 
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Old Apr 14th, 2013, 06:58 AM   3
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My mum used to give tea to my neice and she loved it but i dont think id give it to my lo i think id rather give him warm milk even if it was cows milk.



 
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Old Apr 14th, 2013, 06:59 AM   4
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You're right, the tannin does weaken iron absorption in everyone, not just babies, so it's not great to give to little ones when they're growing.

I suppose if it was very weak and milky and was given to them away from meal times it wouldn't hurt, but I can't see them getting a huge amount of benefit from it either. I was given it as a child but the caffeine sent me up the wall, Mum said she used to have to peel me off the ceiling after tea or chocolate. I've also had a lifetime of anaemia, which I'm not at all saying is related but it's something to think about.

When my LO is older I would give her some if she was curious but personally I wouldn't give it to a baby.



 
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Old Apr 14th, 2013, 07:21 AM   5
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I've given my LO herbal tea and she wasn't too keen haha.



 
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Old Apr 14th, 2013, 07:29 AM   6
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I would not give it to a child for the reasons started above.



 
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Old Apr 14th, 2013, 15:14 PM   7
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I've given my LO a cup of 'tea'

It was a beaker of warmed cows milk with my used decaf tea bag dunked once or twice, so very weak.

He loved it and I got to drink my tea in peace, as with everything, I personally think in moderation then it is fine



 
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Old Apr 14th, 2013, 15:19 PM   8
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I wouldn't give black tea, even decaf. I give my LO milky redbush tea now and again.



 
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Old Apr 14th, 2013, 15:28 PM   9
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I wouldn't give baby black tea even decaf. They use chemicals to decaffinate drinks. Also as a PP said the tanins affect absorption.

But rooibos tea actually is very healthy, packed with anti oxidants.



 
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Old Apr 14th, 2013, 15:42 PM   10
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i wouldnt, but then again imdont drink tea myself:-)



 
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