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Get Your Kids Hooked on Babyccinos!

Posted by Alissa Robson

Is this for real? At SureBaby, we had to stop and ask ourselves, but sure enough, “Babyccinos” are a real thing!

A Babyccino is the term used for either a mini decaf cappuccino or a cup of steamed milk and foam, and both offerings are quickly becoming a popular trend at coffee shops.

The Brooklyn Paper has written an article about the new phenomenon, which is a huge success in the city that is said to have an “obsessive coffee culture”. Parents in the city are flocking to coffee shops with their kids, and the shops themselves are eager to greet the new clientele. Many shops have introduced child-friendly seating areas and games and other amusements to keep young patrons happy.

Of course, you can’t say the word “Babyccino” without immediately thinking that it’s got to be dangerous, but the article further explains that even the drinks that contain the decaf cappuccino contain less caffeine than soda. As an occasional treat, the drinks are reported to be okay by at least one doctor, pediatrician Dr. Deena Blanchard, but even she “remained skeptical” of the new trend.

Many parents, however, are another story. “My child has been going to cafes since he was a newborn,” said mom Katherine Haver, who as a freelance writer spends her fair share of time in coffee shops and cafes. According to her, one of her son’s first words was ‘coffee shop’.

Okay, now it’s time for you to weigh in. Our first reaction was “No way” on Babyccinos, but the other side of the coin says is it really any different than children wanting to emulate their parents in other ways, such as wearing makeup?

As a VERY occasional treat, we’re willing to say it might be okay. But indoctrinating our kids into the coffee-dependent lifestyle where you can’t pass a café without popping in for a drink? Nah. We think we’ll skip it.

Let us know what you think in the comments!

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