A 38-year-old member asked:
Why is caffeine bad for children?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 68 years experience
Many reasons: Caffeine is a stimulant. If a child needs a stimulant, they probably have other underlying health issues. It is also a diuretic, which causes them to urinate more. Most children don't drink enough fluid as is. They don't need more fluid loss and potential electrolyte disturbances. Caffeine is addictive. Children need more sleep, not more addictions. Kiddos should avoid caffeine.
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Last updated Nov 9, 2015
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