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Is caffeine okay for kids?

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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics
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In brief: No

A little bit of caffeine consumed by an older child is probably harmless, but i'd suggest discouraging this habit.
Kids who are tired need sleep, not stimulants. For more info: http://www.Webmd.Com/parenting/fun-and-fit-family-11/caffeine-and-kids.

In brief: No

A little bit of caffeine consumed by an older child is probably harmless, but i'd suggest discouraging this habit.
Kids who are tired need sleep, not stimulants. For more info: http://www.Webmd.Com/parenting/fun-and-fit-family-11/caffeine-and-kids.
Dr. Roy Benaroch
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Dr. Steven Neish
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: Not okay

Children, particularly toddlers, are more sensitive to the effects of caffeine and intake should be limited.
Effects of caffeine include: jitteriness and nervousness, upset stomach, headaches, difficulty concentrating, difficulty sleeping, increased heart rate, increased blood pressure. None of those things are good! http://kidshealth.org/parent/growth/feeding/child_caffeine.html

In brief: Not okay

Children, particularly toddlers, are more sensitive to the effects of caffeine and intake should be limited.
Effects of caffeine include: jitteriness and nervousness, upset stomach, headaches, difficulty concentrating, difficulty sleeping, increased heart rate, increased blood pressure. None of those things are good! http://kidshealth.org/parent/growth/feeding/child_caffeine.html
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