I'm A Silly Mami: My Toddler Loves Her Coffee   

Friday, November 9, 2012

My Toddler Loves Her Coffee

IMG_9071Mama, I want CAKKEEEEEE.

As she looks up at me with a big smile on her face and repeats her request while I’m drinking my morning coffee. Mama, I want cakkeee. I tell her she can’t have coffee and offer her water or juice but since she’s a toddler turning 3 next month, no is not an acceptable answer so I pour her a small cup in her Dora tea cup. She knows she’s getting a cup. Weekend mornings are our coffee times.  It all started with her sneaking sips when we would leave our cups on the coffee table and she was hooked. I’ve tried adding milk and a bit of coffee but she knows the difference. I’ll add extra cream and little coffee with no sugar and she drinks it with a big smile. I’ve tried giving her flavored coffee in hopes that she will turn it away but instead she says “mmm, cakkee”.

She had stopped her coffee fix for a bit but started again recently. Drinking coffee doesn’t make her any more hyper than any other active toddler. In fact, she’s like me and can drink her cup or two of coffee and still take a nap. I will sometimes have a cup in the afternoon to wake up but instead it makes me tired.

I’ve talked to our pediatrician about it and he said there is no concern with having a cup here and there. Moderation is key so what the heck.

Anyone want some cakkee?



  1. Interesting. Funny thing is that adding a little coffee to my milk is how my mom would get me to drink milk. I never thought anything of it. I've always had cafe con leche in the mornings even as a child. Then I grew up and was like: what were they thinking?!

    I don't think it caused any long term damage. It was always a big cup of milk w a little coffee to flavor & change the color. Weird, huh? Glad she's liking it and that the ped says it's okay.

  2. That's too cute! :) My kids hate coffee so far - I'm not even sure they like the smell. LOL :) Anyway, Happy Sharefest! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Too cute! I don't think it's hurting, but caffeine addictions are strong and hard to quit! I remember crying in grade school if there's wasn't any coke in the refrigerator when I came home from school! And now I can't function without my coffee in the morning!

  4. Stopping by from SITS. My SIL used to add the coffee flavored syrup to her daughter's milk because she too wanted to drink coffee. I've never experienced this issue because neither me nor my husband are coffee drinkers. We are soda-a-holics though and that our kids want. And yes I give it to them. Not all the time and water is mostly their drink of choice, but on occassion they have a cup of soda. Kind of hard to say mommy can have it but you can't. Although, I get away with it when I drink alcohol around them, but that's a very rare thing too. So not much appeal there. Kids always want what their parents have.

  5. Hi Monica,

    We are not big soda drinkers here but Buggy will try and get her hands on that too i'm sure. Yes, they do want what they can't have. Thanks for stopping by

  6. I really try and redirect her to drink either milk or juice. Most times it works but then if she sees our cup she goes right for it.

  7. Hi Julie,

    thanks for stopping by. Buggy will even ask for it even if i'm not making it. I think i'm in trouble-lol!

  8. Hey Sili,

    Mami used to make cafe con leche too. Titi still makes it when I go to Florida. It's good every once in a while. I need my cream-lol!

  9. My 5 year old is a coffee junkie. I don't give it to him, but I swear to god that every time I get a coffee from Dunkin's and leave it without paying attention - he sneaks over and takes a sip (or 4). Goober.


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