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Mum Defends Giving Toddler ‘Cups Of Tea’

A mum has defended giving her toddler 'cups of tea' after she faced a backlash on social media. 
Credit: @______leanne______/TikTok

A mum has defended giving her toddler ‘cups of tea’ after she faced a backlash on social media. 

It all started when the TikToker, who goes by the name Leanne, shared a clip of her little boy taking a sip of his tea from a red cup.

In the video, the mum asks her son what he’s drinking and he replies: “Mama, cup of tea.”

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The mum has defended giving her toddler ‘cups of tea’ after she faced a backlash on social media. Credit: @______leanne______/TikTok

After being shared, the clip accumulated a whopping 1.4million views and hundreds took to the comments, debating whether it was ‘appropriate’.

One viewer said: “Tea is just as bad as coffee, it’s filled with caffeine which is bad for babies.”

Another added: “It’s not a good thing though, being addicted to caffeine isn’t a thing to be proud of. And before you say it, I’m English.”

“My kid loved tea until my health visitor told me to stop as it can cause them to not produce enough iron and they can end up anaemic,” a third warned.

Defending herself, Leanne wrote: “For the ones who are commenting about the tea… He had seen me with a cup of tea and wanted one, a cup with a small amount of tea won’t hurt him.”

In agreement with the mum, hundreds of others took to the comments and said that when they were toddlers, they also drank tea.

One person confessed: “My mum used to put tea in a bottle when I was a baby lmao.”

Another added: “Never seen anything so British! I love it… can’t beat a good cuppa tea.”

“Tell me your British without telling me your British,” a third joked.

Pitching in, a fellow parent said: “My son lovessss a cuppa, it’s decaf and nothing wrong with it!”

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