Kiddie Coffee Known As 'Babyccino' Is The Newest Baby Trend

Sat, February 18, 2012 10:51am EDT by 6 Comments

Coffee might not only be for adults after all! Tiny tots are drinking ‘babyccinos’ which presents the question of ‘yay’ or ‘nay’ to this new coffee craze.

Would you give your little one coffee, HollyMoms? According to NY Mag babyccinos — “a drink for kids, made of either a small decaf cappuccino or just steamed milk and foam, maybe with some cinnamon sprinkled on top” — is the latest cafe trend! The drink, which typically goes for two dollars a cup, is off menu but still made in many popular Brooklyn cafes.

Babyccinos’ have been around for quite sometime, believe it or not. It started in Australia about ten years ago and has now made its way overseas to NYC. Some parents are all for it, while others refuse to allow their children to try the new treat. Dad of two Eric Worcester told The Brooklyn Paper he’s in favor of the drink: “Our children love babyccinos!” He ordered the milk-only babyccino for his kids, Evelyn, 5, and Shirley, 2. Other parents disagree with the idea, “It’s a little weird — but we make it,” says Gemma Redwood, who is a co-owner of two cafes that sell the babyccinos. But she does not allow her children to drink them.

HollyMoms, we want to know your opinion on this kiddie coffee craze! Would you let your children order a babyccino? Let us know!

-Jeannie Van Allen

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Laura

Posted at 5:47 AM on March 4, 2012  

Babyccino is ONLY milk with some cocoa powder on top. No one pours any coffee in Australia. We’ve been living in Australia for a bit over a year and this thing was a cute discovery for me and my 2 years old son. He enjoys that and is happy to go to a cafe when mummy wants to because he knows he’ll have smth to do – he always gets a babyccino and a muffin and I can just simply relax with my mummychino :)

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Heather

Posted at 9:17 AM on March 3, 2012  

I would not give a baby coffee. However, the steamed milk with cinnamon is fine. I don’t see anything wrong with a baby drinking milk and cinnamon.

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Crysta

Posted at 10:13 AM on February 25, 2012  

Let the babies stay young. No need to start them off early forming what can become an addictive habit. After all caffeine is addictive and this will lead them to drinking caffeine.

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Emma

Posted at 6:31 AM on February 21, 2012  

Hollywood moms are simply having/adopting children and using them as accessories for the paparazzi! It’s disgusting.

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Sophie

Posted at 5:59 PM on February 19, 2012  

These have also been around in Australia for at least 15 years. We call them babychinos and they are typically just the milk froth and chocolate dusting- they are NEVER made with real coffee. I would say that the appeal of them is the little girls or boys who drink them are doing something that their grown up parents too. It’s something fun for them, a treat almost, when their parents drag them out to a cafe! They are on the menus mostly here and are usually one dollar.

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bren

Posted at 11:57 PM on February 18, 2012  

This has been around in New Zealand for at least the last 14-15yrs. All the cafes have them on the kiddie menu and they can be just milk or hot chocolate. The appeal of them is not the drink but the treats that come with them like marshmallows, chocolate fish. BTW they are called FLUFFIES!

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